Hendry County Health Department collection site for COVID-19 testing

Hendry/Glades – The Florida Department of Health in Hendry County is now a COVID-19 collection/testing site. This gives private physicians (who don’t provide testing) the opportunity to have their clients tested. The CDC added 6 new symptoms for COVID-19. People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms […]

First death reported in Hendry County due to COVID-19

LaBelle, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health has notified Hendry County officials of the first death associated with COVID-19 in Hendry County. The individual was a 77 year old male resident of LaBelle.  Three additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Hendry County, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Hendry County […]

Hendry County BOCC to hold second virtual meeting

The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 5pm. In response to the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the restrictions imposed by Executive Order Number 20-91 issued by the Governor of the State of Florida relating to personal interactions outside of one’s home, and with […]

Hendry County Advises Residents to Wear Cloth Face Covering in Public

Hendry County officials strongly advise all residents to follow all CDC guidelines, including the latest guidance to wear cloth face coverings while in public, to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Residents are urged to continue to stay at home as much as possible. If you must leave home for essential activities, such as going […]

Hendry County COVID-19 – 6pm Update 4.9.2020

(April 9, 2020) – LaBelle, Fla. – Two additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Hendry County, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Hendry County to 13. The latest confirmed cases are a 60 year old male and a 28 year old male; both individuals are residents of Clewiston. 9 of the individuals […]

Waste Connections commits 35 bikes

Every year Waste Connections collect donations to purchase and build bikes for their community partners interested in enriching the lives of children in our community through fun and responsibility. This year in LaBelle, Waste Connections committed 35 bikes to various groups including the Toy for Tots organization via Hendry County Commissioner Darrel Harris, County Commissioner […]

Hendry County Encourages Voluntary Evacuations

Shelters to be opened to Public on Saturday (August 30, 2019) – LaBelle, Fla. – Hendry County Emergency Management is strongly encouraging Hendry County residents who live in low-lying, flood prone areas as well as residents who live in RV’s or mobile homes to voluntarily evacuate to a safer structure. Residents are encouraged to evacuate […]

Hurricane Dorian Sand Bag Locations in Hendry County

WHAT: Sandbags are now available for public pickup. Residents will need to bring their own shovel and will be responsible for loading their own sandbags into their vehicles. Residents are asked to be courteous to their fellow Hendry County residents and limit themselves to 25 sandbags. Please only take what your family needs. Locations may […]

Hendry County issues local State of Emergency Residents are urged to prepare for Hurricane Dorian

(August 29, 2019) – LaBelle, Fla. – Hendry County Officials have declared a local State of Emergency effective at 1pm, Thursday, August 29, 2019 in preparation for the potential threat of Hurricane Dorian. Hendry County Emergency Management (EM) Officials are urging residents to prepare for the possibility of tropical storm conditions beginning Sunday afternoon through […]

Hendry County celebrates Grand Opening of new LaBelle Airport Terminal

Hendry County staff, elected officials and representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) along with contractors, consultants and community partners celebrated the grand opening of the new LaBelle Airport terminal building with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, August 23. The total project which includes the terminal building, […]