The City of Sanford has been under a Local State of Emergency (LSE) since March 19, 2020, and continues to monitor COVID-19. City Hall re-opened to the public on June 1st. The City respectfully requests that you do not enter City Hall if you are not feeling well. As of July 1, For the safety and the safety of others, ALL visitors are required to wear Face Masks when entering City facilities.
The safety of our employees and the public are very important to us. We have installed protective measures at City Hall and other City facilities for the public and our employees to ensure we are prepared to social distance and operate within the CDC recommended guidelines. Those safety modifications installed at City Hall and City facilities include:
• A plexiglass shield at every counter to separate employees from visitors.
• Plexiglass shields at every front desk, which may be visited by outside visitors as well as employees. These protective screens will stand between a visitor and our employees so that any airborne droplets, either from a cough or a sneeze will be blocked from reaching the person on the other side.
• Decals on the floor to remind everyone about social distancing.
• Facilities Maintenance staff are frequently sanitizing used surfaces twice a day to keep the workplace clean, to inhibit the spread of communicable diseases.
- CDC: COVID-19 What You Need To Know (English, Spanish, Chinese)
- CDC: What To Do If You Are Sick (English, Spanish, Chinese)
- CDC: Stop the Spread of Germs Printable Poster (English, Spanish, Chinese)
- Seminole County Emergency Management and Florida Department of Health-Seminole personnel will be on hand to answer non-emergency questions related to COVID-19 and Seminole County’s response
- The Citizens Information Hotline is available Monday-Friday, 8:00a.m.-5:00p.m. at 407-665-0000. Closed on weekends.
- Spanish speaking operators are available
- Text COVID19INFO to 888777 to opt in for Emergency Management updates related to COVID-19; standard text message rates apply
Studies and Research Regarding Mask Efficacy:
- Universal Masking is Urgent in the COVID-19 Pandemic: SEIR and Agent Based Models, Empirical Validation, Policy Recommendations
- University of California San Francisco: Science Behind How Face Masks Prevent Coronavirus
- State of Florida Public Health Advisory: Wearing Face Coverings
- Face Masks Against COVID-19: An Evidence Review (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
- Commander, Navy Installations Command: Status Update
- Mask Efficacy Summary
Seminole County recommends following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines while practicing personal health and hygiene actions to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then discard the tissue.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick. If you are sick, stay home and practice “social distancing.”
City of Sanford
- City of Sanford Emergency Declaration Proclamation
City of Sanford Emergency Proclamation Regulations/Meetings of the City
EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING THE USE OF SOCIAL DISTANCING/FACIAL COVERINGS IN SEMINOLE COUNTY
"Face Covering" - shall mean a uniform piece of material that securely covers a person's nose and mouth and remains affixed in place without the use of one's hands, whether store bought or homemade, concurrent with CDC guidelines.
MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR BUSINESSES AND PLACES OF ASSEMBLY
All places of assembly, businesses, and other places open to the public in Seminole County shall follow these conditions, unless precluded by any order issued by the Governor for the State of Florida or if social distancing would preclude the provision of service to a customer, such as in a hair salon, nail salon, or other similar personal services:
- All persons, employees, patrons, and participants must practice physical distancing by staying at least six (6) feet apart (hereinafter "social distancing");
- Meetings, workshops, training programs, and other modes of assembly must ensure appropriate social distancing; and
- Checkout points and staging areas, including storefronts, must be monitored for social distancing requirements by means of marking floors or similar actions to maintain social distancing between patrons and employees.
Businesses that provide services requiring employees and patrons to be within six (6) feet of one another, such as hair or nail salons, are subject to all other provisions of this Order.
FACE COVERINGS REQUIRED
Every person working, living, visiting, or doing business in Seminole County is required to wear a Face Covering consistent with the current CDC guidelines while at all businesses, places of assembly, and other places open to the public. This section does not apply to individuals that are exempt from wearing Face Coverings, as stated in this Order.
FACE COVERINGS OUTDOORS
A Face Covering is not required at outdoor businesses, places of assembly, and other places open to the public if social distancing, as described in Section 2 of this Order, can be accomplished.
