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Seminole County FL - June 18: COVID-19 Update

SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL (June 18, 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 have been 986 confirmed cases in Seminole County, 972 of which are Seminole County residents and 498 confirmed cases have been completed; there have been 14 COVID-19 deaths in the County. Updates can be found at prepareseminole.org and on the County’s social media channels.

INCREASE IN POSITIVE CASES
After a week of test results yielding more than 40 new positive patients daily, today is the first day of over 50 new positive patients in Seminole County since testing began earlier this year.

The daily rate of positive cases was under 2% in early June. From June 9 to June 16, the daily rate of positives has ranged from 4.6-10.7%. From June 3-16, the total number of individuals tested daily has ranged from 347 to 865. Find data at Florida Department of Health’s website, where a daily report is published (http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/comm/_partners/action/report_archive/county/county_reports_latest.pdf).

UPCOMING POP-UP COMMUNITY TEST SITES
Seminole County, Florida Department of Health in Seminole (DOH-Seminole) and TrueHealth will offer free, drive thru Pop-Up Community Test Sites at no cost, regardless of insurance status.

Patients must be 18 or older, bring a photo ID and an insurance card (if insured). No symptoms are required in order to be tested for COVID-19. Antibody tests are not offered at these sites.

• Tuesday, June 23, 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m., Carillon Elementary School,3200 Lockwood Boulevard, Oviedo
• Wednesday, June 24, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Lake Brantley High School, 991 Sand Lake Rd, Altamonte Springs (relocated from Spring Lake Elementary to accommodate traffic)

Appointments are not necessary. Two complimentary face masks will be offered to each individual tested at this site; while supplies last.

Seminole County will also partner with Allied Health to bring additional COVID-19 drive thru test sites to communities within the County; dates, times and locations will be announced in the coming days.

CURBSIDE TESTING AT FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Florida Department of Health in Seminole will offer free, curbside testing by appointment at their offices located at 400 West Airport Boulevard, Sanford on Thursdays throughout June, from 9:00a.m.-1:00p.m.

Both adults and children may be tested at this site; children must have a legal guardian present.

Appointments are full for today, June 18. Next available appointments are for June 25. Call 407-665-3000 to make an appointment.

UPCOMING FACEBOOK LIVE CHAT REGARDING COVID-19
Seminole County Office of Emergency Management will offer a Facebook Live Chat regarding COVID-19 on Friday, June 19. Residents have the opportunity to ask questions in real time, as Emergency Manager Alan Harris provides an update on the County’s response to the pandemic at 1:00 p.m.

ONEBLOOD BIG RED BUS OFFERING FREE ANTIBODY TESTING
Seminole County has partnered with OneBlood to offer temporary Big Red Bus blood donation sites throughout the County on June 23 and 24; all donors will receive free, FDA-approved antibody testing with a blood donation. Find the Big Red Bus at the following locations:

• Tuesday, June 23, 10:00a.m.-3:00p.m.
o Sanlando Park, 401 W Highland St, Altamonte Springs
o Boombah Seminole County Sports Complex, 3450 East Lake Mary Boulevard, Sanford
o Boombah Soldiers Creek Park, 2400 FL-419, Longwood
o Red Bug Lake Park, 3600 Red Bug Lake Rd, Casselberry
o Seminole County Government – County Services, 1101 E. First Street, Sanford, FL 32771  
o Sylvan Lake Park, 845 Lake Markham Rd, Sanford
• Wednesday, June 24, 10:00a.m.-3:00p.m.
o Museum of Seminole County History, 300 Eslinger Way, Sanford

All donors need to make an appointment to donate. Appointments can be made on OneBlood.org or by calling 1-888-9-Donate.

STAY INFORMED
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 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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