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June 3 - Leon County COVID-19 Community Update

The following COVID-19 community update provides a timely, accurate and vetted source of official County and community partner information.

Update on Phase 3 Re-Opening

On May 11, 2021, the Leon County Board of County Commissioners voted to enter Phase 3 of Leon County’s COVID-19 Response and Re-Opening Plan. This update reflects service changes as a result of Phase 3 Re-Opening. Please see the Key Community Resources section below for continuing community resources. 

Under the Phase 3 Re-Opening Guidance, County facilities and services have returned to normal operations and capacity as follows: 

  • Leon County recommends, rather than requires, that citizens continue wearing face coverings and practicing physical distancing when inside County facilities as recommended by the CDC. 

  • All County offices which offer direct services currently accommodate walk-in clients. 

  • Commission meetings will return to unrestricted in-person participation; accommodations would continue to be made for citizens wishing to participate remotely or to provide written comment. 

  • Citizens are advised, rather than required, to check their temperature before entering the Leon County Courthouse. As judicial branch functions are not subject to the Governor’s Executive Orders, the chief judge may continue to implement mitigative measures for court-related functions. 

  • County Libraries are open at full capacity. 

  • All County passive and active recreation facilities (greenways and trails, dog parks, playgrounds, and campgrounds) are fully re-opened, including reservations for community centers and pavilions. Fall youth sports will resume at County facilities under mitigation plans submitted by youth sports leagues. Cross-country event organizers and sports leagues are encouraged to continue implementing their safety plans. 

  • Indoor and outdoor visitor-generating events may resume, though the County is encouraging event organizers and attendees to follow CDC guidance.  

  • County-organized concerts and events will resume. As indicated above, the County would continue to encourage attendees’ compliance with the latest public health guidance from the CDC. 

Governor DeSantis announced expanded eligibility requirements for the COVID-19 vaccine across the state of Florida. All individuals age 18 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Those aged 12 and older may receive the Pfizer vaccine when accompanied by an adult. No proof of guardianship is required at this time. 

Expanded eligibility requirements include:

  • All individuals age 18 and older;
  • Those aged 12 and older may receive the Pfizer vaccine with adult supervision;

Seniors who are homebound can sign up to have the vaccine delivered directly to them by visiting https://homebound.patientportalfl.com/. If you need assistance registering for a homebound vaccine appointment, please call 1-833-930-3672 or email homeboundvaccines@cdrmaguire.com.

Obtaining a Replacement Vaccine Card

  • An individual may get a replacement vaccination card from their provider if they are enrolled in Florida SHOTS.
  • Any County Health Department may issue an individual a duplicate vaccination card.
  • At the current time there is not any way for consumers to access their records from Florida SHOTS. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Consent Form

  • All individuals under the age of 18 receiving a vaccine must be accompanied by a guardian and complete the COVID-19 Vaccination Consent Form.
  • The form “certifies” that the adult signing the form is legally authorized to consent for vaccination for the patient named on the form.
  • Counties are not required to verify documentation, however, if there are questions or concerns regarding the authority to make medical decisions, clients should be directed to their primary care provider for vaccination.

Significant Changes Since Last Update

  • FDA approves Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children as young as 12. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) aithorized the use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds in the United States. An advisory committee of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is expected to meet shortly to review the data and make recommendations for the vaccine's use in the 12-15 age group. If the committee endorses the vaccine as expected, immunizations may begin for children as young as 12. Check back for more updates regarding vaccine availability in Leon County for 12- to 15-year-olds.
  • CDC updates guidance for fully vaccinated people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its recommendations so that fully vaccinated people may safely resume some activities. Click HERE for more information on updated CDC guidance.
  • CVS, Walmart, Publix, and Sam's Club announce walk-in COVID-19 vaccine availability. Check back for more updated information about local walk-in COVID-19 vaccine availability. For the most up-to-date COVID-19 testing and vaccination location information, visit the Leon County Vax Map or contact your local pharmacy to verify walk-in availability.
  • In coordination with Minority Outreach Taskforce, County supports pop-up vaccination clinics. The Leon County Coronavirus Vaccination Taskforce will conduct outreach efforts promoting an upcoming pop-up vaccination clinics on Saturday, June 5. Follow us on Facebook for more details as we announce them. 
    • Old West Enrichment Center (2344 Lake Bradford Rd), 8 a.m. to noon.
  • Leon County launches COVID-19 vaccine and testing map. Find your nearest testing or vaccine location here.
  • Community partners offer to transport seniors to COVID-19 vaccination clinics via Lyft Ride Program. 2-1-1 in partnership with The United Way, 2-1-1 Big Bend and Lyft is offering transportation to COVID-19 vaccine sites through the Lyft Ride United Program. The project  provides safe and reliable door to door rides to COVID-19 vaccine appointments at walk-up COVID-19 vaccination sites. Rides can be set up by calling 850-617-6325 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Face coverings are available at the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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.
  • 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 over 475,000 masks to citizens. Five face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here.