A Face Covering shall not be required for the following persons:
- Persons under the age of two (2) years;
- Persons for whom a Face Covering would cause impairment due to an existing health condition or disability;
- Persons working in a business or profession who are not interacting with the public and who are able to maintain social distancing from co-workers;
- Persons working in, or patrons of, a business or profession where use of a Face Covering would prevent them from performing the duties or receiving the services of the business or profession;
- Persons exercising, while maintaining social distancing;
- Persons eating or drinking;
- Public safety, fire, and other life safety and health care personnel, as their personal protective equipment requirements will be governed by their respective agencies; and
- Persons communicating with someone who is hearing-impaired and must see the mouth of someone wearing a Face Covering in order to communicate.
This Order is intended as a measure to seek voluntary compliance with the provisions contained in the Order and to educate and warn of the dangers of noncompliance. However, in the event voluntary compliance is not achieved, a violation of this Executive Order pursuant to Sections 252.47 and 252.50, Florida Statutes, may be prosecuted consistent with Florida and local law. This Order is enforceable by any county or municipal law enforcement official and code enforcement official.
This Order is in addition to the Executive Orders issued by Governor DeSantis and Seminole County. Any provision(s) within this Order that conflict(s) with any State or Federal law or constitutional provision, or conflict(s) with or are superseded by a current or subsequently-issued Executive Order of the Governor or the President of the United States, shall be deemed inapplicable and deemed to be severed from this Order, with the remainder of the Order remaining intact and in full force and effect. This Order applies to incorporated and unincorporated Seminole County, but has no application outside of the County.
STATE OF FLORIDA OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER 20-139 (PHASE 2: SAFE. SMART. STEP-BY-STEP. PLAN FOR FLORIDA'S RECOVERY)
RESPONSIBLE PERSONAL ACTIVITY
All persons in Florida are encouraged to follow appropriate social distancing and safety protocols issued by the CDC and OSHA. The direction to follow such protocols, and those additional protocols listed below in this section, is guidance and not enforceable under section 252.4 7, Florida Statutes.
- Senior citizens and individuals with a significant underlying medical conditions are strongly encouraged to avoid crowds and take measures to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19.
- All persons in Florida are encouraged to avoid congregating in groups larger than 50 persons.
- All persons who work in long-term care facilities should be tested for COVID-19 on a routine basis.
- In-store retail businesses, including gyms and fitness centers, should maintain appropriate social distancing and sanitation protocols.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS TRAVELING TO FLORIDA
Executive Orders 20-80 and 20-82 are extended with exceptions for persons involved in commercial activity and students traveling for the purpose of academic work, internships, sports training and any other activity or program approved by the educational institution. This order
supersedes Executive Order 20-86.
This order supersedes Executive Orders 20-91 and 20-92 and Executive Order 20-112 Section 2. This order further supersedes any conflicting provisions of Executive Order 20-112 including Section 3C. (gyms) and Section 4 (retail and museums) and Executive Order 20-123
2 including Section l .B. (retail), C.(museums) and D. (gyms). This order extends and modifies the remaining provisions of Executive Order 20-112 and Executive Order 20-123 as follows:
- Restaurants and other establishments, and bars and other vendors licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises, may operate at fifty (50) percent of their indoor capacity, excluding employees, as under Executive Order 20-123, Section 1. Bar areas may be open with seated service. In addition, outdoor seating is permissible with appropriate social distancing. This section does not apply to nightclubs. Non-conflicting provisions in Executive Order 20-71, Sections 1 and 2 remain in effect.
- Entertainment businesses, including but not limited to movie theaters, concert houses, auditoriums, playhouses, bowling alleys, and arcades may operate at fifty (50) percent of their building capacity, with appropriate social distancing between groups and appropriate sanitation.
- Pari-mutuel facilities may seek to operate with a written request from the County Mayor or if no mayor the County Administrator to the Secretary of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) and the approval of the DBPR Secretary.
- Personal services, including but not limited to tattooing, body piercing, acupuncture, tanning and massage, may operate with appropriate safety guidelines as outlined by the Department of Health. Section 6. Previous Executive Order Extended Executive Order 20-69 is extended until June 30, 2020.
This order, with the exception of Section 2, shall be enforced under section 252.47, Florida Statutes, and by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Violation of this order is a second-degree misdemeanor pursuant to section 252.50, Florida Statutes, and is punishable by imprisonment not to exceed 60 days, a fine not to exceed $500, or both.
This order is effective at 12:01 a.m. on June 5, 2020.
MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR COVID-19 POSITIVE PATIENTS
Seminole County Executive Order 2020-009: All persons who have tested positive for COVID-19 must follow CDC guidelines for community transmission of COVID-19 and the President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America, as follows:
- Remain in their home until medically cleared of COVID-19 by a medical doctor and/or the Florida Department of Health.
- No physical interaction with persons not residing in the home.
Individuals who do not comply with this Order face a monetary fine up to $500 per occurrence, in accordance with Section 72.12, Seminole County Code, and Section 125.69, Florida Statutes (2019). This Order is enforceable by any county or municipal law enforcement official, code enforcement official, and emergency management official.
COVID-19 positive individuals must abide by the provisions of Section 1 of this Order, unless traveling for medically-related reasons.
LIHEAP (Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program)
LIHEAP has modified some requirements and automated the applications process to avoid discontinuance of services. If you have an outstanding electric bill that was due prior to the Utilities Company no Disconnect policy, although City Hall is closed to the public LIHAP is still accepting and processing applications. Applications are available as follows:
- Online at the City Website www.sanfordfl.gov
- By calling the LIHEAP Office at 407-688-5166 or 407-688-5167 and an application will be emailed, faxed or mailed to you.
Applications can be emailed, faxed or mailed back to the LIHEAP Office. Upon receipt of the application LIHEAP staff will follow-up via phone or email to obtain any missing information. If you have any questions please contact Maria Garcia, LIHEAP Program Coordinator at 407-688-5167 or email at Liheap@sanfordfl.gov
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Minor Home Repair Program
The Minor Home Repair program is still accepting application for minor home repairs. The CDBG Immediate Needs application is online and can be downloaded and printed from The City of Sanford’s Website www.sanfordfl.gov.
- Applicants are encouraged to download or print application from the online page and complete the paperwork.
- Applicants are directed to gather verifiable paperwork (birth certificate, license etc.).
- Complete application and along with the requested documents return to CDBG program
- Applicants can email, fax or mail applications and documents to: Olatunji Y. Oyewale 300 N. Park Ave., Sanford FL 32771
Once documents are received applicants will be informed by phone or email of status and if additional documents are needed.
If there are any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call 407-562-2779 or email: Olatunji.Oyewale@sanfordfl.gov
- Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Reemployment Assistance (also called reemployment assistance insurance) provides temporary wage replacement benefits to qualified individuals who are out of work through no fault of their own. If you need assistance, contact the Reemployment Assistance Contact Center at 1-800-204-2418 during the hours of 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. EST, Monday through Friday. Visit FloridaJobs.org for additional information.
- Click here to download the Reemployment application, in the event you'd prefer to mail in the application versus complete online: English / Spanish
- Printed copies are available at most City Halls, as well as Seminole County Services Building (1101 East 1st Street, Sanford)
- United States Bartenders' Guild has an application process for the Bartender Emergency Assistance Program. Visit the website for more information: USBG National Charity Foundation
- CareerSource Central Florida is an equal opportunity employer/program. Visit the website for more information: CareerSourceCentralFlorida
RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
- Community Assistance has removed some of the requirements to assist those residents affected by COVID-19. If you are experiencing a financial hardship due to employer and/or school closures and are seeking rental assistance, submit an application for assistance to Financial Assistance Orientation and Application
- The requirement of on-going management and 2 year waiting period have been waived during this time
- For more information, please call 407-665-2300
- The Sharing Center is also accepting applications for rental assistance, visit their website for details: The Sharing Center
- Please note, The Sharing Center requires 11 documents for qualification, incomplete applications will not be accepted
- Covering Central Florida offers health coverage and a Special Enrollment Period for individuals who have been laid off related to COVID-19.
- Seminole County Bar Association Legal Aid Society, Inc. is offering assistance to Seminole County residents with the following services:
- Living Wills
- Health Care Surrogates
- Durable Power of Attorney
- Unemployment/Reemployment Applications
- Family Law
- Tennant Law
- For assistance, please visit scbalas.com or call (407) 834-1660.
- Embrace Families believe all kids deserve to grow up in safe, stable and loving homes. Visit the website for more information: Embrace Families
UNITED WAY 211
- Heart of Florida United Way 211 Information and Referral Crisis Line can connect residents to information about available resources in the community. Whether it’s finding out the location of the nearest food pantry or seeking information related to the virus, 211 Call Specialists are there to help navigate these uncertain times with Seminole County residents.
