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Seminole County FL - JUNE 4 COVID 19 UPDATE

SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL (June 4, 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 511 confirmed cases in Seminole County, 503 of which are Seminole County residents and 446 confirmed cases have been completed; there have been 12 COVID-19 deaths in the County. Updates can be found at prepareseminole.org and on the County’s social media channels.

SEMINOLE COUNTY EXECUTIVE ORDER TO BE RESCINDED
Seminole County’s Executive Order 2020-020 Regarding COVID-19 Requiring Social Distancing will be rescinded upon the effective date of Governor DeSantis’ new Executive Order 20-139 (Phase 2: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery). Tomorrow, June 5, 2020 at 12:01a.m., minimum standards for businesses, places of assembly, and individual activity in Seminole County should be in direct compliance with the Governor’s Order.

Seminole County continues to encourage wearing masks, especially when working within 6’ distance of other individuals. Washing hands thoroughly and placing signage and floor markers promoting social distancing at businesses is also suggested to stop the spread of viruses.

EMERGENCY SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS ACCEPTED THROUGH FRIDAY
The pre-application process for Seminole County Government’s Emergency Small Business Grant Program closes tomorrow, June 5, 2020 at noon. Small businesses adversely impacted by COVID-19 may apply for this one-time grant to help offset the significant revenue loss.

To date, over 1,000 pre-applications have been received. Only completed pre-applications will be considered for the Emergency Small Business Grant Program. Full program details are available in English and Spanish at BusinessInSeminole.com.

ONEBLOOD TESTS FOR ANTIBODIES WITH BLOOD DONATION, SEMINOLE COUNTY LOCATIONS
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. Find the Big Red Bus at the following locations:

  • Tuesday, June 9, 10:00a.m.-3:00p.m.
    • Sanlando Park, 401 West Highland Street, Altamonte Springs
    • Boombah Soldiers Creek Park, 2400 FL-419, Longwood
    • Red Bug Lake Park, 3600 Red Bug Lake Rd, Casselberry
    • Sylvan Lake Park, 845 Lake Markham Rd, Sanford
    • Seminole County Government – County Services Building, 1101 East 1st Street, Sanford
  • Wednesday, June 10, 10:00a.m.-3:00p.m.
    • Boombah Seminole County Sports Complex, 3450 East Lake Mary Blvd, Sanford
    • Museum of Seminole County History, 300 Eslinger Way, Sanford

Appointments are required to donate and should be made 24-hours in advance, visit OneBlood.org or call1-888-9-Donate to make an appointment.

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