TCC Administration Building

COVID-19 Testing Available

Tallahassee Community College has formed a partnership with Tallahassee Memorial Hospital (TMH) to provide COVID-19 testing on the Lively Technical College campus. Available now, employees may be tested at the TMH collection site on Appleyard Road, after obtaining pre-approval from TCC Human Resources.

 

Faculty and staff members who are experiencing symptoms or believe they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should contact TCC Human Resources to receive authorization and instructions for testing. This is an employer testing site and is not available to anyone without proper pre-authorization.

This partnership allows the College to provide rapid testing for employees who do not have access to a local primary care physician. Human Resources will receive test results within 24 – 36 hours and will immediately notify employees of their individual test results and provide additional guidance, as necessary.

Employees are advised to visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website to review the list of COVID-19 symptoms, obtain information on how to protect yourself and what to do if you are sick. The site also has a self-checker that helps you make decisions about seeking appropriate medical care. The TCC COVID-19 resource page and the Florida Department of Health Coronavirus Updates website also continue to offer updates and provide additional information.

Please contact TCC Human Resources at 850.201.8510 if you have any questions about the process or if you wish to be authorized for testing.

                                                                   

Click below for a list of FAQs.

Face Covering Frequently Asked Questions:

When will this requirement take effect?

Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m. 

Who is required to wear a face covering?

Any individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment. A business establishment means a location with a roof overhead under which any business is conducted, goods are made or stored or processed or where services are rendered. The term “business establishment” also includes locations where non-profit, governmental, churches and quasigovernmental entities facilitate public interactions and conduct business.


However, there are exceptions to the face covering requirement.

What are the exceptions to the face covering requirement?

Facial coverings are not required to be worn by the following persons:

• Persons under the age of six years;

• Persons who have trouble breathing due to a chronic pre-existing condition or individuals with a documented or demonstrable medical problem. It is the intent of this provision that those individuals who cannot tolerate a facial covering for a medical, sensory or any other condition which makes it difficult for them to utilize a facial covering and function in public are not required to wear one;

• Persons in their private rooms of a lodging establishment, such as a hotel, motel, or vacation rental—however, face coverings must be worn in all indoor commons areas of said establishment;

• Persons exercising while observing at least six feet of distancing from another person;

• Restaurant and bar patrons eating or drinking;

• Business owners, managers, and employees who are in an area of a business establishment that is not open to customers, patrons, or the public, provided that six feet of distance exists between persons.

Where are face coverings required?

In a business establishment as defined above.

Does the requirement include all of Leon County?

Yes. The proclamation requiring face coverings is intended to have countywide application. The City of Tallahassee, the State University System, State College System, the State of Florida, or Federal agencies may adopt more stringent rules and procedures. 

Is a business required to post that face coverings are required while indoors?

Yes. All businesses must post a notice visible to all customers that face coverings are required while indoors.

What is considered a face covering?

A “Face Covering” is a uniform piece of material that securely covers a person’s nose and mouth and remains in place without the use of one’s hands, whether store-bought or homemade, concurrent with CDC guidelines. 

Examples and instructions on how to create compliant, homemade face coverings may be found HERE.

What if I don’t have a face covering?

Homemade coverings, bandanas, scarves and neck gaiters are all OK. The CDC has provided simple steps for making a cloth face covering with everyday items from your home that can be found here. A video showing how to make a cloth face covering can be found here.

 Cloth face coverings should:

• Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face

• Be secured with ties or ear loops

• Be made of more than one layer of fabric that you can still breathe through

• Be able to be washed and machine dried without damage or change to shape

Cloth face coverings should be washed after each use. It is important to always remove face coverings correctly and wash your hands after handling or touching a used face covering. Follow the CDC’s guidance on how to properly wash cloth face coverings.

Is Leon County distributing face coverings to residents?

Yes. Starting Wednesday, June 24, Leon County will make thousands of free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours, listed below. Individuals may request one covering and may also pick up one covering for each immediate family member.


• Main Library (200 West Park Avenue)

• Dr. B.L. Perry, JR. Branch Library (2817 South Adams Street)

• Eastside Branch Library (1583 Pedrick Road)

• Jane G. Sauls Fort Braden Branch Library (16327) Blountstown Highway)

• Lake Jackson Branch Library (3840 North Monroe Street)

• Northeast Branch Library (5513 Thomasville Road)

• Woodville Branch Library (8000 Old Woodville Road)


All County branch libraries are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. The County's main library is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. These additional masks complement the County’s ongoing efforts to distribute cloth face masks at faith-based organizations in southern Leon County, at the FAMU-Bond COVID-19 testing site at Bragg Memorial Stadium and at FDOH’s mobile testing sites throughout the community.

How well do cloth face coverings work to prevent spread of COVID-19?

Health experts agree that face coverings can be very effective at preventing the spread of COVID-19. The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

The primary role of the use of face coverings is to reduce the release of infectious particles into the air when someone speaks, coughs, or sneezes, including someone who has COVID-19 but feels well. Cloth face coverings are not a substitute for physical distancing, washing hands, and staying home when ill, but they may be helpful when combined with these primary interventions.

Are face coverings required on mass transit and in rideshares/taxis?

Yes.

Are face coverings required in churches?

Yes, if the service is conducted indoors and under a roof.

How will this order be enforced?

The intent of the requirement is to allow the community to resume normal activities while also preventing the further spread of COVID-19. However, any person violating this face covering requirement may receive a noncriminal infraction. A violation does not authorize the search or arrest of any individual prior to issuing any citation the individual will be asked to comply with the order or be able to explain how they are exempt. The first violation of the requirement is through a fine of $50. The second violation would be a fine of $125. All subsequent violations would be a fine up to $250, and a mandatory court appearance

What should I do if I see someone without a face covering?

For your own safety, do not confront individuals without face coverings. Stay 6 feet away from people who are not wearing face coverings. If someone is not wearing a face covering, please consider that the individual may have a valid reason, including concerns for their own safety. Others may have breathing problems or health issues you do not know about. People who cannot wear a cloth face covering are not required to show proof of their medical condition nor are they required to name their medical condition. 

How long will the face covering requirement remain in effect?

Until repealed.

What is the correct way to wear a mask?

  • Cover both nose and mouth.
  • Completely cover your chin. 
  • Be secure on your face. 
  • Have a least two layers

Is there a wrong way to wear a mask?

Yes, your cloth face covering should NOT:

  • Be loose fitting.
  • Worn under your nose.
  • Worn under your chin. 
  • Be taken off to cough, sneeze or talk. 
  • Be touched or played with.

Where Can I get tested for COVID-19 in Leon County?

Am I able to

Yes, you can check your symptoms and decide what next steps to take with the CDC’s Coronavirus Self-Checker. 

Click here to check it out.

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Click below to view Leon County's latest COVID-19 updates

January 4, 2021

January 4, 2020

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness and response efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders and other critical emergency response functions.

The following update provides a timely, accurate and vetted source of official County and community information.

Significant Changes Since Last Update

The Florida Department of Health in Leon COunty is run by the State of Florida is charged with leading vaccine distribution efforts in Tallahassee/Leon County through their local office (the Florida Department of Health in Leon County). If you are age 65 or older, you may be vaccinated through the Florida Department of Health in Leon County as vaccines become available.

For more information, please visit leon.floridahealth.gov.

  • Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 testing at Leon County's Northeast Branch Library (5513 Thomasville Rd) on Sunday, January 10, 2021 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Open to all patients, both symptomatic and asymptomatic.
    • PCR molecular testing (results in 2-4 days).
    • No appointments. Bring a valid photo ID and provide an email address.
    • For more information, contact Neighborhood Medical Center at (850) 224-2469.
  • Additional Testing Dates Scheduled at Northeast Branch Library:
    • Sunday, January 17, 2021, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Sunday, January 31, 2021, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • COVID-19 Testing Site at FAMU Bragg Memorial Stadium (1500 Wahnish Way, Tallahassee, FL 32307)
  • The site is currently offering Rapid COVID-19 Antigen testing for all patients with results in less than 1 hour. PCR molecular testing is available by request with results in 3-4 days. Sign up for testing at curative.com 
    • Testing is free and open to the public. Appointments and walk-ups are accepted. Physician referral not required. Insurance is accepted but not required.
    • The Rapid COVID-19 Antigen test sample is collected by a healthcare worker who will gently swab the inside of a patient's nostrils. This collection process is quick, easy and comfortable.
    • Patients receive their Rapid COVID-19 Antigen results within one hour of testing by email or SMS text. The Florida Department of Health receives all patient results and will contact patients with positive results.
    • The Curative RT-PCR molecular COVID-19 test is collected by a healthcare worker who will gently swab the inside of a patient's nostrils. This collection process is quick, easy and comfortable. Patient results will be available within 3-4 days.
    • For inquires about their results, patients can contact the Curative support staff by calling 888-702-9042.
    • The site is operational from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. The site closes when the number of allocated tests has been reached.
    • WAIT TIMES MAY VARY: Appointment slots are considered a form of pre-registration and are not always reflective of the time you will be seen. Pre-registration ensures that you will get into the line more quickly.
  • On September 25, Governor DeSantis signed Executive Order 20-244 that places all of Florida into Phase 3 of the COVID-19 recovery plan, effective immediately. View the Executive Order by clicking HERE.
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Face coverings are available for pickup at the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here or visit  www.OEVForBusiness.com  
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries. Leon County continues to make free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours. Through the library program and with OEV, the County has distributed over 475,000 masks to citizens. Five face masks per individual will be allowed for pickup to ensure adequate supply to meet demand.  For locations and hours, visit www.LeonCountyLibrary.gov

Leon County's COVID-19 Health Metrics

Metrics

    • Weekly Documented New Cases

                       1,316    INCREASING (from 892 cases)

    • Weekly Percent of Positive Cases

                       10.97%  INCREASING (from 6.95%)

    • Weekly Emergency Room Visits with Influenza-like Illness

                       30          INCREASING (from 16 visits)

    • Weekly Emergency Room Visits with COVID-like Illness

                       91         INCREASING (from 66 visits) 

COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 85 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 20,168 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 1,376,692 positive cases of COVID-19, and 22,090 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing date includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed by Patients First.

January 6, 2021

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness and response efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

To Protect Public Health, County Requires Face Covering to be worn in businesses. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally and statewide, the ordinance states that an individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment.

For sample mask signage, click here.

To view the signed Ordinance, click here. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this requirement, click here.

Significant Changes Since Last Update . 

The Florida Department of Health in Leon County is run by the State of Florida and is charged with leading vaccine distribution efforts in Tallahassee/Leon County through their local office (the Florida Department of Health in Leon County). If you are age 65 or older, you may be vaccinated through the Florida Department of Health in Leon County as vaccines become available.

For more information, please visit leon.floridahealth.gov.

  • Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 testing at Leon County's Northeast Branch Library (5513 Thomasville Rd) on Sunday, January 10, 2021 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Open to all patients, both symptomatic and asymptomatic.
    • PCR molecular testing (results in 2-4 days).
    • No appointments. Bring a valid photo ID and provide an email address.
    • For more information, contact Neighborhood Medical Center at (850) 224-2469.
  • Additional Testing Dates Scheduled at Northeast Branch Library:
    • Sunday, January 17, 2021 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
    • Sunday, January 31, 2021 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Covid-19 Testing Site at FAMU Bragg Memorial Stadium (1500 Wahnish Way Tallahassee, FL 32307
  • The site is currently offering Rapid COVID-19 Antigen testing for patients with results in less than 1 hour. PCR molecular testing is available by request with results in 3 to 4 days. Sign up for testing HERE. 
    • Testing is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is NOT required but encouraged by going to Curative.com. Physician referral not required. Insurance is accepted but not required. 
    • The Rapid COVID-19 Antigen test sample is collected by a healthcare worker who will gently swab the inside of a patient’s nostrils. This collection process is quick, easy, and comfortable.
    • Patients receive their Rapid COVID-19 Antigen results within one hour of testing by email or SMS text. The Florida Department of Health receives all patient results and will contact patients with positive results.
    • The Curative RT-PCR molecular COVID-19 test is collected by a healthcare worker who will gently swab the inside of a patient's nostrils. This collection process is quick, easy and comfortable. Patient results will be available within 3-4 days. 
    • For inquiries about their results, patients can contact the Curative support staff at curativesupport@curative.com and 888-702-9042.
    • The site is operational from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. The site closes when the number of allocated tests has been reached.
    • WAIT TIMES MAY VARY: Appointment slots are considered a form of pre-registration and are not always reflective of the time you will be seen. Pre-registration ensures that you will get into the line more quickly!
  • On September 25, Governor DeSantis signed Executive Order 20-244 that places all of Florida into Phase 3 of the COVID-19 recovery plan, effective immediately. View the Executive Order by clicking HERE. 
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Face coverings are available at the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries. Leon County continues to make free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours. Through the library program and with OEV, the County has distributed over 475,000 masks to citizens. Five face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 

Leon County's COVID-19 Health Metrics

  • Weekly Documented New Cases
    1,316     INCREASING  (from 892 cases)

    Weekly Percent of Positive Cases
    10.97%     INCREASING   (from 6.95%)

    Weekly Emergency Room Visits with Influenza-like Illness
    30     INCREASING   (from 16 visits)

    Weekly Emergency Room Visits with COVID-like Illness
    91     INCREASING  (from 66 visits)

COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 86 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 20,955 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 1,409,906 positive cases of COVID-19, and 22,317 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed.

January 8, 2021

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness and response efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

To Protect Public Health, County Requires Face Covering to be worn in businesses. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally and statewide, the ordinance states that an individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment.

For sample mask signage, click here.

To view the signed Ordinance, click here. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this requirement, click here.

Significant Changes Since Last Update . 

The Florida Department of Health in Leon County is run by the State of Florida and is charged with leading vaccine distribution efforts in Tallahassee/Leon County through their local office (the Florida Department of Health in Leon County). If you are age 65 or older, you may be vaccinated through the Florida Department of Health in Leon County as vaccines become available.

For more information, please visit leon.floridahealth.gov.

  • Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 testing at Leon County's Northeast Branch Library (5513 Thomasville Rd) on Sunday, January 10, 2021 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Open to all patients, both symptomatic and asymptomatic.
    • PCR molecular testing (results in 2-4 days).
    • No appointments. Bring a valid photo ID and provide an email address.
    • For more information, contact Neighborhood Medical Center at (850) 224-2469.
  • Additional Testing Dates Scheduled at Northeast Branch Library:
    • Saturday, January 16, 2021 from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
    • Sunday, January 31, 2021 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Free COVID-19 Walk-up testing at Jane G. Sauls Fort Braden Branch Library (16327 Blountstown Hwy) on Monday, January 11, 2021 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
    • Open to all patients, both symptomatic and asymptomatic.
    • PCR testing only. Results in 2 days.
    • Photo ID required to be tested.
    • Testing operated by Bond Community Health Center and supported by Leon CARES. For more information call (850) 296-6858.
  • Free COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing at North Monroe Medical Center (3721 N Monroe St) every Monday, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 
    • Open to all patients, both symptomatic and asymptomatic.
    • PCR testing only. Results in 3 days.
    • Testing operated by North Florida Medical Centers, Inc. For questions email announcements@nfmc.org
  • Covid-19 Testing Site at FAMU Bragg Memorial Stadium (1500 Wahnish Way Tallahassee, FL 32307
  • The site is currently offering Rapid COVID-19 Antigen testing for patients with results in less than 1 hour. PCR molecular testing is available by request with results in 3 to 4 days. Sign up for testing HERE. 
    • Testing is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is NOT required but encouraged by going to Curative.com. Physician referral not required. Insurance is accepted but not required. 
    • The Rapid COVID-19 Antigen test sample is collected by a healthcare worker who will gently swab the inside of a patient’s nostrils. This collection process is quick, easy, and comfortable.
    • Patients receive their Rapid COVID-19 Antigen results within one hour of testing by email or SMS text. The Florida Department of Health receives all patient results and will contact patients with positive results.
    • The Curative RT-PCR molecular COVID-19 test is collected by a healthcare worker who will gently swab the inside of a patient's nostrils. This collection process is quick, easy and comfortable. Patient results will be available within 3-4 days. 
    • For inquiries about their results, patients can contact the Curative support staff at curativesupport@curative.com and 888-702-9042.
    • The site is operational from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. The site closes when the number of allocated tests has been reached.
    • WAIT TIMES MAY VARY: Appointment slots are considered a form of pre-registration and are not always reflective of the time you will be seen. Pre-registration ensures that you will get into the line more quickly!
  • On September 25, Governor DeSantis signed Executive Order 20-244 that places all of Florida into Phase 3 of the COVID-19 recovery plan, effective immediately. View the Executive Order by clicking HERE. 
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Face coverings are available at the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries. Leon County continues to make free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours. Through the library program and with OEV, the County has distributed over 475,000 masks to citizens. Five face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 

Leon County's COVID-19 Health Metrics

  • Weekly Documented New Cases
    1,316     INCREASING  (from 892 cases)

    Weekly Percent of Positive Cases
    10.97%     INCREASING   (from 6.95%)

    Weekly Emergency Room Visits with Influenza-like Illness
    30     INCREASING   (from 16 visits)

    Weekly Emergency Room Visits with COVID-like Illness
    91     INCREASING  (from 66 visits)

COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 88 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 21,702 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 1,449,252 positive cases of COVID-19, and 22,666 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed.

January 11, 2021

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness and response efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders and other critical emergency response functions.

The following update provides a timely, accurate and vetted source of official County and community information.

Significant Changes Since Last Update

The Florida Department of Health in Leon County is run by the State of Florida is charged with leading vaccine distribution efforts in Tallahassee/Leon County through their local office (the Florida Department of Health in Leon County). If you are age 65 or older, you may be vaccinated through the Florida Department of Health in Leon County as vaccines become available. For more information, please visit leon.floridahealth.gov.

  • Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 testing at Leon County's Northeast Branch Library (5513 Thomasville Rd) on Saturday, January 16, 2021 from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
    • Open to all patients, both symptomatic and asymptomatic.
    • PCR molecular testing (results in 2-4 days).
    • No appointments. Bring a valid photo ID and provide an email address.
    • For more information, contact Neighborhood Medical Center at (850) 224-2469.
  • Additional Testing Dates Scheduled at Northeast Branch Library:
    • Sunday, January 31, 2021, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • COVID-19 Testing Site at FAMU Bragg Memorial Stadium (1500 Wahnish Way, Tallahassee, FL 32307)
  • The site is currently offering Rapid COVID-19 Antigen testing for all patients with results in less than 1 hour. PCR molecular testing is available by request with results in 3-4 days. Sign up for testing at curative.com 
    • Testing is free and open to the public. Appointments and walk-ups are accepted. Physician referral not required. Insurance is accepted but not required.
    • The Rapid COVID-19 Antigen test sample is collected by a healthcare worker who will gently swab the inside of a patient's nostrils. This collection process is quick, easy and comfortable.
    • Patients receive their Rapid COVID-19 Antigen results within one hour of testing by email or SMS text. The Florida Department of Health receives all patient results and will contact patients with positive results.
    • The Curative RT-PCR molecular COVID-19 test is collected by a healthcare worker who will gently swab the inside of a patient's nostrils. This collection process is quick, easy and comfortable. Patient results will be available within 3-4 days.
    • For inquires about their results, patients can contact the Curative support staff by calling 888-702-9042.
    • The site is operational from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. The site closes when the number of allocated tests has been reached.
    • WAIT TIMES MAY VARY: Appointment slots are considered a form of pre-registration and are not always reflective of the time you will be seen. Pre-registration ensures that you will get into the line more quickly.
  • CDR Testing Center Now Open (1981 Capital Circle NE, Tallahassee, FL 32308)
  • [Note: This site is a private testing site - insurance is not accepted]
    • COVID-19 diagnostic (PCR), Rapid Antigen and Antibody testing available.
    • Hours are Monday-Sunday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Appointments at CDR-Health.com preferred but not required. Referrals not required.
    • Drive-thru testing and walk-in options are offered.
    • Insurance is not accepted at this time. Cost is $135 for PCR Nasopharyngeal swab, $150 for PCR Saliva test, $125 for Rapid Antigen, $199 for combined PCR and Rapid Antigen, and $75 for Antibody testing.
    • Rapid COVID-19 Antigen tests are completed in 15 to 20 minutes and PCR are completed 24 hours from receipt in the lab. Also, CDR-Health offers Flu and Strep A testing.
    • For more information, visit CDR-Health.com, call 850-738-7977 or email info@cdr-health.com.
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries. Leon County continues to make free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours. Through the library program and with OEV, the County has distributed over 475,000 masks to citizens. Five face masks per individual will be allowed for pickup to ensure adequate supply to meet demand.  For locations and hours, visit www.LeonCountyLibrary.gov

Leon County's COVID-19 Health Metrics

Metrics

    • Weekly Documented New Cases

                       1,974    INCREASING (from 1,321 cases)

    • Weekly Percent of Positive Cases

                       9.85%  DECREASING (from 11.31%)

    • Weekly Emergency Room Visits with Influenza-like Illness

                       19          DECREASING (from 30 visits)

    • Weekly Emergency Room Visits with COVID-like Illness

                       90         DECREASING (from 103 visits) 

COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 90 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 22,218 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 1,488,586 positive cases of COVID-19, and 23,071 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing date includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed by Patients First.

January 15, 2021

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness and response efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

To Protect Public Health, County Requires Face Covering to be worn in businesses. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally and statewide, the ordinance states that an individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment.

For sample mask signage, click here.

To view the signed Ordinance, click here. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this requirement, click here.

Significant Changes Since Last Update . 

The Florida Department of Health in Leon County is run by the State of Florida and is charged with leading vaccine distribution efforts in Tallahassee/Leon County through their local office (the Florida Department of Health in Leon County). If you are age 65 or older, you may be vaccinated through the Florida Department of Health in Leon County as vaccines become available. For more information, please visit leon.floridahealth.gov.

  • Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 testing at Leon County's Northeast Branch Library (5513 Thomasville Rd) on Saturday, January 16, 2021 from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. 
  • NOTE: Testing will not be offered at this site on Sunday, January 17. 
    • Open to all patients, both symptomatic and asymptomatic.
    • PCR molecular testing (results in 2-4 days).
    • No appointments. Bring a valid photo ID and provide an email address.
    • For more information, contact Neighborhood Medical Center at (850) 224-2469.
  • Additional Testing Dates Scheduled at Northeast Branch Library:
    • Sunday, January 31, 2021 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Free COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing at North Monroe Medical Center (3721 N Monroe St) every Monday, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • NOTE: Testing offered on Monday, January 18 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 
    • Open to all patients, both symptomatic and asymptomatic.
    • PCR testing only. Results in 3 days.
    • Testing operated by North Florida Medical Centers, Inc. For questions email announcements@nfmc.org
    • Preregister for test here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NFMCTesting 
  • Covid-19 Testing Site at FAMU Bragg Memorial Stadium (1500 Wahnish Way Tallahassee, FL 32307
  • NOTE: This site will be open for regular hours on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 18. 
  • The site is currently offering Rapid COVID-19 Antigen testing for patients with results in less than 1 hour. PCR molecular testing is available by request with results in 3 to 4 days. Sign up for testing HERE. 
    • Testing is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is NOT required but encouraged by going to Curative.com. Physician referral not required. Insurance is accepted but not required. 
    • The Rapid COVID-19 Antigen test sample is collected by a healthcare worker who will gently swab the inside of a patient’s nostrils. This collection process is quick, easy, and comfortable.
    • Patients receive their Rapid COVID-19 Antigen results within one hour of testing by email or SMS text. The Florida Department of Health receives all patient results and will contact patients with positive results.
    • The Curative RT-PCR molecular COVID-19 test is collected by a healthcare worker who will gently swab the inside of a patient's nostrils. This collection process is quick, easy and comfortable. Patient results will be available within 3-4 days. 
    • For inquiries about their results, patients can contact the Curative support staff at curativesupport@curative.com and 888-702-9042.
    • The site is operational from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. The site closes when the number of allocated tests has been reached.
    • WAIT TIMES MAY VARY: Appointment slots are considered a form of pre-registration and are not always reflective of the time you will be seen. Pre-registration ensures that you will get into the line more quickly!
  • CDR Health Testing Center Now Open (1981 Capital Circle NE Tallahassee, FL 32308)
  • [Note: This site is a private testing site-insurance is not accepted.] 
    • COVID-19 diagnostic (PCR), Rapid Antigen, and Antibody testing available. 
    • Hours are Monday-Sunday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
    • Appointments at CDR-Health.com preferred but not required. Referrals not required. 
    • Drive-thru testing and walk in testing options are offered. 
    • Insurance is not accepted at this time. Cost is $135 for PCR Nasopharyngeal swab, $150 for PCR Saliva test, $125 for Rapid Antigen, $199 for combined PCR and Rapid Antigen, and $75 for Antibody testing.
    • Rapid tests COVID-19 Antigen tests are completed in 15 to 20 minutes and PCR are completed 24 hours from receipt in the lab. We also offer Flu and Strep A testing.
    • For more information visit CDR-Health.com, call 850-738-7977 or email info@cdr-health.com. 
  • On September 25, Governor DeSantis signed Executive Order 20-244 that places all of Florida into Phase 3 of the COVID-19 recovery plan, effective immediately. View the Executive Order by clicking HERE. 
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Face coverings are available at the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries. Leon County continues to make free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours. Through the library program and with OEV, the County has distributed over 475,000 masks to citizens. Five face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 

Leon County's COVID-19 Health Metrics

  • Weekly Documented New Cases
    1,974     INCREASING  (from 1,321 cases)

    Weekly Percent of Positive Cases
    9.85%     DECREASING   (from 11.31%)

    Weekly Emergency Room Visits with Influenza-like Illness
    19     DECREASING   (from 30 visits)

    Weekly Emergency Room Visits with COVID-like Illness
    90     DECREASING  (from 103 visits)

COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 93 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 23,233 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 1,548,067 positive cases of COVID-19, and 23,799 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed.

 

 

TCC Safety Protocols

To ensure the safety of TCC staff and students, safety enhancements have been implemented across the College's campus.

Click here to learn more
Request COVID-19 safety supplies for your office or classroom Click here

reSTART reIMAGINE Taskforce

The reSTART reIMAGINE Taskforce guided the decision-making process when it came to reopening on-campus services.

Click here

Resources

Academic Continuity

Coronavirus Resources

Florida Department of Health: COVID-19 – This online State resource has critical information for travelers, residents, businesses, guidance for school administrators, and important personal preventative measures such as handwashing and hand sanitizer use. The website also reports the number of positive and presumed positive COVID-19 cases, as well as progress updates on COVID-19 testing. 

FDOH has a 24/7 hotline available at: (866) 779-6121 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: COVID-19 – CDC experts provide guidance for healthcare providers, emergency responders and individuals. On the CDC’s website, you can find information on how COVID-19 spreads, the associated symptoms, suggested preventative measures, and more information on COVID-19 testing.