Our customers can continue to have a seamless experience with the City of Sanford by doing business online. More information can be found at Citizenserve, the City's online portal for Business Tax Receipts, Oil and Grease Permits and Other Licensing/Permitting, Development Services and Zoning, and Code Enforcement complaints.
Our Utility Customers can access the City’s online bill payment services. Please review the options for online bill payment by clicking here or call 800-830-9098 to pay your bill by phone, this number is available 24-hours a day.
For any questions about City services during normal business hours, please call 407-688-5000. The City of Sanford website is a great resource for information www.sanfordfl.gov.
PRE-APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR
SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS
The pre-application process for the City of Sanford’s Small Business Relief Grant Program began June 11. Small businesses adversely impacted by COVID-19 may apply for this one-time grant to help subsidize significant revenue loss.
•A maximum of $15,000 may be granted to qualifying small businesses with a physical location within the city limits of Sanford.
•Businesses with one to 25 low-to-moderate income employees as designated by the Federal Housing Administration FY 2020 Income Limits are eligible.
•Primary business sectors include restaurants, bars, retail, personal services (salons, child/elderly care, laundry/cleaning services, pet care), repair and maintenance services, fitness centers, professional services, contractors and event services. Home-based businesses are eligible.
•Grants may be used to offset commercial rent or mortgage payments, utilities, payroll, employee support or retention programs, or investment in Personal Protection Equipment (PPE).
•Thursday, June 11 Pre-application process begins.
•Thursday, June 18, 5:00 p.m. Pre-application process is closed.
•Pre-applications will be reviewed by staff as they are received. Eligible businesses will be notified via email with application next steps within five business days of receipt of the pre-application.
•Thursday, July 2, 5:00 p.m. Application deadline with all supporting documents.
•Applicants will be notified of grant approval status via email by Thursday, July 16.
•Funds are estimated to be available by mid-July.
EMERGENCY SMALL BUSINESS GRANT
Seminole County Government’s Emergency Small Business Grant Program will assist eligible businesses with expenses such as mortgage or rent costs, utilities, payroll, or the purchase of materials necessary for reopening or operating during social distancing mandates. Funding will be limited to businesses with low-to-moderate income employees and must be located within Seminole County. Full program details can be found here: BusinessInSeminole.
- Up to $5,000 for qualifying small businesses with a physical location in Seminole County or one of the county’s six cities (businesses located within the City of Sanford should apply for the city’s small business grant);
- Businesses with low-to-moderate income employees as designated by the Federal Housing Administration FY2020 Income Limits are eligible. Primary business sectors include restaurants, bars, retail, personal services (salons, child/elderly care, laundry/cleaning services, pet care), repair and maintenance services, fitness centers, and event services;
- Grants may be used to offset commercial rent or mortgage payments, utilities, payroll, employee support or retention programs, or investment in PPE equipment;
- Businesses should visit the Small Business Grant website for further details related to criteria, required documentation, and the application process.
Seminole County Economic Development are currently accepting applications. Funding distribution is anticipated in mid-July.
PPE FOR BUSINESSES
Seminole County Economic Development has compiled a list of potential personal protective equipment distributors to assist businesses as they reopen.
Floor decals, reusable cloth masks and other PPE may be available for small businesses. Small business owners may call 407-665-0000 to determine availability.
GUIDANCE FOR BARBERSHOPS, COSMETOLOGY SALONS, AND COSMETOLOGY SPECIALTY SALONS
Holders of the following state-issued barber or cosmetology licenses may provide services with appropriate precautionary measures directed in Executive Order 20-120:
Barber; Restricted Barber; Cosmetologist; Nail Specialist; Facial Specialist; Full Specialist; Hair Braider; Hair Wrapper; and Body Wrapper. These license holders are permitted to perform the barbering or cosmetology services as authorized by their respective license or registration.
Governor DeSantis signed Executive Order 20-120 allowing barbershops, cosmetology salons, and cosmetology specialty salons to resume services on Monday, May 11 pending the following requirements:
- All customers will be by appointment only.
- Allow at least 15 minutes between the conclusion of an appointment and the beginning of the next appointment for proper disinfecting practices.
- No group appointments are permitted.
- Masks must be worn by all employees while performing personal services.
