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Seminole County FL - May 27 COVID-19 Update

SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL (May 27, 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 have been 472 confirmed cases in Seminole County, 464 of which are Seminole County residents; 417 confirmed cases have been completed and 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.

TODAY: 2:00PM PRESS CONFERENCE
Today’s 2:00p.m. press conference will be held at the Seminole County Public Safety Building, 150 Eslinger Way, Sanford. Speakers include:

  • Lee Constantine, Seminole County Board of County Commissioners Vice Chairman
  • Alan Harris, Seminole County Emergency Manager
  • Donna Walsh, Florida Department of Health-Seminole Health Officer
  • Dennis Lemma, Seminole County Sheriff
  • Susan Forbes, OneBlood, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications & Public Relations

FOR MEDIA USE ONLY: Reporters who are not present can text questions to Andy Wontor at 305-338-5851. Find the live stream at Facebook.com/Seminolecounty.

POP UP COMMUNITY COVID-19 TESTING DRIVE THRU SITES
Pop Up Community 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 30 , 2020, 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m.- Sanford Orlando Kennel Club, 301 Dog Track Road, Longwood

Bueno Pharmacy will also offer a Pop Up Community Test Site tomorrow. Patients will be served at:

  • May 28, 2020, 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m.- Ambassador for Christ Church, 2921 S. Orlando Dr., Sanford

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

CONSUMER CONFIDENCE SURVEY
Seminole County Economic Development launched a Consumer Confidence Survey to gauge how comfortable residents are while shopping, dining, and conducting business. The survey is available at the PrepareSeminole.org business tab and updated results are published three times per week on the site, as well. Over 706 consumers have responded to the survey since May 26, 2020.

BURN BAN EXPIRED
Seminole County Fire Department and Seminole County Office of Emergency Management enacted a countywide Burn Ban on May 19, 2020. Since then, the Keetch Byram Drought Index has consistently read below 500 for the past seven days. As such, the burn ban will not be extended.

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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