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March 5- Leon County COVID-19 Community Update

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.

To Protect Public Health, County Requires Face Covering to be worn in businesses. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally and statewide, the ordinance states that an individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment.

For sample mask signage, click here.

To view the signed Ordinance, click here. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this requirement, click here.

Significant Changes Since Last Update .  

  • Temple Israel  and Immanuel Baptist Church (2215 Mahan Dr) to host COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Sunday, March 7 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
    • Open to individuals who meet Florida eligibility criteria per Executive Order 21-47
    • To pre-register, click HERE.  or call (850) 877-3517 ext 3 or (850) 878-1021.
    • Valid photo ID required. 
       
  • Leon County Schools to begin vaccinating school employees age 50 and older this Saturday. FDOH-Leon will conduct a drive-thru vaccination clinic this Saturday, March 6 for Leon County School employees age 50 and older. Preregistration is not required, but you must present your driver's license and your official Leon County School ID Badge. For questions contact Leon County Schools at (850) 487-7100. 
    • Based on the first letter of your last name, please arrive at the indicated time:

      9:00 a.m.         A - C
      10:00 a.m.       D - F
      11:00 a.m.       G - H
      12:00 p.m.       I - L
      1:00 p.m.         M - Q
      2:00 p.m.         R - S
      3:00 p.m.         T - Z

  • On March 1, 2021 Governor DeSantis signed Executive Order 21-47 expanding eligibility requirements for the COVID-19 vaccine across the state of Florida. Effective March 3, 2021, eligible individuals include:
    • Long-term care facility residents and staff
    • Persons 65 years of age and older
    • 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 Physican's Form. 
     
  • FAMU Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center (1800 Wahnish Way​) site offers walk-up vaccinations to school personnel, firefighters, sworn law enforcement officers individuals and eligible individuals from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m seven days a week.  Individuals should bring a valid photo ID. Preregistration encouraged, but not necessary. Those seeking to be vaccinated can pre-register online at https://commvax.patientportalfl.com
     
  • The Florida Department of Health in Leon County is offering COVID-19 vaccines to eligible individuals with pre-registration open at  https://myvaccine.fl.gov/. Those without internet access can pre-register by calling 866-200-3856. For those requiring TTY access, the phone number is 833-476-1455. For more information call 833-540-2054 or visit leon.floridahealth.gov.
     
  • Select Publix, Walmart, and Sam's Club stores in Leon County are offering COVID-19 vaccinations eligible individuals. Appointments are required at each location and can be made on the following websites:
  • 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 Memorial HealthCare continues its series “State of COVID-19- A Community Update” at noon on Friday, March 12. This virtual event collectively brings together local community health professionals for an open conversation about COVID-19. The discussion begins at noon via Zoom and is streamed live on Facebook. Register and submit questions at TMH.ORG/CovidTalk.

  • 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
    458         DECREASING  (from 567 cases)

    Weekly Percent of Positive Cases
    4.33%     DECREASING   (from 5.39%)

    Weekly Emergency Room Visits with Influenza-like Illness
    13           DECREASING   (from 14 visits)

    Weekly Emergency Room Visits with COVID-like Illness
    36          INCREASING  (from 28 visits)

COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now exceed 115 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 29,424 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 1,936,207 positive cases of COVID-19, and 31,522 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.



State of Florida COVID-19 Vaccine Update

This information is provided on behalf of the Florida Department of Health in Leon County. 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

COVID-19 Vaccine Update for Leon County, FL

Update March 3, 2021

The Florida Department of Health in Leon County (DOH Leon) is working with key community partners to expand our COVID-19 vaccination program in accordance with a new executive order signed by Governor DeSantis this week. 

Executive order 21-47, effective March 3, 2021 expands eligibility requirements to include:

  • Long-term care facility residents and staff
  • Persons 65 years of age and older
  • Health care personnel with direct patient contact
  • K-12 school employees 50 years of age and older
  • Firefighters 50 years of age and older
  • Sworn law enforcement 50 years of age and older
  • *Persons under 65 deemed medically vulnerable by a physician (form required and shared below)

*Vaccinations for this medically vulnerable group may only be administered by a physician, advanced practice registered nurse, or licensed pharmacist.


COVID 19 Determination of Extreme Vulnerability.pdf

Effective March 3, our partners at Florida A & M University are providing vaccines to eligible school personnel, firefighters, and law enforcement officers at the Al Lawson Center. Individuals must bring identification to verify their date of birth and place of employment. The clinic is also continuuing its program of vaccinating seniors who are 65 years of age and older, and health care workers who have direct contact with patients. The free, walkup vaccine site at FAMU is operated by the Florida Division of Emergency Management and the Florida Department of Health. The clinic is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The location is:

  • Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center
  • 1800 Wahnish Way
  • Tallahassee, FL 32310

Additional updates on vaccine distribution will be communicated through leon.floridahealth.gov and local media. 

For questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, the State COVID-19 Call Center can be reached by calling 1-866-779-6121 or emailing COVID-19@flhealth.gov and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or visit floridahealthcovid19.gov.

Media Contact:

Pamela Saulsby | Public Information Officer
850-518-5015
Pamela.saulsby@flhealth.gov

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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. 

UPCOMING FREE "POP-UP" MOBILE TESTING SITES  

  • Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 testing at Northeast Branch Library (5513 Thomasville Rd) Sunday, March 7 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    • PCR molecular testing (results in 2-4 days).
    • Open to all patients, both symptomatic and asymptomatic
    • No appointments. Bring a valid photo ID and provide and email address.
    • For more information, contact Neighborhood Medical Center at (850) 224-2469.
  • Additional testing dates at Northeast Branch Library:
    • Sunday, March 14 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
       
  • Free COVID-19 walk up testing at Eastside Branch Library (1583 Pedrick Rd) on Monday, March 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • PCR testing only. Results in 2-4 days.
    • Open to all patients, both symptomatic and asymptomatic.
    • Photo ID required to be tested.
    • For more information, contact Bond Community Health Center at (850) 296-6858.
  • Additional testing dates at Eastside Branch Library:
    • Monday, March 22 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 
       
  • Free COVID-19 walk up testing at Orange Ave Apartments (2710 Country Club Drive) on Thursday, March 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
    • Open to all patients, both symptomatic and asymptomatic.
    • PCR testing only. Results in 2 days.
    • Photo ID required to be tested.
    •  For more information contact Bond Community Health Center, (850) 296-6858.
       
    Free COVID-19 walk up testing at Pinewood Place (605 Steele Drive) on Thursday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
    • Open to all patients, both symptomatic and asymptomatic.
    • PCR testing only. Results in 2 days.
    • Photo ID required to be tested.
    •  For more information contact Bond Community Health Center, (850) 296-6858.

FREE COMMUNITY TESTING-ONGOING 

  • ​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. 

OTHER TESTING OPTIONS

  • 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. 

CAPITAL HEALTH PLAN MEMBERS

  • 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.