World Health Organization: COVID-19 – WHO experts produce quick, informative videos and infographics on COVID-19, specifically how to prevent transmission. Topics include when people should wear masks (only when someone is sick, and even then you should still stay home and isolate), frequently asked questions, and situation reports from around the globe.

Leon County Schools: COVID-19 – Local resource from Leon County Schools that references important information and provides parents and students with important updates.

Local and State COVID-19 Responses and Orders - LobbyTools has compiled a database of local and state COVID-19 responses and orders. This is a public list. Use the "Local Governments" index to find your local area. You'll also find a real-time blog of COVID-19 news and updates on the "Home" tab.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE

CDC FAQ's 

CDC Travel Health Notices

U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories

Leon County Emergency Management

Prevention Tips

Actions to Help Stop the Spread of Germs

The Florida Department of Health recommends taking routine preventative actions to help stop the spread of germs. Symptoms may be flu-like, and the CDC advises that the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Here are everyday actions to help prevent the spread of all respiratory viruses:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
 

Human Resources Updates and Information

FFCRA Leave Request Form

COVID-19 Employee Reporting

TCC Request for COVID-19 High Risk Form

Telehealth and Employee Assistance Program

BCBS Teladoc

CHP Amwell

As a reminder, both Capital Health Plan and Blue Cross Blue Shield offer telehealth options for illnesses and/or injuries unrelated to COVID-19. Both plans offer 24/7/365 availability from your phone, tablet or your computer.

 

For low co-pays, you can converse with a licensed doctor on common issues, such as cold/flu, sinusitis, ear infections, etc., as well as have a prescription called in for you. 

 

Capital Health Plan members:

AMWELL – Co-pay $15.00

 

Blue Cross Blue Shield members:

Teledoc – Co-pay $10.00

 

Please see the attached flyers for more information on telehealth options.

 

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Services

As an employee (full and part time employees are eligible) of Tallahassee Community College, you and your dependents have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through our provider Florida State University. The EAP offers a variety of free, confidential and convenient services. Should you need to speak with someone as you navigate the Coronavirus pandemic, you may schedule an appointment by calling (850) 644-2288. For more information on specific services available please visit the EAP website at https://eap.fsu.edu/.

For specific questions regarding EAP or Telehealth programs please contact Human Resources at (850) 201-8510.

Sept. 14, 2020

COVID-19 Testing Available

Tallahassee Community College has formed a partnership with Tallahassee Memorial Hospital (TMH) to provide COVID-19 testing on the Lively Technical College campus. Effective today, employees may be tested at the TMH collection site on Appleyard Road, after obtaining pre-approval from TCC Human Resources.

Faculty and staff members who are experiencing symptoms or believe they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should contact TCC Human Resources to receive authorization and instructions for testing. This is an employer testing site and is not available to anyone without proper pre-authorization.

This partnership allows the College to provide rapid testing for employees who do not have access to a local primary care physician. Human Resources will receive test results within 24 – 36 hours and will immediately notify employees of their individual test results and provide additional guidance, as necessary.

Employees are advised to visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website to review the list of COVID-19 symptoms, obtain information on how to protect yourself and what to do if you are sick. The site also has a self-checker that helps you make decisions about seeking appropriate medical care. The TCC COVID-19 resource page and the Florida Department of Health Coronavirus Updates website also continue to offer updates and provide additional information.

Please contact TCC Human Resources at 850.201.8510 if you have any questions about the process or if you wish to be authorized for testing.

Sept. 14, 2020

 

TCC Faculty and Staff:

 

In accordance with Tallahassee Community College, District Board of Trustees Policy, Outside Employment, #04-17, requests for outside employment must be submitted annually. Employees that wish to engage in outside employment must complete and submit the Authorization for Outside Employment form. Forms should be submitted to Human Resources for approval by September 30, 2020.

 

Should you have any questions about the process or policy please contact Human Resources at 850-201-8510.

July 15, 2020

TCC Employees:

As a reminder, each employee is required to take COVID-19 training prior to returning to campus. The training is facilitated through Canvas and includes topics such as health and safety protocols, campus operations and human resource policy guidelines. Employees should log-in to Canvas to access the “COVID-19 Staff Training”. The training can be located by selecting Courses on the left-hand side.

The training is divided into the following three areas: CDC Cares, TCC Cares and Human Resources with a short quiz following each section. The training will take approximately 30 – 45 minutes to complete.

Should you have any questions about the training please contact Human Resources at (850) 201-8510.

 

July 3, 2020

TCC Employees:

As the College prepares for employees to return to campus, it is imperative that each employee receives COVID-19 training prior to returning to campus. The training will be facilitated through Canvas and will include topics such as health and safety protocols, campus operations and human resource policy guidelines. Employees should log-in to Canvas to access the “COVID-19 Staff Training”.

Further, as we enter Phase I on Monday, July 6th, we realize that employees with immunocompromised systems and those over 65 are at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19. If you fall into a high risk category as deemed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and you are unable to return to campus by Phase III (August 13th) you may request a reasonable accommodation by completing a TCC Request for COVID 19 Accommodation Form.  The form should be submitted to Human Resources at hr@fl.edu.

Should you have any questions about the required training or form please contact Human Resources at (850) 201-8510.

July 3, 2020

 

During Tallahassee Community College’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, TCC has remained focused on the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff. This commitment has remained resolute, and it continues to be the cornerstone of the College’s intention to gradually phase in a cautiously planned and conservative reopening of our facilities.

The College’s scheduled return to on-campus work and classes follows the recommendations issued by TCC’s reSTART reIMAGINE Taskforce led by Provost and Executive Vice President Madeline Pumariega. The Taskforce’s goal was to develop a set of guidelines for the College to return to on-campus activities grounded on data and science and aligned to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and protocols.

As the president explained in his email message earlier this week, the College will enter Phase I of its controlled return to the workplace on Monday, July 6. As part of the plan, the College will not bring more than 30% of its workforce back to campus next week.

Phase II, which will not occur earlier than July 27, allows for up to another 30% of the workforce to return. Protocols will be in place for Phase I, as the College carefully monitors all circumstances and tests the institution’s ability to exercise systems and procedures, care for its employees, and protect the community. Departments will use Phase I to learn and adjust as necessary in preparation for the beginning of the fall semester.

Individual departments have been charged with determining which employees return to on-campus work in Phase I. Individuals should speak with their supervisors or Human Resources, if they feel uncomfortable about a return to normal work conditions.

The Taskforce recommendations for a phased reopening and return to the workplace include required physical distancing, appropriate personal protective equipment and a continuation of the enhanced cleaning efforts at the College.

Actions taken over the past several months to operationalize the Task Force recommendations include the following:

Reporting Requirement

If an employee tests positive for COVID-19, they should notify Human Resources immediately. Supervisors and managers should follow the protocols provided by Human Resources if they are notified of a staff member who has potentially tested positive. All HR protocols concerning COVID-19 testing and self-quarantine situations can be found here. Any employee suspecting that they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should also notify Human Resources to obtain information on testing resources and available leave options. Employees who are not experiencing any symptoms but wish to get tested, may do so at their discretion. Employees who are tested, may be eligible for leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act while awaiting your results, therefore, employees should contact Human Resources upon being tested.

For additional information, please contact HR at (850) 201-8510 or hr@tcc.fl.edu.

Testing

There are many testing options available in our area, including at-home testing kits available through the mail. Information on testing can be found here. Anyone with questions should contact Human Resources at (850) 201-8510 or hr@tcc.fl.edu. Employees are also advised to visit the CDC website to review the list of COVID-19 symptoms, obtain information on how to protect yourself and what to do if you are sick. The site also has a self-checker that helps you make decisions about seeking appropriate medical care. The TCC COVID-19 resource page and the Florida Department of Health Coronavirus Updates website also continue to offer updates and provide additional information.

Contact Tracing

The College is working on a partnership with the Florida Department of Health to ensure they have what they need to perform contact tracing protocols in the event any faculty, staff or students on our campus are confirmed positive.

Personal Protection Equipment

As we enter Phase I, college employees who return must adhere to Leon County requirements that call for face coverings to be worn in all areas except when an employee is alone in their own workspace or office. Face coverings will be provided to all employees who don’t have one.

Signage

All building entrance doors will have signage that advises the reader to stop and make sure they do not have any COVID-19 symptoms as listed on the sign. There is also a website address on the sign for the CDC self-checker, which was mentioned above. College facilities will also have information signage throughout that focuses on preventive steps and recommended actions concerning the virus.

For additional information, please contact Facilities Director Don Herr at 850-201-6168 or herrd@TCC.fl.edu.

Cleaning and Disinfection Protocol

The College maintains the highest standards in regular cleaning and disinfecting practices. The College is intensifying its efforts and implementing enhanced cleaning and disinfection. Employees returning to work will discover that facilities has installed Red/Green slides on every office and classroom door to assist in the goal of cleaning and sanitizing the rooms properly. Click here for more information. Hand-sanitizers have also been placed across the campus in high-traffic areas.

Contact Information and Resources

Human Resources has created protocols and guidelines in collaboration with the College’s Taskforce. Any questions regarding the phased reopening should be directed to HR at 850-201-8510 or HR@TCC.fl.edu. Employees can also find resources and useful information on the Taskforce and Coronavirus Resources webpages.

As we continue to follow the thoughtful recommendations and conservative reopening timetable of the reSTART reIMAGINE Taskforce over the next several months, the College will also continue to monitor the circumstances surrounding the virus. All dates and recommendations are subject to change, if public health concerns warrant adjustments. The recommendations are focused on a safe, phased, measured and comprehensive approach to help guide the College.

Tallahassee Community College

444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32304

Office 850.201.8510

June 25, 2020

TCC Supervisors and Managers:

As the College prepares for employees and students to return to campus, it is imperative that supervisors and managers are aware of the College’s internal processes as it relates to reporting COVID-19 cases within our campus community.

Employees testing positive for COVID-19 should notify Human Resources immediately. Human Resources will obtain medical documentation from the employees and provide guidance on available leave options. Additionally, Human Resources will determine who the employee may have come in contact with at the College and notify each identified employee, vendor or student of potential exposure.

In an effort to remain consistent in our approach, supervisors and managers should refrain from sending emails to their staff or conducting their own contact tracing. Keep in mind the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule prohibits employers from disclosing protected health information (PHI) of an individual who has been infected with or exposed to COVID-19. Human Resources will take appropriate steps to notify individuals who may have come in contact with the confirmed employee case without disclosing the identity of either of the employees.

Employees suspecting that they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should also notify Human Resources to obtain information on testing resources and available leave options. Employees who are not experiencing any symptoms but wish to get tested, may do so at their discretion. Employees who are tested, may be eligible for leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act while awaiting your results, therefore, employees should contact Human Resources upon being tested.

In the next couple days, Human Resources will provide detailed information regarding the return of employees to campus and requests for accommodations for those that fall within the vulnerable population.

Should you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Human Resources at (850) 201-8510 or hr@tcc.fl.edu.

Thanks,

Tallahassee Community College

444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32304

Office 850.201.8510

June 18, 2020

Due to the COVID-19, the IRS released guidelines allowing employees to make mid-year changes to their Medical FSA elections.  This guidance allows for you to opt to increase or decrease your medical FSA election.  Further, it allows for changes to the use-it-or-lose-it restrictions at the end of the year by increasing the “carryover” in spending accounts from $500 to $550, as well as the carryover period by six months. 

This is a one-time change allowed mid-year that would be effective July 1, 2020.  If you would like to take advantage to increase, decrease or stop your medical FSA, you must do so by June 25, 2020.  This will be the final date that we can accept changes.

Please complete and return the attached form, COVID-19 Mid Year Enrollment Change Form, keep in mind while completing the form:

 

  1. You cannot elect zero. If you are trying to stop the deduction, you need to enter in what you have contributed up to June 30, 2020.  
  2. If you are decreasing, you cannot decrease to less than what you have used.
  3. If you are increasing, you cannot elect more than what the yearly maximum of $2750.00 


HR will manually make the changes in Workday and notify the provider.  If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thank you,

Sandy

Mid-Year Enrollment Change Form

May 12, 2020

TCC Employees: 

As a follow-up to President Murdaugh’s College-wide videoconference yesterday, TCC employees should continue to work remotely. A date for the return to on-campus operations has not yet been determined.

The College will eventually resume on-campus employment, in a safe and responsible phased manner, depending on guidance from public health and governmental authorities and with social distancing and safety constraints in place. Once a date for the return is determined, Human Resources will communicate with employees in a manner that ensures employees have sufficient time to make any personal arrangements necessary for their return to the workplace.

Should you have any concerns or questions please contact Human Resources at (850) 201-8510.

May 1, 2020

TCC Employees:

We are aware of the message released by Governor DeSantis on the phased reopening of businesses effective May 4, 2020. At this time, TCC employees should continue to work remotely at least until May 15, 2020, as a return to campus date has not yet been determined. We are monitoring the plans to reopen Florida and as more information is released we will provide additional guidance as it relates to reopening the campus in a phased approach.

Should you have any concerns or questions please contact Human Resources at (850) 201-8510.

April 27, 2020

TCC Employees:

At this time, the College is continuing to monitor the Center for Disease Control guidelines and Governor DeSantis’ orders regarding social distancing. At this time, the Governor has not made an announcement to reopen businesses in Florida, therefore, the College will continue to work remotely while we await guidance from the Governor’s Office.

During this time while most employees have been working remotely, the College’s Facilities team has routinely cleaned and sanitized buildings and workspaces across campus.  In addition, the Police Department has kept the campus secure and is here and available to provide assistance, should you need it.

As soon as we have guidance from State and local officials, we will provide additional information as it relates to reopening the campus.

 

In the meantime, should you have any questions please contact Human Resources at (850) 201-8510.

Thanks,

Tallahassee Community College

444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32304

Office 850.201.6048

April 15, 2020

TCC Employees:

As we continue to navigate the challenges and opportunities of working remotely, Human Resources would like to provide best practices training for employees. The training sessions will be facilitated by Dr. Brian Moffitt and will be completed virtually via Zoom.

Leading and Managing Your (newly) Remote Workers

Leaders, managers and supervisors have assembled a toolbox to be effective in their roles. However, doing this with remote workers presents unique challenges and opportunities. In this virtual session, participants will:

  • Discuss common challenges with managing remote workers
  • Exchange ideas for improving communication, establishing structure and routines, assuring access to needed information and resources, reinforcing team/organization culture and goals, and promoting wellbeing. 

 

Audience: Supervisors / Leaders

Available Sessions

  • Thursday, April 23 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 28 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

 Time Management and Best Practices for Working Remotely

In this virtual, hands-on session, participants will review strategies for making the most of our time, including working remotely:

  • Examine current time management behaviors, patterns and challenges
  • Complete exercises to determine which tasks produce the greatest impact
  • Review and exchange best practices, including tips for working remotely

Audience: All staff:

Available Sessions

  • Tuesday, April 21 from 1:00 p.m.  – 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 30 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

If you are interested in attending one of the sessions above, please send an email to Betty Proctor in Human Resources at PROCTORB@tcc.fl.edu indicating which course and date you would like to attend. Keep in mind that you should confer with your supervisor prior to registration. Once registered you will receive training handouts for the course and Zoom meeting information.

Should you have any questions please contact Human Resources at (850) 201-8510.

Tallahassee Community College

444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32304

Office 850.201.8510

April 1, 2020

In response to Governor Ron DeSantis’ Executive Order 20-91, requiring all persons in Florida to limit their movements and personal interactions outside of their home to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or conduct essential services.

Tallahassee Community College employees are encouraged to continue working from home and providing services to students and staff remotely unless you have been designated as essential personnel. If you have been designated as essential personnel in accordance with District Board of Trustees Essential Personnel, Policy #04-48 you may be required to continue to report to campus to continue operations critical to the College. If you have been designated as essential personnel, you will be notified by your supervisor and/or appropriate Vice President.

Governor DeSantis recommends those with immunocompromised systems and those over 65 years of age to remain home. If you fall in this category and have been designated an essential worker and cannot work remotely, please work with your supervisor and Human Resources to determine an alternate plan.

Further, in response to the 2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Tallahassee Community College is implementing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

There are two components of the FFCRA that affect TCC employees:

  • Emergency Paid Sick Leave, and
  • Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act.

Under Emergency Paid Sick Leave, full-time employees are eligible for up to 80 hours of paid sick leave and part time employees are eligible for the average number of hours worked over a two-week period. To qualify for this leave, employees must meet one of the criteria below:

  1. is subject to a Federal, State, or local quarantine or isolation order related to COVID-19;
  2. has been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine related to COVID-19;
  3. is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and is seeking a medical diagnosis;
  4. is caring for an individual subject to an order described in (1) or self-quarantine as described in (2);
  5. is caring for a child whose school or place of care is closed (or child care provider is unavailable) for reasons related to COVID-19; or
  6. is experiencing any other substantially-similar condition specified by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in consultation with the Secretaries of Labor and Treasury.

 

If you qualify for any of the above criteria, please contact your supervisor and send the completed attached form to Human Resources for approval.

Under the Family and Medical Leave Act, employees who are unable to work or telework to care for a child under 18 years of age, may qualify for family and medical leave up to 12 weeks (10 weeks if employee already qualifies for Emergency Paid Leave Act under FFCRA). To qualify for the extended Family and Medical Leave Act, your child’s school, place of care or childcare provider must be closed or unavailable. The calculation of pay during the extended medical leave period may vary based on the reason for the leave requested.

If you have been designated as essential personnel and are unable to work and meet the criteria above, please notify your supervisor and Human Resources. 

For more information please see the attached bulletin for the Department of Labor. Should you have any questions or wish to request leave please contact Human Resources.

Tallahassee Community College

444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32304

Office 850.201.8510

FFCRA Leave Request Form

FFCRA Poster

March 30, 2020

As a reminder, both Capital Health Plan and Blue Cross Blue Shield offer telehealth options for illnesses and/or injuries unrelated to COVID-19. Both plans offer 24/7/365 availability from your phone, tablet or your computer.

For low co-pays, you can converse with a licensed doctor on common issues, such as cold/flu, sinusitis, ear infections, etc., as well as have a prescription called in for you. 

 

Capital Health Plan members:

AMWELL – Co-pay $15.00

Blue Cross Blue Shield members:

Teledoc – Co-pay $10.00

Please see the attached flyers for more information on telehealth options.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Services

As an employee (full and part time employees are eligible) of Tallahassee Community College, you and your dependents have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through our provider Florida State University. The EAP offers a variety of free, confidential and convenient services. Should you need to speak with someone as you navigate the Coronavirus pandemic, you may schedule an appointment by calling (850) 644-2288. For more information on specific services available please visit the EAP website at https://eap.fsu.edu/.

 For specific questions regarding EAP or Telehealth programs please contact Human Resources at (850) 201-8510.

March 12, 2020

Tallahassee Community College and other local educational institutions continue to monitor the status and impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) within our state and local area. The safety of our students, faculty and staff remain of the utmost importance.

As previously communicated, the College will shift to online instruction beginning Monday, March 23rd for two weeks.  Following the College’s Spring Break, all faculty and staff should report to work on Monday, March 23rd as the College will continue to be open and operational.

To ensure your safety and that of all of our employees, we request that you self-report any recent travel to destinations identified by the Center for Disease Control, including cruises.  You should self-report using the College’s designated Employee Form to Report Out of Country Travel.  As recommended by the Center for Disease Control and the Department of Health, you should self-isolate and not return to campus for a minimum of 14 days. Additionally, if you have been exposed to family members who may have been exposed to the Coronavirus we are also requesting that you self-isolate for 14 days and use leave accordingly.

If you are experiencing fever, coughing or other flu-like symptoms, we encourage you to stay home and rest until you are symptom free for at least 24 hours. If you are ill and it is necessary for you to remain at home for the self-isolation period and you do not have sufficient annual and/or sick leave, please contact Human Resources and we will work with you and your supervisor to explore alternative work solutions.

The College will continue to monitor the situation and information will be communicated through TCC’s Communication Office or Human Resources.  Should you have specific questions or need further clarification please contact Human Resources at (850) 201-8510.

March 10, 2020

Tallahassee Community College has been and will continue monitoring the status and impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) within our state and local community. The personal safety of students, faculty and staff is our highest priority. At this time, there are no reported cases in Tallahassee or other nearby areas, however, we are taking precautions to ensure the safety of our faculty and staff. If you are experiencing fever, coughing or other flu-like symptoms, we encourage you to stay home and rest until you are symptom free for at least 24 hours. Employees reporting to work with flu-like symptoms will be asked to return home until they are without symptoms.

If you or a family member have recently traveled to destinations identified by the Center for Disease Control we request that you self-isolate and not return to campus for a minimum of 14 days. If you have family visiting who may have been exposed the Coronavirus we are also requesting that you self-isolate for 14 days and use leave accordingly.

In accordance with District Board of Trustees Policy, Sick Leave, #04-29, employees must use sick leave to cover their absence. If sick leave is not available, employees may use annual or accrued compensatory leave to cover their absence. Employees should follow standard leave request protocol as established by their supervisor and/or Dean when requesting time off in relation to the Coronavirus.

Additionally, as referenced in President Murdaugh’s previous email, all previously approved, scheduled and upcoming College-related travel should be canceled until further notice.

You may access other up to date information on the TCC Resource Page. Should you have any questions or need further clarification please contact Human Resources at (850) 201-8510.

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Leon County's Nov. 10 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness and response efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

To Protect Public Health, County Requires Face Covering to be worn in businesses. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally and statewide, the ordinance states that an individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment.

For sample mask signage, click here.

To view the signed Ordinance, click here. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this requirement, click here.

Significant Changes Since Last Update . 

  • NEW! Free COVID-19 Walk-up Testing on November 14 at Griffin Chapel Primitive Baptist (1100 Richmond Street) 
    • Saturday, November 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
    • Open to all patients of all ages, both symptomatic and asymptomatic. 
    • Walk up PCR molecular testing only. Results in 2 days. 
    • Testing is free to all. Insurance is accepted. Photo ID required.  
    • Testing operated by Bond Community Health Center and supported by Leon CARES. 
    • For questions, please contact Donnell Durden, Bond Community Health Center (850) 296-6858. 
  • Covid-19 Testing Site at FAMU Bragg Memorial Stadium (1500 Wahnish Way Tallahassee, FL 32307)
    • The site is currently offering Rapid COVID-19 Antigen testing for patients with results in less than 1 hour. PCR molecular testing is available by request with results 48 hours. Sign up for testing HERE. 
    • Testing is free and open to the public. Appointments and walk-ups are accepted. Physician referral not required. Insurance is accepted but not required. 
    • The Rapid COVID-19 Antigen test sample is collected by a healthcare worker who will gently swab the inside of a patient’s nostrils. This collection process is quick, easy, and comfortable.
    • Patients receive their Rapid COVID-19 Antigen results within one hour of testing by email or SMS text. The Florida Department of Health receives all patient results and will contact patients with positive results.
    • The Curative RT-PCR molecular COVID-19 test is collected by a healthcare worker who will gently swab the inside of a patient's nostrils. This collection process is quick, easy and comfortable. Patient results will be available within 3-4 days. 
    • For inquiries about their results, patients can contact the Curative support staff by calling 888-702-9042.
    • The site is operational 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Site closes when the number of allocated tests has been reached.
    • WAIT TIMES MAY VARY: Appointment slots are considered a form of pre-registration and are not always reflective of the time you will be seen. Pre-registration ensures that you will get into the line more quickly!
  • On September 25, Governor DeSantis signed Executive Order 20-244 that places all of Florida into Phase 3 of the COVID-19 recovery plan, effective immediately. View the Executive Order by clicking HERE. 
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Face coverings are available at the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries. Leon County continues to make free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours. Through the library program and with OEV, the County has distributed over 470,000 masks to citizens. Five face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
    • Weekly Documented New Cases
      476     INCREASING  (from 467 cases)

      Weekly Percent of Positive Cases
      5.49%     INCREASING   (from 3.92%)

      Weekly Emergency Room Visits with Influenza-like Illness
      13     DECREASING   (from 15 visits)

      Weekly Emergency Room Visits with COVID-like Illness
      21     DECREASING  (from 24 visits)

    COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 51 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 13,130 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 852,174 positive cases of COVID-19, and 17,248 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed.

Leon County's Nov. 5 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness and response efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

To Protect Public Health, County Requires Face Covering to be worn in businesses. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally and statewide, the ordinance states that an individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment.

For sample mask signage, click here.

To view the signed Ordinance, click here. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this requirement, click here.

Significant Changes Since Last Update . 

  • Free COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing this Wednesday, November 4 at North Monroe Medical Center (3721 N Monroe St)
    • This site offers free COVID-19 testing every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 
    • Open to all patients, both symptomatic and asymptomatic. 
    • PCR testing only. Results in 2 days. 
    • Testing operated by North Florida Medical Centers, Inc. For questions email announcements@nfmc.org 
  • NEW! Free COVID-19 Walk-up Testing on November 9 at Eastside Branch Library (1583 Pedrick Rd.) 
    • Monday, November 9th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
    • Open to all patients of all ages, both symptomatic and asymptomatic. 
    • Walk up PCR molecular testing only. Results in 2-4 days. 
    • Testing is free and insurance is accepted. Photo ID required.  
    • Testing operated by Bond Community Health Center and supported by Leon CARES. 
    • For questions, please contact Donnell Durden, Bond Community Health Center (850) 296-6858. 
  • Covid-19 Testing Site at FAMU Bragg Memorial Stadium (1500 Wahnish Way Tallahassee, FL 32307)
    • The site is currently offering Rapid COVID-19 Antigen testing for patients with results in less than 1 hour. PCR molecular testing is available by request with results 48 hours. Sign up for testing HERE. 
    • Testing is free and open to the public. Appointments and walk-ups are accepted. Physician referral not required. Insurance is accepted but not required. 
    • The Rapid COVID-19 Antigen test sample is collected by a healthcare worker who will gently swab the inside of a patient’s nostrils. This collection process is quick, easy, and comfortable.
    • Patients receive their Rapid COVID-19 Antigen results within one hour of testing by email or SMS text. The Florida Department of Health receives all patient results and will contact patients with positive results.
    • The Curative RT-PCR molecular COVID-19 test is collected by a healthcare worker who will gently swab the inside of a patient's nostrils. This collection process is quick, easy and comfortable. Patient results will be available within 3-4 days. 
    • For inquiries about their results, patients can contact the Curative support staff by calling 888-702-9042.
    • The site is operational 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Site closes when the number of allocated tests has been reached.
    • WAIT TIMES MAY VARY: Appointment slots are considered a form of pre-registration and are not always reflective of the time you will be seen. Pre-registration ensures that you will get into the line more quickly!
  • On September 25, Governor DeSantis signed Executive Order 20-244 that places all of Florida into Phase 3 of the COVID-19 recovery plan, effective immediately. View the Executive Order by clicking HERE. 
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Face coverings are available at the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries. Leon County continues to make free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours. Through the library program and with OEV, the County has distributed over 450,000 masks to citizens. Five face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
    • Weekly Documented New Cases
      416     INCREASING  (from 344 cases)

      Weekly Percent of Positive Cases
      3.48%     INCREASING   (from 3.25%)

      Weekly Emergency Room Visits with Influenza-like Illness
      15     DECREASING   (from 23 visits)

      Weekly Emergency Room Visits with COVID-like Illness
      23     DECREASING  (from 42 visits)

    COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 48 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 12,756 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 827,380 positive cases of COVID-19, and 16,961 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed.

