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Seminole County FL - April 14 COVID 19 Update, press conference

SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL (April 13, 2020)- Seminole County Office of Emergency Management has been under a Local State of Emergency (LSE) since March 2, 2020, and continues to monitor COVID-19. There are currently 268 confirmed cases in Seminole County, 262 of which are Seminole County residents; there have been two COVID-19 deaths in the County. Updates can be found at prepareseminole.org and on the County’s social media channels. 

PRESS CONFERENCE AT 2:00PM
Today’s press conference will be held at 2:00p.m. Speakers include:

  • Jay Zembower, Seminole County Board of County Commissioners Chairman
  • Alan Harris, Seminole County Emergency Manager
  • Dennis Lemma, Seminole County Sheriff
  • Donna Walsh, Department of Health-Seminole Health Officer
  • Latrice Stewart, True Health Chief Executive Officer

About True Health: True Health is a private, non-profit 501 (c)(3) community health center, serving low-income, uninsured, underinsured, and underserved populations in Central Florida since 1977. True Health operates seven service delivery locations within Orange and Seminole Counties and provides services in areas throughout Central Florida, which are Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) designated as medically underserved populations and health professional shortage areas.

FOR MEDIA USE ONLY: Press conferences will be held at the Public Safety Building, 150 Eslinger Way, Sanford. A press feed will be provided to limit number of individuals in the room. Reporters who are not present can text questions to Ashley Moore at 407-509-5862 (please include reporter name/affiliation, who the question is directed to and exact questions).

NEW REGIONAL TEST SITE CRITERIA
The State of Florida’s regional test site at Orange County Convention Center has expanded test criteria. There is no longer a requirement for symptomatic individuals to have a temperature of 99.6 to be tested; individuals who have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 positive patient may also be tested. 

STAY INFORMED
Seminole County Office of Emergency Management and Florida Department of Health-Seminole personnel are available daily from 8:00a.m.-5:00p.m. by phone to answer non-emergency questions related to COVID-19 at 407-665-0000. Spanish-speaking operators are on standby to assist. 

Visit PrepareSeminole.org for information related to COVID-19 in Seminole County. 

Text COVID19INFO to 888-777 to receive updates from Seminole County Office of Emergency Management. Visit Nextdoor.com, Facebook.com/SeminoleCounty, Twitter.com/seminolecounty, and Instagram (SeminoleCountyFL).

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