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November 30- 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Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed.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 . 

  • TODAY: Free COVID-19 Drive-up Testing on Monday, November 30 at Dr. BL Perry Jr Branch Library (2817 S. Adams St)
    • Monday, November 30 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    • Open to all patients of all ages, both symptomatic and asymptomatic.
    • Drive-up PCR testing.
    • Testing is free to all. Insurance is accepted. Photo ID required.
    • Testing operated by Neighborhood Medical Center and supported by Leon CARES. For questions, please contact (850) 224-2469.
  • Free COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing on Wednesdays at North Monroe Medical Center (3721 N Monroe St)
    • This site offers free COVID-19 testing every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 
    • Open to all patients, both symptomatic and asymptomatic. 
    • PCR testing only. Results in 2-4 days. 
    • Testing operated by North Florida Medical Centers, Inc. For questions email announcements@nfmc.org 
  • Covid-19 Testing Site at FAMU Bragg Memorial Stadium (1500 Wahnish Way Tallahassee, FL 32307)
    • 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. 
    • 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 and 888-702-9042.
    • New Hours effective November 19: The site is operational from 8 a.m. to 5 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!
  • On September 25, Governor DeSantis signed Executive Order 20-244 that places all of Florida into Phase 3 of the COVID-19 recovery plan, effective immediately. View the Executive Order by clicking HERE. 
  • 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. 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.

Leon County's COVID-19 Health Metrics

  • Weekly Documented New Cases
    665     DECREASING  (from 710 cases)

    Weekly Percent of Positive Cases
    5.21%     INCREASING   (from 4.94%)

    Weekly Emergency Room Visits with Influenza-like Illness
    18     DECREASING   (from 21 visits)

    Weekly Emergency Room Visits with COVID-like Illness
    32     DECREASING  (from 36 visits)

COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 63 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 14,994 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 999,319 positive cases of COVID-19, and 18,597 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed.



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. 

FREE COMMUNITY TESTING POP-UP LOCATIONS

  • Free COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing on Monday, November 30 at Dr. BL Perry Jr Library (2817 S. Adams St)
    • Monday, November 30, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
    • Open to all patients, both symptomatic and asymptomatic. 
    • Testing is free to all. Insurance is accepted. Photo ID required.
    • Drive-thru PCR molecular testing only. Results in 2 days.
    • Site operated by Neighborhood Medical Center. For questions, please contact (850) 224-2469.

FREE COMMUNITY TESTING-ONGOING 

  • ​COVID-19 Testing Site at FAMU Bragg Memorial Stadium (1500 Wahnish Way Tallahassee, FL 32307)
    • 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. 
    • 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.
    • The site is operational from 8 a.m. to 5 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!
  • Free COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing on Wednesdays at North Monroe Medical Center (3721 N Monroe St)
    • This site offers free COVID-19 testing every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 
    • Open to all patients, both symptomatic and asymptomatic. 
    • PCR testing only. Results in 2-4 days. 
    • Testing operated by North Florida Medical Centers, Inc. For questions email announcements@nfmc.org 

OTHER TESTING OPTIONS

  • Patients First (drive-thru testing site located at the Leon County Facility)
    • UPDATE: 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 (three locations only) [Symptomatic Patients only]
  • 1708 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32303
  • 1300 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, FL 32301
  • 5466 Thomasville Road North, Tallahassee, FL 32312
    • CVS is offering 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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) 
    • Originally approved in late April, at that time the at-home collection kit was only available to healthcare workers and first responders. Recently, that restriction was lifted and now LabCorp has made the COVID-19 collection kit available broadly. 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.



Overnight Cold Weather Sheltering Offered Monday and Tuesday

Overnight Cold Weather Sheltering Offered Monday and Tuesday

By recommendation of local health experts and due to sustained cold night temperatures at or below 35 degrees on both Monday, Nov. 30 and Tuesday, Dec. 1 nights, local governments and community partners will conduct overnight sheltering to keep those experiencing homelessness safe.

All overnight sheltering activities will be conducted according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance and in coordination with Leon County Emergency Management. Public health safe measures include socially distanced sleeping, face coverings, and enhanced sanitation practices.

Anyone needing cold night sheltering on these nights should go to The Good Samaritan Thrift Store located at 2706 North Monroe Street from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. From there, clients will be transported to a community partner site to shelter overnight and leave the following morning at 7 a.m. Transportation will be provided by the City of Tallahassee’s StarMetro bus service.

The homeless population has been informed of cold night shelter operations via in-person communication and also a text-to-phone service offered by The Kearney Center. For those who need more information on cold night shelter planning, call the Big Bend Continuum of Care Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at (850) 792-5015. For after hours or weekends, call the CESC/Kearney Center Cold Night Shelter Supervisor at (850) 542-8599.

Cold night sheltering is made possible by the following key partners, including local governments, nonprofit agencies, and faith-based organizations:

  • Leon County Government
  • City of Tallahassee
  • Leon County Health Department
  • Big Bend Continuum of Care
  • Connecting Everyone with Second Chances (CESC)/The Kearney Center
  • Big Bend Homeless Coalition/Hope Community
  • Good Samaritan Thrift Store
  • City Walk
  • Jacob Chapel Baptist Church
  • Capital City Youth Services (CCYS)
  • ALSCO