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Updated as of September 29

Testing 

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Fairgrounds COVID-19 Testing Extended with Changes

Free COVID-19 testing at the Volusia County Fairgrounds will continue in to October, thanks to an extension from the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM). The site and process will undergo some changes for October, however.

Beginning Thursday, Oct. 1, testing will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day inside the Hester building. While drive-up testing will no longer be available, the indoor location does allow for the site to operate seven days a week.

Effective Oct. 1, only viral testing will be offered; antibody testing will no longer be available.

Appointments for viral testing can be made online at www.doineedacovid19test.com/. No symptoms are required to get tested. Viral testing is available for individuals five years of age and older. Adults 18 years and older are required to provide a picture identification.

Florida Moves Into Phase 3

Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-244 on Friday, September 25, 2020, moving all of Florida’s 67 counties into Phase 3.

Executive Order 20-244 does the following:

  1. Removes state-level restrictions on businesses, such as restaurants.
  2. Provides that no COVID-19 emergency ordinance may prevent an individual from working or operating a business, giving Floridians and business owners needed certainty and the ability to provide for themselves and their families.
  3. Provides that restaurants may not be limited by a COVID-19 emergency order by any local government to less than 50% of their indoor capacity. If a restaurant is limited to less than 100% of its indoor capacity, such COVID-19 emergency order must satisfy the following:
    1. Quantify the economic impact of each limitation or requirements on those restaurants; and
    2. Explain why each limitation or requirement is necessary for public health.
  4. Suspends all outstanding fines and penalties, and the collection of such moving forward, applied against individuals related to COVID-19.

 Read the full Executive Order.

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Updated as of September 28

Testing 

View the latest testing information.

Fairgrounds COVID-19 Testing Extended with Changes

Free COVID-19 testing at the Volusia County Fairgrounds will continue in to October, thanks to an extension from the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM). The site and process will undergo some changes for October, however.

Beginning Thursday, Oct. 1, testing will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day inside the Hester building. While drive-up testing will no longer be available, the indoor location does allow for the site to operate seven days a week.

Effective Oct. 1, only viral testing will be offered; antibody testing will no longer be available.

Appointments for viral testing can be made online at www.doineedacovid19test.com/. No symptoms are required to get tested. Viral testing is available for individuals five years of age and older. Adults 18 years and older are required to provide a picture identification.

Florida Moves Into Phase 3

Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-244 on Friday, September 25, 2020, moving all of Florida’s 67 counties into Phase 3.

Executive Order 20-244 does the following:

  1. Removes state-level restrictions on businesses, such as restaurants.
  2. Provides that no COVID-19 emergency ordinance may prevent an individual from working or operating a business, giving Floridians and business owners needed certainty and the ability to provide for themselves and their families.
  3. Provides that restaurants may not be limited by a COVID-19 emergency order by any local government to less than 50% of their indoor capacity. If a restaurant is limited to less than 100% of its indoor capacity, such COVID-19 emergency order must satisfy the following:
    1. Quantify the economic impact of each limitation or requirements on those restaurants; and
    2. Explain why each limitation or requirement is necessary for public health.
  4. Suspends all outstanding fines and penalties, and the collection of such moving forward, applied against individuals related to COVID-19.

 Read the full Executive Order.

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Updated as of September 25

Testing 

View the latest testing information.

Florida Division of Emergency Management COVID-19 test site

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) is offering COVID-19 testing at the Volusia County Fair Grounds, 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Testing will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Tuesdays and an appointment is required. There will be no testing on Wednesdays. Individuals getting antibody testing will be required to get the COVID nasal swab (viral test) first. Appointments can be made online at www.doineedacovid19test.com. Individuals must print and bring their test voucher and a picture ID with them on the day of their test. Individuals who do not make an appointment in advance can register on site via their own personal smart device. Read more.

County to host interactive interview with Dr. Klioze on COVID-19

Local physician Dr. Scott Klioze will discuss the pathophysiology of COVID-19 during an interview with Volusia County Government at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25.

Dr. Klioze will simplify the anatomy and physiology of COVID-19, bringing complexity to simplicity. Dr. Klioze will incorporate short video clips during the interview, and these animated close-ups of the disease and its impact on the human body will help viewers understand the issues.

Friday’s interview will be broadcast live on Volusia County Emergency Management’s Facebook page. It can also be viewed on the Facebook page any time after the live airing.

Volusia County COVID-19 briefing

Volusia County Government will host a live briefing this afternoon at 2 p.m. Topics will include COVID-19 health information and updates. The briefing can be streamed live on the Volusia County Emergency Management Facebook page.

DBPR allows bars to reopen

Beginning at 12:01 a.m., Monday, Sept. 14, the following will apply to bars and other vendors licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises:

  • May operate at fifty (50) percent of their indoor capacity, excluding employees; and
  • Bar areas may be open with seated service.

Nightclubs remain closed. Read the press release from the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. 

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Updated as of September 24

Testing 

View the latest testing information.

Florida Division of Emergency Management COVID-19 test site

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) is offering COVID-19 testing at the Volusia County Fair Grounds, 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Testing will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Tuesdays and an appointment is required. There will be no testing on Wednesdays. Individuals getting antibody testing will be required to get the COVID nasal swab (viral test) first. Appointments can be made online at www.doineedacovid19test.com. Individuals must print and bring their test voucher and a picture ID with them on the day of their test. Individuals who do not make an appointment in advance can register on site via their own personal smart device. Read more.

DBPR allows bars to reopen

Beginning at 12:01 a.m., Monday, Sept. 14, the following will apply to bars and other vendors licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises:

  • May operate at fifty (50) percent of their indoor capacity, excluding employees; and
  • Bar areas may be open with seated service.

Nightclubs remain closed. Read the press release from the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. 

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Updated as of September 22

Testing 

View the latest testing information.

Florida Division of Emergency Management COVID-19 test site

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) is offering COVID-19 testing at the Volusia County Fair Grounds, 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Testing will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Tuesdays and an appointment is required. There will be no testing on Wednesdays. Individuals getting antibody testing will be required to get the COVID nasal swab (viral test) first. Appointments can be made online at www.doineedacovid19test.com. Individuals must print and bring their test voucher and a picture ID with them on the day of their test. Individuals who do not make an appointment in advance can register on site via their own personal smart device. Read more.

