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Fall 2020 Class Plans!

Good afternoon Eagles,

We thank you for making Tallahassee Community College (TCC) your college of choice, recognized as a top community college in the nation! TCC is committed to your academic success by providing an array of services to help support you. Simply put…We CARE for you! We have developed a series of programs to keep you connected to campus, academic programs to meet your needs, resources to help support your success and engaging you in pathways programs like TCC2FSU and TCC2FAMU.

As we plan for your return in the Fall, please know that your health, well-being, and success matter to us. We have appointed a task force that has developed a series of recommendations that are in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations and guidance, and informed by promising practices. Our team is currently ensuring that classrooms, laboratories and spaces on campus are configured to meet physical distancing requirements. The College has implemented enhanced cleaning protocols recommended by national experts. In the coming days and weeks, we will continue to communicate with you and listen to your ideas and/or concerns.

Fall classes will be delivered in a variety of ways to meet your needs, as well as prioritize safety for TCC students, faculty and staff

TCC’s Fall 2020 class plans include the following:

  1. On-campus face-to-face classes with proper health and safety protocols in place.
  2. TCC LIVE(Learning Interactively in a Virtual Environment) classes that are online using Zoom or other software allowing classes to meet at regularly scheduled times.
  3. TCC Online classes that allow students flexibility to complete coursework online with predetermined deadlines.
  4. Hybrid classes that may include a combination of online and face-to-face coursework.

Up to 50% of TCC classes will be in person. The TCC Fall Semester schedule of classes is online and will continue to update class delivery information in Workday on a regular basis. Please register today for upcoming classes by visiting www.tcc.fl.edu/workday.

We are committed to supporting you and are offering most of our services virtually that you can access by clicking here.  

Should you have any additional questions or concerns, we encourage you to reach out to a TCC advisor by clicking on the following EagleQ link.

If I can be of any help to you, please email me at TCCProvost@tcc.fl.edu.

Soar Eagles!

Madeline Pumariega

Executive Vice President and Provost

The Pandemic is NOT Over

Please continue to take precautions to stay safe for yourself and others. Covid-19 cases are rising among young adults according to the Florida Department of Health. Unmasked gatherings at parties and bars pose the highest risk of transmission.
 
People with COVID-19 have reported a wide range of symptoms including:

- Fever or chills

- Cough

- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

- Fatigue

- Muscle or body aches

- Headache

- New loss of taste or smell

- Sore throat

- Congestion or runny nose

- Nausea or vomiting

- Diarrhea

 

To reduce the risk of becoming infected or infecting others, please:

 

- Practice physical distancing

- Wear a cloth face covering when physical distancing is not possible

- Wash your hands frequently

- Stay home if you are sick

                                                          

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 quasi-governmental 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 exist 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 a 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 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?

Your cloth face covering should: 

    • 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 "self-check" myself for COVID-19?

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.

In Your Community

 

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

Leon County's August 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 August 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 August 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 August 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.

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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.

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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.
 

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IMPORTANT CONTACT INFO:

(850) 201-8440 - General Advising

(850) 201-9970 - Career Center

(850) 201-8258 - ISS

(850) 201-6567 - TCC2 (FSU/FAMU)

(850) 201-8199 - Learning Commons

How will grades be handled?

Tallahassee Community College recognizes the wide range of grading policies adopted by colleges and universities. After thoughtful consideration and with a focus on our student-centered transfer mission, TCC is not currently planning to change the A-F grading scale.

We understand that no grading policy will satisfy the interest of every student. In making this decision, we considered the views of students and faculty that provided support for S/U policy as well as the many others that supported maintaining the current grading policy. In addition to the uncertainty of how transfer admissions would be impacted, especially in selective admission programs, we believe that working with students and faculty to support the online learning environment is the best approach. We encourage students to work with their faculty to complete the academic term. Many of our faculty are working with students to maintain the grade they earned in the class prior to the shift to online instruction.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our everyday routines, but our commitment to students is steadfast. We have shifted an array of support services such as expanding academic tutoring to a virtual environment, accessing librarians by embedding them into classes, providing devices and hot spots, sharing employment opportunities through the career center as well as distributing items from the food pantry and giving students gift cards for local restaurants as well as utilizing a site license for zoom for both faculty and students to ensure the best academic continuity. We continue to create a culture of care within our college community.

I remain immensely proud of TCC’s students, faculty and staff during this period of uncertainty.

