Sarasota County Fair canceled as a precautionary measure to prevent spread of COVID-19

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The Sarasota County Fair has been canceled to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19, according to an announcement from the Sarasota County Fair Board.

The fair had been scheduled to run from March 13th to the 22nd at the Sarasota Fairgrounds.

Governor DeSantis has urged local governments and private organizations to shut down large public events at the recommendation of state health officials.

As of Friday afternoon, the Florida Department of Health is investigating two possible cases of COVID-19 in Sarasota County

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The Florida Department of Health has opened a COVID-19 Call Center at 1-866-779-6121. Agents will answer questions Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Questions may also be emailed to covid-19@flhealth.gov. Email responses will be sent during call center hours.

LINK: Florida's COVID-19 website

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