September 28, 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
- Free COVID-19 mobile testing site this Thursday, October 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pinewood Place (605 Steele Drive). This is a walk-up testing event that is open to all patients of all ages both symptomatic and asymptomatic. Photo ID is required. Testing is free, but insurance is accepted. Site operated by Bond Community Health Center with support from Leon CARES.
- On September 25, Governor DeSantis signed Executive Order 20-244 that places all of Florida into Phase 3 of the COVID-19 recovery plan, effective immediately. View the Executive Order by clicking HERE.
- 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.
"I wear my mask to protect our community, as we protect and preserve the public's trust in local government." Gwen Marshall, Leon County Clerk of Courts
Leon County's COVID-19 Health Metrics
- Weekly Documented New Cases
487 DECREASING (from 808 cases)
- Weekly Percent of Positive Cases
5.42% DECREASING (from 9.12%)
- Weekly Emergency Room Visits with Influenza-like Illness
24 INCREASING (from 19 visits)
- Weekly Emergency Room Visits with COVID-like Illness
41 DECREASING (from 43 visits)
COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 33 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 10,491 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 701,302 positive cases of COVID-19, and 14,037 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.