DBPR allows bars to reopen

Beginning at 12:01 a.m., Monday, Sept. 14, the following will apply to bars and other vendors licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises:

  • May operate at fifty (50) percent of their indoor capacity, excluding employees; and
  • Bar areas may be open with seated service.

Nightclubs remain closed. Read the press release from the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. 

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Updated as of September 21

Testing 

View the latest testing information.

Florida Division of Emergency Management COVID-19 test site

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) is offering COVID-19 testing at the Volusia County Fair Grounds, 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Testing will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Tuesdays and an appointment is required. There will be no testing on Wednesdays. Individuals getting antibody testing will be required to get the COVID nasal swab (viral test) first. Appointments can be made online at www.doineedacovid19test.com. Individuals must print and bring their test voucher and a picture ID with them on the day of their test. Individuals who do not make an appointment in advance can register on site via their own personal smart device. Read more.

DBPR allows bars to reopen

Beginning at 12:01 a.m., Monday, Sept. 14, the following will apply to bars and other vendors licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises:

  • May operate at fifty (50) percent of their indoor capacity, excluding employees; and
  • Bar areas may be open with seated service.

Nightclubs remain closed. Read the press release from the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. 

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Updated as of September 18

Testing 

View the latest testing information.

Florida Division of Emergency Management COVID-19 test site

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) is offering COVID-19 testing at the Volusia County Fair Grounds, 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Testing will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Tuesdays and an appointment is required. There will be no testing on Wednesdays. Individuals getting antibody testing will be required to get the COVID nasal swab (viral test) first. Appointments can be made online at www.doineedacovid19test.com. Individuals must print and bring their test voucher and a picture ID with them on the day of their test. Individuals who do not make an appointment in advance can register on site via their own personal smart device. Read more.

DBPR allows bars to reopen

Beginning at 12:01 a.m., Monday, Sept. 14, the following will apply to bars and other vendors licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises:

  • May operate at fifty (50) percent of their indoor capacity, excluding employees; and
  • Bar areas may be open with seated service.

Nightclubs remain closed. Read the press release from the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. 

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Updated as of September 17

Testing 

View the latest testing information.

Florida Division of Emergency Management COVID-19 test site

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) is offering COVID-19 testing at the Volusia County Fair Grounds, 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Testing will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Tuesdays and an appointment is required. There will be no testing on Wednesdays. Individuals getting antibody testing will be required to get the COVID nasal swab (viral test) first. Appointments can be made online at www.doineedacovid19test.com. Individuals must print and bring their test voucher and a picture ID with them on the day of their test. Individuals who do not make an appointment in advance can register on site via their own personal smart device. Read more.

DBPR allows bars to reopen

Beginning at 12:01 a.m., Monday, Sept. 14, the following will apply to bars and other vendors licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises:

  • May operate at fifty (50) percent of their indoor capacity, excluding employees; and
  • Bar areas may be open with seated service.

Nightclubs remain closed. Read the press release from the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. 

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Updated as of September 16

Testing 

View the latest testing information.

Florida Division of Emergency Management COVID-19 test site

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) is offering COVID-19 testing at the Volusia County Fair Grounds, 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Testing will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Tuesdays and an appointment is required. There will be no testing on Wednesdays. Individuals getting antibody testing will be required to get the COVID nasal swab (viral test) first. Appointments can be made online at www.doineedacovid19test.com. Individuals must print and bring their test voucher and a picture ID with them on the day of their test. Individuals who do not make an appointment in advance can register on site via their own personal smart device. Read more.

DBPR allows bars to reopen

Beginning at 12:01 a.m., Monday, Sept. 14, the following will apply to bars and other vendors licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises:

  • May operate at fifty (50) percent of their indoor capacity, excluding employees; and
  • Bar areas may be open with seated service.

Nightclubs remain closed. Read the press release from the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. 

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Updated as of September 15

Testing 

View the latest testing information.

Florida Division of Emergency Management COVID-19 test site

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) is offering COVID-19 testing at the Volusia County Fair Grounds, 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Testing will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Tuesdays and an appointment is required. There will be no testing on Wednesdays. Individuals getting antibody testing will be required to get the COVID nasal swab (viral test) first. Appointments can be made online at www.doineedacovid19test.com. Individuals must print and bring their test voucher and a picture ID with them on the day of their test. Individuals who do not make an appointment in advance can register on site via their own personal smart device. Read more.

DBPR allows bars to reopen

Beginning at 12:01 a.m., Monday, Sept. 14, the following will apply to bars and other vendors licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises:

  • May operate at fifty (50) percent of their indoor capacity, excluding employees; and
  • Bar areas may be open with seated service.

Nightclubs remain closed. Read the press release from the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. 

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Updated as of September 14

Testing 

View the latest testing information.

Florida Division of Emergency Management COVID-19 test site

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) is offering COVID-19 testing at the Volusia County Fair Grounds, 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Testing will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Tuesdays and an appointment is required. There will be no testing on Wednesdays. Individuals getting antibody testing will be required to get the COVID nasal swab (viral test) first. Appointments can be made online at www.doineedacovid19test.com. Individuals must print and bring their test voucher and a picture ID with them on the day of their test. Individuals who do not make an appointment in advance can register on site via their own personal smart device. Read more.

DBPR allows bars to reopen

Beginning at 12:01 a.m., Monday, Sept. 14, the following will apply to bars and other vendors licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises:

  • May operate at fifty (50) percent of their indoor capacity, excluding employees; and
  • Bar areas may be open with seated service.

Nightclubs remain closed. Read the press release from the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. 

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Updated as of September 11

Testing 

View the latest testing information.