Madeline Pumariega

Executive Vice President and Provost

 

Is there a way that I can appeal my grade this semester?

Yes, please visit our grade appeal page to learn more. 

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Can students return to TCC’s campus?

No, students should not plan to return to campus after spring break. We will continue to update students on available resources on our website. 

Will TCC have commencement?

Due to the CDC guidance limiting all gatherings to less than 10 individuals, TCC had to make the hard decision to defer the spring commencement ceremony at this time.  Alternative ways to celebrate our graduates will be researched and as we know more about what we can do further information will be shared with those students.  Please know that all students scheduled to complete their degree or certificate requirements will still be graduated at the end of the spring term as normal and their transcript updated to reflect graduation.

Will the testing center be open?

The Testing Center will be closed. All Online courses will use the Honorlock software for tests and the College is currently looking for remote strategies for students with disabilities, more details to come soon. 

How do we proceed with clinicals?

The faculty members of the Healthcare Professions Division are seeking guidance from the various accrediting and regulatory agencies to determine strategies to enable all students to make-up the required clinical experiences that will be missed as a result of having to move to an online learning environment. We are exploring options for clinical experiences that do not include accessing clinical facilities. Students will receive more information from their instructors regarding clinical make-ups.

How can students register for summer and fall classes?

Students can continue to register for summer and fall classes by following the information provided here.  Students who need to speak with an advisor should do the following: 

You can get an Advisor to call you by phone by joining a virtual line on EagleQ or you can download it as an app called Qless in both the App Store and the Google Play Store.
Please include the phone number you would like to be called at and your advising need in the specified notes section.

You can also contact via email at ADVISINGCENTER@TCC.FL.EDU

If you don’t want to wait for a callback or email, TCC also has the AskTalon chatbot at the bottom of most TCC Webpages.

Alternatively, TCC has a FAQ website for your most asked questions not only about Advising, but also for Admissions and Financial Aid. You can find it at Ask Student Central

Can dual-enrolled students still enroll? 

Yes, the College will still be working with dual enrollment students for summer and fall registrations.  For registration support, email stoneb@tcc.fl.edu and visit the Dual Enrollment webpage.

Will there be refunds for students who cannot finish the spring term? 

TCC will examine these situations on a case-by case basis through the Enrollment Appeals Process.  Information and forms can be found here.

What do I need to know as an international student?

  • ISS Staff will provide support services to F-1 visa students, by working virtually and remotely, via email, Zoom, Whatsapp, Skype or other online or virtual platform.
  • For all immigration documents that requires physical services (ie. Travel signatures, printing and signing new I-20s, mailing of I-20s, etc), ISS will work and communicate with the student to provide the most efficient and effective solution, including the utilization of EShipGlobal for the physical shipping of necessary documents.
  • International F-1 students must inform ISS of any phone, address, email, or contact change within 10 days.
  • All ISS and ISO related events, meetings, or programming, has been cancelled for the Spring semester.
  • Students who are authorized to work on campus, must update ISS of any changes with their position, work duties, etc. (ie. Working remotely)
  • (850) 201-8258 - ISS

Will student loans be forgiven/payments delayed?

TCC will follow all guidance provided by the U.S. Department of Education regarding student loans and will share information with students as it becomes available.

FALL Orientation Information:

Students starting in the Summer: We have moved orientation from an on-campus experience to an online one. Once students register for a date/time, students will be invited to join a group conference for a presentation, followed by a one-on-one with an academic advisor via phone. All this information will be shared with students via their TCC email.

Click here for a how-to on orientation registration: https://www.tcc.fl.edu/media/divisions/advising/How-to-register-and-complete-Virtual-Orientation.pdf

Students starting in the Fall: Registration for FALL Orientation begins May 13 and FALL Orientation sessions begin mid-June. The Orientation team will send an email to your TCC account on steps needed when we are closer to the date. TCC has moved orientation to an online experience. Once students register for a date and time, students will be invited to join a group conference for a presentation, followed by a one-on-one with an academic advisor via phone. All this information will be shared with student in their TCC email.

Please focus on completing your onboarding process, as this will block you from Orientation. Here’s a video tutorial on the process (TCC sign-in is needed to view the video). Additionally, send us your SAT/ACT scores, Transfer Credits, non-TCC Dual Enrollment Credit, AP credit, etc. We will also need final HS transcripts with graduation date (electronic copy is best).  If you graduated with your GED we will need test scores from either the Florida PERT test or scores from the ACT or SAT.  