Leon County's Nov. 3 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness and response efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

To Protect Public Health, County Requires Face Covering to be worn in businesses. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally and statewide, the ordinance states that an individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment.

For sample mask signage, click here.

To view the signed Ordinance, click here. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this requirement, click here.

Significant Changes Since Last Update . 

  • Free COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing this Wednesday, November 4 at North Monroe Medical Center (3721 N Monroe St)
    • This site offers free COVID-19 testing every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 
    • Open to all patients, both symptomatic and asymptomatic. 
    • PCR testing only. Results in 2-4 days. 
    • Testing operated by North Florida Medical Centers, Inc. For questions email announcements@nfmc.org 
  • NEW! Free COVID-19 Walk-up Testing on November 9 at Eastside Branch Library (1583 Pedrick Rd.) 
    • Monday, November 9th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
    • Open to all patients of all ages, both symptomatic and asymptomatic. 
    • Walk up PCR molecular testing only. Results in 2-4 days. 
    • Testing is free and insurance is accepted. Photo ID required.  
    • Testing operated by Bond Community Health Center and supported by Leon CARES. 
    • For questions, please contact Donnell Durden, Bond Community Health Center (850) 296-6858. 
  • Covid-19 Testing Site at FAMU Bragg Memorial Stadium (1500 Wahnish Way Tallahassee, FL 32307)
    • The site is currently offering Rapid COVID-19 Antigen testing for patients with results in less than 1 hour. PCR molecular testing is available by request with results 48 hours. Sign up for testing HERE. 
    • Testing is free and open to the public. Appointments and walk-ups are accepted. Physician referral not required. Insurance is accepted but not required. 
    • The Rapid COVID-19 Antigen test sample is collected by a healthcare worker who will gently swab the inside of a patient’s nostrils. This collection process is quick, easy, and comfortable.
    • Patients receive their Rapid COVID-19 Antigen results within one hour of testing by email or SMS text. The Florida Department of Health receives all patient results and will contact patients with positive results.
    • The Curative RT-PCR molecular COVID-19 test is collected by a healthcare worker who will gently swab the inside of a patient's nostrils. This collection process is quick, easy and comfortable. Patient results will be available within 3-4 days. 
    • For inquiries about their results, patients can contact the Curative support staff by calling 888-702-9042.
    • The site is operational 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Site closes when the number of allocated tests has been reached.
    • WAIT TIMES MAY VARY: Appointment slots are considered a form of pre-registration and are not always reflective of the time you will be seen. Pre-registration ensures that you will get into the line more quickly!
  • On September 25, Governor DeSantis signed Executive Order 20-244 that places all of Florida into Phase 3 of the COVID-19 recovery plan, effective immediately. View the Executive Order by clicking HERE. 
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Face coverings are available at the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries. Leon County continues to make free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours. Through the library program and with OEV, the County has distributed over 450,000 masks to citizens. Five face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
    • Weekly Documented New Cases
      416     INCREASING  (from 344 cases)

      Weekly Percent of Positive Cases
      3.48%     INCREASING   (from 3.25%)

      Weekly Emergency Room Visits with Influenza-like Illness
      15     DECREASING   (from 23 visits)

      Weekly Emergency Room Visits with COVID-like Illness
      23     DECREASING  (from 42 visits)

    COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 47 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 12,551 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 816,700 positive cases of COVID-19, and 16,890 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed.

Leon County's Nov. 2 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness and response efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

To Protect Public Health, County Requires Face Covering to be worn in businesses. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally and statewide, the ordinance states that an individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment.

For sample mask signage, click here.

To view the signed Ordinance, click here. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this requirement, click here.

Significant Changes Since Last Update . 

  • Free COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing this Wednesday, November 4 at North Monroe Medical Center (3721 N Monroe St)
    • This site offers free COVID-19 testing every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 
    • Open to all patients, both symptomatic and asymptomatic. 
    • PCR testing only. Results in 2-4 days. 
    • Testing operated by North Florida Medical Centers, Inc. For questions email announcements@nfmc.org 
  • Covid-19 Testing Site at FAMU Bragg Memorial Stadium (1500 Wahnish Way Tallahassee, FL 32307)
    • The site is currently offering Rapid COVID-19 Antigen testing for patients with results in less than 1 hour. PCR molecular testing is available by request with results 48 hours. Sign up for testing HERE. 
    • Testing is free and open to the public. Appointments and walk-ups are accepted. Physician referral not required. Insurance is accepted but not required. 
    • The Rapid COVID-19 Antigen test sample is collected by a healthcare worker who will gently swab the inside of a patient’s nostrils. This collection process is quick, easy, and comfortable.
    • Patients receive their Rapid COVID-19 Antigen results within one hour of testing by email or SMS text. The Florida Department of Health receives all patient results and will contact patients with positive results.
    • The Curative RT-PCR molecular COVID-19 test is collected by a healthcare worker who will gently swab the inside of a patient's nostrils. This collection process is quick, easy and comfortable. Patient results will be available within 3-4 days. 
    • For inquiries about their results, patients can contact the Curative support staff by calling 888-702-9042.
    • The site is operational 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Site closes when the number of allocated tests has been reached.
    • WAIT TIMES MAY VARY: Appointment slots are considered a form of pre-registration and are not always reflective of the time you will be seen. Pre-registration ensures that you will get into the line more quickly!
  • On September 25, Governor DeSantis signed Executive Order 20-244 that places all of Florida into Phase 3 of the COVID-19 recovery plan, effective immediately. View the Executive Order by clicking HERE. 
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Face coverings are available at the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries. Leon County continues to make free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours. Through the library program and with OEV, the County has distributed over 450,000 masks to citizens. Five face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
    • Weekly Documented New Cases
      416     INCREASING  (from 344 cases)

      Weekly Percent of Positive Cases
      3.48%     INCREASING   (from 3.25%)

      Weekly Emergency Room Visits with Influenza-like Illness
      15     DECREASING   (from 23 visits)

      Weekly Emergency Room Visits with COVID-like Illness
      23     DECREASING  (from 42 visits)

    COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 46 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 12,483 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 812,063 positive cases of COVID-19, and 16,834 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed.

Leon County's Oct. 29 Update

To Protect Public Health, County Requires Face Covering to be worn in businesses. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally and statewide, the ordinance states that an individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment.

For sample mask signage, click here.

To view the signed Ordinance, click here. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this requirement, click here.

Significant Changes Since Last Update . 

  • NEW! Free COVID-19 Walk-up Mobile Testing Monday, November 2 at Jane G. Sauls Fort Braden Branch Library (16327 Blountstown Hwy) 
    • Monday, November 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
    • Free and open to patients of all ages, both symptomatic and asymptomatic.
    • Walk-up PCR diagnostic testing only, please wear a mask. Results in 2-4 days.
    • Photo ID is required for testing.
    • Insurance is accepted but not required.
    • Testing operated by Bond Community Health Center and supported by Leon CARES. For more information, contact Donnell Durden at (850) 296-6858.
  • Covid-19 Testing Site at FAMU Bragg Memorial Stadium (1500 Wahnish Way Tallahassee, FL 32307)
    • The site is currently offering Rapid COVID-19 Antigen testing for patients with results in less than 1 hour. PCR molecular testing is available by request with results 48 hours. Sign up for testing HERE. 
    • Testing is free and open to the public. Appointments and walk-ups are accepted. Physician referral not required. Insurance is accepted but not required. 
    • The Rapid COVID-19 Antigen test sample is collected by a healthcare worker who will gently swab the inside of a patient’s nostrils. This collection process is quick, easy, and comfortable.
    • Patients receive their Rapid COVID-19 Antigen results within one hour of testing by email or SMS text. The Florida Department of Health receives all patient results and will contact patients with positive results.
    • The Curative RT-PCR molecular COVID-19 test is a self-collected, painless, oral fluid test swab that provides patient results in 3-4 days. 
    • For inquiries about their results, patients can contact the Curative support staff by calling 888-702-9042.
    • The site opens at 9 a.m. Monday-Saturday. Site closes when the number of allocated tests has been reached. 
  • Free COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing on Wednesdays at North Monroe Medical Center (3721 N Monroe St)
    • This site offers free COVID-19 testing every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 
    • Open to all patients, both symptomatic and asymptomatic. 
    • PCR testing only. Results in 2-4 days. 
    • Testing operated by North Florida Medical Centers, Inc. For questions email announcements@nfmc.org 
  • Leon County expands Leon CARES program to provide local assistance to individuals, businesses and human service agencies impacted by COVID-19. For eligibility requirements and to submit an application to receive assistance, visit www.LeonCountyCARES.com  
  • On September 25, Governor DeSantis signed Executive Order 20-244 that places all of Florida into Phase 3 of the COVID-19 recovery plan, effective immediately. View the Executive Order by clicking HERE. 

  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Face coverings are available at the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries. Leon County continues to make free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours. Through the library program and with OEV, the County has distributed over 450,000 masks to citizens. Five face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
    • Weekly Documented New Cases
      338     DECREASING  (from 384 cases)

      Weekly Percent of Positive Cases
      3.17%     DECREASING   (from 4.84%)

      Weekly Emergency Room Visits with Influenza-like Illness
      23     INCREASING   (from 21 visits)

      Weekly Emergency Room Visits with COVID-like Illness
      38     DECREASING  (from 41 visits)

    COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 44 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 12,316 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 794,624 positive cases of COVID-19, and 16,648 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed.

Leon County's Oct. 22 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness and response efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

To Protect Public Health, County Requires Face Covering to be worn in businesses. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally and statewide, the ordinance states that an individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment.

For sample mask signage, click here.

To view the signed Ordinance, click here. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this requirement, click here.

Significant Changes Since Last Update . 

  • Free COVID-19 Drive-thru Mobile Testing Saturday, October 24 at Gene Cox Stadium (441 E Paul Russell Rd.) 
    • Saturday, October 24 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
    • Free and open to patients of all ages, both symptomatic and asymptomatic. 
    • Drive-up PCR diagnostic testing only, please wear a mask. Results in 2-4 days. 
    • Photo ID is required for testing. 
    • Insurance is accepted but not required. 
    • Testing is operated by Bond Community Health Center. For more information contact Donnell Durden at (850) 296-6858. 
  • NEW! Free COVID-19 Drive-thru Mobile Testing Monday, October 26 at Dr. BL Perry Jr. Branch Library (2817 S. Adams St.) 
    • Monday, October 26 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
    • Free and open to patients, both symptomatic and asymptomatic. 
    • Drive-up Rapid Antigen (Sophia) testing only. Please wear a mask. 
    • Insurance is accepted but not required. 
    • Testing operated by Neighborhood Medial Center. For more information call (850) 224-2469 or visit www.neighborhoodmedicalcenter.org 
  • NEW! Free COVID-19 Walk-up Mobile Testing Wednesday, October 28 at Orange Avenue Apartments (2710 Country Club Drive)
    • Wednesday, October 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Free and open to patients of all ages, both symptomatic and asymptomatic.
    • Walk-up PCR diagnostic testing only, please wear a mask. Results in 2-4 days.
    • Photo ID is required for testing.
    • Insurance is accepted but not required.
    • Testing operated by Bond Community Health Center. For more information, contact Donnell Durden at (850) 296-6858.
  • Covid-19 Testing Site at FAMU Bragg Memorial Stadium (1500 Wahnish Way Tallahassee, FL 32307)
    • The site is currently offering Rapid COVID-19 Antigen testing for patients with results in less than 1 hour. PCR molecular testing is available by request with results 48 hours. Sign up for testing HERE. 
    • Testing is free and open to the public. Appointments and walk-ups are accepted. Physician referral not required. Insurance is accepted but not required. 
    • The Rapid COVID-19 Antigen test sample is collected by a healthcare worker who will gently swab the inside of a patient’s nostrils. This collection process is quick, easy, and comfortable.
    • Patients receive their Rapid COVID-19 Antigen results within one hour of testing by email or SMS text. The Florida Department of Health receives all patient results and will contact patients with positive results.
    • The Curative RT-PCR molecular COVID-19 test is a self-collected, painless, oral fluid test swab that provides patient results in 3-4 days. 
    • For inquiries about their results, patients can contact the Curative support staff by calling 888-702-9042.
    • The site opens at 9 a.m. Monday-Saturday. Site closes when the number of allocated tests has been reached. 
  • NEW! Free COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing on Wednesdays at North Monroe Medical Center (3721 N Monroe St)
    • This site offers free COVID-19 testing every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 
    • Open to all patients, both symptomatic and asymptomatic. 
    • PCR testing only. Results in 2-4 days. 
    • Testing operated by North Florida Medical Centers, Inc. For questions email announcements@nfmc.org 
  • Leon County expands Leon CARES program to provide local assistance to individuals, businesses and human service agencies impacted by COVID-19. For eligibility requirements and to submit an application to receive assistance, visit www.LeonCountyCARES.com  
  • On September 25, Governor DeSantis signed Executive Order 20-244 that places all of Florida into Phase 3 of the COVID-19 recovery plan, effective immediately. View the Executive Order by clicking HERE. 

  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Face coverings are available at the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries. Leon County continues to make free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours. Through the library program and with OEV, the County has distributed over 450,000 masks to citizens. Five face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
    • Weekly Documented New Cases
      382     INCREASING  (from 380 cases)

      Weekly Percent of Positive Cases
      4.79%     INCREASING   (from 4.6%)

      Weekly Emergency Room Visits with Influenza-like Illness
      21     INCREASING   (from 14 visits)

      Weekly Emergency Room Visits with COVID-like Illness
      41     NO CHANGE  (from 41 visits)

    COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 41 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 11,854 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 768,901 positive cases of COVID-19, and 16,267 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed.

Leon County's Oct. 19 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness and response efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

To Protect Public Health, County Requires Face Covering to be worn in businesses. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally and statewide, the ordinance states that an individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment.

For sample mask signage, click here.

To view the signed Ordinance, click here. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this requirement, click here.

Significant Changes Since Last Update . 

  • NEW! Free COVID-19 Drive-thru Mobile Testing this Wednesday, October 21 at North Monroe Medical Center (3721 N Monroe St) 
    • Wednesday, October 21 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 
    • Free and open to patients of all ages, both symptomatic and asymptomatic. 
    • Drive up PCR diagnostic testing only, please wear a mask. Results in 2-3 days. 
    • Testing is operated by North Florida Medical Centers. For more information email annoucements@nfmc.org 
  • Covid-19 Testing Site at FAMU Bragg Memorial Stadium (1500 Wahnish Way Tallahassee, FL 32307)
    • The site is currently offering Rapid COVID-19 Antigen testing for patients with results in less than 1 hour. PCR molecular testing is available by request with results 48 hours. Sign up for testing HERE. 
    • Testing is free and open to the public. Appointments and walk-ups are accepted. Physician referral not required. Insurance is accepted but not required. 
    • The Rapid COVID-19 Antigen test sample is collected by a healthcare worker who will gently swab the inside of a patient’s nostrils. This collection process is quick, easy, and comfortable.
    • Patients receive their Rapid COVID-19 Antigen results within one hour of testing by email or SMS text. The Florida Department of Health receives all patient results and will contact patients with positive results.
    • The Curative RT-PCR molecular COVID-19 test is a self-collected, painless, oral fluid test swab that provides patient results within 48 hours.
    • For inquiries about their results, patients can contact the Curative support staff by calling 888-702-9042.
    • The site opens at 8 a.m. Monday-Saturday. Site closes when the number of allocated tests has been reached. 
  • Leon County expands Leon CARES program to provide local assistance to individuals, businesses and human service agencies impacted by COVID-19. For eligibility requirements and to submit an application to receive assistance, visit www.LeonCountyCARES.com  
  • On September 25, Governor DeSantis signed Executive Order 20-244 that places all of Florida into Phase 3 of the COVID-19 recovery plan, effective immediately. View the Executive Order by clicking HERE. 

  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Face coverings are available at the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries. Leon County continues to make free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours. Through the library program and with OEV, the County has distributed over 450,000 masks to citizens. Five face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
    • Weekly Documented New Cases
      382     INCREASING  (from 380 cases)

      Weekly Percent of Positive Cases
      4.79%     INCREASING   (from 4.6%)

      Weekly Emergency Room Visits with Influenza-like Illness
      21     INCREASING   (from 14 visits)

      Weekly Emergency Room Visits with COVID-like Illness
      41     NO CHANGE  (from 41 visits)

    COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 40 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 11,646 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 756,727 positive cases of COVID-19, and 16,201 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed by Patients First. 

Leon County's Oct. 16 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness and response efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

To Protect Public Health, County Requires Face Covering to be worn in businesses. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally and statewide, the ordinance states that an individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment.

For sample mask signage, click here.

To view the signed Ordinance, click here. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this requirement, click here.

Significant Changes Since Last Update . 

  • Covid-19 Testing Site at FAMU Bragg Memorial Stadium (1500 Wahnish Way Tallahassee, FL 32307)
    • The site is currently offering Rapid COVID-19 Antigen testing for patients with results in less than 1 hour. Sign up for testing HERE. 
    • The Rapid COVID-19 Antigen test sample is collected by a healthcare worker who will gently swab the inside of a patient’s nostrils. This collection process is quick, easy, and comfortable.
    • Testing is free and open to the public. Appointments and walk-ups are accepted. Physician referral not requried. Insurance is accepted but not required. 
    • Patients receive their Rapid COVID-19 Antigen results within one hour of testing by email or SMS text. The Florida Department of Health receives all patient results and will contact patients with positive results.
    •  Curative’s RT-PCR molecular test will come online beginning next week. 
    • The Curative RT-PCR molecular COVID-19 test is a self-collected, painless, oral fluid test swab that provides patient results within 48 hours.
    • For inquiries about their results, patients can contact the Curative support staff by clicking here or calling 888-702-9042.
    • The site opens at 8 a.m. Monday-Saturday. Site closes when the number of allocated tests has been reached. 
  • NEW! Leon County expands Leon CARES program to provide local assistance to individuals, businesses and human service agencies impacted by COVID-19. For eligibility requirements and to submit an application to receive assistance, visit www.LeonCountyCARES.com  
  • NEW! Free COVID-19 Mobile Testing this Sunday at Woodville Branch Library (8000 Old Woodville Rd Tallahassee, FL 32305). 
    • Sunday, October 18, from 2 to 5 p.m. 
    • Free and open to patients of all ages, both symptomatic and asymptomatic. 
    • Drive up diagnostic testing only, please wear a mask. 
    • Testing is operated by Neighborhood Medical Center. For more information contact Jeanne Freeman at (850) 577-1558. 
  • Leon County reopens playgrounds and recommences Fall youth sports. Effective September 29, Leon County reopened County playgrounds with social distancing in place and allowed Fall youth sports to recommence at County active recreation facilities with public health measures in place.

  • On September 25, Governor DeSantis signed Executive Order 20-244 that places all of Florida into Phase 3 of the COVID-19 recovery plan, effective immediately. View the Executive Order by clicking HERE. 
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Face coverings are available at the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries. Leon County continues to make free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours. Through the library program and with OEV, the County has distributed over 450,000 masks to citizens. Five face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
    • Weekly Documented New Cases
      380     INCREASING  (from 347 cases)

      Weekly Percent of Positive Cases
      4.57%     INCREASING   (from 4.25%)

      Weekly Emergency Room Visits with Influenza-like Illness
      14     INCREASING   (from 9 visits)

      Weekly Emergency Room Visits with COVID-like Illness
      38     INCREASING  (from 25 visits)

    COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 39 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 11,564 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 748,437 positive cases of COVID-19, and 15,830 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed by Patients First. 

Leon County's Oct. 13 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness and response efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

To Protect Public Health, County Requires Face Covering to be worn in businesses. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally and statewide, the ordinance states that an individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment.

For sample mask signage, click here.

To view the signed Ordinance, click here. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this requirement, click here.

Significant Changes Since Last Update . 

  • NEW! Leon County expands Leon CARES program to provide local assistance to individuals, businesses and human service agencies impacted by COVID-19. For eligibility requirements and to submit an application to receive assistance, visit www.LeonCountyCARES.com  
  • NEW! Free COVID-19 Mobile Testing this Sunday at Woodville Branch Library (8000 Old Woodville Rd Tallahassee, FL 32305). 
    • Sunday, October 18, from 2 to 5 p.m. 
    • Free and open to patients of all ages, both symptomatic and asymptomatic. 
    • Drive up diagnostic testing only, please wear a mask. 
    • Testing is operated by Neighborhood Medical Center. For more information contact Jeanne Freeman at (850) 577-1558. 
  • Leon County reopens playgrounds and recommences Fall youth sports. Effective September 29, Leon County reopened County playgrounds with social distancing in place and allowed Fall youth sports to recommence at County active recreation facilities with public health measures in place.

  • On September 25, Governor DeSantis signed Executive Order 20-244 that places all of Florida into Phase 3 of the COVID-19 recovery plan, effective immediately. View the Executive Order by clicking HERE. 
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Face coverings are available at the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries. Leon County continues to make free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours. Through the library program and with OEV, the County has distributed over 450,000 masks to citizens. Five face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
    • Weekly Documented New Cases
      380     INCREASING  (from 347 cases)

      Weekly Percent of Positive Cases
      4.57%     INCREASING   (from 4.25%)

      Weekly Emergency Room Visits with Influenza-like Illness
      14     INCREASING   (from 9 visits)

      Weekly Emergency Room Visits with COVID-like Illness
      38     INCREASING  (from 25 visits)

    COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 37 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 11,356 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 738,749 positive cases of COVID-19, and 15,531 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed by Patients First. 

Leon County's Oct. 9 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness and response efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

To Protect Public Health, County Requires Face Covering to be worn in businesses. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally and statewide, the ordinance states that an individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment.

For sample mask signage, click here.

To view the signed Ordinance, click here. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this requirement, click here.

Significant Changes Since Last Update 

  • NEW! Free Drive Up Mobile Testing Site at Northeast Branch Library (5513 Thomasville Rd) on October 11
    • Sunday, October 11 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
    • Open to patients of all ages, both symptomatic and asymptomatic. 
    • This is a drive up testing site. Please wear a mask. 
    • For more information, contact Neighborhood Medical Center at (850) 224-2469. 
  • The State of Florida closed the Home Depot testing site at the close of business on Friday, October 2. Individuals can continue to get tested at the FAMU-Bond COVID-19 testing site and at local mobile testing sites. 

  • The FAMU-Bond COVID-19 testing site at Bragg Memorial Stadium ended antibody testing effective Friday, Oct. 2. 

  • Leon County reopens playgrounds and recommences Fall youth sports. Effective September 29, Leon County reopened County playgrounds with social distancing in place and allowed Fall youth sports to recommence at County active recreation facilities with public health measures in place.

  • On September 25, Governor DeSantis signed Executive Order 20-244 that places all of Florida into Phase 3 of the COVID-19 recovery plan, effective immediately. View the Executive Order by clicking HERE. 
  • Leon County launches Leon CARES program to provide local assistance to individuals, businesses and human service agencies impacted by COVID-19. For eligibility requirments and to submit an application to recieve assistance, visit www.LeonCountyCARES.com  
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Face coverings are available at the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries. Leon County continues to make free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours. Through the library program and with OEV, the County has distributed nearly 300,000 masks to citizens. Five face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
    • Weekly Documented New Cases
      341     DECREASING  (from 494 cases)

      Weekly Percent of Positive Cases
      4.16%     DECREASING   (from 5.52%)

      Weekly Emergency Room Visits with Influenza-like Illness
      9     DECREASING   (from 24 visits)

      Weekly Emergency Room Visits with COVID-like Illness
      24     DECREASING  (from 44 visits)

    COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 36 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 11,132 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 728,921 positive cases of COVID-19, and 15,0186 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed by Patients First. 

Leon County's Oct. 8 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness and response efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

To Protect Public Health, County Requires Face Covering to be worn in businesses. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally and statewide, the ordinance states that an individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment.

For sample mask signage, click here.

To view the signed Ordinance, click here. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this requirement, click here.

Significant Changes Since Last Update 

  • NEW! Free Drive Up Mobile Testing Site at Northeast Branch Library (5513 Thomasville Rd) on October 11
    • Sunday, October 11 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
    • Open to patients of all ages, both symptomatic and asymptomatic. 
    • This is a drive up testing site. Please wear a mask. 
    • For more information, contact Neighborhood Medical Center at (850) 224-2469. 
  • The State of Florida closed the Home Depot testing site at the close of business on Friday, October 2. Individuals can continue to get tested at the FAMU-Bond COVID-19 testing site and at local mobile testing sites. 

  • The FAMU-Bond COVID-19 testing site at Bragg Memorial Stadium ended antibody testing effective Friday, Oct. 2. 

  • Leon County reopens playgrounds and recommences Fall youth sports. Effective September 29, Leon County reopened County playgrounds with social distancing in place and allowed Fall youth sports to recommence at County active recreation facilities with public health measures in place.

  • On September 25, Governor DeSantis signed Executive Order 20-244 that places all of Florida into Phase 3 of the COVID-19 recovery plan, effective immediately. View the Executive Order by clicking HERE. 
  • Leon County launches Leon CARES program to provide local assistance to individuals, businesses and human service agencies impacted by COVID-19. For eligibility requirments and to submit an application to recieve assistance, visit www.LeonCountyCARES.com  
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Face coverings are available at the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries. Leon County continues to make free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours. Through the library program and with OEV, the County has distributed nearly 300,000 masks to citizens. Five face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
    • Weekly Documented New Cases
      341     DECREASING  (from 494 cases)

      Weekly Percent of Positive Cases
      4.16%     DECREASING   (from 5.52%)

      Weekly Emergency Room Visits with Influenza-like Illness
      9     DECREASING   (from 24 visits)

      Weekly Emergency Room Visits with COVID-like Illness
      24     DECREASING  (from 44 visits)

    COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 36 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 11,064 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 726,013 positive cases of COVID-19, and 15,068 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed by Patients First. 

Leon County's Oct. 7 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness and response efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

To Protect Public Health, County Requires Face Covering to be worn in businesses. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally and statewide, the ordinance states that an individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment.

For sample mask signage, click here.

To view the signed Ordinance, click here. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this requirement, click here.