Leon County's COVID-19 Health Metrics

  • Weekly Documented New Cases
    245         DECREASING  (from 254 cases)

    Weekly Percent of Positive Cases
    5.91%     INCREASING   (from 5.2%)

    Weekly Emergency Room Visits with Influenza-like Illness
    55          DECREASING (from 64 visits)

    Weekly Emergency Room Visits with COVID-like Illness
    70           DECREASING    (from 75 visits)

COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now exceed 152 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 31,432 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 2,251,148 positive cases of COVID-19, and 36,133 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.

Key Community Resources 

In an effort to provide ongoing support to our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the following resources remain available. 

For COVID-19 Vaccines 

For the most up to date locations for available COVID-19 vaccines, visit the Leon County Vax Map HERE

For Local Businesses 

  • OEV supports local businesses seeking federal Restaurant Revitalization funding. OEV is working to connect locally owned restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with emergency assistance through the federal Restaurant Revitalization Fund.  Learn more here: https://restaurants.sba.gov/requests/borrower/login/  

  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality continues focus on business resiliency. Our OEV team continues to focus on the resiliency and continued success of our local business community, as well as face covering distribution to local businesses. As you may recall, OEV hosts monthly Tallahassee-Leon County Stakeholder Meetings with local leaders and business representatives from both the public and private sectors to discuss and recommend actions toward COVID-19 recovery and response efforts. OEV staff also provides technical assistance and critical information to our local small businesses, leveraging their own channels and those of their partners. In addition, when available, OEV will provide information to local businesses and partners about new guidance on workplace safety from OSHA through their newsletter and online channels. 

For Consumers 

  • Warning against Fraudulent Exemption Cards. Over the weekend, the U.S. Department of Justice warned about fraudulent information regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the use of face masks. A fake agency, the “Freedom to Breathe Agency,” is selling cards online that claim to exempt people from wearing masks during the coronavirus pandemic. The postings, cards, and flyers were not issued by the Department of Justice and are not endorsed by the Department. The cards do not carry the force of law and the "Freedom to Breathe Agency," or "FTBA," is not a government agency. 

  • COVID-19 Grant Scam Targeting Seniors- As we have seen all too often, another scam targeting seniors has prompted the Florida Office of the Attorney to issue an alert. The Florida Attorney General’s Office is receiving reports from seniors offered thousands of dollars in federal grant money to stay isolated at home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Scammers are contacting seniors via Facebook Messenger, email and text message to offer these sham grants and request upfront payment as insurance for the expedited delivery of grant money.  The scheme involved a mock website, since shut down, purporting to be hosted by the U.S. Department of Treasury. The site included videos of seniors endorsing the sham grant program. As part of its active and ongoing investigation, Attorney General Moody’s Office worked with law enforcement partners to have the sham website removed; yet there are concerns that scammers will simply move the site to a new location online. More information HERE 

  • How to avoid scams surrounding the coronavirus. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), U.S. Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and United States Secret Service (USSS) have released a Joint Alert with mitigations to help Americans avoid scams related to coronavirus economic impact payments—particularly attempts to steal payments, personal and financial information, and disrupt payment efforts. 
    CISA encourages consumers to review the Joint Alert, Avoid Scams Related to Economic Payments, COVID-19, and www.cisa.gov/coronavirus for more information.  

  • Federal Government warns again scams. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has received numerous reports of Coronavirus (COVID-19) scams against the public. Some of these scams have included text message campaigns and fake robocalls offering free home testing kits, promoting bogus cures, selling health insurance and more. Learn more about how to watch out for scams during the COVID-19 pandemic by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2UDjvRd

  • COVID-19 price gouging hotline started. Following Executive Order 20-52, Attorney General Ashley Moody activated Florida’s Price Gouging Hotline for all consumers in the state. The Attorney General’s Price Gouging Hotline can only be activated following a state of emergency declaration issued by the Governor and covers essential commodities outlined in Florida Statute, Section 501.160