The State has provided answers to frequently asked questions relating to Executive Order 20-120, which can be found here.
BUSINESS DAMAGE ASSESSMENT SURVEY
- Governor DeSantis activated the Business Damage Assessment Survey in order to accurately calculate the impact of COVID-19 on Florida’s local businesses. Results of this survey will determine the magnitude of relief programming provided locally, therefore it is imperative that Seminole County businesses respond to the survey. Please take a moment to complete the Business Damage Assessment Survey here.
THE CORONAVIRUS AID, RELIEF, AND ECONOMIC SECURITY ACT (CARES ACT)
- The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), enacted on March 27, 2020, is designed to encourage Eligible Employers to keep employees on their payroll, despite experiencing economic hardship related to COVID-19, with an employee retention tax credit (Employee Retention Credit). The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program runs from Jan. 27, 2020 through Dec. 31, 2020. It extends unemployment benefits to eligible self-employed workers. Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) is an emergency program designed to help Americans affected by the 2020 novel coronavirus pandemic. Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) is an emergency program designed to increase unemployment benefits for millions of Americans affected by the 2020 novel coronavirus pandemic, click here.
FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT (FFCRA)
- The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division announced its first round of published guidance to provide information to employees and employers about how each will be able to take advantage of the protections and relief offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). For additional information for both employees and employers, click here.
SHORT-TIME COMPENSATION PROGRAM FOR EMPLOYERS
- Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity offers a Short Time Compensation Program for Employers, which assists employers with workforce retention in times of temporary slowdown. For eligibility and application information, click here. DEO is also providing guidance with respect to Reemployment Assistance benefits, which can be found here.
DISASTER RECOVERY REFORM ACT OF 2018
- On October 5, 2018, President Trump signed the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 into law, click here. Learn more about how the new provisions move us forward towards becoming a prepared and resilient nation.
MICROFINANCE GUARANTEE PROGRAM
- The Microfinance Guarantee Program is available to stimulate access to credit for entrepreneurs and small businesses in Florida by providing targeted guarantees to loans made to such entrepreneurs and small businesses. Funds appropriated to the program must be reinvested and maintained as a long-term and stable source of funding for the program. For more information, visit here.
EMPLOYEE RETENTION AND PAYROLL TAX CREDITS
- A refundable tax credit has been created to assist employers in retaining employees. The credit is computed at 50% of qualified wages paid by eligible employers for up to $10,000 paid to each employee between March 13, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020.
- Subject to limitations and exceptions, employers of less than 500 employees are required to provide mandatory sick time and paid family leave but are eligible for payroll tax credits to offset the costs. Eligible self-employed individuals also qualify for the credits. Healthcare providers and emergency responders are excluded; employers with fewer than 50 employees can be exempted.
- Employers (including self-employed individuals) will be able to postpone the employer’s share of Social Security taxes through the end of this year. The delayed payments are due in two equal payments, one due Dec. 31, 2021 and the second due Dec. 31, 2022.
SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER
- Business Consulting: No cost one-on-one business consultation
- Meet with a consultant in a confidential setting to discuss your current business issues. One-on-one consulting is provided by professionally trained, experienced consultants. Private and public-sector professionals are utilized to address specialized and complex client needs. Consulting sessions are personalized, confidential, and no-cost to the client. Click here.
HISPANIC BUSINESSES COVID-19 RECOVERY PERIOD SURVEY – BY THE HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF METRO ORLANDO
- Take the Hispanic Chamber of Metro Orlando business survey to help the Chamber and other organizations develop short and long term plans for COVID-19 business recovery: click HERE to take the survey
- Florida Disaster Division of Emergency Management here
- Orlando Economic Partnership Online Business Resource Center here
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Interim Guidance for Businesses here
- The National Entrepreneur Center resources here or call 407-420-4848
- Florida Small Business Development Network resources here
- Career Source Central Florida program opportunities here
- Governor DeSantis’ COVID-19 Executive Orders here
The City will resume all public meetings in person starting in June, to be held in the City Commission Chambers, every other seat and row will be taped off to ensure the public adheres to social distancing.
• Historic Preservation Board: June 17th, 2020
• Planning & Zoning Commission: July 9th, 2020
• Public Art Commission: July 21st, 2020
Parks and Recreation
Effective Monday, June 1st the City of Sanford will begin a phased in approach to reopening playgrounds, basketball courts and limited recreational activities. All activities have been modified to follow current guidelines and park visitors should continue to practice appropriate social distancing measures. Dates are subject to change.