Significant Changes Since Last Update 

  • NEW! Free Drive Up Mobile Testing Site at Northeast Branch Library (5513 Thomasville Rd) on October 11
    • Sunday, October 11 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
    • Open to patients of all ages, both symptomatic and asymptomatic. 
    • This is a drive up testing site. Please wear a mask. 
    • For more information, contact Neighborhood Medical Center at (850) 224-2469. 
  • The State of Florida closed the Home Depot testing site at the close of business on Friday, October 2. Individuals can continue to get tested at the FAMU-Bond COVID-19 testing site and at local mobile testing sites. 

  • The FAMU-Bond COVID-19 testing site at Bragg Memorial Stadium ended antibody testing effective Friday, Oct. 2. 

  • Leon County reopens playgrounds and recommences Fall youth sports. Effective September 29, Leon County reopened County playgrounds with social distancing in place and allowed Fall youth sports to recommence at County active recreation facilities with public health measures in place.

  • On September 25, Governor DeSantis signed Executive Order 20-244 that places all of Florida into Phase 3 of the COVID-19 recovery plan, effective immediately. View the Executive Order by clicking HERE. 
  • Leon County launches Leon CARES program to provide local assistance to individuals, businesses and human service agencies impacted by COVID-19. For eligibility requirments and to submit an application to recieve assistance, visit www.LeonCountyCARES.com  
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Face coverings are available at the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries. Leon County continues to make free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours. Through the library program and with OEV, the County has distributed nearly 300,000 masks to citizens. Five face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
    • Weekly Documented New Cases
      341     DECREASING  (from 494 cases)

      Weekly Percent of Positive Cases
      4.16%     DECREASING   (from 5.52%)

      Weekly Emergency Room Visits with Influenza-like Illness
      9     DECREASING   (from 24 visits)

      Weekly Emergency Room Visits with COVID-like Illness
      24     DECREASING  (from 44 visits)

    COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 35.9 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 10,973 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 722,707 positive cases of COVID-19, and 14,904 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed by Patients First.

Leon County's Oct. 6 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness and response efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

To Protect Public Health, County Requires Face Covering to be worn in businesses. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally and statewide, the ordinance states that an individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment.

For sample mask signage, click here.

To view the signed Ordinance, click here. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this requirement, click here.

Significant Changes Since Last Update 

  • NEW! Drive Up Mobile Testing Site at Northeast Branch Library (5513 Thomasville Rd) on October 11
    • Sunday, October 11 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
    • Open to patients of all ages, both symptomatic and asymptomatic. 
    • This is a drive up testing site. Please wear a mask. 
    • For more information, contact Neighborhood Medical Center at (850) 224-2469. 
  • The State of Florida closed the Home Depot testing site at the close of business on Friday, October 2. Individuals can continue to get tested at the FAMU-Bond COVID-19 testing site and at local mobile testing sites. 

  • The FAMU-Bond COVID-19 testing site at Bragg Memorial Stadium ended antibody testing effective Friday, Oct. 2. 

  • Leon County reopens playgrounds and recommences Fall youth sports. Effective September 29, Leon County reopened County playgrounds with social distancing in place and allowed Fall youth sports to recommence at County active recreation facilities with public health measures in place.

  • On September 25, Governor DeSantis signed Executive Order 20-244 that places all of Florida into Phase 3 of the COVID-19 recovery plan, effective immediately. View the Executive Order by clicking HERE. 
  • Leon County launches Leon CARES program to provide local assistance to individuals, businesses and human service agencies impacted by COVID-19. For eligibility requirments and to submit an application to recieve assistance, visit www.LeonCountyCARES.com  
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Face coverings are available at the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries. Leon County continues to make free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours. Through the library program and with OEV, the County has distributed nearly 300,000 masks to citizens. Five face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
    • Weekly Documented New Cases
      341     DECREASING  (from 494 cases)

      Weekly Percent of Positive Cases
      4.16%     DECREASING   (from 5.52%)

      Weekly Emergency Room Visits with Influenza-like Illness
      9     DECREASING   (from 24 visits)

      Weekly Emergency Room Visits with COVID-like Illness
      24     DECREASING  (from 44 visits)

    COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 35.5 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 10,911 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 720,125 positive cases of COVID-19, and 14,767 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed by Patients First.

Leon County's Oct. 1 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness and response efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

To Protect Public Health, County Requires Face Covering to be worn in businesses. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally and statewide, the ordinance states that an individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment.

For sample mask signage, click here.

To view the signed Ordinance, click here. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this requirement, click here.

Significant Changes Since Last Update 

  • The State of Florida will close the Home Depot testing site at the close of business on Friday, October 2. Individuals can continue to get tested at the FAMU-Bond COVID-19 testing site and at local mobile testing sites. 

  • The FAMU-Bond COVID-19 testing site at Bragg Memorial Stadium will end antibody testing effective Friday, Oct. 2. 

  • Leon County to reopen playgrounds and recommence Fall youth sports. Effective September 29, Leon County reopened County playgrounds with social distancing in place and allowed Fall youth sports to recommence at County active recreation facilities with public health measures in place.

  • NEW! Free COVID-19 mobile testing site this Thursday, October 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pinewood Place (605 Steele Drive). This is a walk up testing event that is open to all patients of all ages both symptomatic and asymptomatic. Photo ID is required. Testing is free, but insurance is accepted. Site operated by Bond Community Health Center with support of Leon CARES. 
  • On September 25, Governor DeSantis signed Executive Order 20-244 that places all of Florida into Phase 3 of the COVID-19 recovery plan, effective immediately. View the Executive Order by clicking HERE. 
  • Leon County launches Leon CARES program to provide local assistance to individuals, businesses and human service agencies impacted by COVID-19. For eligibility requirments and to submit an application to recieve assistance, visit www.LeonCountyCARES.com  
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Face coverings are available at the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries. Leon County continues to make free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours. Through the library program and with OEV, the County has distributed nearly 300,000 masks to citizens. Five face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
    • Weekly Documented New Cases
      • 487     DECREASING  (from 808 cases)
    • Weekly Percent of Positive Cases
      • 5.42%   DECREASING   (from 9.12%)
    • Weekly Emergency Room Visits with Influenza-like Illness
      • 24        INCREASING   (from 19 visits)
    • Weekly Emergency Room Visits with COVID-like Illness
      • 41       DECREASING    (from 43 visits) 

    COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 34 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 10,710 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 709,144 positive cases of COVID-19, and 14,444 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed by Patients First. 

Leon County's Sept. 30 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness and response efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

To Protect Public Health, County Requires Face Covering to be worn in businesses. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally and statewide, the ordinance states that an individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment.

For sample mask signage, click here.

To view the signed Ordinance, click here. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this requirement, click here.

Significant Changes Since Last Update 

  • Leon County to reopen playgrounds and recommence Fall youth sports. Effective September 29, Leon County reopened County playgrounds with social distancing in place and allowed Fall youth sports to recommence at County active recreation facilities with public health measures in place.

  • NEW! Free COVID-19 mobile testing site this Thursday, October 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pinewood Place (605 Steele Drive). This is a walk up testing event that is open to all patients of all ages both symptomatic and asymptomatic. Photo ID is required. Testing is free, but insurance is accepted. Site operated by Bond Community Health Center with support of Leon CARES. 
  • On September 25, Governor DeSantis signed Executive Order 20-244 that places all of Florida into Phase 3 of the COVID-19 recovery plan, effective immediately. View the Executive Order by clicking HERE. 
  • Leon County launches Leon CARES program to provide local assistance to individuals, businesses and human service agencies impacted by COVID-19. For eligibility requirments and to submit an application to recieve assistance, visit www.LeonCountyCARES.com  
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Face coverings are available at the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries. Leon County continues to make free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours. Through the library program and with OEV, the County has distributed nearly 300,000 masks to citizens. Five face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
    • Weekly Documented New Cases
      • 487     DECREASING  (from 808 cases)
    • Weekly Percent of Positive Cases
      • 5.42%   DECREASING   (from 9.12%)
    • Weekly Emergency Room Visits with Influenza-like Illness
      • 24        INCREASING   (from 19 visits)
    • Weekly Emergency Room Visits with COVID-like Illness
      • 41       DECREASING    (from 43 visits) 

    COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 33 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 10,645 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 706,516 positive cases of COVID-19, and 14,317 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed by Patients First. 

Leon County's Sept. 29 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness and response efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

To Protect Public Health, County Requires Face Covering to be worn in businesses. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally and statewide, the ordinance states that an individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment.

For sample mask signage, click here.

To view the signed Ordinance, click here. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this requirement, click here.

Significant Changes Since Last Update 

  • NEW! Free COVID-19 mobile testing site this Thursday, October 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pinewood Place (605 Steele Drive). This is a walk up testing event that is open to all patients of all ages both symptomatic and asymptomatic. Photo ID is required. Testing is free, but insurance is accepted. Site operated by Bond Community Health Center with support of Leon CARES. 
  • On September 25, Governor DeSantis signed Executive Order 20-244 that places all of Florida into Phase 3 of the COVID-19 recovery plan, effective immediately. View the Executive Order by clicking HERE. 
  • Leon County launches Leon CARES program to provide local assistance to individuals, businesses and human service agencies impacted by COVID-19. For eligibility requirments and to submit an application to recieve assistance, visit www.LeonCountyCARES.com  
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Face coverings are available at the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries. Leon County continues to make free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours. Through the library program and with OEV, the County has distributed nearly 300,000 masks to citizens. Five face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
    • Weekly Documented New Cases
      • 487     DECREASING  (from 808 cases)
    • Weekly Percent of Positive Cases
      • 5.42%   DECREASING   (from 9.12%)
    • Weekly Emergency Room Visits with Influenza-like Illness
      • 24        INCREASING   (from 19 visits)
    • Weekly Emergency Room Visits with COVID-like Illness
      • 41       DECREASING    (from 43 visits) 

    COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 33 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 10,607 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 704,568 positive cases of COVID-19, and 14,143 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed by Patients First. 

Leon County's Sept. 24 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness and response efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

To Protect Public Health, County Requires Face Covering to be worn in businesses. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally and statewide, the ordinance states that an individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment.

For sample mask signage, click here.

To view the signed Ordinance, click here. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this requirement, click here.

Significant Changes Since Last Update 

  • NEW! Drive Thru COVID-19 Mobile Testing Site at Neighborhood Medical Center (872 W. Orange Ave.) this Saturday, September 26. 
    • Testing is free to all patients from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. 
    • Drive thru testing site. 
  • NEW! Drive-Thru COVID-19 Mobile Testing Site this Saturday, September 26 at Shady Grove #1 Primitive Baptist Church (1478 Chaires Cross Road Tallahassee, FL 32317). 
    • Testing is free to all patients from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
    • Drive-thru testing site. 
  • The FAMU-Bond COVID-19 testing site at Bragg Memorial Stadium adjusts hours of operation. Starting Thursday, September 17, the testing site will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Daily testing capacity remains unchanged.
  • Leon County launches Leon CARES program to provide local assistance to individuals, businesses and human service agencies impacted by COVID-19. For eligibility requirments and to submit an application to recieve assistance, visit www.LeonCountyCARES.com  
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Face coverings are available at the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries. Leon County continues to make free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours. Through the library program and with OEV, the County has distributed nearly 300,000 masks to citizens. Five face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
    • Weekly Documented New Cases
      • 795     DECREASING  (from 1,238 cases)
    • Weekly Percent of Positive Cases
      • 8.95%   DECREASING   (from 12.75%)
    • Weekly Emergency Room Visits with Influenza-like Illness
      • 19        INCREASING   (from 10 visits)
    • Weekly Emergency Room Visits with COVID-like Illness
      • 43       DECREASING    (from 50 visits) 

    COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 31 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 10,278 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 693,040 positive cases of COVID-19, and 13,795 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed by Patients First. 

Leon County's Sept. 23 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness and response efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

To Protect Public Health, County Requires Face Covering to be worn in businesses. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally and statewide, the ordinance states that an individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment.

For sample mask signage, click here.

To view the signed Ordinance, click here. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this requirement, click here.

Significant Changes Since Last Update 

  • NEW! Drive-Thru COVID-19 Mobile Testing Site this Saturday, September 26 at Shady Grove #1 Primitive Baptist Church (1478 Chaires Cross Road Tallahassee, FL 32317). 
    • Testing is free to all patients from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
    • Drive-thru testing site. 
  • The FAMU-Bond COVID-19 testing site at Bragg Memorial Stadium adjusts hours of operation. Starting Thursday, September 17, the testing site will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Daily testing capacity remains unchanged.
  • Leon County launches Leon CARES program to provide local assistance to individuals, businesses and human service agencies impacted by COVID-19. For eligibility requirments and to submit an application to recieve assistance, visit www.LeonCountyCARES.com  
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Face coverings are available at the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries. Leon County continues to make free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours. Through the library program and with OEV, the County has distributed nearly 300,000 masks to citizens. Five face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
    • Weekly Documented New Cases
      • 795     DECREASING  (from 1,238 cases)
    • Weekly Percent of Positive Cases
      • 8.95%   DECREASING   (from 12.75%)
    • Weekly Emergency Room Visits with Influenza-like Illness
      • 19        INCREASING   (from 10 visits)
    • Weekly Emergency Room Visits with COVID-like Illness
      • 43       DECREASING    (from 50 visits) 

    COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 31 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 10,125 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 687,909 positive cases of COVID-19, and 13,416 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed by Patients First. 

Leon County's Sept. 22 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness and response efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

To Protect Public Health, County Requires Face Covering to be worn in businesses. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally and statewide, the ordinance states that an individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment.

For sample mask signage, click here.

To view the signed Ordinance, click here. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this requirement, click here.

Significant Changes Since Last Update 

  • NEW! Drive-Thru COVID-19 Mobile Testing Site this Saturday, September 26 at Shady Grove #1 Primitive Baptist Church (1478 Chaires Cross Road Tallahassee, FL 32317). 
    • Testing is free to all patients from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
    • Drive-thru testing site. 
  • The FAMU-Bond COVID-19 testing site at Bragg Memorial Stadium adjusts hours of operation. Starting Thursday, September 17, the testing site will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Daily testing capacity remains unchanged.
  • Leon County launches Leon CARES program to provide local assistance to individuals, businesses and human service agencies impacted by COVID-19. For eligibility requirments and to submit an application to recieve assistance, visit www.LeonCountyCARES.com  
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Face coverings are available at the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries. Leon County continues to make free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours. Through the library program and with OEV, the County has distributed nearly 300,000 masks to citizens. Five face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
    • Weekly Documented New Cases
      • 795     DECREASING  (from 1,238 cases)
    • Weekly Percent of Positive Cases
      • 8.95%   DECREASING   (from 12.75%)
    • Weekly Emergency Room Visits with Influenza-like Illness
      • 19        INCREASING   (from 10 visits)
    • Weekly Emergency Room Visits with COVID-like Illness
      • 43       DECREASING    (from 50 visits) 

    COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 31 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 10,125 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 687,909 positive cases of COVID-19, and 13,416 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed by Patients First. 

Leon County's Sept. 21 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness and response efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders and other critical emergency response functions.

The following update provides a timely, accurate and vetted source of official County and community information.

Significant Changes Since Last Update

  • NEW! Drive-Thru COVID-19 Mobile Testing Site this Saturday, September 26 at Shady Grove #1 Primitive Baptist Church (1478 Chaires Cross Road).
    • Testing is free to all patients from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Drive-thru testing site.
  • The FAMU-Bond COVID-19 testing site at Bragg Memorial Stadium adjusts hours of operation. Starting Thursday, September 17, the testing site will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Daily testing capacity remains unchanged.
  • Leon County launches Leon CARES program to provide local assistance to individuals, businesses and human service agencies impacted by COVID-19. For eligibility requirements and to submit an application to receive assistance, visit www.LeonCountyCARES.com
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Face coverings are available for pickup at the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here or visit  www.OEVForBusiness.com  
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries. Leon County continues to make free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours. Through the library program and with OEV, the County has distributed nearly 300,000 masks to citizens. Five face masks per individual will be allowed for pickup to ensure adequate supply to meet demand.  For locations and hours, visit www.LeonCountyLibrary.com
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign. Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
      • Weekly Documented New Cases

                            795     DECREASING (from 1,238 cases)

      • Weekly Percent of Positive Cases

                           8.95%   DECREASING (from 12.75%)

      • Weekly Emergency Room Visits with Influenza-like Illness

                           19          INCREASING  (from 10 visits)

      • Weekly Emergency Room Visits with COVID-like Illness

                            43        DECREASING (from 50 visits) 

    COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 30 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 9,990 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 685,439 positive cases of COVID-19, and 13,317 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing date includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed by Patients First.

Leon County's Sept. 18 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness and response efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

To Protect Public Health, County Requires Face Covering to be worn in businesses. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally and statewide, the ordinance states that an individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment.

For sample mask signage, click here.

To view the signed Ordinance, click here. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this requirement, click here.

Significant Changes Since Last Update 

  • The FAMU-Bond COVID-19 testing site at Bragg Memorial Stadium adjusts hours of operation. Starting Thursday, September 17, The testing site will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Daily testing capacity remains unchanged.
  • Leon County Clerk of Court resumes in-person services at NE Branch. Available services include payment of traffic citations and court ordered costs, acceptance of passport applications, passport photos, marriage licenses, recording of mortgages and deeds and obtaining certified copies of court and official records. For more information, visit www.leonclerk.com.  
  • Leon County launches Leon CARES program to provide local assistance to individuals, businesses and human service agencies impacted by COVID-19. For eligibility requirments and to submit an application to recieve assistance, visit www.LeonCountyCARES.com  
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Face coverings are available at the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries. Leon County continues to make free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours. Through the library program and with OEV, the County has distributed nearly 300,000 masks to citizens. Five face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
    • Weekly Documented New Cases
      • 1,176     DECREASING  (from 1,437 cases)
    • Weekly Percent of Positive Cases
      • 12.07%   DECREASING   (from 16.97%)
    • Weekly Emergency Room Visits with Influenza-like Illness
      • 10        DECREASING   (from 11 visits)
    • Weekly Emergency Room Visits with COVID-like Illness
      • 45       INCREASING    (from 44 visits) 

    COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 30 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 9,730 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 677,660 positive cases of COVID-19, and 13,225 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed by Patients First. 

Leon County's Sept. 17 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness and response efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

To Protect Public Health, County Requires Face Covering to be worn in businesses. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally and statewide, the ordinance states that an individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment.

For sample mask signage, click here.

To view the signed Ordinance, click here. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this requirement, click here.

Significant Changes Since Last Update 

  • The FAMU-Bond COVID-19 testing site at Bragg Memorial Stadium adjusts hours of operation. Starting Thursday, September 17, The testing site will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Daily testing capacity remains unchanged.
  • Leon County Clerk of Court resumes in-person services at NE Branch. Available services include payment of traffic citations and court ordered costs, acceptance of passport applications, passport photos, marriage licenses, recording of mortgages and deeds and obtaining certified copies of court and official records. For more information, visit www.leonclerk.com.  
  • Leon County launches Leon CARES program to provide local assistance to individuals, businesses and human service agencies impacted by COVID-19. For eligibility requirments and to submit an application to recieve assistance, visit www.LeonCountyCARES.com  
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Face coverings are available at the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries. Leon County continues to make free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours. Through the library program and with OEV, the County has distributed nearly 300,000 masks to citizens. Five face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
    • Weekly Documented New Cases
      • 1,176     DECREASING  (from 1,437 cases)
    • Weekly Percent of Positive Cases
      • 12.07%   DECREASING   (from 16.97%)
    • Weekly Emergency Room Visits with Influenza-like Illness
      • 10        DECREASING   (from 11 visits)
    • Weekly Emergency Room Visits with COVID-like Illness
      • 45       INCREASING    (from 44 visits) 

    COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 29 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 9,566 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 674,456 positive cases of COVID-19, and 13,086 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed by Patients First. 

Leon County's Sept. 15 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness and response efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

To Protect Public Health, County Requires Face Covering to be worn in businesses. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally and statewide, the ordinance states that an individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment.

For sample mask signage, click here.

To view the signed Ordinance, click here. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this requirement, click here.

Significant Changes Since Last Update 

  • The FAMU-Bond COVID-19 testing site at Bragg Memorial Stadium adjusts hours of operation. Starting Thursday, September 17, The testing site will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Daily testing capacity remains unchanged.
  • Leon County Clerk of Court resumes in-person services at NE Branch. Available services include payment of traffic citations and court ordered costs, acceptance of passport applications, passport photos, marriage licenses, recording of mortgages and deeds and obtaining certified copies of court and official records. For more information, visit www.leonclerk.com.  
  • Leon County launches Leon CARES program to provide local assistance to individuals, businesses and human service agencies impacted by COVID-19. For eligibility requirments and to submit an application to recieve assistance, visit www.LeonCountyCARES.com  
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Face coverings are available at the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries. Leon County continues to make free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours. Through the library program and with OEV, the County has distributed nearly 300,000 masks to citizens. Five face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
    • Weekly Documented New Cases
      • 1,176     DECREASING  (from 1,437 cases)
    • Weekly Percent of Positive Cases
      • 12.07%   DECREASING   (from 16.97%)
    • Weekly Emergency Room Visits with Influenza-like Illness
      • 10        DECREASING   (from 11 visits)
    • Weekly Emergency Room Visits with COVID-like Illness
      • 45       INCREASING    (from 44 visits) 

    COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 29 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 9,395 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 671,201 positive cases of COVID-19, and 12,939 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed by Patients First. 

Leon County's Sept. 14 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness and response efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

To Protect Public Health, County Requires Face Covering to be worn in businesses. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally and statewide, the ordinance states that an individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment.

For sample mask signage, click here.

To view the signed Ordinance, click here. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this requirement, click here.

Significant Changes Since Last Update 

  • Leon County Clerk of Court resumes in-person services at NE Branch. Available services include payment of traffic citations and court ordered costs, acceptance of passport applications, passport photos, marriage licenses, recording of mortgages and deeds and obtaining certified copies of court and official records. For more information, visit www.leonclerk.com.  
  • Leon County launches Leon CARES program to provide local assistance to individuals, businesses and human service agencies impacted by COVID-19. For eligibility requirments and to submit an application to recieve assistance, visit www.LeonCountyCARES.com  
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Face coverings are available at the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries. Leon County continues to make free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours. Through the library program and with OEV, the County has distributed nearly 300,000 masks to citizens. Five face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
    • Weekly Documented New Cases
      • 1,176     DECREASING  (from 1,437 cases)
    • Weekly Percent of Positive Cases
      • 12.07%   DECREASING   (from 16.97%)
    • Weekly Emergency Room Visits with Influenza-like Illness
      • 10        DECREASING   (from 11 visits)
    • Weekly Emergency Room Visits with COVID-like Illness
      • 45       INCREASING    (from 44 visits) 

    COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 29 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 9,133 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 665,730 positive cases of COVID-19, and 12,642 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed by Patients First.

Leon County's Sept. 10 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness and response efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

To Protect Public Health, County Requires Face Covering to be worn in businesses. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally and statewide, the ordinance states that an individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment.

For sample mask signage, click here.

To view the signed Ordinance, click here. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this requirement, click here.

Significant Changes Since Last Update 

  • Leon County launches Leon CARES program to provide local assistance to individuals, businesses and human service agencies impacted by COVID-19. For eligibility requirments and to submit an application to recieve assistance, visit www.LeonCountyCARES.com  
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Face coverings are available at the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries. Leon County continues to make free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours. Through the library program and with OEV, the County has distributed nearly 300,000 masks to citizens. Five face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
    • Weekly Documented New Cases
      • 1,348     INCREASING  (from 408 cases)
    • Weekly Percent of Positive Cases
      • 15.73%   INCREASING   (from 5.9%)
    • Weekly Emergency Room Visits with Influenza-like Illness
      • 11        DECREASING   (from 15 visits)
    • Weekly Emergency Room Visits with COVID-like Illness
      • 29       INCREASING    (from 26 visits) 

    COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 27 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 8,273 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 654,731 positive cases of COVID-19, and 12,326 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed by Patients First. 

Leon County's Sept. 8 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness and response efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

To Protect Public Health, County Requires Face Covering to be worn in businesses. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally and statewide, the ordinance states that an individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment.

For sample mask signage, click here.

To view the signed Ordinance, click here. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this requirement, click here.

Significant Changes Since Last Update 

  • Leon County launches Leon CARES program to provide local assistance to individuals, businesses and human service agencies impacted by COVID-19. For eligibility requirments and to submit an application to recieve assistance, visit www.LeonCountyCARES.com  
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Face coverings are available at the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries. Leon County continues to make free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours. Through the library program and with OEV, the County has distributed nearly 300,000 masks to citizens. Five face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
    • Weekly Documented New Cases
      • 1,348     INCREASING  (from 408 cases)
    • Weekly Percent of Positive Cases
      • 15.73%   INCREASING   (from 5.9%)
    • Weekly Emergency Room Visits with Influenza-like Illness
      • 11        DECREASING   (from 15 visits)
    • Weekly Emergency Room Visits with COVID-like Illness
      • 29       INCREASING    (from 26 visits) 

    COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 27 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 7,943 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 650,092 positive cases of COVID-19, and 11,915 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed by Patients First.

Leon County's Sept. 3 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness and response efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

To Protect Public Health, County Requires Face Covering to be worn in businesses. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally and statewide, the ordinance states that an individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment.

For sample mask signage, click here.

To view the signed Ordinance, click here. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this requirement, click here.

Significant Changes Since Last Update

  • Mobile COVID-19 Testing on Thursday, September 3 at Faith Christian Center, Inc. (310 Laura Lee Avenue, Tallahassee, FL, 32301)
    • Open to all patients both asymptomatic and symptomatic for diagnostic testing of all ages
    • Open on Thursday, September 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Walk up site, no car needed. No referral needed.
    • Site is free to all patients, but insurance is also accepted.
    • For more information, contact Donnell Durden at Bond Community Health Center, (850) 576- 4073 Ext. 381 or ddurden@bondchc.com
    • This site is operated by Bond Community Health Center with support by Leon County CARES and Florida Department of Health.
  • Leon County launches Leon CARES program to provide local assistance to individuals, businesses and human service agencies impacted by COVID-19. For eligibility requirments and to submit an application to recieve assistance, visit www.LeonCountyCARES.com 
  • Leon County launches an online mapping application to view COVID-19 Testing Sites. The map, available here, allows users to view details on COVID-19 testing sites in Tallahassee-Leon County and find which one is closest to their location.     
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Face coverings are available at the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries. Leon County continues to make free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours. Through the library program and with OEV, the County has distributed nearly 300,000 masks to citizens. Five face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
    • Weekly Documented New Cases
      • 411     DECREASING  (from 443 cases)
    • Weekly Percent of Positive Cases
      • 5.86%   INCREASING   (from 4.68%)
    • Weekly Emergency Room Visits with Influenza-like Illness
      • 15        INCREASING   (from 7 visits)
    • Weekly Emergency Room Visits with COVID-like Illness
      • 23       DECREASING    (from 29 visits) 

    COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 26 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 6,875 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 637,013 positive cases of COVID-19, and 11,650 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed by Patients First. 

