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Seminole County FL - MAY 15 COVID 19 UPDATE

SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL (May 15, 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 430 confirmed cases in Seminole County, 422 of which are Seminole County residents; there have been 12 COVID-19 deaths in the County. The County’s confirmed cases range from age six months to 100 years. Updates can be found at prepareseminole.org and on the County’s social media channels.

12:00PM FACEBOOK LIVE CHAT
Join Seminole County Emergency Manager Alan Harris for a Facebook Live Chat from 12:00-12:20 at Facebook.com/SeminoleCounty. The Chat will begin with a briefing on the current state of affairs as related to COVID-19, followed by a question and answer session for viewers. The Live Chat will be available for replay on Facebook, YouTube, and SGTV. 

4th FOR CENSUS RESPONSE IN FLORIDA
Seminole County currently ranks as the 4th most responsive county in Florida for the 2020 Census with a 65.2% self-response rate, as of May 13, only behind Sumter, St. Johns and Hernando Counties, respectively.

Seminole County encourages all residents to complete the 2020 Census online, by phone or by mail. The goal of the Census is to count every person living in the County and Country, and the data gathered helps to determine how federal funding is distributed to communities. As a reminder, Seminole County did not receive federal CARES Act funding directly, as the population count fell 30,000 short of the 500,000 resident requirement.

Visit 2020census.gov to complete Census.

COVID-19 TEST DRIVE THRU
Drive thru COVID-19 testing continues on Saturdays through the end of the month, provided by American Muslim Community Clinic and Bueno Pharmacy. Appointments are preferred but not required for the following locations:

  • May 16, 2020, 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m.- Iglesia Presbiteriana El Redentor, 6971 Red Bug Lake Road, Oviedo
  • May 23, 2020, 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m.- St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, 861 Maitland Avenue, Altamonte Springs
  • May 30 , 2020, 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m.- Iglesia Renacimiento Cristiano, 150 Dog Track Road, Longwood

Find more information regarding criteria at PrepareSeminole.org. Please note, antibody testing is not available at these sites.

NON-PROFIT PARTNERS FOR TESTING
Seminole County has partnered with community health non-profit agencies to make testing readily available to residents since April 21 through Community Pop Up Test Sites and Drive Thru Sites. These agencies have offered no-cost testing, regardless of insurance status, to all residents. Residents with insurance have been asked to provide insurance information so that the non-profits may seek reimbursement for testing supplies, site staff, and lab costs. True Health and American Muslim Community Clinic are also offering testing at their clinics in Seminole County.

Learn more about these non-profit community health partners:
True Health, mytruehealth.org
Allied Health, alliedhealth.org
American Muslim Community Clinic, amssclinic.org

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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