Leon County COVID-19 Community Update for August 24

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August 24, 2020

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness and response efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders and other critical emergency response functions.

The following update provides a timely, accurate and vetted source of official County and community information.

Significant Changes Since Last Update

  • NEW: Mobile COVID-19 Testing on Friday, August 28 at The Dwellings (5100 Blountstown Hwy, Tallahassee, FL 32304)
    • Open to all patients both asymptomatic and symptomatic for diagnostic testing of all ages
    • Open on Friday, August 28 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Walk up site, no car needed. No referral needed.
    • Site is free to all patients, but insurance is also accepted.
    • For more information, contact Donnell Durden at Bond Community Health Center, (850) 576-4073 Ext. 381 or ddurden@bondchc.com
    • This site is operated by Bond Community Health Center with support by Leon County CARES and Florida Department of Health.

Bond Testing Site

  • Leon County launches Leon CARES program to provide local assistance to individuals, businesses and human service agencies impacted by COVID-19. For eligibility requirements and to submit an application to receive assistance, visit www.LeonCountyCARES.com
  • Leon County launches an online mapping application to view COVID-19 Testing Sites. The map, available here, allows users to view details on COVID-19 testing sites in Tallahassee-Leon County and find which one is closest to their location.
  • Free Antibody Testing Offered at FAMU-Bond Testing Site at FAMU Bragg Memorial Stadium (1500 Wahnish Way, Tallahassee, FL 32307). 
    • The test is performed with blood drawn from the arm (not a finger stick), and results are available within 15 minutes. Available to those ages 18 and over only. Individuals MUST schedule an appointment for the antibody test by calling Leon County Health Department at 850-404-6399. Diagnostic  COVID-19 tests continue to be offered.
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Beginning Tuesday, July 7, face coverings are available at the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries. Leon County continues to make free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours. Through the library program and with OEV, the County has distributed nearly 300,000 masks to citizens. Five face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign. Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.

Sheriff Walt McNeil

"Wearing a mask is not just about protecting yourself, it's about protecting everyone." - Sheriff Walt McNeil

  • Leon County's COVID-19 Health Metrics

August 24 Metrics

  • Weekly Documented New Cases
    • 437 INCREASING (from 434)
  • Weekly Percent of Positive Cases
    • 4.6% DECREASING (from 5.92%)
  • Weekly Emergency Room Visits with Influenza-like Illness
    • 7 DECREASING (from 16 visits)
  • Weekly Emergency Room Visits with COVID-like Illness
    • 27 DECREASING (from 33 visits)
  • COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 23 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 5,778 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 602,829 positive cases of COVID-19, and 10,397 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing date includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed by Patients First.


Click below to access more COVID-19 information:


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As you may have noticed, we are no longer including the entire community update in this message. Instead, we have organized all of the information from previous community updates in a COVID-19 Information Portal. Below you will find the content available on the portal.

Group Key Community Resources
Government Coronavirus Guidelines - Federal Government
Business Resources for Local Business
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions: COVID-19 Testing
Service Changes Service Changes
Lock Consumer and User Protection
Plane Travel Restrictions and Guidance
Heart Households
Child Schools
Medical Briefcase Healthcare Providers
Mobile Device Citizens Connect App
Check Take Action and Stay Prepared
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Continue to follow www.LeonCountyFL.gov/eip for any local updates or changes to services.

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