Florida Division of Emergency Management COVID-19 test site

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) is offering COVID-19 testing at the Volusia County Fair Grounds, 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Testing will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Tuesdays and an appointment is required. There will be no testing on Wednesdays. Individuals getting antibody testing will be required to get the COVID nasal swab (viral test) first. Appointments can be made online at www.doineedacovid19test.com. Individuals must print and bring their test voucher and a picture ID with them on the day of their test. Individuals who do not make an appointment in advance can register on site via their own personal smart device. Read more.

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Updated as of September 10

Testing 

View the latest testing information.

Florida Division of Emergency Management COVID-19 test site

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) is offering COVID-19 testing at the Volusia County Fair Grounds, 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Testing will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Tuesdays and an appointment is required. There will be no testing on Wednesdays. Individuals getting antibody testing will be required to get the COVID nasal swab (viral test) first. Appointments can be made online at www.doineedacovid19test.com. Individuals must print and bring their test voucher and a picture ID with them on the day of their test. Individuals who do not make an appointment in advance can register on site via their own personal smart device. Read more.

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Updated as of September 9

Testing 

View the latest testing information.

Florida Division of Emergency Management COVID-19 test site

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) is offering COVID-19 testing at the Volusia County Fair Grounds, 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Testing will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Tuesdays and an appointment is required. There will be no testing on Wednesdays. Individuals getting antibody testing will be required to get the COVID nasal swab (viral test) first. Appointments can be made online at www.doineedacovid19test.com. Individuals must print and bring their test voucher and a picture ID with them on the day of their test. Individuals who do not make an appointment in advance can register on site via their own personal smart device. Read more.

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Updated as of September 8

Testing 

View the latest testing information.

Florida Division of Emergency Management COVID-19 test site

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) is offering COVID-19 testing at the Volusia County Fair Grounds, 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Testing will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Tuesdays and an appointment is required. There will be no testing on Wednesdays. Individuals getting antibody testing will be required to get the COVID nasal swab (viral test) first. Appointments can be made online at www.doineedacovid19test.com. Individuals must print and bring their test voucher and a picture ID with them on the day of their test. Individuals who do not make an appointment in advance can register on site via their own personal smart device. Read more.

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Updated as of September 4

Testing 

View the latest testing information.

Labor Day beach safety

Beachgoers are reminded that COVID-19 is still a concern in the county. Residents and visitors heading to the beach must continue to park at a post, maintain physical distancing and avoid congregating in large groups. With on-beach parking limited to ensure distancing can be maintained, vehicular access ramps may temporarily close due to capacity. Those planning to park on the beach should arrive early.

All in-season vehicular beach access ramps will be open to vehicles for beach parking from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mid-morning high tides may force the closure of some ramps. If using beach parking, vehicles must park at a blue post or conservation post, which are placed at 25 foot intervals. To avoid crowds and easily maintain physical distancing, beachgoers are encouraged to access the beach in a less-populated area. Free, off-beach parking lots are located on the coast throughout the county. For information on off-beach parking and vehicle access ramps, visit Volusia.org/beachmap or download the Volusia Beaches app.

Beach Safety
There is a risk of rip currents this weekend, and beachgoers should always swim in front of a staffed lifeguard tower. Afternoon thunderstorms are also forecasted, which bring the risk of lightning. Beachgoers are reminded to exit the water and seek shelter in the case of thunder.

Beach clean-up
Beachgoers should always leave the beach as clean, or cleaner, than they found it. Trash and recycle cans are placed at regular intervals along the beach. Environmentally friendly trash bags are available upon request at toll booths and from the beach litter team. Porter services will canvas both the beach and coastal parks to assist with the collection of trash, empty trash and recycle cans, and clean restroom facilities.

After a day at the beach, flatten sandcastles, fill in holes, and take chairs and equipment home; do not leave any tents, chairs or other materials on the beach overnight. This is an easy way to reduce obstacles faced by nesting sea turtles and hatchlings.

For more information, follow Volusia County Beaches on Facebook and Twitter, download the free Volusia Beaches app from the Goggle Play or Apple App Store, or visit www.volusia.org/beach.

Florida Division of Emergency Management COVID-19 test site

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) is offering COVID-19 testing at the Volusia County Fair Grounds, 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Testing will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Tuesdays and an appointment is required. There will be no testing on Wednesdays. Individuals getting antibody testing will be required to get the COVID nasal swab (viral test) first. Appointments can be made online at www.doineedacovid19test.com. Individuals must print and bring their test voucher and a picture ID with them on the day of their test. Individuals who do not make an appointment in advance can register on site via their own personal smart device. Read more.

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Updated as of September 3

Testing 

View the latest testing information.

Florida Division of Emergency Management opening COVID-19 test site

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) is offering COVID-19 testing at the Volusia County Fair Grounds, 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Testing will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Tuesdays and an appointment is required. There will be no testing on Wednesdays. Individuals getting antibody testing will be required to get the COVID nasal swab (viral test) first. Appointments can be made online at www.doineedacovid19test.com. Individuals must print and bring their test voucher and a picture ID with them on the day of their test. Individuals who do not make an appointment in advance can register on site via their own personal smart device. Read more.

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Updated as of September 2

Testing 

View the latest testing information.

Florida Division of Emergency Management opening COVID-19 test site

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) is offering COVID-19 testing at the Volusia County Fair Grounds, 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Testing will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Tuesdays and an appointment is required. There will be no testing on Wednesdays. Individuals getting antibody testing will be required to get the COVID nasal swab (viral test) first. Appointments can be made online at www.doineedacovid19test.com. Individuals must print and bring their test voucher and a picture ID with them on the day of their test. Individuals who do not make an appointment in advance can register on site via their own personal smart device. Read more.

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Updated as of September 1

Testing 

View the latest testing information.

Florida Division of Emergency Management opening COVID-19 test site

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) is offering COVID-19 testing at the Volusia County Fair Grounds, 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Testing will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Tuesdays and an appointment is required. There will be no testing on Wednesdays. Individuals getting antibody testing will be required to get the COVID nasal swab (viral test) first. Appointments can be made online at www.doineedacovid19test.com. Individuals must print and bring their test voucher and a picture ID with them on the day of their test. Individuals who do not make an appointment in advance can register on site via their own personal smart device. Read more.

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Updated as of August 31

Testing 

View the latest testing information.