  • For a list of the commodities covered under the state’s price gouging laws during the COVID-19 state of emergency, click here

  • Violators of the price gouging statute are subject to civil penalties of $1,000 per violation and up to a total of $25,000 for multiple violations committed in a single 24-hour period. For more information on price gouging, please click here

  • Price gouging can be reported by calling 1(866) 9NO-SCAM or by visiting MyFloridaLegal.com. For tips on reporting price gouging, click here

  • Malicious website pretending to be global COVID-19 map. A malicious website pretending to be the live map for Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins University is circulating on the internet waiting for unwitting internet users to visit the website. Visiting the website infects the user with the AZORult trojan, an information stealing program which can exfiltrate a variety of sensitive data. It is likely being spread via infected email attachments, malicious online advertisements, and social engineering. Furthermore, anyone searching the internet for a Coronavirus map could unwittingly navigate to this malicious website. Learn more. 

Additional Community Resources 

  • Local food distribution for kids in need. Several local restaurants and schools are providing food to families in need. The Food Distribution Location Map can be viewed here and a detailed distribution list can be viewed here

  • Comcast Continues to Extend Free Internet to New Internet Essentials Customers – Comcast announced it will continue to provide 60 days of free Internet service to new, eligible Internet Essentials customers. More information HERE. 

  • Florida Department of Financial Services announces MoneyWise Florida to provide financial information to residents. MoneyWise Florida is a statewide public education initiative designed to provide practical advice to millions of Floridians on topics ranging from getting out of debt to securing a mortgage, from saving for a child's college education to planning for a secure retirement. More here.  

  • The CDC releases new information to help camps, youth sports, restaurants, schools and higher education operate during the coronavirus pandemic. More here. 

  • The American Red Cross is offering a Virtual Family Assistance Center to support families struggling with loss and grief due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

  • Filing for Unemployment Benefits. For more information about applying for unemployment benefits in Florida, click here or call the Claims Assistance Center at 1-800-204-2418. You can now also download a paper application to file for unemployment by clicking here. For Floridians who have not already submitted an application and who don't currently have an account in the system, click here

  • Big Bend 2-1-1 ready to serve community during crisis. 2-1-1 Big Bend partners with many nationally recognized mental health services and is available 24 hours a day to listen and provide emotional support, crisis counseling, suicide prevention and information. Just dial 2-1-1 or visit their website for a full list of their services:  www.211bigbend.org 

  • Support our local businesses. We encourage you to #SupportLocal by purchasing from restaurants that are #OpenforTakeout,  whether that be by purchasing gift cards, buying in store items online such as coffee, shirts, or more or by ordering take out. You can check out the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality Open for Takeout Map to find out where you can pick-up or order from local restaurants. https://arcg.is/1zvPTn 

  • The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Hosts Reemployment Assistance Dashboard. The Dashboard provides daily updates on efforts to address reemployment assistance challenges. More here. 

  • Teaching and Learning from home with CPALMS. CPALMS is Florida's official source of education standards and vetted educational resources is now available to all teachers, parents, and students. Created by FSU, CPALMS offers more than 13,000 instructional resources, including over 920 Original Student Tutorials (interactive online lessons) and 500 videos that are perfect for learning from home. To get started, go to www.CPALMS.org

  • Learning from home with the MagLab. The online Magnet Academy from the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory features demonstrations, videos, activities and other educational content for students of all ages. To explore the wide world of electricity and magnesium, visit the Magnet Academy

  • Legal service advice available to address community needs. The Legal Aid Foundation of Tallahassee (850) 222-3292; http://www.legalaidtallahassee.org/) and Legal Services of North Florida (850) 385-9007; https://www.lsnf.org/) may be contacted for legal advice during this difficult time. 

  • Pet food assistance available through the Leon County Humane Society. Call LCHS at (850) 224-9193 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday-Thursday to schedule a pet food pick up or delivery. Pick up will be at 413 Timberlane Rd. 

  • United Partners for Human Services of Florida. UPHS has gathered information about the availability of social services during this time. To access updates about closures as well as current available services visit their website: https://uphsfl.org/covid-19/ 

  • Library launches “Always Open” a one-stop shop for free online resources. The list of digital services is ever-expanding as more and more companies are releasing free digital media content every day in the face of COVID-19. You can check out Always Open for a full list of resources. 

  • Library Curbside Pickup.  Reserve titles online and pick them up at a Library location convenient to you.  Click here for more information. 

