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Seminole County FL - COVID-19 Update and Virtual Hurricane Expo Launches

SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL (June 8, 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 544 confirmed cases in Seminole County, 536 of which are Seminole County residents and 462 confirmed cases have been completed; there have been 12 COVID-19 deaths in the County. Updates can be found at and on the County’s social media channels.

Seminole County will offer two Pop-up Community Test sites this week. 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. Testing is available for ages 18+.

Appointments are not necessary.

• Tuesday, June 9, 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m.- Sanford Middle School, 1700 South French Avenue, Sanford
• Wednesday, June 10, 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m.- Winter Springs Senior Center, 400 North Edgemon Avenue, Winter Springs

Seminole County has partnered with OneBlood to offer temporary Big Red Bus blood donation sites throughout the County on June 9 and 10; all donors will receive free, FDA-approved antibody testing with a blood donation. The full list of Big Red Bus locations can be found on

Appointments are required to donate and should be made 24-hours in advance, visit or call 1-888-9-Donate to make an appointment.

Today, Seminole County Emergency Management launches their 2020 Virtual Hurricane Expo at Traditionally, Emergency Management hosts an in-person Hurricane Expo, complete with vendor booths related to hurricane preparedness. This event is typically attended by about 1,000 attendees. In lieu of COVID-19, the Expo has gone virtual this year, with videos and fact sheets providing valuable hurricane preparedness information.

Emergency Management staff will host a series of Facebook Lives, at 12:30 p.m. from June 8-12 to provide tips to prepare for Hurricane Season. Each day, a hurricane preparedness or recovery topic will be presented, as staff welcome questions related to the topic noted:

• Monday, June 8 - Hurricane Season 2020: What to Expect in Light of COVID-19
• Tuesday, June 9 – Hurricane Kits
• Wednesday, June 10 – Protect Your Home: Insurance & Mitigation Strategies
• Thursday, June 11 – Seniors and Populations with Special Medical Needs
• Friday, June 12 – Shelters: Refuges of Last Resort

Visit to participate in Live Chats.

Seminole County Office of Emergency Management and Florida Department of Health-Seminole personnel are available Monday-Friday 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 for information related to COVID-19 in Seminole County.

Text COVID19INFO to 888-777 to receive updates from Seminole County Office of Emergency Management.

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