July 20, 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 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 Testing available at Home Depot (1490 Capital Circle NW)
- No physician referral needed, individuals can be symptomatic or asymptomatic.
- 18+ only
- Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Test is upper nasal swab.
- Results take 4-6 days, to view results click HERE or text "MAKO" to 66349
- Patients First drive-thru COVID-19 testing site now located at Northwood Centre.
- On July 14, 2020, Patients First moved its drive-thru testing site to Northwood Centre located at 1940 N Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL 32303.
- Patients may be tested without referral and may be symptomatic or not. No referrals are needed and results are typically available during your visit.
- Testing site hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- More information HERE.
- 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.
- New Resource Guide for Small Businesses: Recently published, the U.S. Chamber's Ready to Reopen: A Playbook for Your Small Business, is a very comprehensive guide that will help many small businesses navigate health and safety concerns during the pandemic.
- Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Beginning Tuesday, July 7, face coverings are available at OEV, Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, and the Capital City Chamber of Commerce. 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.
- Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce (300 E Park Ave., Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Curbside pickup only at the TalChamber Carport
- Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce (1028 E Park Ave., Tallahassee, FL, 32301) – By appointment only, call 850-577-0789 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Capital City Chamber (1020 Lafayette St., Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) – By appointment only, call 850-329-8955
- County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries. Starting Wednesday, June 24, Leon County will make thousands of free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours. Two 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.
- COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 14.5 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 3,140 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 360,394 positive cases of COVID-19, and 5,072 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:
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.