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Seminole County FL - JUNE 24 COVID 19 UPDATE

SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL (June 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 1,754 confirmed cases in Seminole County, 1,738 of which are Seminole County residents and 530 confirmed cases have been completed; there have been 16 COVID-19 deaths in the County. Updates and additional statistics can be found at prepareseminole.org and on the County’s social media channels.

PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY, 2:00PM
A press conference will be held at 2:00p.m. today, and will be available on Facebook.com/SeminoleCounty and SGTV. Speakers include:

  • Seminole County Chairman Jay Zembower
  • Seminole County Emergency Manager Alan Harris
  • Florida Department of Health in Seminole Health Officer Donna Walsh
  • Seminole County Medical Director Dr. Todd Husty

FOR MEDIA USE: Press conference to be held at Seminole County Public Safety Building, 150 Eslinger Way, Sanford. All media present should wear a mask.

INCREASED TESTING
Yesterday, 516 patients were tested at Carillon Elementary and 224 were tested at Winter Springs High School. Combined, over 950 patients were tested on Monday and Tuesday at Seminole County's Pop Up Community Test Sites. Today’s site at Lake Mary High School has a testing capacity of 300, while the Lake Brantley High School site has a testing capacity of 350.

Over the past week, no less than 330 patients have been tested daily, with a daily positive rate between 10.3-18.6%. Seminole County is grateful for its partners at Florida Department of Health in Seminole, True Health community health center, and Allied Health for assisting in the effort to bring no-cost, convenient testing into Seminole County neighborhoods.

Yesterday, June 23, also yielded the highest single day rise in confirmed COVID-positive patients with 187 new cases added. Previously, the record had been 121 new cases in a single day, which was recorded the day prior, June 21.

ADDITIONAL DRIVE THRU SITES
Seminole County has expanded Pop Up Community Test sites throughout the County. Patients should 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+.

Two (2) free cloth masks will be provided for each individual tested at a Pop-Up Community Site, while supplies last.

  • Wednesday, June 24, 2020
    •  9:00a.m. - 1:00p.m., Lake Mary High School, 655 Longwood Lake Mary Road, Lake Mary (Testing provided by Allied Health, appointments required, all appointments filled at this time.)
    • 10:00a.m. - 2:00p.m., Lake Brantley High School, 991 Sand Lake Road, Altamonte Springs (Testing provided by True Health, *DO NOT VISIT THIS SITE, MAX CAPACITY HAS BEEN REACHED FOR THE DAY*)
  • Thursday, June 25, 2020
    • 9:00a.m. - 1:00p.m., Lake Mary High School, 655 Longwood Lake Mary Road, Lake Mary (Testing provided by Allied Health, appointments required, all appointments filled at this time.)
  • Friday, June 26, 2020
    • 9:00a.m. - 1:00p.m., Bentley Elementary School, 2190 S Oregon Avenue, Sanford (Testing provided by Allied Health, appointments required, all appointments filled at this time.)
  • Saturday, June 27, 2020
    • 10:00a.m. - 2:00p.m., Layer Elementary School, 4201 FL-419, Winter Springs (Testing provided by Allied Health, appointments required, all appointments filled at this time.) 
  • Monday, June 29, 2020
    • 10:00a.m. - 2:00p.m., Lawton Chiles Middle School, 1240 Sanctuary Drive, Oviedo (Testing provided by Allied Health, appointments required, all appointments filled at this time.)
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2020
    • 10:00a.m. - 2:00p.m., Lawton Chiles Middle School, 1240 Sanctuary Drive, Oviedo (Testing provided by Allied Health, appointments required, all appointments filled at this time.)

Additional by-appointment sites will be published later this week. Florida Department of Health in Seminole also offers curbside by-appointment testing. The FDOH curbside site can also accommodate pediatric testing.

Find more info at prepareseminole.org regarding the State’s regional drive thru, community clinics, private providers, laboratory testing, pharmacy testing and other testing options.

CARES ACT
Governor Ron DeSantis distributed CARES Act funding to Florida counties with a population of less than 500,000; Seminole County has been guaranteed $20,582,500, which is 25% of the total of the County’s eligible funds. The remaining allocation of $61,747,500, may be available on a reimbursement basis. Funding for the seven cities, Constitutional Offices and Article 5 is included in the County’s total allocation.

STAY INFORMED
Seminole County Office of Emergency Management and Florida Department of Health-Seminole personnel are available 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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