Leon County's Sept. 2 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness and response efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

To Protect Public Health, County Requires Face Covering to be worn in businesses. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally and statewide, the ordinance states that an individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment.

For sample mask signage, click here.

To view the signed Ordinance, click here. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this requirement, click here.

Significant Changes Since Last Update

  • On Tuesday, September 1, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Leon County, in partnership with Tallahassee Museum and Second Harvest, will conduct a Leon CARES-funded food distribution.
    • ​The drive-thru food distribution will occur at the Tallahassee Museum (3945 Museum Road).
  • NEW: Mobile COVID-19 Testing on Thursday, September 3 at Faith Christian Center, Inc. (310 Laura Lee Avenue, Tallahassee, FL, 32301)
    • Open to all patients both asymptomatic and symptomatic for diagnostic testing of all ages
    • Open on Thursday, September 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Walk up site, no car needed. No referral needed.
    • Site is free to all patients, but insurance is also accepted.
    • For more information, contact Donnell Durden at Bond Community Health Center, (850) 576- 4073 Ext. 381 or ddurden@bondchc.com
    • This site is operated by Bond Community Health Center with support by Leon County CARES and Florida Department of Health.
  • Leon County launches Leon CARES program to provide local assistance to individuals, businesses and human service agencies impacted by COVID-19. For eligibility requirments and to submit an application to recieve assistance, visit www.LeonCountyCARES.com 
  • Leon County launches an online mapping application to view COVID-19 Testing Sites. The map, available here, allows users to view details on COVID-19 testing sites in Tallahassee-Leon County and find which one is closest to their location.     
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Face coverings are available at the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries. Leon County continues to make free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours. Through the library program and with OEV, the County has distributed nearly 300,000 masks to citizens. Five face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
    • Weekly Documented New Cases
      • 411     DECREASING  (from 443 cases)
    • Weekly Percent of Positive Cases
      • 5.86%   INCREASING   (from 4.68%)
    • Weekly Emergency Room Visits with Influenza-like Illness
      • 15        INCREASING   (from 7 visits)
    • Weekly Emergency Room Visits with COVID-like Illness
      • 23       DECREASING    (from 29 visits) 

    COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 25 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 6,597 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 633,442 positive cases of COVID-19, and 11,501 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed by Patients First.

Leon County's Aug. 28 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness and response efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

To Protect Public Health, County Requires Face Covering to be worn in businesses. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally and statewide, the ordinance states that an individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment.

For sample mask signage, click here.

To view the signed Ordinance, click here. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this requirement, click here.

Significant Changes Since Last Update

  • NEW: FREE COVID-19 Mobile Testing site on Friday, August 28 at The Dwellings (5100 Blountstown Hwy, Tallahassee FL 32304). 
    • Open to all patients both asymptomatic and symptomatic for diagnostic testing of all ages. 
    • Open on Friday, August 28 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
    • Walk up site, no car needed. No referral needed. 
    • Site is free to all patients, but insurance is also accepted. 
    • For more information, contact  Donnell Durden at Bond Community Health Center, (850) 576-4073 Ext. 381 or ddurden@bondchc.com 
  • Leon County launches Leon CARES program to provide local assistance to individuals, businesses and human service agencies impacted by COVID-19. For eligibility requirments and to submit an application to recieve assistance, visit www.LeonCountyCARES.com 
  • Leon County launches an online mapping application to view COVID-19 Testing Sites. The map, available here, allows users to view details on COVID-19 testing sites in Tallahassee-Leon County and find which one is closest to their location.     
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Face coverings are available at the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries. Leon County continues to make free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours. Through the library program and with OEV, the County has distributed nearly 300,000 masks to citizens. Five face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.

“Wearing a mask is not just about protecting yourself, it’s about protecting everyone.” - Sheriff Walt McNeil

Leon County's COVID-19 Health Metrics

  • Weekly Documented New Cases
    • 437     INCREASING  (from 434 cases)
  • Weekly Percent of Positive Cases
    • 4.6%   DECREASING   (from 5.92%)
  • Weekly Emergency Room Visits with Influenza-like Illness
    • 7         DECREASING   (from 16 visits)
  • Weekly Emergency Room Visits with COVID-like Illness
    • 27       DECREASING    (from 33 visits) 

COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 24.5 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 6,145 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 615,806 positive cases of COVID-19, and 10,957 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed by Patients First. 

Leon County's Aug. 26 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness and response efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

To Protect Public Health, County Requires Face Covering to be worn in businesses. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally and statewide, the ordinance states that an individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment.

For sample mask signage, click here.

To view the signed Ordinance, click here. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this requirement, click here.

Significant Changes Since Last Update

  • NEW: FREE COVID-19 Mobile Testing site on Friday, August 28 at The Dwellings (5100 Blountstown Hwy, Tallahassee FL 32304). 
    • Open to all patients both asymptomatic and symptomatic for diagnostic testing of all ages. 
    • Open on Friday, August 28 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
    • Walk up site, no car needed. No referral needed. 
    • Site is free to all patients, but insurance is also accepted. 
    • For more information, contact  Donnell Durden at Bond Community Health Center, (850) 576-4073 Ext. 381 or ddurden@bondchc.com 
  • Leon County launches Leon CARES program to provide local assistance to individuals, businesses and human service agencies impacted by COVID-19. For eligibility requirments and to submit an application to recieve assistance, visit www.LeonCountyCARES.com 
  • Leon County launches an online mapping application to view COVID-19 Testing Sites. The map, available here, allows users to view details on COVID-19 testing sites in Tallahassee-Leon County and find which one is closest to their location.     
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Face coverings are available at the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries. Leon County continues to make free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours. Through the library program and with OEV, the County has distributed nearly 300,000 masks to citizens. Five face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
    • Weekly Documented New Cases
      • 437     INCREASING  (from 434 cases)
    • Weekly Percent of Positive Cases
      • 4.6%   DECREASING   (from 5.92%)
    • Weekly Emergency Room Visits with Influenza-like Illness
      • 7         DECREASING   (from 16 visits)
    • Weekly Emergency Room Visits with COVID-like Illness
      • 27       DECREASING    (from 33 visits) 

    COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 23 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 5,975 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 608,722 positive cases of COVID-19, and 10,733 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed by Patients First. 

Leon County's Aug. 24 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness and response efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

To Protect Public Health, County Requires Face Covering to be worn in businesses. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally and statewide, the ordinance states that an individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment.

For sample mask signage, click here.

To view the signed Ordinance, click here. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this requirement, click here.

Significant Changes Since Last Update

  • NEW: FREE COVID-19 Mobile Testing site on Friday, August 28 at The Dwellings (5100 Blountstown Hwy, Tallahassee FL 32304). 
    • Open to all patients both asymtomatic and symptomatic for diagnostic testing of all ages. 
    • Open on Friday, August 28 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
    • Walk up site, no car needed. No referrral needed. 
    • Site is free to all patients, but insurance is also accepted. 
    • For more information, contact  Donnell Durden at Bond Community Health Center, (850) 576-4073 Ext. 381 or ddurden@bondchc.com 
  • Leon County launches Leon CARES program to provide local assistance to individuals, businesses and human service agencies impacted by COVID-19. For eligibility requirments and to submit an application to recieve assistance, visit www.LeonCountyCARES.com 
  • Leon County launches an online mapping application to view COVID-19 Testing Sites. The map, available here, allows users to view details on COVID-19 testing sites in Tallahassee-Leon County and find which one is closest to their location.     
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Face coverings are available at the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries. Leon County continues to make free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours. Through the library program and with OEV, the County has distributed nearly 300,000 masks to citizens. Five face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.

    “Wearing a mask is not just about protecting yourself, it’s about protecting everyone.” - Sheriff Walt McNeil

    Leon County's COVID-19 Health Metrics

    • Weekly Documented New Cases
      • 437     INCREASING  (from 434 cases)
    • Weekly Percent of Positive Cases
      • 4.6%   DECREASING   (from 5.92%)
    • Weekly Emergency Room Visits with Influenza-like Illness
      • 7         DECREASING   (from 16 visits)
    • Weekly Emergency Room Visits with COVID-like Illness
      • 27       DECREASING    (from 33 visits) 

    COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 23 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 5,778 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 602,829 positive cases of COVID-19, and 10,397 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed by Patients First. 

Leon County's Aug. 19 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness and response efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

To Protect Public Health, County Requires Face Covering to be worn in businesses. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally and statewide, the ordinance states that an individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment.

For sample mask signage, click here.

To view the signed Ordinance, click here. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this requirement, click here.

Significant Changes Since Last Update

    • NEW: COVID-19 Mobile Testing Site on August 22 at Neighborhood Medical Center (438 W. Brevard Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301)
      • Free COVID-19 diagnostic testing available to both symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals. 
      • Only on Saturday, August 22, 2020 from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. 
      • Drive up, no appointments. 
      • For more information call (850) 224-2469. 
    • Leon County launches Leon CARES program to provide local assistance to individuals, businesses and human service agencies impacted by COVID-19. For eligibility requirments and to submit an application to recieve assistance, visit www.LeonCountyCARES.com 
    • Consistent with Florida State Parks, all County campgrounds reopened starting Saturday, August 15th at 8 a.m. This includes Coe Landing, Hall Landing and Williams Landing. The following COVID-19 rules will apply to campgrounds until further notice:
      • Face masks required in the common facilities. 
      • Reservations required at least 48 hours in advance and paid for online. NO walk-ins to avoid cash payments in the iron rangers.  
      • Restroom use limited to one person at a time. 
      • Picnic pavilions remain closed. 
      • Some individual camp sites may be closed to accommodate social distancing between individual camp sites. 
      • Group camping special events are not permitted. Family units/individuals only. 
    • Leon County launches an online mapping application to view COVID-19 Testing Sites. The map, available here, allows users to view details on COVID-19 testing sites in Tallahassee-Leon County and find which one is closest to their location.
    • Free Antibody Testing Offered at FAMU-Bond Covid-19 Testing Site at FAMU Bragg Memorial Stadium (1500 Wahnish Way Tallahassee, FL 32307)
      • COVID-19 antibody testing is available at the FAMU-Bond Bragg Memorial Stadium test site.
      • The site is open from at 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 
      • The test is performed with blood drawn from the arm (not a finger stick), and results are available within 15 minutes. For questions contact Leon County Health Department at 850-404-6399.          
    • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Beginning Tuesday, July 7, face coverings are available at the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
      • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries. Leon County continues to make free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours. Through the library program and with OEV, the County has distributed nearly 300,000 masks to citizens. Five face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
    • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.

COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 22 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 5,561 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 584,047 positive cases of COVID-19, and 9,932 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed by Patients First.

Leon County's Aug. 17 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness and response efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

To Protect Public Health, County Requires Face Covering to be worn in businesses. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally and statewide, the ordinance states that an individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment.

For sample mask signage, click here.

To view the signed Ordinance, click here. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this requirement, click here.

Significant Changes Since Last Update

  • NEW: Mobile COVID-19 Testing on Wednesday, Aug.19 at Orange Avenue Apartments (2710 Country Club Drive, Tallahassee FL 32301) 
  • Free COVID-19 diagnostic testing available on August 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
  • No physician referral needed. 
  • Walk up site only. 
  • Open to symptomatic and asymptomatic patients of all ages.
  • Insurance is accepted. 
  • For questions, contact Donnell Durden, Bond Community Health Center, at (850) 296-6858. 
  • This site is operated by Bond Community Health Center with support by Leon County CARES and Florida Department of Health. 
    • Leon County launches Leon CARES program to provide local assistance to individuals, businesses and human service agencies impacted by COVID-19. For eligibility requirments and to submit an application to recieve assistance, visit www.LeonCountyCARES.com 
    • Consistent with Florida State Parks, all County campgrounds reopened starting Saturday, August 15th at 8 a.m. This includes Coe Landing, Hall Landing and Williams Landing. The following COVID-19 rules will apply to campgrounds until further notice:
      • Face masks required in the common facilities. 
      • Reservations required at least 48 hours in advance and paid for online. NO walk-ins to avoid cash payments in the iron rangers.  
      • Restroom use limited to one person at a time. 
      • Picnic pavilions remain closed. 
      • Some individual camp sites may be closed to accommodate social distancing between individual camp sites. 
      • Group camping special events are not permitted. Family units/individuals only. 
    • Leon County launches an online mapping application to view COVID-19 Testing Sites. The map, available here, allows users to view details on COVID-19 testing sites in Tallahassee-Leon County and find which one is closest to their location.
    • Free Antibody Testing Offered at FAMU-Bond Covid-19 Testing Site at FAMU Bragg Memorial Stadium (1500 Wahnish Way Tallahassee, FL 32307)
      • COVID-19 antibody testing is available at the FAMU-Bond Bragg Memorial Stadium test site.
      • The site is open from at 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 
      • The test is performed with blood drawn from the arm (not a finger stick), and results are available within 15 minutes. Individuals MUST schedule an appointment for the antibody test by calling Leon County Health Department at 850-404-6399.                     
    • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Beginning Tuesday, July 7, face coverings are available at the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
      • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries. Leon County continues to make free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours. Through the library program and with OEV, the County has distributed nearly 300,000 masks to citizens. Five face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
    • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.

COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 21 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 5,443 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 576,094 positive cases of COVID-19, and 9,539 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed by Patients First. 

Leon County's Aug. 12 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness and response efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

To Protect Public Health, County Requires Face Covering to be worn in businesses. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally and statewide, the ordinance states that an individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment.

For sample mask signage, click here.

To view the signed Ordinance, click here. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this requirement, click here.

Significant Changes Since Last Update

  • NEW: Mobile Test Site on Aug 13 at Springfield Apartments, (1700 Joe Louis Street, Tallahassee FL 32304)
    • Only on August 13, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
    • FREE COVID-19 diagnostic testing. Insurance is also accepted. 
    • Open to all individuals, both symptomatic and asymptomatic. 
    • Walk up testing site. 
    • No referral needed. 
    • Test is PCR nasal swab (not brain swab). 
    • Contact Bond Community Health Center for more information- Donnell Durden at (850) 296-6858. 
  • Leon County launches an online mapping application to view COVID-19 Testing Sites. The map, available here, allows users to view details on COVID-19 testing sites in Tallahassee-Leon County and find which one is closest to their location.
  • COVID-19 antibody testing available at the FAMU-Bond Bragg Memorial Stadium test site starting August 7. The test is performed with blood drawn from the arm (not a finger stick), and results are available within 15 minutes. Available to those ages 18 and over only. Individuals MUST schedule an appointment for the antibody test by calling Leon County Health Department at 850-404-6399. Diagnostic COVID-19 tests continue to be offered. 
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Beginning Tuesday, July 7, face coverings are available at the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries. Leon County continues to make free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours. Through the library program and with OEV, the County has distributed nearly 300,000 masks to citizens. Five face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.

 

“Our ancestors survived a turbulent past to get us to where we are. If I’m asked to wear a mask to support our country, then it’s the least I can do to honor them and our past, and to prepare for our future.” – A.J. Brickler III, MD, OBGYN at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare and North Florida Women's Care

 

  • COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 20 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 5,116 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 542,792 positive cases of COVID-19, and 8,553 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed by Patients First. 

Leon County's Aug. 10 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

To Protect Public Health, County Requires Face Covering to be worn in businesses. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally and statewide, the ordinance states that an individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment.

For sample mask signage, click here.

To view the signed Ordinance, click here. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this requirement, click here.

Significant Changes Since Last Update

  • COVID-19 antibody testing available at the FAMU-Bond Bragg Memorial Stadium test site starting August 7. The test is performed with blood drawn from the arm (not a finger stick), and results are available within 15 minutes. Available to those ages 18 and over only. Individuals MUST schedule an appointment for the antibody test by calling Leon County Health Department at 850-404-6399. Diagnostic COVID-19 tests continue to be offered. 
  • Governor DeSantis extended the moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until September 1.
  • The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) released new guidelines for workers to return to the job after testing positive for COVID-19. Previously, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) included the option for workers to return to the job after two negative COVID-19 tests. Now, the CDC has revised its guidance, listing symptom-based criteria as the preferred option. Per the Florida Department of Health and the CDC, a COVID-19 test is not required for a person to return to work after being infected with COVID-19. A letter from the health department that clears the person to return to work should suffice. Employers are encouraged to direct employees to call the Leon County Health Department COVID-19 Call Center and request a letter. The number is (850) 404-6300 press 1. Each person will be evaluated for release, which is an average of 10 days. However, this time period could be longer based on individual health circumstances.
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Beginning Tuesday, July 7, face coverings are available at the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries. Leon County continues to make free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours. Through the library program and with OEV, the County has distributed nearly 275,000 masks to citizens. Five face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
  • COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 19 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 4,643 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 510,389 positive cases of COVID-19, and 7,747 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed by Patients First. 

Leon County's Aug. 6 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

To Protect Public Health, County Requires Face Covering to be worn in businesses. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally and statewide, the ordinance states that an individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment.

For sample mask signage, click here.

To view the signed Ordinance, click here. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this requirement, click here.

Significant Changes Since Last Update

  • COVID-19 antibody testing available at the FAMU-Bond Bragg Memorial Stadium test site starting August 7. The test is performed with blood drawn from the arm (not a finger stick), and results are available within 15 minutes. Individuals MUST schedule an appointment for the antibody test by calling Leon County Health Department at 850-404-6399. Diagnostic COVID-19 tests continue to be offered. 
  • Governor DeSantis extended the moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until September 1.
  • The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) released new guidelines for workers to return to the job after testing positive for COVID-19. Previously, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) included the option for workers to return to the job after two negative COVID-19 tests. Now, the CDC has revised its guidance, listing symptom-based criteria as the preferred option. Per the Florida Department of Health and the CDC, a COVID-19 test is not required for a person to return to work after being infected with COVID-19. A letter from the health department that clears the person to return to work should suffice. Employers are encouraged to direct employees to call the Leon County Health Department COVID-19 Call Center and request a letter. The number is (850) 404-6300 press 1. Each person will be evaluated for release, which is an average of 10 days. However, this time period could be longer based on individual health circumstances.
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Beginning Tuesday, July 7, face coverings are available at the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries. Leon County continues to make free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours. Through the library program and with OEV, the County has distributed nearly 275,000 masks to citizens. Five face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
  • COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 18.8 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 4,643 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 510,389 positive cases of COVID-19, and 7,747 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed by Patients First.

Leon County's Aug. 4 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

To Protect Public Health, County Requires Face Covering to be worn in businesses. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally and statewide, the ordinance states that an individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment.

For sample mask signage, click here.

To view the signed Ordinance, click here. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this requirement, click here.

Significant Changes Since Last Update

  • Governor DeSantis extended the moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until September 1.
  • The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) released new guidelines for workers to return to the job after testing positive for COVID-19. Previously, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) included the option for workers to return to the job after two negative COVID-19 tests. Now, the CDC has revised its guidance, listing symptom-based criteria as the preferred option. Per the Florida Department of Health and the CDC, a COVID-19 test is not required for a person to return to work after being infected with COVID-19. A letter from the health department that clears the person to return to work should suffice. Employers are encouraged to direct employees to call the Leon County Health Department COVID-19 Call Center and request a letter. The number is (850) 404-6300 press 1. Each person will be evaluated for release, which is an average of 10 days. However, this time period could be longer based on individual health circumstances.
  • Free COVID-19 Testing available at Home Depot (1490 Capital Circle NW)
    • No physician referral needed, individuals can be symptomatic or asymptomatic. 
    • 18+ only 
    • Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
    • Test is upper nasal swab. 
    • Results take 2-4 days, to view results click HERE or text "MAKO" to 66349.
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Beginning Tuesday, July 7, face coverings are available at the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries. Leon County continues to make free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours. Through the library program and with OEV, the County has distributed nearly 275,000 masks to citizens. Five face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
  • COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 18 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 4,489 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 497,330 positive cases of COVID-19, and 7,402 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed by Patients First.

Leon County's Aug. 3 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

To Protect Public Health, County Requires Face Covering to be worn in businesses. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally and statewide, the ordinance states that an individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment.

For sample mask signage, click here.

To view the signed Ordinance, click here. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this requirement, click here.

Significant Changes Since Last Update

  • Governor DeSantis extended the moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until September 1.
  • The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) released new guidelines for workers to return to the job after testing positive for COVID-19. Previously, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) included the option for workers to return to the job after two negative COVID-19 tests. Now, the CDC has revised its guidance, listing symptom-based criteria as the preferred option. Per the Florida Department of Health and the CDC, a COVID-19 test is not required for a person to return to work after being infected with COVID-19. A letter from the health department that clears the person to return to work should suffice. Employers are encouraged to direct employees to call the Leon County Health Department COVID-19 Call Center and request a letter. The number is (850) 404-6300 press 1. Each person will be evaluated for release, which is an average of 10 days. However, this time period could be longer based on individual health circumstances.
  • Free COVID-19 Testing available at Home Depot (1490 Capital Circle NW)
    • No physician referral needed, individuals can be symptomatic or asymptomatic. 
    • 18+ only 
    • Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
    • Test is upper nasal swab. 
    • Results take 2-4 days, to view results click HERE or text "MAKO" to 66349.
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Beginning Tuesday, July 7, face coverings are available at the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries. Leon County continues to make free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours. Through the library program and with OEV, the County has distributed nearly 275,000 masks to citizens. Five face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
  • COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 18 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 4,448 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 491,884 positive cases of COVID-19, and 7,157 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed by Patients First.

Leon County's Aug. 2 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

To Protect Public Health, County Requires Face Covering to be worn in businesses. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally and statewide, the ordinance states that an individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment.

For sample mask signage, click here.

To view the signed Ordinance, click here. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this requirement, click here.

Significant Changes Since Last Update

  • NEW: Mobile Test Site at Griffin Middle School (800 Alabama Street) 
  • Governor DeSantis extended the moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until September 1.
  • The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) released new guidelines for workers to return to the job after testing positive for COVID-19. Previously, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) included the option for workers to return to the job after two negative COVID-19 tests. Now, the CDC has revised its guidance, listing symptom-based criteria as the preferred option. Per the Florida Department of Health and the CDC, a COVID-19 test is not required for a person to return to work after being infected with COVID-19. A letter from the health department that clears the person to return to work should suffice. Employers are encouraged to direct employees to call the Leon County Health Department COVID-19 Call Center and request a letter. The number is (850) 404-6300 press 1. Each person will be evaluated for release, which is an average of 10 days. However, this time period could be longer based on individual health circumstances.
  • Free COVID-19 Testing available at Home Depot (1490 Capital Circle NW)
    • No physician referral needed, individuals can be symptomatic or asymptomatic. 
    • 18+ only 
    • Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
    • Test is upper nasal swab. 
    • Results take 2-4 days, to view results click HERE or text "MAKO" to 66349.
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Beginning Tuesday, July 7, face coverings will be available at OEV, Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, and the Capital City Chamber of Commerce. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce (1028 E Park Ave., Tallahassee, FL, 32301) – By appointment only, call 850-577-0789 or by email at info@mybbmc.org
    • Capital City Chamber (1020 Lafayette St., Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) – By appointment only, call 850-329-8955
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries.  Free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours.Two face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
  • COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 17 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 4,171 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 470,386 positive cases of COVID-19, and 6,843 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed by Patients First. 

Leon County's July 30 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

To Protect Public Health, County Requires Face Covering to be worn in businesses. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally and statewide, the ordinance states that an individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment.

For sample mask signage, click here.

To view the signed Ordinance, click here. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this requirement, click here.

Significant Changes Since Last Update

  • NEW: Mobile Test Site at Griffin Middle School (800 Alabama Street) 
    • Free testing available, no physician referral needed. 
    • Open Thursday, July 30 and Friday July 31 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Pre- registration encouraged. Call (850) 296-6858. 
    • Can be symptomatic or asymptomatic.
    • Rapid testing (PCR) used for symptomatic patients. Asymptomatic patients will receive test results in 5-7 days.
    • Location specifics: testing will be provided in the Griffin Middle School Bus Loop entrance located on Old Bainbridge Road. Parking will be available inside the bus loop & Leon County Health Department parking lot located at 1515 Old Bainbridge Road, Tallahassee, FL. 
    • Please contact Donnell Durden, Coordinator of Community Relations & Outreach, at (850) 296 - 6858 for more information regarding COVID-19 testing.
  • Governor DeSantis extended the moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until September 1.
  • Per the State of Florida, COVID-19 testing sites located at Bragg Memorial Stadium and Home Depot on Capital Circle NW will close on Friday, July 31. The sites are expected to reopen on Tuesday, August 4 pending passage of potential Tropical Storm Isaias. More here.
  • The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) released new guidelines for workers to return to the job after testing positive for COVID-19. Previously, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) included the option for workers to return to the job after two negative COVID-19 tests. Now, the CDC has revised its guidance, listing symptom-based criteria as the preferred option. Per the Florida Department of Health and the CDC, a COVID-19 test is not required for a person to return to work after being infected with COVID-19. A letter from the health department that clears the person to return to work should suffice. Employers are encouraged to direct employees to call the Leon County Health Department COVID-19 Call Center and request a letter. The number is (850) 404-6300 press 1. Each person will be evaluated for release, which is an average of 10 days. However, this time period could be longer based on individual health circumstances.
  • Free COVID-19 Testing available at Home Depot (1490 Capital Circle NW)
    • No physician referral needed, individuals can be symptomatic or asymptomatic. 
    • 18+ only 
    • Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
    • Test is upper nasal swab. 
    • Results take 2-4 days, to view results click HERE or text "MAKO" to 66349.
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Beginning Tuesday, July 7, face coverings will be available at OEV, Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, and the Capital City Chamber of Commerce. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce (1028 E Park Ave., Tallahassee, FL, 32301) – By appointment only, call 850-577-0789 or by email at info@mybbmc.org
    • Capital City Chamber (1020 Lafayette St., Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) – By appointment only, call 850-329-8955
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries.  Free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours.Two face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
  • COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 17 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 4,102 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 461,379 positive cases of COVID-19, and 6,586 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed by Patients First. 

Leon County's July 29 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

To Protect Public Health, County Requires Face Covering to be worn in businesses. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally and statewide, the ordinance states that an individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment.

For sample mask signage, click here.

To view the signed Ordinance, click here. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this requirement, click here.