Florida Division of Emergency Management opening COVID-19 test site

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) is offering COVID-19 testing at the Volusia County Fair Grounds, 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Testing will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Tuesdays and an appointment is required. There will be no testing on Wednesdays. Individuals getting antibody testing will be required to get the COVID nasal swab (viral test) first. Appointments can be made online at www.doineedacovid19test.com. Individuals must print and bring their test voucher and a picture ID with them on the day of their test. Individuals who do not make an appointment in advance can register on site via their own personal smart device. Read more.

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Updated as of August 28

Testing 

View the latest testing information.

Panel Discussion on COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to affect our daily lives, we’ll once again discuss how the pandemic is impacting our mental wellness and what individuals can do to remain mindful and positive. The 10 a.m., Aug. 28 conversation will include how to discuss concerns with your friends and family, tips for coping with stress and how to maintain a positive outlook. Friday’s panel discussion will be broadcast live on Volusia County Emergency Management’s Facebook page. It can also be viewed on the Facebook page any time after the live airing.

Florida Division of Emergency Management opening COVID-19 test site

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) is offering COVID-19 testing at the Volusia County Fair Grounds, 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Testing will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Tuesdays and an appointment is required. There will be no testing on Wednesdays. Individuals getting antibody testing will be required to get the COVID nasal swab (viral test) first. Appointments can be made online at www.doineedacovid19test.com. Individuals must print and bring their test voucher and a picture ID with them on the day of their test. Individuals who do not make an appointment in advance can register on site via their own personal smart device. Read more.

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Updated as of August 27

Testing 

View the latest testing information.

PPE for Local Businesses

Volusia County’s Economic Development division and the Volusia County Chamber Alliance are distributing PPE to local businesses as part of the Relaunch Volusia campaign. The PPE kits include masks, hand sanitizer and cleaning solution. Products were purchased using CARES Act recovery funds.

PPE kits will be distributed through the Volusia County Chamber Alliance from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on dates and locations as follows:

  • Tuesday, Aug. 25 (East Volusia) - Ocean Center, 1010 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach
  • Wednesday, Aug. 26 (West Volusia) - DeLand Elks Lodge #1463, 614 S. Alabama Ave., DeLand
  • Thursday, Aug. 27 (Southeast Volusia) - Marine Discovery Center, 520 Barracuda Blvd., New Smyrna Beach

Businesses may receive one kit and must prove eligibility with a business card or hard copy of a business license or utility bill indicating they represent a Volusia County business, as well as sign that they received the product. Businesses may visit any site.

Florida Division of Emergency Management opening COVID-19 test site

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) is offering COVID-19 testing at the Volusia County Fair Grounds, 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Testing will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Tuesdays and an appointment is required. There will be no testing on Wednesdays. Individuals getting antibody testing will be required to get the COVID nasal swab (viral test) first. Appointments can be made online at www.doineedacovid19test.com. Individuals must print and bring their test voucher and a picture ID with them on the day of their test. Individuals who do not make an appointment in advance can register on site via their own personal smart device. Read more.

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Updated as of August 26

Testing 

View the latest testing information.

PPE for Local Businesses

Volusia County’s Economic Development division and the Volusia County Chamber Alliance are distributing PPE to local businesses as part of the Relaunch Volusia campaign. The PPE kits include masks, hand sanitizer and cleaning solution. Products were purchased using CARES Act recovery funds.

PPE kits will be distributed through the Volusia County Chamber Alliance from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on dates and locations as follows:

  • Tuesday, Aug. 25 (East Volusia) - Ocean Center, 1010 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach
  • Wednesday, Aug. 26 (West Volusia) - DeLand Elks Lodge #1463, 614 S. Alabama Ave., DeLand
  • Thursday, Aug. 27 (Southeast Volusia) - Marine Discovery Center, 520 Barracuda Blvd., New Smyrna Beach

Businesses may receive one kit and must prove eligibility with a business card or hard copy of a business license or utility bill indicating they represent a Volusia County business, as well as sign that they received the product. Businesses may visit any site.

Florida Division of Emergency Management opening COVID-19 test site

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) is offering COVID-19 testing at the Volusia County Fair Grounds, 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Testing will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Tuesdays and an appointment is required. There will be no testing on Wednesdays. Individuals getting antibody testing will be required to get the COVID nasal swab (viral test) first. Appointments can be made online at www.doineedacovid19test.com. Individuals must print and bring their test voucher and a picture ID with them on the day of their test. Individuals who do not make an appointment in advance can register on site via their own personal smart device. Read more.

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Updated as of August 25

Testing 

View the latest testing information.

PPE fo Local Businesses

Volusia County’s Economic Development division and the Volusia County Chamber Alliance are distributing PPE to local businesses as part of the Relaunch Volusia campaign. The PPE kits include masks, hand sanitizer and cleaning solution. Products were purchased using CARES Act recovery funds.

PPE kits will be distributed through the Volusia County Chamber Alliance from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on dates and locations as follows:

  • Tuesday, Aug. 25 (East Volusia) - Ocean Center, 1010 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach
  • Wednesday, Aug. 26 (West Volusia) - DeLand Elks Lodge #1463, 614 S. Alabama Ave., DeLand
  • Thursday, Aug. 27 (Southeast Volusia) - Marine Discovery Center, 520 Barracuda Blvd., New Smyrna Beach

Businesses may receive one kit and must prove eligibility with a business card or hard copy of a business license or utility bill indicating they represent a Volusia County business, as well as sign that they received the product. Businesses may visit any site.

Volusia County Council Meeting

County Council meetings take place at 10 a.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month, with public participation beginning at 9:30 a.m. Today's meeting includes a Coronavirus update. View the meeting agenda for more information. All County Council meetings are live streamed at volusia.org/livemeeting.

Florida Division of Emergency Management opening COVID-19 test site

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) is offering COVID-19 testing at the Volusia County Fair Grounds, 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Testing will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Tuesdays and an appointment is required. There will be no testing on Wednesdays. Individuals getting antibody testing will be required to get the COVID nasal swab (viral test) first. Appointments can be made online at www.doineedacovid19test.com. Individuals must print and bring their test voucher and a picture ID with them on the day of their test. Individuals who do not make an appointment in advance can register on site via their own personal smart device. Read more.

