May 29, 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
- Additional COVID-19 testing options made available in Tallahassee-Leon County. Testing capacities continue to increase across the community, from Florida A&M University’s Bragg Memorial Stadium, Patients First, CVS, Tallahassee Memorial Transition Center, Bond Community Health Center, Capital Health Plan and the Neighborhood Medical Center. More information on testing locations here.
- Northwood Centre COVID-19 testing site closes on Friday, May 29. The decision to close Northwood comes as testing capabilities continue to increase across the community.
- Disaster Preparedness sales tax holiday starts June 1. Residents should use this time to stock up on qualifying disaster preparedness supplies exempt from tax to prepare for the 2020 hurricane season. A list of qualifying items can be found here.
- Mental health support provided by 2-1-1 Big Bend. 2-1-1 Big Bend is available 24 hours a day to listen and provide emotional support, crisis counseling, suicide prevention and information/referrals. More here.
- COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 5.8 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are 401 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are now 54,497 positive cases of COVID-19, and 2,413 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here.
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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.