• June 1
• June 8
Westside Community Center – Summer Camp
• June 9
Henry Sanford Museum
• June 15
Mellonville Center – Summer Camp
Youth Babe Ruth Baseball
Open Gym at Westside Community Center
Historic Sanford Memorial Stadium
Larry A. Dale Aquatic Center
FT. Mellon Park Splash Pad
• June 20
Soap Box Derby
• July 1
• July 15
All greenspaces and trails remain open for individual use and groups of ten or less. Tennis courts and pickleball courts located at Lee P. Moore, Groveview, South Pinecrest & Chase Parks are open for single use only at this time. Restrooms at the courts will be operating from 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM.
• Waiting must be done outside of the Courts – Remember social distancing guidelines.
• Groups should remain at 10 or fewer.
• Stay on your side of the court…avoid changing sides.
• Avoid using your hands to pick up the ball. Use either your racquet or foot.
• Please do not share equipment.
• We recommend bringing your own balls and writing your name on them. Only pick up your own ball.
• Use care when touching multi touch surfaces like benches and gates.
• Bring hand sanitizer or wipes.
• If a ball from another court comes to you, send it back with a racquet or a kick.
• “Great Game!” but please no handshakes or high fives.
• Have fun and stay healthy!
All playgrounds, basketball courts, racquetball courts and restrooms remain closed until further notice. The City of Sanford asks all residents and visitors to continue following guidelines on social distancing, hand washing and the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Please contact Parks and Recreation for more information at 407-688-5120.
Online registration now available - The City of Sanford is planning to hold its summer camp program in the Mellonville Center at 1211 Mellonville Ave. beginning on Monday, June 15, 2020. The camp will allow for groups of 8 participants in each group and 2 counselors per group. Attendance will be capped at 48 participants per week. Counselors will be required to submit daily wellness checks per City of Sanford employee guidelines and will remain with their group each day and week. The Boys and Girls Club will be hosting its summer program at the City’s Velma H. Williams Westside Community Center with many of the same limits as described above. For registration and more information please visit Summer Camp Registration Information.
SEMINOLE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
- Effective July 6, Seminole County Public Schools will partner with Summer BreakSpot to continue providing FREE nutritionally balanced breakfast and lunch meals to children and teens 18 & under. SCPS’s meal distribution services will be operating Monday-Thursday 11:00a.m.-12:30p.m. at select campuses. An additional breakfast and lunch will be served on Thursday’s to cover Friday’s meals, the following list are the locations for June;
- Altamonte Elementary
- Casselberry Elementary
- Lawton Elementary
- Midway Elementary
- Sterling Park Elementary
- Teague Middle
- Wicklow Elementary
- Winter Springs Elementary
- SCPS staff will be working on a 10-hour, 4-day work-week, Monday-Thursday and OFF each Friday. Normal SCPS Hours will resume on July 20
- Class of 2020 Graduation Update here: Graduation Update
- For more information on Seminole County Public School response to COVID-19 visit: SCPS.k12.fl.us
SEMINOLE STATE COLLEGE
- For students who do not have the necessary technology to work remotely, computer labs are opened from 8:00a.m.- 5:00p.m., Monday-Friday
- Face-to-face classes or portions of face-to-face classes which cannot transition to a virtual or online format will be suspended until further notice
- For the latest information, visit SeminoleState.edu and SeminoleState.edu/COVID19
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
- All classes have moved online through the Summer
- For information on University of Central Florida, visit: UCF COVID19
- Southbound trains will run Monday-Friday, every half-hour during scheduled morning and evening service and less frequently during the mid-day.
- Northbound trains will run Monday-Friday, every half-hour during scheduled morning and evening service and less frequently during the mid-day.
- To view the schedule or for more details visit: SunRail Schedules.
- Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX) returned to normal operating schedules and routing starting on May 11.
- The full schedules are available in the LYNX Schedule Book.
- To protect bus operators and riders the agency will still require rear door entry unless ramp access is needed, seating in designated spots only and allow a maximum number of passengers based on bus size. The agency will continue to encourage passengers to wear a face mask or covering while on board.