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Updated as of August 24

Testing Update 

View the latest testing information.

Florida Division of Emergency Management opening COVID-19 test site

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) is offering COVID-19 testing at the Volusia County Fair Grounds, 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Testing will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Tuesdays and an appointment is required. There will be no testing on Wednesdays. Individuals getting antibody testing will be required to get the COVID nasal swab (viral test) first. Appointments can be made online at www.doineedacovid19test.com. Individuals must print and bring their test voucher and a picture ID with them on the day of their test. Individuals who do not make an appointment in advance can register on site via their own personal smart device. Read more.

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Updated as of August 21

Testing Update 

Testing at all Florida Department of Health locations and at the pop-up test site at the Publix at 2100 Saxon Blvd. in Deltona will end at the end of day today, Friday, Aug. 21.

View the latest testing information.

Florida Division of Emergency Management opening COVID-19 test site

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) is offering COVID-19 testing at the Volusia County Fair Grounds, 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Testing will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Tuesdays and an appointment is required. There will be no testing on Wednesdays. Individuals getting antibody testing will be required to get the COVID nasal swab (viral test) first. Appointments can be made online at www.doineedacovid19test.com. Individuals must print and bring their test voucher and a picture ID with them on the day of their test. Individuals who do not make an appointment in advance can register on site via their own personal smart device. Read more.

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Updated as of August 20

Testing Update 

Testing at all Florida Department of Health locations and at the pop-up test site at the Publix at 2100 Saxon Blvd. in Deltona will end at the end of day Friday, Aug. 21.

View the latest testing information.

Florida Division of Emergency Management opening COVID-19 test site

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) is offering COVID-19 testing at the Volusia County Fair Grounds, 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Testing will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Tuesdays and an appointment is required. There will be no testing on Wednesdays. Individuals getting antibody testing will be required to get the COVID nasal swab (viral test) first. Appointments can be made online at www.doineedacovid19test.com. Individuals must print and bring their test voucher and a picture ID with them on the day of their test. Individuals who do not make an appointment in advance can register on site via their own personal smart device. Read more.

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Updated as of August 19

Testing

View the latest testing information.

Florida Division of Emergency Management opening COVID-19 test site

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) is offering COVID-19 testing at the Volusia County Fair Grounds, 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Testing will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Tuesdays and an appointment is required. There will be no testing on Wednesdays. Individuals getting antibody testing will be required to get the COVID nasal swab (viral test) first. Appointments can be made online at www.doineedacovid19test.com. Individuals must print and bring their test voucher and a picture ID with them on the day of their test. Individuals who do not make an appointment in advance can register on site via their own personal smart device. Read more.

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Updated as of August 18

Testing

View the latest testing information.

Florida Division of Emergency Management opening COVID-19 test site

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) is offering COVID-19 testing at the Volusia County Fair Grounds, 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Testing will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Tuesdays and an appointment is required. There will be no testing on Wednesdays. Individuals getting antibody testing will be required to get the COVID nasal swab (viral test) first. Appointments can be made online at www.doineedacovid19test.com. Individuals must print and bring their test voucher and a picture ID with them on the day of their test. Individuals who do not make an appointment in advance can register on site via their own personal smart device. Read more.

Task Force on the Safe and Limited Re-Opening of Long-Term Care Facilities to Hold Meeting

The Task Force on the Safe and Limited Re-Opening of Long-Term Care Facilities will hold a meeting on Tuesday, August 18th at 2:00 PM. The meeting will be streamed and made available via The Florida Channel. More information on the Task Force can be found HERE.

The meeting agenda is provided online at www.flgov.com/covid-19. Public comment has been made available through an online portal, which can be found HERE. Floridians are encouraged to submit their ideas regarding the safe and limited re-opening of Florida’s long-term care facilities.

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Updated as of August 17

Testing

View the latest testing information.

Florida Division of Emergency Management opening COVID-19 test site

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) is offering COVID-19 testing at the Volusia County Fair Grounds, 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Testing will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Tuesdays and an appointment is recommended to save time. There will be no testing on Wednesdays. Appointments for viral testing are recommended and can be made online at www.doineedacovid19test.com. Individuals must print and bring their test voucher and a picture ID with them on the day of their test. Individuals who do not make an appointment in advance can register on site via their own personal smart device. Read more.

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Updated as of August 14

Testing

View the latest testing information.

Florida Division of Emergency Management opening COVID-19 test site

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) will offer COVID-19 testing beginning Friday, Aug. 14, at the Volusia County Fair Grounds, 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Testing will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Tuesdays and an appointment is recommended to save time. There will be no testing on Wednesdays. Appointments for viral testing are recommended and can be made online at www.doineedacovid19test.com. Individuals must print and bring their test voucher and a picture ID with them on the day of their test. Individuals who do not make an appointment in advance can register on site via their own personal smart device. Read more.

Volusia County Press Conference 

Volusia County Government will hold a press conference at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14. A COVID-19 update will be provided by FDOH's Patricia Boswell and a school update will be provided by VCSD's Kelly Schultz. You can stream it live on Volusia County Emergency Management's Face Book page.

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Updated as of August 13

Testing

View the latest testing information.

Florida Division of Emergency Management opening COVID-19 test site

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) will offer COVID-19 testing beginning Friday, Aug. 14, at the Volusia County Fair Grounds, 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Testing will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Tuesdays and an appointment is recommended to save time. There will be no testing on Wednesdays. Appointments for viral testing are recommended and can be made online at www.doineedacovid19test.com. Individuals must print and bring their test voucher and a picture ID with them on the day of their test. Individuals who do not make an appointment in advance can register on site via their own personal smart device. Read more.

While there is a soft opening of the site Thursday, Aug. 13, no antibody testing will be available. 

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Updated as of August 12

Testing

View the latest testing information.