Significant Changes Since Last Update

  • NEW: Mobile Test Site at Griffin Middle School (800 Alabama Street) 
    • Free testing available, no physician referral needed. 
    • Open Thursday, July 30 and Friday July 31 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Pre- registration encouraged. Call (850) 296-6858. 
    • Can be symptomatic or asymptomatic.
    • Rapid testing (PCR) used for symptomatic patients. Asymptomatic patients will receive test results in 5-7 days.
    • Location specifics: testing will be provided in the Griffin Middle School Bus Loop entrance located on Old Bainbridge Road. Parking will be available inside the bus loop & Leon County Health Department parking lot located at 1515 Old Bainbridge Road, Tallahassee, FL. 
    • Please contact Donnell Durden, Coordinator of Community Relations & Outreach, at (850) 296 - 6858 for more information regarding COVID-19 testing.
  • Per the State of Florida, COVID-19 testing sites located at Bragg Memorial Stadium and Home Depot on Capital Circle NW will close on Friday, July 31. The sites are expected to reopen on Tuesday, August 4 pending passage of potential Tropical Storm Isaias. 
  • The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) released new guidelines for workers to return to the job after testing positive for COVID-19. Previously, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) included the option for workers to return to the job after two negative COVID-19 tests. Now, the CDC has revised its guidance, listing symptom-based criteria as the preferred option. Per the Florida Department of Health and the CDC, a COVID-19 test is not required for a person to return to work after being infected with COVID-19. A letter from the health department that clears the person to return to work should suffice. Employers are encouraged to direct employees to call the Leon County Health Department COVID-19 Call Center and request a letter. The number is (850) 404-6300 press 1. Each person will be evaluated for release, which is an average of 10 days. However, this time period could be longer based on individual health circumstances.
  • Free COVID-19 Testing available at Home Depot (1490 Capital Circle NW)
    • No physician referral needed, individuals can be symptomatic or asymptomatic. 
    • 18+ only 
    • Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
    • Test is upper nasal swab. 
    • Results take 2-4 days, to view results click HERE or text "MAKO" to 66349.
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Beginning Tuesday, July 7, face coverings will be available at OEV, Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, and the Capital City Chamber of Commerce. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce (1028 E Park Ave., Tallahassee, FL, 32301) – By appointment only, call 850-577-0789 or by email at info@mybbmc.org
    • Capital City Chamber (1020 Lafayette St., Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) – By appointment only, call 850-329-8955
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries.  Free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours.Two face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
  • COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 16 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 4,004 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 451,423 positive cases of COVID-19, and 6,333 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed by Patients First. 

Leon County's July 28 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

To Protect Public Health, County Requires Face Covering to be worn in businesses. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally and statewide, the ordinance states that an individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment.

For sample mask signage, click here.

To view the signed Ordinance, click here. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this requirement, click here.

Significant Changes Since Last Update

  • The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) released new guidelines for workers to return to the job after testing positive for COVID-19. Previously, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) included the option for workers to return to the job after two negative COVID-19 tests. Now, the CDC has revised its guidance, listing symptom-based criteria as the preferred option. Per the Florida Department of Health and the CDC, a COVID-19 test is not required for a person to return to work after being infected with COVID-19. A letter from the health department that clears the person to return to work should suffice. Employers are encouraged to direct employees to call the Leon County Health Department COVID-19 Call Center and request a letter. The number is (850) 404-6300 press 1. Each person will be evaluated for release, which is an average of 10 days. However, this time period could be longer based on individual health circumstances.
  • Free COVID-19 Testing available at Home Depot (1490 Capital Circle NW)
    • No physician referral needed, individuals can be symptomatic or asymptomatic. 
    • 18+ only 
    • Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
    • Test is upper nasal swab. 
    • Results take 2-4 days, to view results click HERE or text "MAKO" to 66349.
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Beginning Tuesday, July 7, face coverings will be available at OEV, Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, and the Capital City Chamber of Commerce. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce (300 E Park Ave., Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Curbside pickup only at the TalChamber Carport
    • Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce (1028 E Park Ave., Tallahassee, FL, 32301) – By appointment only, call 850-577-0789 or by email at info@mybbmc.org
    • Capital City Chamber (1020 Lafayette St., Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) – By appointment only, call 850-329-8955
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries.  Free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours.Two face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
  • COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 16 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 3,949 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 441,977 positive cases of COVID-19, and 6,117 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed by Patients First. 

Leon County's July 27 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

To Protect Public Health, County Requires Face Covering to be worn in businesses. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally and statewide, the ordinance states that an individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment.

For sample mask signage, click here.

To view the signed Ordinance, click here. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this requirement, click here.

Significant Changes Since Last Update

  • The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) released new guidelines for workers to return to the job after testing positive for COVID-19. Previously, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) included the option for workers to return to the job after two negative COVID-19 tests. Now, the CDC has revised its guidance, listing symptom-based criteria as the preferred option. Per the Florida Department of Health and the CDC, a COVID-19 test is not required for a person to return to work after being infected with COVID-19. A letter from the health department that clears the person to return to work should suffice. Employers are encouraged to direct employees to call the Leon County Health Department COVID-19 Call Center and request a letter. The number is (850) 404-6300 press 1. Each person will be evaluated for release, which is an average of 10 days. However, this time period could be longer based on individual health circumstances.
  • Free COVID-19 Testing available at Home Depot (1490 Capital Circle NW)
    • No physician referral needed, individuals can be symptomatic or asymptomatic. 
    • 18+ only 
    • Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
    • Test is upper nasal swab. 
    • Results take 2-4 days, to view results click HERE or text "MAKO" to 66349.
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Beginning Tuesday, July 7, face coverings will be available at OEV, Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, and the Capital City Chamber of Commerce. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce (300 E Park Ave., Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Curbside pickup only at the TalChamber Carport
    • Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce (1028 E Park Ave., Tallahassee, FL, 32301) – By appointment only, call 850-577-0789 or by email at info@mybbmc.org
    • Capital City Chamber (1020 Lafayette St., Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) – By appointment only, call 850-329-8955
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries.  Free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours.Two face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
  • COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 16 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 3,868 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 432,747 positive cases of COVID-19, and 5,931 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed by Patients First. 

Leon County's July 24 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

To Protect Public Health, County Requires Face Covering to be worn in businesses. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings beginning Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m until repealed. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise locally and statewide, the ordinance states that an individual in a business establishment in Leon County must wear a face covering while in that business establishment.

For sample mask signage, click here.

To view the signed Ordinance, click here. 

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this requirement, click here.

Significant Changes Since Last Update

  • Free COVID-19 Testing available at Home Depot (1490 Capital Circle NW)
    • No physician referral needed, individuals can be symptomatic or asymptomatic. 
    • 18+ only 
    • Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
    • Test is upper nasal swab. 
    • Results take 4-6 days, to view results click HERE or text "MAKO" to 66349.
  • Patients First drive-thru COVID-19 testing site now located at Northwood Centre. 
    • On July 14, 2020, Patients First moved its drive-thru testing site to Northwood Centre located at 1940 N Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL 32303.
    • Patients may be tested without referral and may be symptomatic or not. No referrals are needed and results are typically available during your visit. 
    • Testing site hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • More information HERE. 
  • County recreational fields remain closed to organized practice and play. As a reminder, consistent with public health guidance and the County’s reopening plan, County recreational fields remain closed to organized practice and play. Fields do remain available for groups no larger than 10, that use good social distancing and hygiene practices. Consistent with CDC guidance, the closure of sports fields should be implemented to discourage people gathering and to ensure social distancing. The CDC continues to recommend that the lowest risk option to mitigate the spread of the virus is performing skill-building drills or conditioning at home, alone or with family members.
  • New resource guide for small businesses. Recently published, the U.S. Chamber’s Ready to Reopen: A Playbook for Your Small Business, is a very comprehensive guide that will help many small businesses navigate health and safety concerns during the pandemic.
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Beginning Tuesday, July 7, face coverings will be available at OEV, Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, and the Capital City Chamber of Commerce. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce (300 E Park Ave., Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Curbside pickup only at the TalChamber Carport
    • Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce (1028 E Park Ave., Tallahassee, FL, 32301) – By appointment only, call 850-577-0789 or by email at info@mybbmc.org
    • Capital City Chamber (1020 Lafayette St., Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) – By appointment only, call 850-329-8955
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries.  Free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours.Two face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
  • COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 15.5 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 3,568 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 402,312 positive cases of COVID-19, and 5,653 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed by Patients First. 

Leon County's July 22 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

  • For COVID-19 testing information, click here. 
  • To watch our Timely News from Trusted Voices, click here.
  • For Leon County service changes, click here
  • For more information regarding City of Tallahassee service changes, visit Talgov.com.

Significant Changes Since Last Update

  • Free COVID-19 Testing available at Home Depot (1490 Capital Circle NW)
    • No physician referral needed, individuals can be symptomatic or asymptomatic. 
    • 18+ only 
    • Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
    • Test is upper nasal swab. 
    • Results take 4-6 days, to view results click HERE or text "MAKO" to 66349.
  • Patients First drive-thru COVID-19 testing site now located at Northwood Centre. 
    • On July 14, 2020, Patients First moved its drive-thru testing site to Northwood Centre located at 1940 N Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL 32303.
    • Patients may be tested without referral and may be symptomatic or not. No referrals are needed and results are typically available during your visit. 
    • Testing site hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • More information HERE. 
  • County recreational fields remain closed to organized practice and play. As a reminder, consistent with public health guidance and the County’s reopening plan, County recreational fields remain closed to organized practice and play. Fields do remain available for groups no larger than 10, that use good social distancing and hygiene practices. Consistent with CDC guidance, the closure of sports fields should be implemented to discourage people gathering and to ensure social distancing. The CDC continues to recommend that the lowest risk option to mitigate the spread of the virus is performing skill-building drills or conditioning at home, alone or with family members.
  • New resource guide for small businesses. Recently published, the U.S. Chamber’s Ready to Reopen: A Playbook for Your Small Business, is a very comprehensive guide that will help many small businesses navigate health and safety concerns during the pandemic.
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Beginning Tuesday, July 7, face coverings will be available at OEV, Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, and the Capital City Chamber of Commerce. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce (300 E Park Ave., Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Curbside pickup only at the TalChamber Carport
    • Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce (1028 E Park Ave., Tallahassee, FL, 32301) – By appointment only, call 850-577-0789 or by email at info@mybbmc.org
    • Capital City Chamber (1020 Lafayette St., Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) – By appointment only, call 850-329-8955
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries.  Free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours.Two face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
  • COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 14.9 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 3,319 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 379,619 positive cases of COVID-19, and 5,345 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed by Patients First. 

Leon County's July 21 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

  • For COVID-19 testing information, click here. 
  • To watch our Timely News from Trusted Voices, click here.
  • For Leon County service changes, click here
  • For more information regarding City of Tallahassee service changes, visit Talgov.com.

Significant Changes Since Last Update

  • Free COVID-19 Testing available at Home Depot (1490 Capital Circle NW)
    • No physician referral needed, individuals can be symptomatic or asymptomatic. 
    • 18+ only 
    • Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
    • Test is upper nasal swab. 
    • Results take 4-6 days, to view results click HERE or text "MAKO" to 66349.
  • Patients First drive-thru COVID-19 testing site now located at Northwood Centre. 
    • On July 14, 2020, Patients First moved its drive-thru testing site to Northwood Centre located at 1940 N Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL 32303.
    • Patients may be tested without referral and may be symptomatic or not. No referrals are needed and results are typically available during your visit. 
    • Testing site hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • More information HERE. 
  • County recreational fields remain closed to organized practice and play. As a reminder, consistent with public health guidance and the County’s reopening plan, County recreational fields remain closed to organized practice and play. Fields do remain available for groups no larger than 10, that use good social distancing and hygiene practices. Consistent with CDC guidance, the closure of sports fields should be implemented to discourage people gathering and to ensure social distancing. The CDC continues to recommend that the lowest risk option to mitigate the spread of the virus is performing skill-building drills or conditioning at home, alone or with family members.
  • New resource guide for small businesses. Recently published, the U.S. Chamber’s Ready to Reopen: A Playbook for Your Small Business, is a very comprehensive guide that will help many small businesses navigate health and safety concerns during the pandemic.
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Beginning Tuesday, July 7, face coverings will be available at OEV, Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, and the Capital City Chamber of Commerce. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce (300 E Park Ave., Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Curbside pickup only at the TalChamber Carport
    • Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce (1028 E Park Ave., Tallahassee, FL, 32301) – By appointment only, call 850-577-0789 or by email at info@mybbmc.org
    • Capital City Chamber (1020 Lafayette St., Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) – By appointment only, call 850-329-8955
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries.  Free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours.Two face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
  • COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 14.7 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 3,265 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 369,834 positive cases of COVID-19, and 5,206 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed by Patients First. 

Leon County's July 20 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

  • For COVID-19 testing information, click here. 
  • To watch our Timely News from Trusted Voices, click here.
  • For Leon County service changes, click here
  • For more information regarding City of Tallahassee service changes, visit Talgov.com.

Significant Changes Since Last Update

  • Free COVID-19 Testing available at Home Depot (1490 Capital Circle NW)
    • No physician referral needed, individuals can be symptomatic or asymptomatic. 
    • 18+ only 
    • Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
    • Test is upper nasal swab. 
    • Results take 4-6 days, to view results click HERE or text "MAKO" to 66349.
  • Patients First drive-thru COVID-19 testing site now located at Northwood Centre. 
    • On July 14, 2020, Patients First moved its drive-thru testing site to Northwood Centre located at 1940 N Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL 32303.
    • Patients may be tested without referral and may be symptomatic or not. No referrals are needed and results are typically available during your visit. 
    • Testing site hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • More information HERE. 
  • County recreational fields remain closed to organized practice and play. As a reminder, consistent with public health guidance and the County’s reopening plan, County recreational fields remain closed to organized practice and play. Fields do remain available for groups no larger than 10, that use good social distancing and hygiene practices. Consistent with CDC guidance, the closure of sports fields should be implemented to discourage people gathering and to ensure social distancing. The CDC continues to recommend that the lowest risk option to mitigate the spread of the virus is performing skill-building drills or conditioning at home, alone or with family members.
  • New resource guide for small businesses. Recently published, the U.S. Chamber’s Ready to Reopen: A Playbook for Your Small Business, is a very comprehensive guide that will help many small businesses navigate health and safety concerns during the pandemic.
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Beginning Tuesday, July 7, face coverings will be available at OEV, Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, and the Capital City Chamber of Commerce. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce (300 E Park Ave., Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Curbside pickup only at the TalChamber Carport
    • Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce (1028 E Park Ave., Tallahassee, FL, 32301) – By appointment only, call 850-577-0789 or by email at info@mybbmc.org
    • Capital City Chamber (1020 Lafayette St., Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) – By appointment only, call 850-329-8955
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries.  Free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours.Two face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
  • COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 14.5 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 3,140 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 360,394 positive cases of COVID-19, and 5,072 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed by Patients First. 

Leon County's July 17 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

  • For COVID-19 testing information, click here. 
  • To watch our Timely News from Trusted Voices, click here.
  • For Leon County service changes, click here
  • For more information regarding City of Tallahassee service changes, visit Talgov.com.

Significant Changes Since Last Update

  • Free COVID-19 Testing available at Home Depot (1490 Capital Circle NW)
    • No physician referral needed, individuals can be symptomatic or asymptompatic. 
    • 18+ only 
    • Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
    • Test is upper nasal swab. 
    • Results take 4-6 days, to view results click HERE or text "MAKO" to 66349
  • Patients First drive-thru COVID-19 testing site now located at Northwood Centre. 
    • On July 14, 2020, Patients First moved its drive-thru testing site to Northwood Centre located at 1940 N Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL 32303.
    • Patients may be tested without referral and may be symptomatic or not. No referrals are needed and results are typically available during your visit. 
    • Testing site hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m 
    • More information HERE. 
  • New resource guide for small businesses. Recently published, the U.S. Chamber’s Ready to Reopen: A Playbook for Your Small Business, is a very comprehensive guide that will help many small businesses navigate health and safety concerns during the pandemic.
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Beginning Tuesday, July 7, face coverings will be available at OEV, Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, and the Capital City Chamber of Commerce. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce (300 E Park Ave., Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Curbside pickup only at the TalChamber Carport
    • Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce (1028 E Park Ave., Tallahassee, FL, 32301) – By appointment only, call 850-577-0789 or by email at info@mybbmc.org
    • Capital City Chamber (1020 Lafayette St., Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) – By appointment only, call 850-329-8955
  • Walk-up reservation system available at the FAMU-Bond COVID-19 testing site at Bragg Stadium. FDOH launched a reservation system for walk-up patients to submit their names and mobile numbers so as to later that day be notified when they can report for a sample collection. The reservation system will help patients beat the heat by waiting in their cars with air conditioning, and also limit any possible transmission when queuing in lines. 
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries.  Free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours.Two face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
  • COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 13.8 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 2,761 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 327,241 positive cases of COVID-19, and 4,805 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. Local testing data includes public and private tests performed in Leon County, including Antigen tests performed by Patients First. 

Leon County's July 16 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

  • For COVID-19 testing information, click here. 
  • To watch our Timely News from Trusted Voices, click here.
  • For Leon County service changes, click here
  • For more information regarding City of Tallahassee service changes, visit Talgov.com.

Significant Changes Since Last Update

  • Free COVID-19 Testing available at Home Depot (1490 Capital Circle NW)
    • No physician referral needed, individuals can be symptomatic or asymptompatic. 
    • 18+ only 
    • Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Patients First drive-thru COVID-19 testing site now located at Northwood Centre. 
    • On July 14, 2020, Patients First moved its drive-thru testing site to Northwood Centre located at 1940 N Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL 32303.
    • Patients may be tested without referral and may be symptomatic or not. No referrals are needed and results are typically available during your visit. 
    • Testing site hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Beginning Tuesday, July 7, face coverings will be available at OEV, Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, and the Capital City Chamber of Commerce. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce (300 E Park Ave., Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Curbside pickup only at the TalChamber Carport
    • Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce (1028 E Park Ave., Tallahassee, FL, 32301) – By appointment only, call 850-577-0789 or by email at info@mybbmc.org
    • Capital City Chamber (1020 Lafayette St., Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) – By appointment only, call 850-329-8955
  • Walk-up reservation system available at the FAMU-Bond COVID-19 testing site at Bragg Stadium. FDOH launched a reservation system for walk-up patients to submit their names and mobile numbers so as to later that day be notified when they can report for a sample collection. The reservation system will help patients beat the heat by waiting in their cars with air conditioning, and also limit any possible transmission when queuing in lines. 
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries.  Free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours.Two face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
  • COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 13.5 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 2,653 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 315,775 positive cases of COVID-19, and 4,677 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here

Leon County's July 14 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

  • For COVID-19 testing information, click here. 
  • To watch our Timely News from Trusted Voices, click here.
  • For Leon County service changes, click here
  • For more information regarding City of Tallahassee service changes, visit Talgov.com.

Significant Changes Since Last Update

  • EPA Approves First Surface Disinfectant Products Tested on the SARS-CoV-2 Virus: Throughout the COVID-19 public health emergency, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has worked to provide the American public with information about how to safely and effectively kill the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, on surfaces. On July 6, EPA approved two products, Lysol Disinfectant Spray (EPA Reg No. 777-99) and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist (EPA Reg No. 777-127), based on laboratory testing that shows the products are effective against SARS-CoV-2. “EPA is committed to identifying new tools and providing accurate and up-to-date information to help the American public protect themselves and their families from the novel coronavirus,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “EPA's review of products tested against this virus marks an important milestone in President Trump’s all of government approach to fighting the spread of COVID-19."
  • Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Extended Through August: On July 4, President Trump signed legislation (S. 4116) reauthorizing the Paycheck Protection Program through August 8, 2020. Enacted in March as part of the CARES Act, the $669 billion program has approved more than 4.8 million loans totaling more than $520 billion and supporting over 51 million jobs to date. The extension of the program through August will make available the remaining $134 billion to small businesses and qualifying entities. Learn more about the PPP here.
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Beginning Tuesday, July 7, face coverings will be available at OEV, Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, and the Capital City Chamber of Commerce. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce (300 E Park Ave., Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Curbside pickup only at the TalChamber Carport
    • Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce (1028 E Park Ave., Tallahassee, FL, 32301) – By appointment only, call 850-577-0789 or by email at info@mybbmc.org
    • Capital City Chamber (1020 Lafayette St., Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) – By appointment only, call 850-329-8955
  • Walk-up reservation system available at the FAMU-Bond COVID-19 testing site at Bragg Stadium. FDOH launched a reservation system for walk-up patients to submit their names and mobile numbers so as to later that day be notified when they can report for a sample collection. The reservation system will help patients beat the heat by waiting in their cars with air conditioning, and also limit any possible transmission when queuing in lines. 
  • Pixel by LabCorp offers at home coronavirus testing option. Originally approved in late April, at that time the at-home collection kit was only available to healthcare workers and first responders. Recently, that restriction was lifted and now LabCorp has made the COVID-19 collection kit available broadly. This at-home collection kit comes at no cost to those with CHP, other insurance policies, and the uninsured (federal CARES money defrays the cost). More here. 
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries.  Free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours.Two face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
  • COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 13 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 2,520 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 291,629 positive cases of COVID-19, and 4,409 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here

Leon County's July 13 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

  • For COVID-19 testing information, click here. 
  • To watch our Timely News from Trusted Voices, click here.
  • For Leon County service changes, click here
  • For more information regarding City of Tallahassee service changes, visit Talgov.com.

Significant Changes Since Last Update

  • EPA Approves First Surface Disinfectant Products Tested on the SARS-CoV-2 Virus: Throughout the COVID-19 public health emergency, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has worked to provide the American public with information about how to safely and effectively kill the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, on surfaces. On July 6, EPA approved two products, Lysol Disinfectant Spray (EPA Reg No. 777-99) and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist (EPA Reg No. 777-127), based on laboratory testing that shows the products are effective against SARS-CoV-2. “EPA is committed to identifying new tools and providing accurate and up-to-date information to help the American public protect themselves and their families from the novel coronavirus,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “EPA's review of products tested against this virus marks an important milestone in President Trump’s all of government approach to fighting the spread of COVID-19."
  • Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Extended Through August: On July 4, President Trump signed legislation (S. 4116) reauthorizing the Paycheck Protection Program through August 8, 2020. Enacted in March as part of the CARES Act, the $669 billion program has approved more than 4.8 million loans totaling more than $520 billion and supporting over 51 million jobs to date. The extension of the program through August will make available the remaining $134 billion to small businesses and qualifying entities. Learn more about the PPP here.
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Beginning Tuesday, July 7, face coverings will be available at OEV, Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, and the Capital City Chamber of Commerce. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce (300 E Park Ave., Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Curbside pickup only at the TalChamber Carport
    • Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce (1028 E Park Ave., Tallahassee, FL, 32301) – By appointment only, call 850-577-0789 or by email at info@mybbmc.org
    • Capital City Chamber (1020 Lafayette St., Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) – By appointment only, call 850-329-8955
  • Walk-up reservation system available at the FAMU-Bond COVID-19 testing site at Bragg Stadium. FDOH launched a reservation system for walk-up patients to submit their names and mobile numbers so as to later that day be notified when they can report for a sample collection. The reservation system will help patients beat the heat by waiting in their cars with air conditioning, and also limit any possible transmission when queuing in lines. 
  • Pixel by LabCorp offers at home coronavirus testing option. Originally approved in late April, at that time the at-home collection kit was only available to healthcare workers and first responders. Recently, that restriction was lifted and now LabCorp has made the COVID-19 collection kit available broadly. This at-home collection kit comes at no cost to those with CHP, other insurance policies, and the uninsured (federal CARES money defrays the cost). More here. 
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries.  Free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours.Two face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
  • COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 12.9 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 2,395 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 282,435 positive cases of COVID-19, and 4,277 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here

Leon County's July 9 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

  • For COVID-19 testing information, click here. 
  • To watch our Timely News from Trusted Voices, click here.
  • For Leon County service changes, click here
  • For more information regarding City of Tallahassee service changes, visit Talgov.com.

Significant Changes Since Last Update

  • EPA Approves First Surface Disinfectant Products Tested on the SARS-CoV-2 Virus: Throughout the COVID-19 public health emergency, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has worked to provide the American public with information about how to safely and effectively kill the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, on surfaces. On July 6, EPA approved two products, Lysol Disinfectant Spray (EPA Reg No. 777-99) and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist (EPA Reg No. 777-127), based on laboratory testing that shows the products are effective against SARS-CoV-2. “EPA is committed to identifying new tools and providing accurate and up-to-date information to help the American public protect themselves and their families from the novel coronavirus,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “EPA's review of products tested against this virus marks an important milestone in President Trump’s all of government approach to fighting the spread of COVID-19."
  • Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Extended Through August: On July 4, President Trump signed legislation (S. 4116) reauthorizing the Paycheck Protection Program through August 8, 2020. Enacted in March as part of the CARES Act, the $669 billion program has approved more than 4.8 million loans totaling more than $520 billion and supporting over 51 million jobs to date. The extension of the program through August will make available the remaining $134 billion to small businesses and qualifying entities. Learn more about the PPP here.
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Beginning Tuesday, July 7, face coverings will be available at OEV, Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, and the Capital City Chamber of Commerce. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce (300 E Park Ave., Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Curbside pickup only at the TalChamber Carport
    • Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce (1028 E Park Ave., Tallahassee, FL, 32301) – By appointment only, call 850-577-0789 or by email at info@mybbmc.org
    • Capital City Chamber (1020 Lafayette St., Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) – By appointment only, call 850-329-8955
  • Walk-up reservation system available at the FAMU-Bond COVID-19 testing site at Bragg Stadium. FDOH launched a reservation system for walk-up patients to submit their names and mobile numbers so as to later that day be notified when they can report for a sample collection. The reservation system will help patients beat the heat by waiting in their cars with air conditioning, and also limit any possible transmission when queuing in lines. 
  • Pixel by LabCorp offers at home coronavirus testing option. Originally approved in late April, at that time the at-home collection kit was only available to healthcare workers and first responders. Recently, that restriction was lifted and now LabCorp has made the COVID-19 collection kit available broadly. This at-home collection kit comes at no cost to those with CHP, other insurance policies, and the uninsured (federal CARES money defrays the cost). More here. 
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries.  Free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours.Two face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
  • COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 12 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 1,998 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 232,718 positive cases of COVID-19, and 4,009 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here

Leon County's July 7 Update

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders, and other critical emergency response functions.

  • For COVID-19 testing information, click here. 
  • To watch our Timely News from Trusted Voices, click here.
  • For Leon County service changes, click here
  • For more information regarding City of Tallahassee service changes, visit Talgov.com.