  • Spiritual counseling offered by the Florida Baptist Convention. Anyone seeking spiritual counseling may call a chaplain associated with the Florida Baptist Convention at 888.829.5004. Learn more. 

  • Department of Children and Families Resource Guide. The Economic Self-Sufficiency Program helps to promote strong and economically self-sufficient communities by determining eligibility for food, cash and medical assistance for individuals and families on the road to economic recovery. Click here to access resources and information available during COVID-19.  

  • Spiritually Connected, Virtually Together. Many local religious organizations continue to provide online services to allow individuals to stay spiritually connected to their place of worship. Find a list of virtual services here

  • Department of Children and Families Resource Guide. The Economic Self-Sufficiency Program helps to promote strong and economically self-sufficient communities by determining eligibility for food, cash and medical assistance for individuals and families on the road to economic recovery. Click here to access resources and information available during COVID-19. 

  • FEMA Funeral Assistance. Under the Coronavirus Response and Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. Click here for more information.

COVID-19 Testing Sites in Tallahassee-Leon County

NOTE: COVID-19 test results are reported to the Florida Department of Health​. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests. 


  • CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER: COVID-19 walk-up testing at Pinewood Place
  • Free COVID-19 walk up testing at Northeast Branch Library (5513 Thomasville Road) on Sunday, April 25 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
    • Open to all patients, both symptomatic and asymptomatic.
    • PCR testing only. Results in 2-4 days.
    • Please wear a mask and bring a valid photo ID. 
  • Free COVID-19 walk up testing at Eastside Branch Library (1583 Pedrick Road) on Monday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
    • Open to all patients, both symptomatic and asymptomatic.
    • PCR testing only. Results in 2-4 days.
    • Please wear a mask and bring a valid photo ID. 


  • ​COVID-19 Testing Site at FAMU Bragg Memorial Stadium (1500 Wahnish Way Tallahassee, FL 32307)
    • Testing is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is NOT required but encouraged by going to Curative.com. Physician referral not required. Insurance is accepted but not required. 
    • The Rapid COVID-19 Antigen test sample is collected by a healthcare worker who will gently swab the inside of a patient’s nostrils. This collection process is quick, easy, and comfortable.
    • Patients receive their Rapid COVID-19 Antigen results within one hour of testing by email or SMS text. The Florida Department of Health receives all patient results and will contact patients with positive results.
    • The Curative RT-PCR molecular COVID-19 test is collected by a healthcare worker who will gently swab the inside of a patient's nostrils. This collection process is quick, easy and comfortable. Patient results will be available within 3-4 days. 
    • For inquiries about their results, patients can contact the Curative support staff at curativesupport@curative.com or by calling 888-702-9042.
    • New Hours Effective December 14:The site is operational from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. The site closes when the number of allocated tests has been reached.
    • WAIT TIMES MAY VARY: Appointment slots are considered a form of pre-registration and are not always reflective of the time you will be seen. Pre-registration ensures that you will get into the line more quickly!
    The site is currently offering Rapid COVID-19 Antigen testing for patients with results in less than 1 hour. PCR molecular testing is available by request with results in 3 to 4 days. Sign up for testing HERE. 


