SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL (June 16, 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 844 confirmed cases in Seminole County, 834 of which are Seminole County residents and 490 confirmed cases have been completed; there have been 13 COVID-19 deaths in the County. Updates can be found at prepareseminole.org and on the County’s social media channels.
TOMORROW: PRESS CONFERENCE AT TEST SITE
Seminole County, Florida Department of Health in Seminole (DOH-Seminole) and TrueHealth will offer a free, drive thru Pop Up Community Test Site tomorrow at Carillon Elementary School in Oviedo. The COVID-19 test site location is near a known cluster, or location of several active COVID-positive patients.
• WHEN: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m.
• WHERE: Carillon Elementary School, 3200 Lockwood Boulevard, Oviedo
• COST: No cost, regardless of insurance status.
• BRING: Patients should bring a photo ID, insured patients should also bring an insurance card.
• CRITERIA: Ages 18+, no symptoms required.
Appointments are not necessary. A complimentary $10 food voucher (redeemable at most major grocery stores) will be offered for individuals tested at this site; while supplies last.
Media Availability: A press conference will be available at 10:00a.m. tomorrow at the Carillon Elementary School test site with Seminole County Emergency Manager Alan Harris, DOH-Seminole Health Officer Donna Walsh and TrueHealth Interim CEO Janelle Dunn.
An additional Pop Up Community Test Site is scheduled for Wednesday, June 24, 2020 from 10:00a.m. until 2:00p.m. at Spring Lake Elementary School in Altamonte Springs.
STATISTICS: JUNE 8-15, 2020
Last week, from Monday June 8 to Monday, June 15, 264 new positive COVID-19 cases populated. The majority, 153 patients, were adults between the ages of 18-30. Age breakout of new patients is as follows:
• 5 Patients aged 0-10
• 43 Patients aged 11-20
• 114 Patients aged 21-30
• 36 Patients aged 31-40
• 27 Patients aged 41-50
• 14 Patients aged 51-60
• 15 Patients aged 61-70
• 7 Patients aged 71-80
• 2 Patients aged 81-90
• 1 Patients aged 91-100
Total patients hospitalized currently are on the rise, with 17 patients hospitalized today, up from five last Wednesday.
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.
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.