Florida Division of Emergency Management opening COVID-19 test site

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) will offer COVID-19 testing beginning Friday, Aug. 14, at the Volusia County Fair Grounds, 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Testing will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Tuesdays and an appointment is recommended to save time. There will be no testing on Wednesdays. Appointments for viral testing are recommended and can be made online at www.doineedacovid19test.com. Individuals must print and bring their test voucher and a picture ID with them on the day of their test. Individuals who do not make an appointment in advance can register on site via their own personal smart device. Read more.

Volusia County Press Conference Today

Volusia County Government will hold a press conference at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, to discuss the testing site. Speakers will include Volusia County Chair Ed Kelley, Volusia League of Cities President and Port Orange Mayor Don Burnette, Holly Hill Mayor Chris Via and Volusia County Emergency Management Director Jim Judge. You can stream it live on Volusia County Emergency Management's Face Book page.

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Updated as of August 11

Testing

View the latest testing information.

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Updated as of August 10

Testing

View the latest testing information.

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Updated as of August 7

Testing

View the latest testing information.

Volusia County Animal Services Drive-Thru Pet Food and Microchip Event

On Sunday, August 9, Volusia County Animal Services, in partnership with the ASPCA, will be providing free cat and dog food and microchips for county and city residents’ pets. The free community event is county government’s way of offering a helping hand to pet owners who are struggling financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event will take place at the Volusia County Fairgrounds at 3150 E. New York Ave. from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., or until supplies last. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals donated approximately $10,500 worth of pet food for the event.

For convenience and social distancing, Sunday’s event will feature drive-thru service. While residents won’t have to get out of their vehicle, they are asked to wear a face covering. There will be two drive-up lines – one just for pet food and the other for both food and a microchip. The food will be loaded into the vehicles for residents. If they’re also there to get a pet microchipped, county staff will remove the pet from the vehicle and take it into the on-site facility for the quick and painless procedure. Just a few minutes later the pet will be brought back out to the owner’s vehicle. To expedite the process, those who are planning to get a pet microchipped are asked to print out the consent form and fill it out before they arrive on Sunday.

Volusia County COVID-19 briefing

Volusia County will host a COVID-19 briefing at 2 p.m. today, Aug. 7. Topics will include the county’s ongoing COVID-19 assistance programs, information on Animal Service’s free food and microchip event and an update from the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County. The briefing can be streamed live on the Volusia County Emergency Management Facebook page

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Updated as of August 6

Testing

View the latest testing information.

Volusia County Animal Services Drive-Thru Pet Food and Microchip Event

On Sunday, August 9, Volusia County Animal Services, in partnership with the ASPCA, will be providing free cat and dog food and microchips for county and city residents’ pets. The free community event is county government’s way of offering a helping hand to pet owners who are struggling financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event will take place at the Volusia County Fairgrounds at 3150 E. New York Ave. from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., or until supplies last. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals donated approximately $10,500 worth of pet food for the event.

For convenience and social distancing, Sunday’s event will feature drive-thru service. While residents won’t have to get out of their vehicle, they are asked to wear a face covering. There will be two drive-up lines – one just for pet food and the other for both food and a microchip. The food will be loaded into the vehicles for residents. If they’re also there to get a pet microchipped, county staff will remove the pet from the vehicle and take it into the on-site facility for the quick and painless procedure. Just a few minutes later the pet will be brought back out to the owner’s vehicle. To expedite the process, those who are planning to get a pet microchipped are asked to print out the consent form and fill it out before they arrive on Sunday.

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Updated as of August 5

Testing

View the latest testing information.

Volusia County Animal Services Drive-Thru Pet Food and Microchip Event

On Sunday, August 9, Volusia County Animal Services, in partnership with the ASPCA, will be providing free cat and dog food and microchips for county and city residents’ pets. The free community event is county government’s way of offering a helping hand to pet owners who are struggling financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event will take place at the Volusia County Fairgrounds at 3150 E. New York Ave. from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., or until supplies last. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals donated approximately $10,500 worth of pet food for the event.

For convenience and social distancing, Sunday’s event will feature drive-thru service. While residents won’t have to get out of their vehicle, they are asked to wear a face covering. There will be two drive-up lines – one just for pet food and the other for both food and a microchip. The food will be loaded into the vehicles for residents. If they’re also there to get a pet microchipped, county staff will remove the pet from the vehicle and take it into the on-site facility for the quick and painless procedure. Just a few minutes later the pet will be brought back out to the owner’s vehicle. To expedite the process, those who are planning to get a pet microchipped are asked to print out the consent form and fill it out before they arrive on Sunday.

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Updated as of August 4

Testing

View the latest testing information.

Volusia County Council Meeting

County Council meetings take place at 10 a.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month, with public participation beginning at 9:30 a.m. Today's meeting includes a Coronavirus update. View the meeting agenda for more information. All County Council meetings are live streamed at volusia.org/livemeeting.

Volusia County Animal Services Drive-Thru Pet Food and Microchip Event

On Sunday, August 9, Volusia County Animal Services, in partnership with the ASPCA, will be providing free cat and dog food and microchips for county and city residents’ pets. The free community event is county government’s way of offering a helping hand to pet owners who are struggling financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event will take place at the Volusia County Fairgrounds at 3150 E. New York Ave. from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., or until supplies last. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals donated approximately $10,500 worth of pet food for the event.

For convenience and social distancing, Sunday’s event will feature drive-thru service. While residents won’t have to get out of their vehicle, they are asked to wear a face covering. There will be two drive-up lines – one just for pet food and the other for both food and a microchip. The food will be loaded into the vehicles for residents. If they’re also there to get a pet microchipped, county staff will remove the pet from the vehicle and take it into the on-site facility for the quick and painless procedure. Just a few minutes later the pet will be brought back out to the owner’s vehicle. To expedite the process, those who are planning to get a pet microchipped are asked to print out the consent form and fill it out before they arrive on Sunday.

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Updated as of August 3

Testing

Some locations may still be closed, please contact the testing facility before arriving to confirm they are open.

View the latest testing information.

