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Seminole County FL - APRIL 24 COVID-19 UPDATE

SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL (April 24, 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 345 confirmed cases in Seminole County, 338 of which are Seminole County residents; there have been eight COVID-19 deaths in the County. The County’s confirmed cases range from age one to 100. Updates can be found at prepareseminole.org and on the County’s social media channels.

DRIVE THRU TESTING CLOSED TODAY
The AdventHealth Drive Thru Test Site is closed today, due to severe weather. Patients may continue to make appointments for the final day of operation in Sanford at the Seminole Towne Center, which is Monday, April 27, 2020. Visit adventhealthcovidtesting.com to make an appointment.

FACEBOOK LIVE CHAT TODAY AT NOON
Join Seminole County Emergency Management for a Live Chat related to COVID-19 today, Friday, April 24 from 12:00-12:30pm at Facebook.com/SeminoleCounty. Following the Emergency Management Live Chat, families of Seminole County Public Schools students can visit Facebook.com/SeminoleCountySchools from 12:30-1:00pm for a Live Chat.

ALTAMONTE MALL DRIVE THRU TEST SITE OPENS MONDAY
Allied Health, a non-profit provider, in partnership with Seminole County and the City of Altamonte Springs, is offering a Drive Thru Test Site at Altamonte Mall, in the first floor of the parking garage adjacent to the AMC Theater. Patients should enter at Essex Avenue/Mall Drive from East Altamonte Drive, and drive through the parking garage for test to be administered.

Allied Health will offer services at the Altamonte Mall site daily from Monday, April 27 through Saturday, May 2, with up to 250 tests administered per day.

• Address: 451 East Altamonte Drive, Altamonte Springs
• Dates/Times: Monday, April 27 through Saturday, May 2, 9:00 a.m.-5:00p.m.
• Criteria: Patient should be either a first responder/healthcare worker, symptomatic or have had contact with COVID-positive patient
• Requirements: Must have identification, bring insurance card if insured; accepting uninsured patients, as well
• Cost: No co-pay, no charge regardless of insurance status
• Appointments: Appointments required; get a Testing Fast Pass by visiting https://covidtest.eventbrite.com; Testing Fast Passes offer a one-hour window to show up for testing; appointments can also be made by calling 407-665-0000

On-site media availability for interviews with Alex Castro (Allied Health President), Donna Walsh (FDOH-Seminole Health Officer) and Alan Harris (Seminole County Emergency Manager) is 9:00-9:30a.m. on Monday, April 27. Media staging area will be in the Sears Auto Center parking lot.

POP-UP COMMUNITY TEST SITES
No cost testing is available in select Seminole County locations in partnership with True Health and Florida Department of Health-Seminole. Patients must bring identification, patients do not have to exhibit symptoms. Testing is free of charge regardless of insurance status; patients with insurance should bring insurance cards. Appointments are not necessary. Sites will be operational from 10:00a.m. until 2:00p.m. on the following dates:

• Monday, April 27- Bookertown Community Center, 4631 Gilbert Street, Sanford
• Tuesday, April 28- Georgetown, Historic Sanford Stadium, 1201 Mellonville Avenue, Sanford
• Wednesday, April 29- Jamestown, Rockhill Missionary Baptist Church 3036 Weston St, Oviedo
• Thursday, April 30- Lincoln Heights, Journeys Academy, 1722 West Airport Boulevard, Sanford

SEMINOLE COUNTY BUSINESS SURVEY
Seminole County Economic Development needs business feedback regarding the impacts of COVID-19. Survey results will help direct the County’s response and prepare resources to support our business community. Visit BusinessInSeminole.com to complete the Business Needs Assessment.

The State of Florida is also conducting a Business Damage Survey, which helps drive state resources to our County. Visit FloridaDisaster.biz to complete.

ANIMAL SERVICES: CLEAR THE SHELTER
Help Seminole County Animal Services clear the shelter! They have an all-time low number of adoptable pets; 12 dogs, 14 cats, and a pig. Make an appointment to adopt by calling 407-665-5201. Visit SeminoleCountyPets.com to see a list of adoptable animals.

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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