Orientation updates may be found here: https://www.tcc.fl.edu/admissions/orientation/orientation-information-for-students/

Feel free to email us from your TCC email at orientation@tcc.fl.edu.

Can food insecure students visit Talon's Market or other places for food?

For the remainder of the spring semester, Talon’s Market will be closed.  Please use some of the available community resources listed here if you need food:  https://www.foodpantries.org/ci/fl-tallahassee

How can I access wi-fi?

Comcast Opens Xfinity WiFi Network Nationally for Free - https://corporate.comcast.com/covid-19

Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone: Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser.

AT&T - https://about.att.com/pages/COVID-19.html

Consistent with FCC Chairman Pai’s “Keep Americans Connected Pledge” announced today and concerns raised by members of Congress, which we share, AT&T is proud to support our customers by pledging that, for the next 60 days (as of March 13, 2020), we will Keep our public Wi-Fi hotspots open for any American who needs them.

T-Mobile - https://www.t-mobile.com/brand/ongoing-updates-covid-19#customers

T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers on our current plans with limited data with data will automatically have unlimited smartphone data for the next 60 days (excluding roaming). No action required.

What is TCC doing to address the concern about COVID-19?

TCC is closely monitoring updates and following recommendations and guidance outlined by the Florida Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where you can also find a listing of Frequently Asked Questions.

The College is also 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 on cruise ships or visit 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.

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 two-week period.  Face-to-face classes are anticipated to resume on April 6.

What about Workforce Development Programs?

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.

What will happen if there is a confirmed case on campus?

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention protocols will be followed in the event there is a confirmed case of coronavirus on campus. Individuals who have had close contact with the patient will be contacted and monitored by the Leon County Health Department with TCC’s full support.

Meanwhile, 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.

May I travel to an impacted area?

The CDC recommends against non-essential travel to China, Iran, South Korea and Italy. The CDC also recommends that older adults and those who have chronic medical conditions consider postponing travel to Japan. TCC will adhere to guidance issued from the Governor and the Florida Surgeon General that requests all College employees and students who return from travel to these countries or cruise ship travel to self-isolate and not return to their respective campuses for 14 days after their return. 

Do I need to self-report if I travel?

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.

My class includes an attendance requirement, or I have required class hours I have to complete. What should I do if I am sick?

If you need to miss class due to illness or isolation, please contact your instructor for any necessary arrangements for making up coursework. Instructors are asked to accommodate students who are requesting to stay home due to illness or self-isolation. 

What about classes that require clinical, intern/externships, and/or other workplace experience?

Students taking classes that require workplace experience (e.g. clinicals, internships, externships, practicums, etc.) should check with their instructors.

If you are sick please take the steps you would normally take when sick. This includes focusing on your health, contacting your healthcare provider if you feel the need to, and not attending scheduled clinical/workplace hours if you are contagious. Please follow course protocols when not able to attend a scheduled shift (e.g. notify your instructor, etc.). Also, work with your instructor to identify potential accommodations that can be made to make up missed assignments/work. The College is encouraging all instructors to work with students who are absent because of an illness.

What if I have been to an impacted state, conference or a Florida county with presumptive positive cases?

If you had direct contact (within 6 feet for an extended period) with someone who has COVID-19, please contact a health care professional immediately and begin to self-quarantine. The time between exposure to the COVID-19 virus and onset of symptoms is called the "incubation period." The incubation period for COVID-19 is typically 2 to 14 days.

If you were not in direct contact, you do not need to self-quarantine but to monitor. For you, there are no restrictions on going places as long as you do not have symptoms. If symptoms of fever, significant cough or shortness of breath develop in the 14 days of being in the impacted area, call your local doctor and let them know that there could have been exposure.

What should I prepare/buy before returning to my apartment or house in Tallahassee from Spring Break?

As this is a rapidly evolving situation, in alignment with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention the College encourages you to prepare much as you would for a hurricane. Make sure you have a good supply of any prescriptions and medicine you take, hygiene products, non-perishable food and anti-bacterial wipes. It is advised to grab a few extra items, but don’t “panic buy” or stock up with unnecessary quantities.

A list of EPA recommended cleaning items.

What if I recently traveled and have concerns that I’ve been exposed to the virus?

You are advised to contact your healthcare provider.

For those traveling internationally, when does the self-quarantine period start?

Self-quarantine should begin on the first day of leaving an CDC Level 2 or 3 country. For the latest CDC advisories, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html.