Volusia County Animal Services Drive-Thru Pet Food and Microchip Event

On Sunday, August 9, Volusia County Animal Services, in partnership with the ASPCA, will be providing free cat and dog food and microchips for county and city residents’ pets. The free community event is county government’s way of offering a helping hand to pet owners who are struggling financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event will take place at the Volusia County Fairgrounds at 3150 E. New York Ave. from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., or until supplies last. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals donated approximately $10,500 worth of pet food for the event.

For convenience and social distancing, Sunday’s event will feature drive-thru service. While residents won’t have to get out of their vehicle, they are asked to wear a face covering. There will be two drive-up lines – one just for pet food and the other for both food and a microchip. The food will be loaded into the vehicles for residents. If they’re also there to get a pet microchipped, county staff will remove the pet from the vehicle and take it into the on-site facility for the quick and painless procedure. Just a few minutes later the pet will be brought back out to the owner’s vehicle. To expedite the process, those who are planning to get a pet microchipped are asked to print out the consent form and fill it out before they arrive on Sunday.

State Surgeon General issues advisory

On July 20, State Surgeon General Scott Rivkees issued an updated public health advisory. The most significant change is the recommendation to refrain from participating in gatherings larger than 10 individuals. You can read the public health advisory here, or a summary from the Joint Information Center here.

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Volusia County Council adopts resolution urging the wearing of face masks

On July 21, the council unanimously adopted a resolution encouraging everyone working, living, visiting or doing business in Volusia County to wear face coverings in any business where social distancing can’t be maintained. The resolution also encourages businesses to prohibit entry of anyone not wearing a face covering. Read the resolution.

Updated as of July 31

Testing

Due to pending inclement weather testing facilities may be closed. Please contact the facilites to confirm they are open.

View the latest testing information.

Volusia County Animal Services Drive-Thru Pet Food and Microchip Event

On Sunday, August 9, Volusia County Animal Services, in partnership with the ASPCA, will be providing free cat and dog food and microchips for county and city residents’ pets. The free community event is county government’s way of offering a helping hand to pet owners who are struggling financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event will take place at the Volusia County Fairgrounds at 3150 E. New York Ave. from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., or until supplies last. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals donated approximately $10,500 worth of pet food for the event.

For convenience and social distancing, Sunday’s event will feature drive-thru service. While residents won’t have to get out of their vehicle, they are asked to wear a face covering. There will be two drive-up lines – one just for pet food and the other for both food and a microchip. The food will be loaded into the vehicles for residents. If they’re also there to get a pet microchipped, county staff will remove the pet from the vehicle and take it into the on-site facility for the quick and painless procedure. Just a few minutes later the pet will be brought back out to the owner’s vehicle. To expedite the process, those who are planning to get a pet microchipped are asked to print out the consent form and fill it out before they arrive on Sunday.

State Surgeon General issues advisory

On July 20, State Surgeon General Scott Rivkees issued an updated public health advisory. The most significant change is the recommendation to refrain from participating in gatherings larger than 10 individuals. You can read the public health advisory here, or a summary from the Joint Information Center here.

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Volusia County Council adopts resolution urging the wearing of face masks

On July 21, the council unanimously adopted a resolution encouraging everyone working, living, visiting or doing business in Volusia County to wear face coverings in any business where social distancing can’t be maintained. The resolution also encourages businesses to prohibit entry of anyone not wearing a face covering. Read the resolution.

Updated as of July 30

Testing

Due to pending inclement weather testing facilities may be closed. Please contact the facilites to confirm they are open.

View the latest testing information.

Volusia County Animal Services Drive-Thru Pet Food and Microchip Event

On Sunday, August 2, Volusia County Animal Services, in partnership with the ASPCA, will be providing free cat and dog food and microchips for county and city residents’ pets. The free community event is county government’s way of offering a helping hand to pet owners who are struggling financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event will take place at the Volusia County Fairgrounds at 3150 E. New York Ave. from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., or until supplies last. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals donated approximately $10,500 worth of pet food for the event.

For convenience and social distancing, Sunday’s event will feature drive-thru service. While residents won’t have to get out of their vehicle, they are asked to wear a face covering. There will be two drive-up lines – one just for pet food and the other for both food and a microchip. The food will be loaded into the vehicles for residents. If they’re also there to get a pet microchipped, county staff will remove the pet from the vehicle and take it into the on-site facility for the quick and painless procedure. Just a few minutes later the pet will be brought back out to the owner’s vehicle. To expedite the process, those who are planning to get a pet microchipped are asked to print out the consent form and fill it out before they arrive on Sunday.

State Surgeon General issues advisory

On July 20, State Surgeon General Scott Rivkees issued an updated public health advisory. The most significant change is the recommendation to refrain from participating in gatherings larger than 10 individuals. You can read the public health advisory here, or a summary from the Joint Information Center here.

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Volusia County Council adopts resolution urging the wearing of face masks

On July 21, the council unanimously adopted a resolution encouraging everyone working, living, visiting or doing business in Volusia County to wear face coverings in any business where social distancing can’t be maintained. The resolution also encourages businesses to prohibit entry of anyone not wearing a face covering. Read the resolution.

Updated as of July 29

Testing

View the latest testing information.

Volusia County Animal Services Drive-Thru Pet Food and Microchip Event

On Sunday, August 2, Volusia County Animal Services, in partnership with the ASPCA, will be providing free cat and dog food and microchips for county and city residents’ pets. The free community event is county government’s way of offering a helping hand to pet owners who are struggling financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event will take place at the Volusia County Fairgrounds at 3150 E. New York Ave. from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., or until supplies last. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals donated approximately $10,500 worth of pet food for the event.

For convenience and social distancing, Sunday’s event will feature drive-thru service. While residents won’t have to get out of their vehicle, they are asked to wear a face covering. There will be two drive-up lines – one just for pet food and the other for both food and a microchip. The food will be loaded into the vehicles for residents. If they’re also there to get a pet microchipped, county staff will remove the pet from the vehicle and take it into the on-site facility for the quick and painless procedure. Just a few minutes later the pet will be brought back out to the owner’s vehicle. To expedite the process, those who are planning to get a pet microchipped are asked to print out the consent form and fill it out before they arrive on Sunday.

