September 14, 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
- The FAMU-Bond COVID-19 testing site at Bragg Memorial Stadium adjusts hours of operation. Starting Thursday, September 17, The testing site will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Daily testing capacity remains unchanged.
- Leon County Clerk of Court resumes in-person services at NE Branch. Available services include payment of traffic citations and court ordered costs, acceptance of passport applications, passport photos, marriage licenses, recording of mortgages and deeds and obtaining certified copies of court and official records. For more information, visit www.LeonClerk.com
- 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
- Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Face coverings are available for pickup 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 or visit www.OEVForBusiness.com
- 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 for pickup to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours, visit www.LeonCountyLibrary.com
- 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.
- "Be the example, Mask up." Micah Mitchell, Tallahassee Community College
Leon County's COVID-19 Health Metrics
- Weekly Documented New Cases
1, 176 DECREASING (from 1,437 cases)
- Weekly Percent of Positive Cases
12.07% DECREASING (from 16.97%)
- Weekly Emergency Room Visits with Influenza-like Illness
10 DECREASING (from 11 visits)
- Weekly Emergency Room Visits with COVID-like Illness
45 INCREASING (from 44 visits)
COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 27 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 7,943 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 650,092 positive cases of COVID-19, and 11,915 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.
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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.
Continue to follow www.LeonCountyFL.gov/eip for any local updates or changes to services.