What proof do I need for instructor notifications/excuses to miss class?

If you are under the weather or feeling sick, regardless of whether you are actively in a self-quarantine, please stay home.

If you are missing class due to concern for COVID-19 or self-quarantine, please inform your instructors and provide any requested medical or travel documentation to support your request.

What if I want to withdraw from classes?

Due to changes to the delivery of academic instruction, the College has made the decision to extend the withdrawal deadline date for Spring Main session, January Express II, and March Express to April 16, 2020.

Is Academic Advising available?

(850) 201-8440 - General Advising

You can get an Advisor to call you by phone by joining a virtual line on EagleQ or you can download it as an app called Qless in both the App Store and the Google Play Store
Please include the phone number you would like to be called at and your advising need in the specified notes section.

You can also contact via email at ADVISINGCENTER@TCC.FL.EDU

Is the Office of Student Accessibility Services open?

No. Students should call 850.201.8430 or email SAS@tcc.fl.edu to speak with Accessibility Services. Additionally, phone appointments are an option. 

Is the Library and Learning Commons open?

(850) 201-8199 - Learning Commons

No, and this time all campus buildings are closed. The College is working on "virtual" services to enahce the online learning experience. 

What if I have an book that's due to the library?

The library has extended all return dates to May 4. This date may change as the situation changes. 

Is the TCC Bookstore open?

Yes, the TCC Bookstore is now offering free shipping for all online orders. The store will be staffed over the spring break in order to process any orders received.

Is the Counseling Center open?

Please call: 850-201-7726. We also have a 24/7 hotline available at: 1-800-878-5470

If classes move online, will exams be online?

TCC faculty members would notify their students in advance about the shift to an online format and would communicate expectations surrounding assignments, exams, etc.

Will campus events continue to take place?

No. At this time, all scheduled events are postponed or canceled.

Will athletic events continue to take place?

The NJCAA has cancelled the remainder of the 2020 spring sports season, as well as all remaining championship events, including the men's basketball championship in Hutchinson, Kan. For Tallahassee Community College, this impacts baseball, softball, outdoor track and men's basketball.

Are events and meetings held by student organizations still occurring?

No. Events and meetings held by student organizations are postponed or canceled at this time.

We have received many questions from TCC employees about what steps they can take to help ensure continuity of operations during this time of uncertainty. In response, Information Technology is sharing the following steps that you may wish to take to help ensure that you can continue to have access to the information and communication tools that you need:

While many of you store all of your documents in the cloud in OneDrive, not everyone does, and not every document you may need access to is there. It is recommended that you move any essential or important documents to OneDrive so that they are accessible to you wherever and whenever you need them. Here is some information to help you:  OneDrive - Video Training

- As a TCC employee you have access to the entire Microsoft Office suite of applications in the cloud.  But you may not have known that every current employee is able to download full copies of Microsoft Office to be used on some of their personal non-TCC devices (computer, phone and tablet). Having the Office suite on your personal device will allow you to easily continue to work with the documents that you have stored in OneDrive.  

Download Microsoft Office

Need help getting started?  Office 365 basics – Video Training

- Microsoft Teams is a robust collaboration tool that we feel will be of great value to departments, divisions and workgroups. It allows for the easy sharing of documents, collaboration on files, and easy communication via chat/audio/video. We had planned to roll this out to the campus later this spring, with training materials, but it seems prudent to roll it out now (we will have more information about Teams to share with you later this spring). If you are interested in a Team for your department, division or workgroup please complete the Microsoft Teams Request Form. For a better understanding and brief overview of Microsoft Teams, feel free to view our Quick Start Guide.

- Some employees may need to send and receive calls on their mobile device using their campus phone number. Using the Avaya IX Workplace app on a mobile device, iPhone and Android users can receive and make calls that appear as your assigned TCC phone number. Since this requires additional licensing and configuration, we are asking people interested to complete the Avaya IX Workplace Request Form.

- Finally, we would like to know about any software that you are using that is critical for your work other than Microsoft Office, Office365, Workday, or Canvas. We are asking you to fill out the following form so that we can have an inventory of the mission critical software that is in use at the College:  Software Survey

What do I do if I already paid for a cap and gown?

You have two options:

1. The bookstore will ship your cap and gown, free of shipping charges, if you still want to keep your set that you ordered. Call or email them your FedEx shipping address and telephone number if you want it shipped.

2. If you do not want to keep your set that you ordered and want a refund, you will need to call the bookstore at 850-575-9200 and give them your credit card information. Their system did not capture your credit card information when you placed the order.

