Leon County COVID-19 Community Update for April 15

Leon County COVID-19 Community Update

April 15, 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

  • APPROVED - On Wednesday, April 15 the County and City Commissions as the Intergovernmental Agency (IA) Board approved a $1 million grant program to support community nonprofits. The County and City Commissions approved reallocating $124,500 through the COVID-19 Emergency Disaster Relief (CEDR) grant program to 71 more eligible businesses who had applied prior to the deadline but did not receive a grant because all funds were already awarded. While the IA board is still actively in discussion at the time of this update, full details will be provided upon its conclusion.
  • County Joins with Shop Tally to Launch Pay It Forward Initiative. On Wednesday, Leon County launched its Pay It Forward Initiative, which is a web-based shopping portal that gives customers the opportunity to purchase gift cards from local businesses and immediately donate those cards to support nonprofits on the frontline of providing services to those in need. More here.
  • The Internal Review Service Launches Tool to Track Status of Stimulus Checks. Individuals can now check Get My Payment for the status of their economic impact payment.More here.
  • Supervisor of Elections Makes Changes in Candidate Qualifying Due to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. Information about the changes made to  the candidate qualifying process can be found here. 
  • COVID-19 by the Numbers. Turning to our public health update, global cases of COVID-19 now surpass 2 million. According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) there are 152 positive cases of COVID-19 in Leon County. In Florida, there are now 22,081 positive cases of COVID-19, and 591 COVID-19-related deaths. These numbers are updated regularly by FDOH; visit the dashboard for more detailed information, here. 
  • RENEWED - At Tuesday's Commission meeting, the Board of County Commissioners voted to renew the Leon County curfew effective Wednesday, April 15 at 11 p.m. The curfew will be consistent with Governor DeSantis' executive order and must be renewed each week along with the declared local state of emergency. The curfew is a further effort to protect public health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic and will be in effect each night from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • TMH Issues Additional Guidance to Help Stop the Spread. Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare has released a letter to the community urging the public to take proactive measures to help stop the spread of coronavirus. Read the letter here.

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As you may have noticed, we are no longer including the entire community update in this message. Instead, we have organized all of the information from previous community updates in a COVID-19 Information Portal. Below you will find the content available on the portal.

Group Key Community Resources
Government Coronavirus Guidelines - Federal Government
Business Resources for Local Business
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions: COVID-19 Testing
Service Changes Service Changes
Lock Consumer and User Protection
Plane Travel Restrictions and Guidance
Heart Households
Child Schools
Medical Briefcase Healthcare Providers
Mobile Device Citizens Connect App
Check Take Action and Stay Prepared
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Continue to follow www.LeonCountyFL.gov/eip for any local updates or changes to services.

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