Significant Changes Since Last Update

  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Beginning Tuesday, July 7, face coverings will be available at OEV, Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, and the Capital City Chamber of Commerce. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce (300 E Park Ave., Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Curbside pickup only at the TalChamber Carport
    • Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce (1028 E Park Ave., Tallahassee, FL, 32301) – By appointment only, call 850-577-0789 or by email at info@mybbmc.org
    • Capital City Chamber (1020 Lafayette St., Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) – By appointment only, call 850-329-8955
  • Walk-up reservation system available at the FAMU-Bond COVID-19 testing site at Bragg Stadium. FDOH launched a mobile application for walk-up patients to submit their names and mobile numbers so as to later that day be notified when they can report for a sample collection. The reservation system will help patients beat the heat by waiting in their cars with air conditioning, and also limit any possible transmission when queuing in lines. The system complements the by-phone reservation process.
  • Pixel by LabCorp offers at home coronavirus testing option. Originally approved in late April, at that time the at-home collection kit was only available to healthcare workers and first responders. Recently, that restriction was lifted and now LabCorp has made the COVID-19 collection kit available broadly. This at-home collection kit comes at no cost to those with CHP, other insurance policies, and the uninsured (federal CARES money defrays the cost). More here. 
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries.  Free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours.Two face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign.  Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
  • COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 11.6 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 1,862 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 213,794 positive cases of COVID-19, and 3,841 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here

Leon County's July 6 Update

July 6, 2020

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Leon County Emergency Management is committed to actively monitoring the disease and coordinating preparedness efforts with local health officials, healthcare providers, first responders and other critical emergency response functions.

The following update provides a timely, accurate and vetted source of official County and community information.

Significant Changes Since Last Update

  • Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) distributes cloth face coverings to businesses. Beginning Tuesday, July 7, face coverings will be available at OEV, Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, and the Capital City Chamber of Commerce. A business with one location is eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to 200 face coverings. For FAQs regarding the distribution of masks to businesses, click here.
    • Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce (300 E Park Ave., Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Curbside pickup only at the TalChamber Carport
    • Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce (1028 E Park Ave., Tallahassee, FL, 32301) – By appointment only, call 850-577-0789 or by email at info@mybbmc.org
    • Capital City Chamber (1020 Lafayette St., Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) – By appointment only, call 850-329-8955
  • Walk-up reservation system available at the FAMU-Bond COVID-19 testing site at the Bragg Stadium. FDOH launched a mobile application for walk-up patients to submit their names and mobile numbers so as to later that day be notified when they can report for a sample collection. The reservation system will help patients beat the heat by waiting in their cars with air conditioning, and also limit any possible transmission when queuing in lines. The system complements the by-phone reservation process.
  • Pixel by LabCorp offers at home coronavirus testing option. Originally approved in late April, at that time the at-home collection kit was only available to healthcare workers and first responders. Recently, that restriction was lifted and now LabCorp has made the COVID-19 collection kit available broadly. This at-home collection kit comes at no cost to those with Capital Health Plan, other insurance policies, and the uninsured (federal CARES money defrays the cost). More here. 
  • Governor DeSantis extends moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until August 1. More here. 
  • County offering free face coverings for pickup at all Libraries. Starting Wednesday, June 24, Leon County will make thousands of free face coverings available for pickup at all County library locations during regular hours. Two face masks per individual will be allowed to ensure adequate supply to meet demand. For locations and hours click here. 
  • Suspension of on-premise consumption of alcohol at bars (amended). On Wednesday July 1, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) amended its order that suspended alcohol sales at bars and pubs to allow any establishment licensed to sell food to sell alcohol, effective immediately.  View the amended order HERE.
  • It’s Not Too Much to Mask Campaign. Leon County launched the social media campaign, It’s Not Too Much to Mask to encourage the use of masks and facial coverings in public. If you’d like to participate, post a masked-up selfie and share why you wear a mask and for whom using #MaskOnLeon.
  • COVID-19 by the Numbers. Global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 11.4 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are or have been 1,824 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are or have been 206,447 positive cases of COVID-19, and 3,778 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here.

Continue to follow www.LeonCountyFL.gov/eip for any local updates or changes to services.

October 15, 2020

Returning to Work:

How were the phases for employee return to on-campus work determined?

The phases were established based upon recommendations from the CDC, as well as local, state and national guidelines. Members of TCC’s reSTART reIMAGINE Taskforce sought advice from medical experts and legal experts from the American College Health Association, American Council on Education and other organizations to provide clear and scientific data that guided the College’s final decision-making process. Departments will have the flexibility to adjust based on specific departmental and position needs.

What are the dates of each phase for return to campus work?

As of the publication of the reSTART reIMAGINE Taskforce Guidelines, as well as the list of FAQs, the dates are as follows. Updates may be necessary based on changing city, county, state and federal guidelines.

Phase 1 - TARGET DATES: July 6 – July 24

The college should bring not more than 30% of their workforce back to campus. Only employees deemed essential to support academic activities should be scheduled to return to campus during this time period. The College will use Phase I to test the institution’s ability to exercise systems and procedures, care for our employees, and protect our community. Departments will use Phase I to learn and adjust as necessary in preparation for the beginning of the fall semester.

Phase 2 - TARGET DATES: July 27 – August 12

The college should bring not more than an additional 30% of their workforce back to campus (total employees should not exceed approximately 60% of the workforce) for the purpose of increasing operational capacity and support activities on campus. Although a complete/full return to normal campus operations are not anticipated during Phase 2, departments should enhance preparations for the return of students for the fall semester. All guidelines and requirements established for Phase 1 above continue to apply and must be implemented by departments.

Phase 3 - TARGET DATES: August 13 – August 21

The remaining workforce (excluding employees who have been authorized or directed to continue to work from home) should return to campus to conduct final preparations for the 2020 academic year and the return of our students. All guidelines and requirements established for Phase 1 above continue to apply and must be implemented by departments.

Phase 4 - TARGET DATES: Not before August 24

Phase 4 will introduce the start of the 2020 academic year and the return to campus operations with appropriate and ongoing mitigation strategies to reduce the spread of COVID-19. All guidelines and requirements established in Phase 1 above continue to apply and must continue to be implemented by departments. The College will closely supervise all aspects of campus operations to ensure the maximum participation of employees and students in socially responsible behavior throughout the college community. 

How will I know when I need to return to on-campus work?

Campus leadership will create return to workplace plans to include accounting for the number of personnel in the department, physical work setting to allow for proper social distancing, work activities needing to be prioritized, and level of service needed to provide to constituents as campus begins to open as part of the four-phase plan.

Employees should receive communication from their supervisor regarding the anticipated date of return to on-campus work, including a timeline to prepare for that transition. Additionally, in preparation of returning to campus, employees will also need to review the TCC Return to On-Campus Work form prior to an employee's return to campus.

What if I want to return to campus earlier than my supervisor tells me I can?

Departmental leadership is asked to determine return to campus timelines for faculty and staff based on several different factors but most importantly keeping a healthy and safe environment. Supervisors are asked to communicate to their employees an appropriate timeline for your individual position's return to campus, which should be adhered to unless appropriate approvals are obtained.

What if I am in a high-risk group for COVID-19 or care for a household family member who is at high-risk?

Employees are not required to disclose if they are in a high-risk category based upon preexisting medical conditions. If an employee considers him or herself to be high-risk for COVID-19 based on the CDC guidelines and have concerns regarding returning to on-campus work, the employee should complete the COVID-19 Request for Americans with Disabilities Accommodation Medical Certification Form. If an employee voluntarily discloses, this information will be kept confidential in accordance with TCC personnel policies.

Supervisors, in coordination with HR, will work with employees who are requesting accommodations to care for self or a family member with high-risk conditions to discuss options that support a healthy and safe work environment while determining ways to complete position responsibilities. Some employees may be permitted to continue with remote work arrangements through extended phases of return to campus with periodic reviews of return to campus dates for individual positions.

What do I need to do before returning to campus for work?

Prior to returning to the workplace, employees will need to review TCC’s Return to On-Campus Work Checklist that includes COVID-19 training modules designed specifically for TCC employees. All full and part-time employees, contractor workers and grant employees should log in to Canvas to access the training. This e-learning will provide ways to return to the workplace and campus in the safest way possible while protecting the health of our co-workers, students and visitors.

Will remote work options remain available for employees who are not scheduled to return until later in the summer?

TCC will continue to offer temporary remote telework options to faculty and staff as an option to continue working, as directed by their supervisor. During temporary remote work options, employees should plan to be available during normal business hours to perform their regular tasks, as well as to attend meetings virtually. Employees working remotely may be required to report to campus at certain times such as for certain meetings and may be asked to return to their regular, in-office work location with short notice. Any request for accommodation for a disability should comply with the Americans with Disability Act. As always, non-working time away from the office should be coordinated with and approved by supervisors regardless of whether you are working on campus or virtually.

If any employee does not have the work volume to continue position responsibilities while awaiting authorization to return to campus, the employee may use paid leave benefits in accordance with TCC policies. For example, staff may qualify for paid leave or may use accrued vacation leave to make up any additional hours due to lack of work assignments. If a staff member is sick or caring for a sick family member, any accrued sick leave should be utilized.

 

Health and Safety:

What precautions are being made to ensure my safety?

The College’s Facilities Department has been hard at work performing deep cleaning, disinfecting throughout campus, making necessary physical changes, and ensuring proper products are provided.  Among the many changes to ensure your safety, sanitizer stations have been placed strategically throughout campus, restrooms have been outfitted with touchless devices, hydration stations are replacing water fountains and furniture has been upgraded to facilitate cleaning.

What are the basic requirements to be aware of in returning to on-campus work?

Employees will be required to maintain at least 6 feet of separation from other individuals not within the same household and wear face coverings when social distancing is not possible. Employees should comply with social distancing guidelines, and when such distancing is not feasible, employees should notify their supervisor. Supervisors may contact Facilities for guidance in obtaining face coverings for usage by employees.

Employees are also asked to self-screen BEFORE going to work for any new or worsening symptoms of possible COVID-19.

In-person meetings must comply with the latest governmental guidance in effect at the time of the meeting. As of the date of this document, there must be fewer than 10 people, and social distancing guidelines must be followed. Certain types of services are also required to maintain 25% occupancy level rates. Supervisors should contact Human Resources with questions. Microsoft Teams and Zoom meetings should be utilized whenever possible.

Will face coverings or masks be required while at work or on campus?

As recommended by CDC and in accordance with Leon County Ordinance face masks are required indoors and recommended when outdoors and social distancing is not feasible. Unless a job requires a mask, each individual should bring their own face covering to the workplace. Supervisors may contact Facilities to request face coverings.

Will the College provide employees with masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE)?

Since Leon County requires face coverings, the College expects that employees will arrive to campus with the appropriate face coverings. In the event an employee does not have a face covering, the College will make one available. The College’s Facilities department will provide cleaning supplies and sanitizer for departments as needed. Departments should not place orders for cleaning supplies, sanitizer, and/or face coverings as this should be coordinated with Facilities.

What should an employee do if they suspect a co-worker or student of being ill and reporting to on-campus work and classes?

Employees and faculty members who suspect a colleague or student is ill should encourage the employee/student to go home as soon as possible. Employees must notify their supervisor right away. Employees should not assume a diagnosis of any sort but merely inform one another of safe practices in "staying home" when not feeling well. Any concerns should be reported directly to your supervisor even if the employee or student is not in your department and/or class. With specific regard to employees, your supervisor should contact HR if the employee reports outside of their department or if within the same department request the employee to go home until confirmation from a medical provider is obtained that a return to work is possible. Employees and students may be asked to follow the potential exposure protocol for COVID-19, which is staying home until they are without symptoms. Employees testing positive for COVID-19 must receive two negative tests within 24 hours or receive medical clearance from a physician.

What should an employee do if they suspect a co-worker or student of being high-risk and reporting to on-campus work and studies?

Employees and students are entitled to protections against discrimination based upon age, disability, and a number of other protected categories. Others should not presume to determine if someone is in a high-risk category. Each individual should assess him or herself with the CDC guidance and/or their health care provider to determine if she or he believes it is safe to come to work. If a co-worker or faculty member learns of a high-risk factor, they must maintain confidentiality of that information, only reporting it with HR or a supervisor, or sharing it with permission of the individual with the risk factor.

What will TCC's response be should someone on campus become ill due to COVID-19?

TCC will always work to protect the privacy of all employees as well as the health and safety of the campus community. TCC asks all employees to self-monitor daily before coming to work and requires employees to stay home when not well.  Employees testing positive for COVID-19 must receive two negative tests within 24 hours or receive medical clearance from a physician..

TCC will work to isolate the area(s) of exposure and follow CDC guidelines to clean and disinfect areas used by ill employees.

Will employees still be required to self-quarantine if there has been a potential exposure to COVID-19?

Employees should notify and work with their supervisors if they believe they have been exposed to someone who has tested positive or is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Should any employee start to experience symptoms of fever and/or upper respiratory illness, he or she should notify his or her supervisor, seek medical treatment and stay home and use leave as appropriate. Faculty and staff who have potential exposure to COVID-19 but are not experiencing symptoms should follow CDC guidelines and self-quarantine for 14 days. During the period of self-quarantine, employees may continue to work remotely unless they are otherwise on leave.

TCC’s goal is to return employees to work in the safest manner possible while acknowledging possible limitations that may impact the ability to perform the essential functions of the job thus requiring modifications. While a return to work typically requires the assessment and documentation by the employee's health care provider, this may not be reasonably possible due to COVID-19. Therefore, employees should follow CDC guidelines to determine the appropriate time to return to work.

Will food be available on campus for purchase during the reopening phases?

Retail food establishments will be closed until August 24, 2020. Meals and luncheons provided by departments should be avoided if possible. If a necessity, meals should be boxed or entity delivering the meal should serve. Disposable plasticware or wrapped silverware must be used and hand sanitizer available.

Human Resources:

How do I access the College’s telehealth benefits?

Both Capital Health Plan and Blue Cross Blue Shield offer telehealth options for illnesses and/or injuries unrelated to COVID-19. Capital Health Plan utilizes Amwell and Blue Cross Blue Shield utilizes Teledoc. Both plans offer 24/7/365 availability from your phone, tablet or computer.

I am really anxious about COVID-19. What resources are available to support me during this time?

As an employee (full and part time employees are eligible) of Tallahassee Community College, you and your dependents have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through our provider Florida State University. The EAP offers a variety of free, confidential and convenient services. Should you need to speak with someone as you navigate the Coronavirus pandemic, you may schedule an appointment by calling (850) 644-2288. For more information on specific services available please visit the EAP website at https://eap.fsu.edu/

What additional resources are available for employees as we all prepare for a phased return to on-campus work?

TCC’s Human Resources (HR) department has developed two Return to On-Campus Work Checklists to help prepare for a safe and healthy return to campus. The checklists can be found here:

What if I am not comfortable coming to work due to possible exposure and I've been requested to start reporting to on-campus work?

Employees should bring their concerns to their supervisor and discuss options available to support the work needing to be done while supporting health and safety of our employees. HR can also provide support in facilitating conversations with supervisors and employees to determine needs and accommodations available to meet those needs. Possible accommodations may range from continuing remote work arrangements to office restructuring, to possible schedule rotations. Any request for accommodation for a disability should comply with the Americans with Disability Act. If remote work is no longer available, employees may use accrued leave or request leave without pay.

I was instructed to return to campus but I am unable to return because of child care issues related to COVID-19. Can I continue to work remotely?

Employees should speak with their supervisor and Human Resources to determine available options. If remote work is no longer available, you may be eligible for leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

If I contract COVID-19, will I have to use my accrued annual or sick leave?

Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), employees may be eligible for up to 80 hours of paid administrative leave. Employees should contact Human Resources to determine available resources.

If I am not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms but wish to get tested, will the College provide paid leave while I await my results?

Employees who are not experiencing any symptoms but wish to get tested may do so at their discretion. If you are tested, you may be eligible for leave under the FFCRA while awaiting your results, therefore, you should contact Human Resources upon being tested.

As a supervisor, do I need to notify others on my team that someone tested positive for COVID-19?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule prohibits employers from disclosing protected health information (PHI) of an individual who has been infected with or exposed to COVID-19. Therefore, please contact Human Resources right away. Human Resources will take appropriate steps to ensure employees who may have come in contact with the employee is notified without disclosing the identity of the employee.

Travel:

Will employees be allowed to travel for business purposes during the return to on-campus work phases?

Non-essential business domestic and international travel is not allowed for the remainder of the fall semester. Employees should be mindful of COVID-related travel advisories for personal and essential business travel. Any mission-critical exceptions must be approved in advance by the appropriate senior administrator. We continue to monitor all federal or state mandates regarding travel both international and domestic and will provide updates as needed.

Will employees be required to self-isolate if traveling outside of the area on personal business?

Travel increases your chances of getting and spreading COVID-19. Employees should self-isolate if traveling internationally. If traveling outside the local area, employees should exercise personal responsibility and review the CDC Considerations for Travelers page prior to traveling.

Should you have any other questions not addressed in this document please contact Human Resources at (850) 201-8510.

September 11, 2020

Dear TCC Community,

These past five months have certainly presented Tallahassee Community College and our students with tremendous challenges. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the College made the decision in March to quickly pivot to remote work and learning. Ever since then, our team has been working around the clock to prepare our campus for the eventual return of students.

 

This upcoming academic year will no doubt be unlike any other we have experienced. However, what has not changed is that the safety of our faculty, staff and students is important to us, and has remained our priority throughout all of our careful and comprehensive planning efforts. As we continue to follow the recommendations and reopening timetable of the reSTART reIMAGINE Taskforce, we also continue to monitor the circumstances surrounding the virus.

We have implemented extensive safety measures and procedures to minimize risk, prioritize health and safety considerations and enable an academic model that accommodates both remote learning and in-person instruction to better serve our students. We have taken extensive action as a result of the Taskforce recommendations including in the areas of testing, screening and surveillance, masks, cleaning and sanitizing, classroom restructuring, signage and much more. The full list of Taskforce recommendations and a timetable can be found at tcc.fl.edu/2020taskforce.

While fully remote working and learning was never intended to be a permanent replacement of our on-campus operations, I know that some of employees have talked to their supervisors or Human Resources concerning special arrangements due to concerns of being at risk for severe illness from COVID-19, or related hardships. HR is processing these requests diligently and will determine what can and should be done for each individual on a case-by-case basis. In the meantime, the College will be fully operational and in alignment with CDC guidelines in order to serve our students this fall.

I also want to encourage all of our faculty, staff and students to continue to stay up to date with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website and the list of COVID-19 symptoms as well as how to protect yourself and what to do if you are sick. Everyone should be completing the self-checker daily to help you make decisions about seeking appropriate medical care. Our own COVID-19 resource page and the Florida Department of Health Coronavirus Updates website are also updated regularly to provide you with additional information.

Finally, I hope you will be mindful of each other’s struggles as we navigate the coming weeks and months together. Ensuring the health, both physical and mental, of the campus community is a responsibility that we all share, and we are strongest when we work together. I have been so incredibly proud of the way in which our team has stepped up through unprecedented disruption. I am confident that we will continue to rise to the challenge as we have been for the past five months.

During these times of uncertainty and fear, when you cannot hug or even shake hands, we can still stand together as a community to both weather this storm and embrace the opportunities that times of great change can offer.

Thank you,

Jim Murdaugh, Ph.D.

President

Tallahassee Community College

(850) 201-8660

August 10, 2020

Dear Faculty and Staff,

I hope that you and your loved ones are safe and well during this unprecedented time. I want to reassure you that we remain committed to ensuring the health and safety of all of our faculty, staff and students as we continue to actively monitor the COVID-19 virus and prepare for a phased reopening of the campus.

During this challenging time, you have helped the College advance its mission while displaying an incredible amount of care, concern and commitment to our students. Thank you.

As we continue to follow the recommendations and conservative reopening timetable of the reSTART reIMAGINE Taskforce, we also continue to monitor the circumstances surrounding the virus. There have been recent record numbers of reported infections in both the state and local community. The current surge of infections has shifted to younger adults, which concerns us all.

The College remains in pre-Phase I status and will enter Phase I on Monday, July 6. As part of our plan, the College will not bring more than 30% of our workforce back to campus next week. Phase II, which will not occur earlier than July 27, allows for up to another 30% of the workforce to return. Let me be clear. We will not aggressively pursue an increase in on-campus workforce numbers. The College will carefully monitor all circumstances before we take any strong strides toward reaching the suggested 60% on-campus return of our employees at the end of July.

The College will use Phase I to test the institution’s ability to exercise systems and procedures, care for its employees, and protect the community. Departments will use Phase I to learn and adjust as necessary in preparation for the beginning of the fall semester.

Individual departments have been charged with determining which employees return to on-campus work in pre-Phase I and Phase I of the Taskforce’s recommendations. Individuals should speak with their supervisors or Human Resources if they feel uncomfortable about a return to normal work conditions.

Employees are also advised to visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website to review the list of COVID-19 symptoms, obtain information on how to protect yourself and what to do if you are sick. The site also has a self-checker that helps you make decisions about seeking appropriate medical care. The TCC COVID-19 resource page  and the Florida Department of Health Coronavirus Updates website also continue to offer updates and provide additional information.

The College remains committed to be fully operational, with modifications in alignment with CDC guidelines, on August 13. The full list of Taskforce recommendations and a timetable can be found at tcc.fl.edu/2020taskforce.

A communication will be issued this week to all faculty and staff that outlines the numerous actions that have been taken as a result of the Taskforce recommendations on testing, screening and surveillance, masks, cleaning and sanitizing, and more.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a drastic impact on our lives. I wish you all good health and strength in the months ahead. Our thoughts are with those who are personally affected.

The health and well-being of our TCC community is our number one priority. The College will continue to respond and react to the unique challenges and uncertainty posed by the virus. As I have said in the past, we will rise from this pandemic stronger and wiser – because we will move forward together.

Thank you,

Jim Murdaugh, Ph.D.

President

Tallahassee Community College

(850) 201-8660

August 5, 2020

June 26, 2020

Dear Colleagues, 

TCC is diligently working to take proactive measures to protect the health and safety of the College's employees and students. Facilities have installed Red/Green slides on every office and classroom door. Utilizing these will assist in the goal of cleaning and sanitizing the rooms properly. 

There will be teams working their way through the buildings to clean break rooms, restrooms, common areas, and any other room that the slide displays a RED indicator. 

When the room is cleaned and disinfected the Custodian will move the slide so the GREEN indicator is displayed. For classrooms, the slide should be moved from GREEN to RED when the door is opened for the first class. For offices, it is up to the office occupant to determine if the office needs to be cleaned and sanitized. Then, the office occupant would move the slide to the RED indicator. To the Custodian, the RED slide means STOP, clean, and disinfect. 

Unfortunately, facilities do not have enough personnel to clean and disinfect every room on Campus every night. By not going into offices and classrooms that have not been used facilities will save an enormous amount of hours, which can then be used toward cleaning and disinfecting spaces that have been in use. 

Thank you, 

Don Herr

Director of Facilities 

June 25, 2020

TCC Supervisors and Managers:

As the College prepares for employees and students to return to campus, it is imperative that supervisors and managers are aware of the College’s internal processes as it relates to reporting COVID-19 cases within our campus community.

Employees testing positive for COVID-19 should notify Human Resources immediately. Human Resources will obtain medical documentation from the employees and provide guidance on available leave options. Additionally, Human Resources will determine who the employee may have come in contact with at the College and notify each identified employee, vendor or student of potential exposure.

In an effort to remain consistent in our approach, supervisors and managers should refrain from sending emails to their staff or conducting their own contact tracing. Keep in mind the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule prohibits employers from disclosing protected health information (PHI) of an individual who has been infected with or exposed to COVID-19. Human Resources will take appropriate steps to notify individuals who may have come in contact with the confirmed employee case without disclosing the identity of either of the employees.

Employees suspecting that they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should also notify Human Resources to obtain information on testing resources and available leave options. Employees who are not experiencing any symptoms but wish to get tested, may do so at their discretion. Employees who are tested, may be eligible for leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act while awaiting your results, therefore, employees should contact Human Resources upon being tested.

In the next couple days, Human Resources will provide detailed information regarding the return of employees to campus and requests for accommodations for those that fall within the vulnerable population.

Should you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Human Resources at (850) 201-8510 or hr@tcc.fl.edu.

Thanks,

Tallahassee Community College

444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32304

Office 850.201.8510

June 24, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

This is a special invitation for all employees to join our Executive Vice President and Provost for a college-wide listening session focused on the College’s plans for addressing COVID-19. The session is scheduled to take place Thursday, June 18, 2020, from 1 – 3 p.m.

The purpose of this session is to allow employees to ask questions and provide feedback regarding recommendations for reopening on-campus services in the fall as set-forth by the College’s reSTART reIMAGINE Taskforce. The taskforce, consisting of twenty-three internal representatives and nine statewide and community experts, met twice a week for three weeks to develop the comprehensive plan.

The program will overview the TCC Operational plan that reports the recommendations focused on eight specific areas:

  1. Health and Safety
  2. Operations and Training
  3. Academic Continuity
  4. Student Support
  5. Meetings, Events, Travel and Visitors
  6. Technology
  7. Communications
  8. Legal Implications

For information on the work of the taskforce and notes from each meeting, please visit the College’s reSTART reIMAGINE website here.

To participate in the COVID Planning Listening Session, please click on the following Zoom Information below:

Zoom Link: https://tccfl.zoom.us/j/99381613686

Meeting ID: 993 8161 3686

Password: Fall2020

Call-in #: +1 (929)205-6099

Please Note: You will need to log in to Zoom using your TCC credentials in order to access the meeting. If you have not done so before, here is a link to the IT Help Desk instructions: https://tcc.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/1912/Portal/KB/ArticleDet?ID=103373. The chat feature will be made available to all attendees and questions will be addressed in the order that they appear.

Thank you,

TCC Communications and Marketing

If you missed the meeting, you can watch it here.

June 20, 2020

Summer LIVE FAQs

What is Summer Live?

Summer Live is an interactive synchronous session where students, classmates and faculty log-on to zoom at the same time. Students work with each other and their faculty to learn course materials. The following are characteristics of synchronous and asynchronous classes.

Asynchronous (self-paced)

Students take the course on their own schedule.

Instructors provide materials, lectures, and assignments that can be accessed at any time.

Students may be given a time frame - usually a one week window- during which they need to submit assignments and connect.

Students are free to contribute whenever they choose according to the instructor's deadlines.

Summer Live (Synchronous) 

Students and instructors are required to be online at the same time.

Lectures, discussions, and presentations occur at a specific time with students and instructors online at the same time.

Students are given specific deadlines to submit assignments and a specific time to be online to connect.

All students must be online at the specified time in order to participate in the zoom sessions that are scheduled by the instructor.

Am I expected to meet the entire time of my class?

No, as long as the class meets the learning outcomes and the objectives have been met for the day. Please see question #2 for more information.

Do I have to meet Live every class session?

No. The class should meet for Live/zoom sessions for 50% of the required weekly contact hours. This is dependent upon the term of your class. For example, May Express – 3 credit hour class – 187.5 minutes per week for Live/zoom sessions (normally would meet 375 minutes per week). 

One class session could be lecture/discussion. The second class session could be students working in breakout groups on a short assignment and then they report back to the entire class. The goal is to have interactive sessions with your students and be visible to your students.

Am I allowed to change the dates and times of the class?

