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Posted on: March 16, 2020

[ARCHIVED] District Response to COVID-19

Important update: District response to COVID-19

March 18, 2020 Update


LIVE OAK, FLA., March 18, 2020 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is open for business. However, following direction provided by Governor Ron DeSantis, the District has canceled all nonessential travel and is temporarily maximizing the use of remote work for staff to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.


As of March 18, 2020, District headquarter access will be limited to staff only until further notice. Citizens and stakeholders are encouraged to contact District staff remotely if they need assistance. Remote communication includes phone call, teleconference, and email. A list of District contacts and a general inquiry form are available on the District’s website at  Business hours remain Monday – Friday, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.


Individual and small group day use of District lands will continue. However, groups larger than 10 people are prohibited on all District lands as of March 18, 2020. Additionally, Goose Pasture individual camp and group camp sites are closed as of March 23, 2020.

The health of our staff, the public and stakeholders is our main priority. Reducing face-to-face contact is one way the District is doing its part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Call 386.362.1001 if you have questions. Contact information for staff is on the District’s website at


March 16, 2020 Update

The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is open for business. In accordance with Governor DeSantis’ Executive Orders 51 and 52, travel and in-person meetings are being limited to help reduce the potential for spread of the COVID-19 illness. All non-essential in-state and out-of-state work travel is currently prohibited for District employees. The District is maximizing teleconferencing capabilities to continue serving the needs of the public. If you require the District’s services, please call the office prior to your visit to confirm the staff person you are meeting with is available.  Permits and other regulatory efforts can be processed online through the District’s E-Permitting system available on our website and staff can answer questions if needed.
Please call the District office at 386-362-1001 or visit our website if you have questions.

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