  • Patients First (drive-thru testing site located at the Leon County Facility)
    • Patients First moved its drive-thru testing site to the Leon County Facility located at 535 Appleyard Drive/Don Price Way, Tallahassee, FL 32304.
    • Patients may be tested without referral and may be symptomatic or not. 
    • Testing site hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
    • Appointments are required. Find more information and schedule an appointment at the Patients First site HERE. Rapid testing (Quidel) is available with results in 20 minutes. The standard COVID-19 test which is more reliable than the rapid test is also available, and results typically take about three to five days. 
    • Testing fees may apply at Patients First. The fee is $175 for uninsured patients; they do not accept CHP, Humana, or Medicaid. Please contact Patients First at (850) 877-7164 to discuss payment information. 
  • CVS Pharmacy (several locations) [Symptomatic Patients only]
  • 1708 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32303
  • 1300 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, FL 32301
  • 3090 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301
  • 3035 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, FL 32301
  • 1875 Capital Circle NE, Tallahassee, FL 32308
  • 3644 Coolidge Court, Tallahassee, FL 32311
  • 3479 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32309
  • 3831 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32308
  • 5670 N Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL, 32308
  • 5466 Thomasville Road North, Tallahassee, FL 32312 (PCR and Rapid Antigen testing)
    • CVS is offering PCR molecular lab testing at their pharmacies. It is free for uninsured patients. Patients must register in advance at CVS.com.
    • The test is available only to those who are symptomatic.
    • You may be asked to administer your own test.
    • An insurance card and ID is required. No cost to you with most insurance or government assistance.
  • Walgreens Pharmacy [Several Locations]
    • 2913 Mahan Drive, Tallahasse FL, 32308
    • 2349 N Monroe Street, Tallahassee FL, 32303
    • 2009 W Tennessee Street, Tallahassee FL, 32304
      • Walgreens is offering PCR testing with results in 3-4 days. Patients must register in advance at Walgreens.com 
      • Screening survey determines if you are eligible for a test. 
      • You will be asked to administer your own test. 
      • An insurance and ID card is required. No cost to you with most insurance or government assistance.
  • Wellness Medical Clinic (1931 Welby Way, Tallahassee FL 323208) 
    • COVID-19 diagnostic (PCR), Rapid Antigen and Rapid Antibody testing available. 
    • Apointments required. Call (850) 545-9376 
    • Insurance not accepted. Cost is $100 for PCR, $125 for Rapid Antigen, and $100 for Rapid Antibody. 
    • For COVID-19 diagnostic testing: patients will be tested in their car only. 
    • For antibody testing: symptomatic patients tested in their car, asymptomatic patients will test in the lobby then wait in their car for results. 
  • CDR Health Testing Center (1981 Capital Circle NE Tallahassee, FL 32308)
    • COVID-19 diagnostic (PCR), Rapid Antigen, and Antibody testing available. 
    • Hours are Monday-Sunday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
    • Appointments at CDR-Health.com preferred but not required. Referrals not required. 
    • Drive-thru testing and walk in testing options are offered. 
    • Insurance is not accepted at this time. Cost is $135 for PCR Nasopharyngeal swab, $150 for PCR Saliva test, $125 for Rapid Antigen, $199 for combined PCR and Rapid Antigen, and $75 for Antibody testing.
    • Rapid tests COVID-19 Antigen tests are completed in 15 to 20 minutes and PCR are completed 24 hours from receipt in the lab. We also offer Flu and Strep A testing.
    • For more information visit CDR-Health.com, call 850-738-7977 or email info@cdr-health.com. 
  • Your Primary Care Provider
    • If you have a primary care provider, call your doctor's office to ask about getting testing. Most primary care offices are providing testing in their office.
  • TMH Transition Center
    • If you do not have a doctor, need help getting one, or need help accessing a test you can call the TMH Transition Center at (850) 431-4470.
  • Pixel by LabCorp COVID-19 (At-Home Test Kit) 
    • This at-home collection kit comes at no cost to those with CHP, other insurance policies, and the uninsured (federal CARES money defrays the cost). More here.  FAQs here. 


  • Members who are seeking a COVID-19 test should contact their Primary Care Physician.
  • If you are a Capital Health Plan (CHP) member, there is no co-pay for COVID-19 testing.
  • All CHP members will be offered a COVID-19 test during their scheduled wellness visit.
  • Individuals that are NOT symptomatic may be tested in the doctor's office. Individuals that are exhibiting symptoms will be directed to a designated CHP location for testing.

For more information from CHP, click here.  Contact Capital Health Plan by clicking here. 

For assistance with receiving your test results, please contact the County Health Department at (850) 404-6300, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

March 29 - To Navigate Vaccine Locations, County Launches Vax Map

As the State of Florida continues to broaden COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, today Leon County Government launches an online map to help citizens navigate the community’s different vaccine locations. Called the Leon County Vax Map, the one-stop resource offers a list of sites with sign-up instructions, a browsable map and an address searchable database to find the locations nearest you. The map also features COVID-19 testing locations, both permanent operations and pop-up events.

Please note that while the County’s vaccine map will allow users to find a site, every location has its own sign up process and other details. Information on how to access each site’s specific process is available on Leon County’s Vax Map. Generally, sites require appointments before vaccinating.

By order of the Governor, beginning today all providers may administer COVID-19 vaccines to the following populations:

  • Long-term care facility residents and staff;
  • Persons 40 years of age and older;
  • Health care personnel with direct patient contact; and
  • Individuals determined by a physician to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19.

Effective Monday, April 5, all Floridians shall be eligible to receive any COVID-19 vaccine as prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration. For more specific details on the State of Florida’s vaccine eligibility and other COVID-19 details, visit the Florida Department of Health’s website or call 866.779.6121.

For more information on the County’s vaccine map, contact Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Community and Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 / CMR@LeonCountyFL.gov.