- LYNX will continue to follow all recommendations set forth by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and local health departments to safely move passengers throughout Central Florida. If customers are sick or travel isn't essential, the agency requests those customers to please stay home and not ride LYNX.
- Read more about precautionary measures at GoLynx.com.
- Hand washing Public Safety Announcement from Seminole County Office of Emergency Management
- Florida Department of Health
- Seminole County Office of Emergency Management
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Resources
- Live Access ASL is a Facebook livestream public group where interpreters provide interpretations for free for inaccessible press conferences and announcements.
- Videos published by CDC in American Sign Language (ASL) with captions:
POP-UP COMMUNITY TEST SITES
Seminole County in partnership with Allied Health offers Pop Up Community Test sites for ages 18+. Patients must 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.
Two (2) free cloth masks will be provided for each individual tested at a Pop-Up Community Site, while supplies last.
- Wednesday, July 8:
- Bentley Elementary School, 2190 S Oregon Avenue, Sanford (Appointments required, all appointments are filled.)
- Thursday, July 9:
- Bentley Elementary School, 2190 S Oregon Avenue, Sanford (Appointments required, for an appointment click here.)
- Friday, July 10:
- Milwee Middle School, 1341 S Ronald Reagan Boulevard, Longwood (Appointments required, appointment links will be made available 72 hours before testing time.)
- Saturday, July 11:
- Milwee Middle School, 1341 S Ronald Reagan Boulevard, Longwood (Appointments required, appointment links will be made available 72 hours before testing time.)
TRUE HEALTH CLINIC DRIVE THRU SERVICES
True Health Community Clinics will offer drive thru services at their Casselberry and Sanford clinics from July 6-10. Adults and pediatric patients accepted; parent/guardian must be present for children to be tested. Patients do not have to exhibit symptoms. Testing is free of charge regardless of insurance status; patients with insurance should bring insurance cards.
- Casselberry Clinic, 1120 State Road 436, Suite 1600, Casselberry, call 407-322-8645 to make an appointment.
- Sanford Clinic, 4930 East Lake Mary Boulevard. Sanford, call 407-322-8645 to make an appointment.
Florida Department of Health in Seminole will offer COVID-19 curbside testing at their Sanford office. Both pediatric and adult patients will be tested; parent/guardian must be present for children to be tested. Test results are expected 5-7 days after specimen is collected.
- ADDRESS: 400 W Airport Blvd, Sanford, FL 32773
- COST: No co-pay, no charge regardless of insurance status
- APPOINTMENTS: Testing is available by appointment only, all appointments are filled.
- DATES: Monday, July 6 - Friday, July 10
COMMUNITY CLINICS: LOW OR NO-COST TESTING & HEALTHCARE
Low-cost or no-cost healthcare and COVID-19 testing is available for uninsured and under-insured individuals and families.
- True Health, 407-322-8645, MyTrueHealth.org
- Accepting all patients, please call in advance.
- Curbside test specimen collection offered at Florida Department of Health-Seminole.
- American Muslim Clinic, 407-588-0556, AMSSClinic.org
- Accepting patients with no insurance, must meet income criteria.
- Visit website for appointment availability.
- Test specimen collection offered on Fridays only; must call ahead.
AT HOME COVID-19 TEST
If an individual with disabilities wishes to get a COVID-19 test, the individual will need to call 407-665-0000, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Response to schedule an appointment may take 24-48 hours. A community paramedic will schedule an appointment and deploy to the home to provide test to the resident.
REGIONAL DRIVE-THRU TESTING
Florida Division of Emergency Management offers a Regional Drive Thru Test Site, located at the Orange County Convention Center's North Concourse, which is intended to serve all Central Florida residents.
- Located at 5980 Destination Parkway, Orlando.
- Open daily 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., or until 750 viral culture tests have been collected.
- Must be age 18+, no symptoms required. Must have identification, bring insurance card if insured; accepting uninsured patients, as well.
- No co-pay, no charge regardless of insurance status.
- No appointments, first come-first served basis.
- Each day, the Regional Drive Thru will offer 125 antibody tests.
PRIVATE TEST SPECIMEN COLLECTION SITES
Please call ahead for testing information and appointments. Each site has different requirements for testing.