The bookstore does have the following items to help you commemorate graduation:

Diploma covers- $ 15.00

Diploma frames-$104.95

Invitations- Package of 10 - $17.00- Engraved with the seal of the college and has a card that you can fill out inside with your name and degree announcing your graduation. Some students may want to send to family and friends.

Cap, Gown & Tassel - $36.75

Tassel- $5.75

Plus Sales Tax on call prices

The following is the bookstore contact information: Students can come in, email or phone. They are shipping daily via FedEx. They are open Monday through Thursday from 9am to 4 pm and Friday from 9am to 3pm. This is subject to change:

Tel: 850-575-9200

Tallahassee Community College Bookstore

Follett store # 0795

446 Appleyard Drive

Tallahassee, FL 32304

0795mgr@follett.com

Make sure to complete the commencement contact information so we have all the correct addresses to send your commencement packet. Also, make sure to mark your calandar for the 2020 Commencement Video launch on May 2nd. More infromation to follow.

What are you doing to keep the campus clean?

As it has always been, the safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff remains the highest priority for TCC.  Our custodial staff take great pride in maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene at each of our campus locations.  In response to the coronavirus, we have already taken additional measures to make our cleaning procedures even more rigorous including:

  • Providing custodial staff with specific guidance concerning the coronavirus and associated safety precautions
  • Strategic placement and utilization of disinfectant foggers in each of our facilities after normal operating hours
  • Increased frequency of cleaning our public areas (including classrooms, office lobbies, door handles, restrooms, etc.)

In addition to our heightened cleaning measures, maintenance personnel have also increased inspections of existing light sensors in offices and classrooms. These efforts are intended to prevent the utilization of wall mounted light switches to turn on lights in the applicable areas. Portable hand sanitizers have been placed in high traffic, communal areas, while bottles of hand sanitizers are also being made available.  

Of note with the preventative measures being taken, the custodial staff will also complete a campus-wide disinfectant campaign during the College’s Spring Break.  Designed to sanitize all surface areas in each public space on campus, staff will utilize hospital-grade disinfectant in the days just prior to the return of our students, faculty and staff. 

Do I get free access to Zoom to help me with my classes?

Yes, as a current TCC student, you have access to a free licensed copy of Zoom. Among other things, a licensed copy removed the 40 minute limitation that Zoom imposes for their basic, free accounts for meetings with 3 or more people so you can now host your own meetings. Creating a licensed account also improves the security of Zoom for everyone.

Creating a TCC licensed Zoom account is easy, all you need is your TCC email address and password to register. From the web, go to  https://tccfl.zoom.us and then click the button for “Sign in with your TCC Credentials.”  From the desktop application, click the button on the right side of the app that says “Sign in with SSO,” type in your TCC email address, click continue, and then provide your TCC password if requested. On the mobile app, click “Sign In” then click “SSO.” If you are asked for "company domain" enter “tccfl” and press GO, then enter your TCC email address and password on the subsequent screens. If you are asked for "company domain by email," enter your complete TCC email address and press GO, then enter your TCC email address and password on the subsequent screens. Once you sign in with SSO you will have a fully licensed Zoom account.

If I registered for summer classes that were scheduled to be on campus, do I need to register again?

If you have already registered for summer courses that were scheduled to be on campus, you will now meet live via Zoom or Canvas at that same day/time so you do not need to change your schedule.

What do I need to know in regards to rental books at the bookstore?

Students can mail their books to us for rental check-in.  Our current due date is May 4, 2020.  That is now extended to May 18th, 2020. Students can get a free shipping label up until midnight on the due date at our online store, www.tccstore.com.  Go to the search bar and type in ‘rental returns’ and you will be directed to a FAQ page. Students should ‘SIGN IN’ to their rental account to print the shipping label. 

How do I mail in my rental books?

Our correct shipping address which is different than the college’s address also appears on the FAQ page. Our address is: 446 APPLEYARD DRIVE, TALLAHASSEE, FL 32304. INSIDE THE BOX, students should include a paper with their NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS and PHONE NUMBER.  This is how we will look up their rental account to check in their books. We are open for business with shorter hours. Hours may vary if circumstances change. All updates will be posted on the website, www.tccstore.com.

 

Student Resource Directory

July 14, 2020

Summer LIVE Students FAQs

How do I register?