The dates and times that you have the Live/zoom sessions should follow the meeting pattern for the class with adjustments for the 50% required weekly contact hours. For example: if the class meets MTWRF from 8:00 am to 9:15 am, then you can meet on MWF from 8:00 am to 9:05 am. This allows for you to meet 187.5 minutes per week.

How should I do assessments?

You can use videos, projects (group or individual), essays, portfolios, etc.

Are we required to use Honorlock?

No. You can use unproctored exams by using projects, portfolios, videos, essays, etc. You also have the option to use a Live session and have students take the exam during the Live session (where you serve as the proctor).

Do I need to have office hours?

Yes. Faculty should have 2 office hours per course. 50% of your office hours may be online-asynchronous. The remaining 50% of your office hours should be live sessions via Zoom or canvas conference. Office hours should be interactive conversations. Cameras can be on or off. Office hours should be posted in your syllabus and should be posted in Canvas.

How do I set my attendance and participation policy?

Attendance can be required for the zoom sessions such as with face to face classes. An example for the participation policy: you can dedicate 5% or 10% of the overall grade to participation points where students must participate in the zoom sessions by asking questions, leading breakout groups, doing a report-out, showing their face during the zoom sessions, or participating in discussion boards. Please make sure that your syllabus reflects class attendance and class participation.

Does video need to be required?

Yes. Both you and student should have your camera on, especially for attendance purposes. If you or the student need to mute your video for a couple of minutes, it is understandable. Otherwise, you and the student should be visible to each other.

What do I do with a student that refuses to turn on video?

As in attendance with face-to-face classes, exceptions can be made. For example, speak with that student individually so you can understand the situation and deal with the occurrences on a case by case basis.

How do I make the class interactive?

The following are some idea:

• polling tool

• class breakout sessions

• incorporate a virtual whiteboard to write on the screen

• student presentations and PowerPoints by sharing your screen

Where can I get help?

TCC Online and the Center for Professional Enrichment has ongoing training.

June 18, 2020

Human Resources Update:

Due to the COVID-19, the IRS released guidelines allowing employees to make mid-year changes to their Medical FSA elections.  This guidance allows for you to opt to increase or decrease your medical FSA election.  Further, it allows for changes to the use-it-or-lose-it restrictions at the end of the year by increasing the “carryover” in spending accounts from $500 to $550, as well as the carryover period by six months. 

This is a one-time change allowed mid-year that would be effective July 1, 2020.  If you would like to take advantage to increase, decrease or stop your medical FSA, you must do so by June 25, 2020.  This will be the final date that we can accept changes.

Please complete and return the attached form, COVID-19 Mid Year Enrollment Change Form, keep in mind while completing the form:

 

  1. You cannot elect zero. If you are trying to stop the deduction, you need to enter in what you have contributed up to June 30, 2020.  
  2. If you are decreasing, you cannot decrease to less than what you have used.
  3. If you are increasing, you cannot elect more than what the yearly maximum of $2750.00 


HR will manually make the changes in Workday and notify the provider.  If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thank you,

Sandy

Mid-Year Enrollment Change Form

May 19, 2020

TCC in the News:

Tallahassee's local newspaper, The Tallahassee Democrat, recently featured TCC in an article for the college's efforts to assist TCC students and the community during the global health crisis.

To read the full article, click here.

May 15, 2020

Key Return Update:

In an effort to minimize these face to face transactions and support social distancing, TCC modified its key return procedures. Now on the outside of Building 17, we have placed 3 boxes - 1 for Blank Key Return Forms, 1 for empty envelopes, and the last one for the actual key return. Individuals may come by the building any time day or night, take a blank key return form - fill it out, place the form and the keys into the envelopes provided and then place the envelope in the key return box.

May 12, 2020

Latest message from Human Resources is below:

TCC Employees: 

As a follow-up to President Murdaugh’s College-wide videoconference yesterday, TCC employees should continue to work remotely. A date for the return to on-campus operations has not yet been determined.

The College will eventually resume on-campus employment, in a safe and responsible phased manner, depending on guidance from public health and governmental authorities and with social distancing and safety constraints in place. Once a date for the return is determined, Human Resources will communicate with employees in a manner that ensures employees have sufficient time to make any personal arrangements necessary for their return to the workplace.

Should you have any concerns or questions please contact Human Resources at (850) 201-8510.

May 1, 2020

Human Resources recently sent out a message to all TCC employees giving them a campus update. Below is the full letter.

TCC Employees:

We are aware of the message released by Governor DeSantis on the phased reopening of businesses effective May 4, 2020. At this time, TCC employees should continue to work remotely at least until May 15, 2020, as a return to campus date has not yet been determined. We are monitoring the plans to reopen Florida and as more information is released we will provide additional guidance as it relates to reopening the campus in a phased approach.

Should you have any concerns or questions please contact Human Resources at (850) 201-8510.

April 27, 2020

Human Resources Update:

TCC Employees:

At this time, the College is continuing to monitor the Center for Disease Control guidelines and Governor DeSantis’ orders regarding social distancing. At this time, the Governor has not made an announcement to reopen businesses in Florida, therefore, the College will continue to work remotely while we await guidance from the Governor’s Office.

During this time while most employees have been working remotely, the College’s Facilities team has routinely cleaned and sanitized buildings and workspaces across campus.  In addition, the Police Department has kept the campus secure and is here and available to provide assistance, should you need it.

As soon as we have guidance from State and local officials, we will provide additional information as it relates to reopening the campus.

 

In the meantime, should you have any questions please contact Human Resources at (850) 201-8510.

Thanks,

Tallahassee Community College

444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32304

Office 850.201.6048

April 15, 2020

Human Resource Update:

TCC Employees:

As we continue to navigate the challenges and opportunities of working remotely, Human Resources would like to provide best practices training for employees. The training sessions will be facilitated by Dr. Brian Moffitt and will be completed virtually via Zoom.

Leading and Managing Your (newly) Remote Workers

Leaders, managers and supervisors have assembled a toolbox to be effective in their roles. However, doing this with remote workers presents unique challenges and opportunities. In this virtual session, participants will:

  • Discuss common challenges with managing remote workers
  • Exchange ideas for improving communication, establishing structure and routines, assuring access to needed information and resources, reinforcing team/organization culture and goals, and promoting wellbeing. 

 

Audience: Supervisors / Leaders

Available Sessions

  • Thursday, April 23 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 28 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

 Time Management and Best Practices for Working Remotely

In this virtual, hands-on session, participants will review strategies for making the most of our time, including working remotely:

  • Examine current time management behaviors, patterns and challenges
  • Complete exercises to determine which tasks produce the greatest impact
  • Review and exchange best practices, including tips for working remotely

Audience: All staff:

Available Sessions

  • Tuesday, April 21 from 1:00 p.m.  – 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 30 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

If you are interested in attending one of the sessions above, please send an email to Betty Proctor in Human Resources at PROCTORB@tcc.fl.edu indicating which course and date you would like to attend. Keep in mind that you should confer with your supervisor prior to registration. Once registered you will receive training handouts for the course and Zoom meeting information.

Should you have any questions please contact Human Resources at (850) 201-8510.

Tallahassee Community College

444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32304

Office 850.201.8510

April 1, 2020

Human Resources Update:

In response to Governor Ron DeSantis’ Executive Order 20-91, requiring all persons in Florida to limit their movements and personal interactions outside of their home to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or conduct essential services.

Tallahassee Community College employees are encouraged to continue working from home and providing services to students and staff remotely unless you have been designated as essential personnel. If you have been designated as essential personnel in accordance with District Board of Trustees Essential Personnel, Policy #04-48 you may be required to continue to report to campus to continue operations critical to the College. If you have been designated as essential personnel, you will be notified by your supervisor and/or appropriate Vice President.

Governor DeSantis recommends those with immunocompromised systems and those over 65 years of age to remain home. If you fall in this category and have been designated an essential worker and cannot work remotely, please work with your supervisor and Human Resources to determine an alternate plan.

Further, in response to the 2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Tallahassee Community College is implementing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

There are two components of the FFCRA that affect TCC employees:

  • Emergency Paid Sick Leave, and
  • Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act.

Under Emergency Paid Sick Leave, full-time employees are eligible for up to 80 hours of paid sick leave and part time employees are eligible for the average number of hours worked over a two-week period. To qualify for this leave, employees must meet one of the criteria below:

  1. is subject to a Federal, State, or local quarantine or isolation order related to COVID-19;
  2. has been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine related to COVID-19;
  3. is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and is seeking a medical diagnosis;
  4. is caring for an individual subject to an order described in (1) or self-quarantine as described in (2);
  5. is caring for a child whose school or place of care is closed (or child care provider is unavailable) for reasons related to COVID-19; or
  6. is experiencing any other substantially-similar condition specified by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in consultation with the Secretaries of Labor and Treasury.

 

If you qualify for any of the above criteria, please contact your supervisor and send the completed attached form to Human Resources for approval.

Under the Family and Medical Leave Act, employees who are unable to work or telework to care for a child under 18 years of age, may qualify for family and medical leave up to 12 weeks (10 weeks if employee already qualifies for Emergency Paid Leave Act under FFCRA). To qualify for the extended Family and Medical Leave Act, your child’s school, place of care or childcare provider must be closed or unavailable. The calculation of pay during the extended medical leave period may vary based on the reason for the leave requested.

If you have been designated as essential personnel and are unable to work and meet the criteria above, please notify your supervisor and Human Resources. 

For more information please see the attached bulletin for the Department of Labor. Should you have any questions or wish to request leave please contact Human Resources.

Tallahassee Community College

444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32304

Office 850.201.8510

FFCRA Leave Request Form

FFCRA Poster

March 30, 2020

Human Resources Update below:

As a reminder, both Capital Health Plan and Blue Cross Blue Shield offer telehealth options for illnesses and/or injuries unrelated to COVID-19. Both plans offer 24/7/365 availability from your phone, tablet or your computer.

For low co-pays, you can converse with a licensed doctor on common issues, such as cold/flu, sinusitis, ear infections, etc., as well as have a prescription called in for you. 

 

Capital Health Plan members:

AMWELL – Co-pay $15.00

Blue Cross Blue Shield members:

Teledoc – Co-pay $10.00

Please see the attached flyers for more information on telehealth options.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Services

As an employee (full and part time employees are eligible) of Tallahassee Community College, you and your dependents have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through our provider Florida State University. The EAP offers a variety of free, confidential and convenient services. Should you need to speak with someone as you navigate the Coronavirus pandemic, you may schedule an appointment by calling (850) 644-2288. For more information on specific services available please visit the EAP website at https://eap.fsu.edu/.

 For specific questions regarding EAP or Telehealth programs please contact Human Resources at (850) 201-8510.

March 20, 2020

Dear Faculty and Staff,

During this uncertain time, the College is trying to do everything we can to protect our students and our employee family. With that in mind, we have made the decision to provide online instruction and work as much as possible in a virtual environment through the end of the Spring Semester. By avoiding large gatherings of people such as in classrooms, we are trying to minimize the spread of infection and protect our students, faculty and staff.

You likely have a lot of questions about what this means for you as an employee of the College. First, we want to make sure everyone remains healthy and feels safe. This is of the utmost importance, so let us know if you have any concerns not addressed here. Second, be assured that we are continuing to put extra effort into cleaning and disinfecting the College for those who need to return to campus for any period of time. Third, it is our goal to continue business operations and so below is some initial guidance for all of our employees.

Please bear in mind that as circumstances change, our guidance to you may change as well. If you have any specific concerns or needs, contact your supervisor or Human Resources and we will work together to find a solution.

PERSONNEL INFORMATION

Working From Home

For many of you, working from home may be the best option right now. Please contact your supervisor or Human Resources and together we will determine if working from home is appropriate for your circumstances. District Board of Trustees Policy 06-12, Work Schedule provides that certain positions may be eligible to telecommute with prior approval from the appropriate Vice President or Executive Director and Human Resources. If you think this is an option, please work with your supervisor to complete the Telecommuting Agreement, modified for these special circumstances (see attached).

Flexible Work Schedules

In some circumstances, providing adjusted or flexible work schedules might also be appropriate. Some employees may wish to adjust their schedules for child care, for example. In other cases, departments may find it beneficial to schedule team members with alternate days at home and days in the office. If you think this is an option, please contact your supervisor or Human Resources to help determine what is appropriate.

If You Are Sick or Caring for a Sick Family Member

Employees experiencing flu-like symptoms are encouraged to stay home until they are symptom free for at least 48 hours. If an employee arrives at work ill, you will be asked to return home. If you are staying home to care for someone who is sick, you will need to use sick leave available to you. You should request leave using Workday. If you are a full-time employee and do not have any accrued leave available, please contact Human Resources so that we can review your alternatives.

If You Think You May Have Been Exposed to COVID-19

Employees who may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus for any reason, must follow the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and remain home for 14 days. Do not expose yourself to others and risk spreading the virus. If you feel well, you may be able to work from home. Please contact your supervisor or Human Resources, and together we will determine if working from home is an appropriate option for your circumstances. If you are not feeling well, please follow the CDC precautions and remain isolated for at least 14 days using any leave available to you. You should request leave using Workday. If you are a full-time employee and do not have any accrued leave available please contact Human Resources so that we can review your alternatives.

If You Are Considered High-Risk for COVID-19

We want you to be safe. If you are older, have pre-existing respiratory conditions, or other conditions that might make COVID-19 more dangerous for you, we request that you use leave available to you. You should request leave using Workday. If you are a full-time employee and do not have any accrued leave available, please contact Human Resources so that we can review your alternatives. Working from home might also be an option. Please contact your supervisor or Human Resources, and together we will determine if working from home is appropriate for your circumstances.

For OPS Employees

If you are an OPS employee or PSAV adjunct instructor, you should contact your supervisor. In order to help our OPS employees not lose wages, we will try to create options for you, such as reassignment to another area or creating alternative duties. Human Resources will work with your supervisor to identify any potential work for you.

For Grant Employees

If you are an employee of TCC employed on a grant program, we will determine what is appropriate for your circumstances, taking into consideration the program you serve. Please contact the Director of Financial Planning and Sponsored Programs or Human Resources for additional guidance.

For Work Study Students

If you are a work study student, you will continue working for the College. However, if you are sick, think you may have been exposed or other conditions above might apply, please contact your supervisor or Human Resources. If the office you are assigned to is closed, or if you work in an off-campus position, such as Leon County Schools, where you cannot work because the organization is closed, you will continue to be paid as long as you are enrolled and participating in class. Your pay will be based on the average hours worked prior to the closure.

BUSINESS OPERATIONS

Coming to Campus

With the exception of the administration building, all buildings will be locked for safety. There will be someone available during business hours at the information desk in the administration building. Employees may come to campus to obtain materials, to conduct small group meetings (fewer than 10 people), or to conduct temporary, short-term business that is necessary and cannot be done from home. Arrangements have been made for some employees to continue work on-site. It is our objective to minimize exposure and contact. We must do everything possible to keep ourselves and others safe.

Conferences, Meetings and Events

During this period, all conferences, meetings and events held on the College main campus and our outlying sites are cancelled. If you have the need for an internal meeting of fewer than 10 people, you can schedule space for this purpose. Food services will also be closed during this period.

Police Services

Our police department will remain on campus and is available to serve you, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. If you have a need, please call them at (850) 201-6100.

Sending/Receiving Mail

The mail room will be open to send and receive mail and other packages. Upon receipt, we will contact you to determine how you would like to receive mail. If you have something to be mailed, please call the Mailroom and we will arrange pick up.

Executing Contracts

For contracts or other documents that require hard copies and signature, please provide such documents to the Human Resources office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will acquire appropriate signature and contact you.

Supplier Payments

Accounts Payable will continue to process payments to suppliers, employees, and students during this period. Suppliers will be contacted to encourage them to use EFT payment; if not, then checks will be issued once each week.

Public Records Requests

As is our usual practice, please forward any public records request received to publicrecords@tcc.fl.edu. We will continue to record, respond and collect necessary information. The Information Desk in the administration building will also be open during normal business hours and can receive any hard copies or written requests. We ask that you continue to respond to emails regarding public records requests from Administrative Services in a timely manner.

Financial Aid Processing and Disbursements

Financial aid processing and disbursements will continue as usual.

Phone Stipends

During this period we will not issue any additional phone stipends. Individuals afforded the ability to work from home are expected to maintain communication with their supervisor.

EAP Services

As an employee of Tallahassee Community College, you and your dependents have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through our provider Florida State University. The EAP offers a variety of free, confidential and convenient services. Should you need to speak with someone as you navigate the Coronavirus pandemic, you may schedule an appointment by calling (850) 644-2288. For more information on specific services available please visit the EAP website at https://eap.fsu.edu/.

Employee Evaluations

The 2019 – 2020 performance evaluation cycle is scheduled to open on Monday, March 23, 2020. At this time, we encourage supervisors and managers to start working on performance evaluations and have prepared training to assist managers with completing performance evaluations. Human Resources is prepared to answer any questions via email regarding performance evaluations and performance improvement plans. Please also review current TMS’ and let Human Resources know if changes need to be made. Evaluations not completed by June 1, 2020, will be considered late and will result in the employee defaulting to a ‘meets requirements’ rating.

Hiring New Employees & Advertising Positions

During this period, Human Resources will not advertise for vacant positions. If you have a new hire scheduled to start, please contact Human Resources so that we can arrange an alternate start date or plan to move forward with onboarding as appropriate.

Thank you,

Jim Murdaugh, Ph.D.

President

Tallahassee Community College

 

March 18, 2020

Based on the escalating coronavirus pandemic, and for the benefit of the entire community, TCC will transition to a remote working and learning environment beginning on Monday, March 23

Students and faculty will continue their academic work remotely through the end of the spring semester. Limited business operations will resume in a virtual environment.  All College related events, athletic competitions, or other events scheduled on campus have been cancelled.

In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control, all of these measures are designed to promote social distancing, which experts say is central to preventing the spread of disease. This is a dynamic situation; it is important that you continue to stay alert to updates on our resource page. More information is forthcoming for employees via email.

Everyone will play a critical role in student success.  In this online learning environment, it is imperative that we continue to adapt and prioritize the success of our students by providing virtual support services.  We will do our best to support students during this challenging time with additional resources.  More information is also forthcoming for students via email.

The health and wellbeing of our TCC community is our number one priority. Please check the TCC Coronavirus alerts page regularly for updates and information regarding TCC guidelines and other resources.

Helpful Links:

Updates:

www.tcc.fl.edu/covid19

Academic Continuity:

www.tcc.fl.edu/teachon

March 12, 2020

Human Resources Update:

Tallahassee Community College and other local educational institutions continue to monitor the status and impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) within our state and local area. The safety of our students, faculty and staff remain of the utmost importance.

As previously communicated, the College will shift to online instruction beginning Monday, March 23rd for two weeks.  Following the College’s Spring Break, all faculty and staff should report to work on Monday, March 23rd as the College will continue to be open and operational.

To ensure your safety and that of all of our employees, we request that you self-report any recent travel to destinations identified by the Center for Disease Control, including cruises.  You should self-report using the College’s designated Employee Form to Report Out of Country Travel.  As recommended by the Center for Disease Control and the Department of Health, you should self-isolate and not return to campus for a minimum of 14 days. Additionally, if you have been exposed to family members who may have been exposed to the Coronavirus we are also requesting that you self-isolate for 14 days and use leave accordingly.

If you are experiencing fever, coughing or other flu-like symptoms, we encourage you to stay home and rest until you are symptom free for at least 24 hours. If you are ill and it is necessary for you to remain at home for the self-isolation period and you do not have sufficient annual and/or sick leave, please contact Human Resources and we will work with you and your supervisor to explore alternative work solutions.

The College will continue to monitor the situation and information will be communicated through TCC’s Communication Office or Human Resources.  Should you have specific questions or need further clarification please contact Human Resources at (850) 201-8510.

March 11, 2020

March 11, 2020 (3:30 p.m.) - Tallahassee Community College, in concert with Florida State University and Florida A&M University, has proactively monitored and responded to daily developments as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread in Florida and across the United States.  The three institutions are coordinating our responses in our community.

Our TCC team has been meeting regularly to assess and carry out protocols and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Florida Department of Health and other medical authorities.

Our highest priority remains the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff.  Therefore, we will shift to online instruction for all courses on March 23 for a period of at least two weeks.

Important Dates:

March 16 – The College will close for spring break and will use this time-frame to conduct deep disinfecting and cleaning.  As previously communicated, all college-related travel out of district has been suspended until further notice.

March 23 – Faculty and staff will report back to their respective campuses after spring break.  TCC leadership will meet and assess current conditions.

March 23 – April 5 – Classes will be held via online instruction.  During the two-week period of online instruction following spring break, the College will remain open for normal business operations.

April 6 – Face-to-face classes are anticipated to resume.

Planning, Events and Social Distancing:

  • Students are encouraged to take with them any devices, textbooks and other materials they will need to continue their coursework remotely during the spring break and additional two-week period.
  • Events with an external speaker or external groups to campus between March 30 and April 6 should postpone, cancel or virtually conduct those events.  Scheduled events after April 6 will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  • The College will continue to implement CDC-recommended social distancing on campus.
  • Information related to workforce programs (such as Welding, IMM, Commercial Vehicle Driving and HVAC) offered through TCC’s Division of Workforce Development can be accessed at TCC Resource Page

College Administrators and Emergency Management officials will continue to take measures to protect the health and safety of our community.  

  • Faculty and staff will play an important role in helping transition coursework to online content and continuing the operations of the institution.  The College has established an Academic Continuity page that provides support for online teaching and learning.  As such, faculty and staff who are well are expected to report to work as normal in their regularly assigned work locations. 
  • During the next few weeks, the Office of Human Resources, in consultation with the College administration, will continue to monitor the impacts of COVID-19 and communicate any future adjustments impacting the workplace.   

TCC will continue to closely monitor the situation and will share information as it becomes available.  For the latest information from the College concerning COVID-19, please visit the TCC Resource Page.

March 10, 2020

Human Resources Update:

Tallahassee Community College has been and will continue monitoring the status and impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) within our state and local community. The personal safety of students, faculty and staff is our highest priority. At this time, there are no reported cases in Tallahassee or other nearby areas, however, we are taking precautions to ensure the safety of our faculty and staff. If you are experiencing fever, coughing or other flu-like symptoms, we encourage you to stay home and rest until you are symptom free for at least 24 hours. Employees reporting to work with flu-like symptoms will be asked to return home until they are without symptoms.

If you or a family member have recently traveled to destinations identified by the Center for Disease Control we request that you self-isolate and not return to campus for a minimum of 14 days. If you have family visiting who may have been exposed the Coronavirus we are also requesting that you self-isolate for 14 days and use leave accordingly.

In accordance with District Board of Trustees Policy, Sick Leave, #04-29, employees must use sick leave to cover their absence. If sick leave is not available, employees may use annual or accrued compensatory leave to cover their absence. Employees should follow standard leave request protocol as established by their supervisor and/or Dean when requesting time off in relation to the Coronavirus.

Additionally, as referenced in President Murdaugh’s previous email, all previously approved, scheduled and upcoming College-related travel should be canceled until further notice.

You may access other up to date information on the TCC Resource Page. Should you have any questions or need further clarification please contact Human Resources at (850) 201-8510.

March 9, 2020

March 9, 2020 (5 p.m.) - TCC is open and fully operational as the administration continues to closely monitor novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The safety and wellbeing of all of our community members remains the College’s top priority.

The College has increased its cleaning protocol, which includes the use of a hospital-grade disinfectant with antimicrobial agents. There are also hand-sanitizer stations in public spaces throughout campus. Signs have also been posted reminding people to wash their hands and take some everyday actions to help prevent the spread of germs.

The College is monitoring the coronavirus-related Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Travel Health Notices page listing all current notices of the CDC and the coronavirus-related Travel Advisories of the U.S. Department of State (USDOS). The College recommends that members of the TCC community review the country-specific CDC and USDOS links above, as guidance evolves rapidly.

The College will adhere to the guidance issued from Florida Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees and the Florida Department of Education that requests all College employees and students who return from travel to China, Iran, Italy, Japan or South Korea to self-isolate and not return to their respective campuses for 14 days after their return to the United States.

The health and safety of TCC’s students, faculty and staff continue to be the College’s highest concern.

March 2, 2020

March 2, 2020 - Tallahassee Community College officials are actively monitoring the respiratory illness COVID-19 caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. The health and safety of all TCC community members remains the top priority of the College during this situation.

There are no reports of cases involving coronavirus disease on the TCC campus. There were two “presumptive” positive cases, which were reported over the weekend in Florida, one in Hillsborough County and the other in Manatee County. Both cases were confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a public health emergency Sunday after the cases were first reported. A presumptive positive case means that the patient has tested positive by a public health laboratory and is pending confirmatory testing at the CDC.

TCC events and schedules are proceeding normally. The College is closely monitoring the situation and following CDC guidelines. If any urgent announcements are required, they will be sent using the TCC Alert emergency notification system. All faculty, staff, and students should ensure their contact information is updated via the following:

  • For students, by logging in to EagleNet 
  • For faculty and staff, by logging in to Workday

The College encourages students, faculty and staff to access up-to-date information and resources through the Florida Department of Health and theCenters for Disease Control and Prevention, where you can also find a listing of Frequently Asked Questions.

In developing travel-related advice, the College is monitoring the coronavirus-related CDC Travel Health Notices page listing all current notices of the CDC and the coronavirus-related Travel Advisories of the U.S. Department of State (USDOS). The College recommends that members of the TCC community review the country-specific CDC and USDOS links above, as guidance evolves rapidly. It is also recommended that all travelers adhere to CDC and USDOS procedures in order to protect the health and safety of our community.

The College will also adhere to the guidance issued today from Gov. DeSantis and Florida Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees that all College employees and students who return from travel to China, Iran, Italy, Japan and South Korea must self-isolate and not return to their respective campuses for 14 days after their return.

The Florida Department of Health recommends getting a flu vaccine and taking routine preventative actions to help stop the spread of germs. Symptoms may be flu-like, and the CDC advises that the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Here are everyday actions to help prevent the spread of all respiratory viruses:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

The health and safety of TCC’s students, faculty, and staff are of paramount importance. We will continue to share reliable information as it becomes available.

In the meantime, TCC Facilities personnel will continue to disinfect common areas, and ensure adequate supplies of hand sanitizers and soaps are available for use.

February 27, 2020

February 27, 2020 - The administration at Tallahassee Community College, the Florida College System and the Florida Department of Health are closely monitoring developments in the outbreak of a new strain of coronavirus, now known as COVID-19. The respiratory illness caused by the virus was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and continues to expand. There have been no known cases reported in Florida so far. The Florida Department of Health is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor the current outbreak of COVID-19 and is actively working to ensure that the most up-to-date CDC guidance is quickly and accurately disseminated.

For the best available information regarding COVID-19, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html.

Symptoms may be flu-like, and the CDC advises that the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Here are everyday actions to help prevent the spread of all respiratory viruses:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

The health and safety of TCC’s students, faculty, and staff are of paramount importance. We will continue to share reliable information as it becomes available.

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