- Altamonte Springs Area
- AdventHealth CentraCare Altamonte Springs, 440 W Highway 436, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714, 407-788-2000
- CareSpot Urgent Care of Altamonte Springs, 512 E Altamonte Drive #1000, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701, 321-319-0212
- CVS, 221 S State Road 434, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714, 407-862-3013
- CVS, 1098 Montgomery Road, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714, 407-869-6463
- Casselberry Area
- Paramount Urgent Care - Casselberry, 3950 US 17/92 Suite 1040, Casselberry, FL 32707, 407-960-2188
- True Health - Casselberry, 1120 State Road 436, Suite 1600 Casselberry, FL 32707, 407-322-8645
- Lake Mary Area
- AdventHealth Lake Mary ER, 950 Rhinehart Road, Lake Mary, FL 32746, 321-363-0400
- AdventHealth CentraCare Kids Lake Mary, 105 S Country Club Road, Lake Mary, FL 32746, 321-363-4927
- AdventHealth CentraCare Lake Mary, 2948 W Lake Mary Boulevard, Lake Mary, FL 32746, 407-732-7478
- CareSpot Urgent Care Lake Mary, 136 Parliament Loop #1020, Lake Mary, FL 32746, 407-333-0160
- Night Lite Pediatrics Urgent Care, 3801 W Lake Mary Boulevard Suite 123, Lake Mary, FL 32746, 407-585-0568
- Orlando Health Lake Mary ER, 380 Rhinehart Road, Lake Mary, FL 32746, 321-842-0550
- Longwood Area
- AdventHealth CentraCare Longwood, 855 S US Highway 17-92, Longwood, FL 32750, 407-699-8400
- American Muslim Community Clinic, 588 Wilma Street, Longwood, FL 32750, 407-588-0556
- Sacowi Medical Clinic, 931 Wekiva Springs Road, Longwood, FL 32779, 407-960-6075
- Stages of Life Medical Institute, 1917 Boothe Circle. Longwood, FL 32750, 407-679-3337
- Urgent Care of Longwood, 450 W State Road 434 #1010, Longwood, FL 32750, 407-212-3000
- Oviedo Area
- AdventHealth Oviedo ER, 8100 Red Bug Lake Road, Oviedo, FL 32765, 407-977-2320
- AdventHealth CentraCare Oveido, 8010 Red Bug Lake Road, Oviedo, FL 32765, 407-200-2512
- CareSpot Urgent Care of Oviedo, 968 W Mitchell Hammock Road #1050, Oviedo, FL 32765, 407-890-1890
- Night Lite Pediatrics Urgent Care, 1500 W, Alafaya Trail, Oviedo, FL 32765, 407-385-1790
- Paramount Urgent Care - Oviedo,1984 Alafaya Trail, Oviedo, FL 32765, 407-542-0346
- Sanford Area
- AdventHealth CentraCare Sanford, 4451 W 1st Street, Sanford, FL 32771, 407-330-3412
- CareNow Urgent Care Sanford, 5102 W State Road 46, Sanford, FL 32771, 407-410-8670
- True Health – Sanford, 4930 E Lake Mary Boulevard. Sanford, FL 32771, 407-322-8645
- True Health – DOH, 400 W Airport Boulevard, Sanford, FL 32773, 407-322-8645
- Winter Springs Area
- CareSpot Urgent Care of Winter Springs, 5355 Red Bug Lake Road, Winter Springs, FL 32708, 321-304-3300
- CVS, 5650 Red Bug Lake Road, Winter Springs, FL 32708, 407-699-0781
- Unincorporated Area
- CareSpot Urgent Care of Apopka, 3840 FL-436 #1000, Apopka, FL 32703, 407-478-3202
AVENTUS BIOLABS DRIVE THRU TESTING
Private provider Adventus Biolabs offers COVID-19 and antibody drive thru testing by appointment near University of Central Florida.
- Located at UCF Parking Garage A, 4000 Central Florida Boulevard, Orlando.
- Appointments and pre-registration are required; one appointment per vehicle is required. Visit aventuscovid19.com for info.
- Patients must be age 7+, symptoms are not required. Registrant must have valid driver’s license. Bring insurance card to test site, if insured. There is no co-pay for insured patients.
- Accepting uninsured patients, with self-pay options; self-pay cost is $50 for telehealth consultation, plus $51 for COVID test and lab fees; $51 fee is also applicable for antibody tests.
- Results are typically available within 72 hours; patients will be notified via email to log into patient portal to receive results.
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