Students can continue to register for summer and fall classes by following the information provided here. Students who need to speak with an advisor should do the following:

You can get an Advisor to call you by phone by joining a virtual line on EagleQ or you can download it as an app called Qless in both the App Store and the Google Play Store. Please include the phone number you would like to be called at and your advising need in the specified notes section.

You can also contact via email at ADVISINGCENTER@TCC.FL.EDU If you don’t want to wait for a callback or email, TCC also has the AskTalon chatbot at the bottom of most TCC Webpages.

Alternatively, TCC has a FAQ website for your most asked questions not only about Advising but also for Admissions and Financial Aid. You can find it at Ask Student Central

Can I come back on campus?

Currently all faculty, staff and administrators are working remotely. The campus is operating virtually and only essential personnel are reporting to campus. To access a department virtually on-campus visit: https://www.tcc.fl.edu/student-life/virtual-tcc/ A full list of departments can be found here: https://www.tcc.fl.edu/about/contact/departmental-directory/

Do I have to log in to my course at a certain time?

Synchronous sessions will be during regularly scheduled meeting times as shown on your class schedule. Your instructor's syllabus will contain additional information. Both faculty and students can share audio, video, text, and documents through Zoom or Canvas Connect.

What resources are available to help me with my classes?

The Learning Commons is offering virtual support where tutors are available to assist with your classes. The librarians are assisting students with the “Ask a Librarian” virtual resource. For a complete list of student resources visit: https://www.tcc.fl.edu/academics/teach-on/students-keep-learning/

What should I do on May 7th?

Here are a few tips to help you have a successful semester:

1. Check the class syllabus

2. Download Zoom

3. Purchase the required materials and books for the class

4. Check out the student resources page

5. Visit the virtual campus

What is Summer LIVE?

TCC 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.

July 14, 2020

Updates on grading policy

Tallahassee Community College recognizes the wide range of grading policies adopted by colleges and universities. After thoughtful consideration and with a focus on our student-centered transfer mission, TCC is not currently planning to change the A-F grading scale.

We understand that no grading policy will satisfy the interest of every student. In making this decision, we considered the views of students and faculty that provided support for S/U policy as well as the many others that supported maintaining the current grading policy. In addition to the uncertainty of how transfer admissions would be impacted, especially in selective admission programs, we believe that working with students and faculty to support the online learning environment is the best approach. We encourage students to work with their faculty to complete the academic term. Many of our faculty are working with students to maintain the grade they earned in the class prior to the shift to online instruction.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our everyday routines, but our commitment to students is steadfast. We have shifted an array of support services such as expanding academic tutoring to a virtual environment, accessing librarians by embedding them into classes, providing devices and hot spots, sharing employment opportunities through the career center as well as distributing items from the food pantry and giving students gift cards for local restaurants as well as utilizing a site license for zoom for both faculty and students to ensure the best academic continuity. We continue to create a culture of care within our college community.

I remain immensely proud of TCC’s students, faculty and staff during this period of uncertainty.

 

Madeline Pumariega

Executive Vice President and Provost

June 10, 2020

Dear TCC Students,

We know that many of you have been waiting to see how summer classes will be offered.  See below for the information just released!  Registration is open! Don’t let COVID-19 delay your progress to graduate. 

Tallahassee Community College is offering live interactive classes this summer, where students engage in a real-time instructional environment with their professors and classmates. The Summer LIVE courses provide all the benefits of face-to-face courses without requiring students to leave their homes. The set-schedule virtual classes allow students to attend classes and interact with their peers and faculty in a live remote setting. Join us LIVE this summer for online, interactive classes. Log-in at the regularly scheduled time, meet virtually face-to-face, converse in discussion forums, and access course materials such as video & PowerPoints, all LIVE. This new Summer LIVE format is scheduled for all May Main, May Mini, and May Express courses that previously had been planned as face-to-face. The classes will start on May 7, 2020. The June session format will be decided at a later date. Your TCC Summer LIVE courses are designed to provide high-quality, flexible, and interactive class sessions. While the TCC LIVE courses provide greater flexibility, they are not self-paced. They are highly facilitated courses, and students are expected to interact with faculty and their peers nearly every day of the term. Students are expected to log on frequently to Canvas to view the course content, interact with their instructors and peers using online messaging tools, keep up with course requirements, and to submit written work.

To register now online click here.

Wishing you all the Best,

Sheri Rowland

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.

April 10, 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 18, 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 11, 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 9, 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.

March 2, 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

February 27, 2020

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