Continuing Coverage: COVID-19 in the Big Bend

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News

The COVID-19 coronavirus has caused many local governments in our area to enact curfews, call for state of emergencies and limit services like dining at restaurants.

Below you can find how each county across the Big Bend has responded to the coronavirus pandemic. This story will be updated with new information daily.

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COVID-19 Cases

As of its 6 p.m. update on Thursday, the Florida Department of Health is reporting 16,826 cases of COVID-19 statewide. Additionally, FDOH says there are 371 coronavirus deaths in the state.

Below is the number of cases reported by the FDOH in our local counties.

  • Calhoun - 4
  • Franklin - 2 (one non-resident)
  • Gadsden - 12 (one resident isolated outside state)
  • Hamilton - 1
  • Jackson - 5 (one non-resident)
  • Jefferson - 9 (one non-resident)
  • Lafayette - 1
  • Leon - 78 (includes three non-residents, one resident isolated outside state)
  • Liberty - 0
  • Madison - 12 (one non-resident)
  • Suwannee - 54
  • Taylor - 1
  • Wakulla - 7 (one non-resident)

    For more on the Florida Department of Health's COVID-19 statistics, follow this link.

    You can find a county-by-county map with a breakdown of coronavirus cases below.


    Several Big Bend counties or cities have enacted curfews during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click on the county or city name to learn more about the curfew.

  • Midway
  • Leon County
  • Gadsden County

    Stay-At-Home Orders

    In an effort to halt the rapid spread of COVID-19, Gov. Ron DeSantis enacted a statewide stay-at-home order to encourage people to only go out for essential travel or business.

    You can find a PDF document with answers to frequently asked questions about the stay-at-home order on this page. Mobile users can find the PDF at the bottom of the page, while desktop users can find it at the top right.

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