On March 8, 2021 Governor DeSantis signed Executive Order 21-62 expanding eligibility requirements for the COVID-19 vaccine across the state of Florida.
- Persons 60 years of age and older;
- Long-term care facility residents and staff;
- Health care personnel with direct patient contact;
- K-12 school employees 50 years of age and older;
- Sworn law enforcement officers 50 years of age and older;
- Firefighters 50 years of age and older.
- In addition to hospital providers, physicians, advanced practice registered nurses, and pharmacists may vaccinate persons determined by a physician to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19. Click here for Physician's Form.
- Leon CARES provides local assistance. To meet critical community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, on Monday, August 17, 2020 the County opened its Leon CARES online portal to distribute millions of dollars in direct assistance to those in Tallahassee-Leon County impacted by COVID-19. Visit www.LeonCountyCARES.com.
- Temporary halt in residential evictions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. The Center of Disease Control and Prevention issued an Order under Section 361 of the Public Health Service Act to temporarily halt residential evictions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 until December 31, 2020. View the order HERE.
- Governor DeSantis extended the moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until September 1.
- State-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp. has extended a moratorium on the cancellation of policies until the end of the year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The moratorium, which started in March as COVID-19 began to cause massive economic problems and job losses, had been scheduled to expire Aug. 15.
- County recreational fields remain closed to organized practice and play. As a reminder, consistent with public health guidance and the County’s reopening plan, County recreational fields remain closed to organized practice and play. Fields do remain available for groups no larger than 10, that use good social distancing and hygiene practices. Consistent with CDC guidance, the closure of sports fields should be implemented to discourage people gathering and to ensure social distancing. The CDC continues to recommend that the lowest risk option to mitigate the spread of the virus is performing skill-building drills or conditioning at home, alone or with family members.
- EPA Approves First Surface Disinfectant Products Tested on the SARS-CoV-2 Virus: Throughout the COVID-19 public health emergency, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has worked to provide the American public with information about how to safely and effectively kill the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, on surfaces. On July 6, EPA approved two products, Lysol Disinfectant Spray (EPA Reg No. 777-99) and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist (EPA Reg No. 777-127), based on laboratory testing that shows the products are effective against SARS-CoV-2. “EPA is committed to identifying new tools and providing accurate and up-to-date information to help the American public protect themselves and their families from the novel coronavirus,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “EPA's review of products tested against this virus marks an important milestone in President Trump’s all of government approach to fighting the spread of COVID-19."
- Governor DeSantis extends moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until August 1. More here.
- Comcast Continues to Extend Free Internet to New Internet Essentials Customers – On Thursday, June 18, Comcast announced it will continue to provide 60 days of free Internet service to new, eligible Internet Essentials customers through the end of this year. In addition, Comcast will continue to waive the requirement that customers not have a past due balance with Comcast to qualify for the offer. More information HERE.
- TCC offers online "DIY" summer camps for individuals. Click here for more information.
- Fun 4 Tally Kids compiles comprehensive list of summer camps in Tallahassee-Leon County. More here.
- Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend list of childcare/daycare facilities. In partnership with FDOE, the coalition is providing medical professionals, first responders, and other specified essential workers with finanicial assistance for child care. More here.
- County Waste Centers reopen for drop off on April 30. Residents may resume dropping off hazardous waste and solid waste materials during normal business hours. Credit/debit cards are encouraged to avoid handling cash. More on Household Hazardous Waste. More on Rural Waste. More on Solid Waste
- Comcast Extends Comprehensive COVID-19 Response Policies to June 30. Comcast announced it will extend its commitments for Xfinity customers through June 30 to help ensure students can finish out the school year from home and remain connected to the internet during the COVID-19 crisis. More here.
- Supervisor of Elections Encourages All Voters to Request Vote-by-Mail Ballots for the 2020 General Elections. Voting by mail allows voters to cast their ballots from the safety and comfort of their own homes, minimizes interactions with other people, and helps to maintain social distancing. More here.
- Tax filing extension. The U.S. Treasury Secretary extended the tax filing date to July 15, giving Americans an additional three months to file their income tax returns.
- Reemployment Assistance Program from Department of Economic Opportunity. DEO is now accepting paper applications for unemployment benefits, available here, and launched a new mobile-friendly site for Floridians to apply for reemployment assistance, available here.
- Talquin Electric Customers. If you are a Talquin Electric customer struggling to pay your utility bill due to the COVID-19 crisis, please contact Talquin directly to discuss the possibility of utility bill assistance. To contact the Talquin Member Services group call (850) 627-7651, or email MemberFeedback@talquinelectric.com.
- Center for Disease Control’s COVID-19 Situation Summary – Updated regularly, the CDC maintains a webpage that provides updated information as it becomes available with updated guidance.
- Getting Your Household Ready for Coronavirus Disease – The Center for Disease Control offers guidance to help plan for any possible community transmission of COVID-19. We want to help everyone prepare to respond to this public health threat.
- Cleaning and Disinfecting Households – The Center for Disease Control states cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection is a best practice measure for prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in households and community settings.