State Surgeon General issues advisory

On July 20, State Surgeon General Scott Rivkees issued an updated public health advisory. The most significant change is the recommendation to refrain from participating in gatherings larger than 10 individuals. You can read the public health advisory here, or a summary from the Joint Information Center here.

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Volusia County Council adopts resolution urging the wearing of face masks

On July 21, the council unanimously adopted a resolution encouraging everyone working, living, visiting or doing business in Volusia County to wear face coverings in any business where social distancing can’t be maintained. The resolution also encourages businesses to prohibit entry of anyone not wearing a face covering. Read the resolution.

Updated as of July 28

Step Up Volusia: Wash up. Back up. Mask up.

Volusia County actively encourages its residents to follow the guidelines of the Step Up Volusia Campaign, which reminds residents to wash your hands often (use hand sanitizer when you can’t), to maintain physical distance with others of at least 6 feet and to wear a mask when out in public, especially when you can’t maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others. Learn more at StepUpVolusia.org.

Volusia County Council adopts resolution urging the wearing of face masks

On July 21, the council unanimously adopted a resolution encouraging everyone working, living, visiting or doing business in Volusia County to wear face coverings in any business where social distancing can’t be maintained. The resolution also encourages businesses to prohibit entry of anyone not wearing a face covering. Read the resolution.

Several cities have also adopted resolutions or ordinances regards the wearing of face coverings in public. The citites of Daytona Beach, DeLand, New Smyrna Beach and Orange City have adopted resolutions to mandate the wearing of face coverings in public. The cities of Daytona Beach Shores, Debary, Deltona, Lake Helen, Ormond Beach and Port Orange have issued non-mandatory orders or proclamations encouraging the wearing of face coverings. To learn more, visit the cities page and select the appropriate city from the list.

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Face Mask Distribution

After distributing 119,000 nonsurgical masks to nine sites throughout the county last week, Volusia County Public Protection is distributing another 113,000 face masks to an additional eight locations. Residents may stop by any participating location and pick up two masks per person during regular operating hours. The face masks were provided by the State of Florida. See distribution locations.

Testing

View the latest testing information.

Updated as of July 27

Step Up Volusia: Wash up. Back up. Mask up.

Volusia County actively encourages its residents to follow the guidelines of the Step Up Volusia Campaign, which reminds residents to wash your hands often (use hand sanitizer when you can’t), to maintain physical distance with others of at least 6 feet and to wear a mask when out in public, especially when you can’t maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others. Learn more at StepUpVolusia.org.

Volusia County Council adopts resolution urging the wearing of face masks

On Tuesday, the council unanimously adopted a resolution encouraging everyone working, living, visiting or doing business in Volusia County to wear face coverings in any business where social distancing can’t be maintained. The resolution also encourages businesses to prohibit entry of anyone not wearing a face covering. Read the resolution.

Several cities have also adopted resolutions or ordinances regards the wearing of face coverings in public. The citites of Daytona Beach, DeLand, New Smyrna Beach and Orange City have adopted resolutions to mandate the wearing of face coverings in public. The cities of Daytona Beach Shores, Debary, Deltona, Lake Helen, Ormond Beach and Port Orange have issued non-mandatory orders or proclamations encouraging the wearing of face coverings. To learn more, visit the cities page and select the appropriate city from the list.

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Face Mask Distribution

After distributing 119,000 nonsurgical masks to nine sites throughout the county last week, Volusia County Public Protection is distributing another 113,000 face masks to an additional eight locations. Residents may stop by any participating location and pick up two masks per person during regular operating hours. The face masks were provided by the State of Florida. See distribution locations.

Testing

View the latest testing information.

Updated as of July 24

Step Up Volusia: Wash up. Back up. Mask up.

Volusia County actively encourages its residents to follow the guidelines of the Step Up Volusia Campaign, which reminds residents to wash your hands often (use hand sanitizer when you can’t), to maintain physical distance with others of at least 6 feet and to wear a mask when out in public, especially when you can’t maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others. Learn more at StepUpVolusia.org.

Volusia County COVID-19 briefing

Volusia County Government will host a live briefing at the Emergency Operations Center this afternoon at 2 p.m. Topics will include COVID-19 health information and updates. The briefing can be streamed live on the Volusia County Emergency Management Facebook page.

Volusia County Council adopts resolution urging the wearing of face masks

On Tuesday, the council unanimously adopted a resolution encouraging everyone working, living, visiting or doing business in Volusia County to wear face coverings in any business where social distancing can’t be maintained. The resolution also encourages businesses to prohibit entry of anyone not wearing a face covering. Read the resolution.

Several cities have also adopted resolutions or ordinances regards the wearing of face coverings in public. The citites of Daytona Beach, DeLand, New Smyrna Beach and Orange City have adopted resolutions to mandate the wearing of face coverings in public. The cities of Daytona Beach Shores, Debary, Deltona, Lake Helen, Ormond Beach and Port Orange have issued non-mandatory orders or proclamations encouraging the wearing of face coverings. To learn more, visit the cities page and select the appropriate city from the list.

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Face Mask Distribution

After distributing 119,000 nonsurgical masks to nine sites throughout the county last week, Volusia County Public Protection is distributing another 113,000 face masks to an additional eight locations. Residents may stop by any participating location and pick up two masks per person during regular operating hours. The face masks were provided by the State of Florida. See distribution locations.

Testing

View the latest testing information.

Updated as of July 23

Step Up Volusia: Wash up. Back up. Mask up.

Volusia County actively encourages its residents to follow the guidelines of the Step Up Volusia Campaign, which reminds residents to wash your hands often (use hand sanitizer when you can’t), to maintain physical distance with others of at least 6 feet and to wear a mask when out in public, especially when you can’t maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others. Learn more at StepUpVolusia.org.

Volusia County Council adopts resolution urging the wearing of face masks

On Tuesday, the council unanimously adopted a resolution encouraging everyone working, living, visiting or doing business in Volusia County to wear face coverings in any business where social distancing can’t be maintained. The resolution also encourages businesses to prohibit entry of anyone not wearing a face covering. Read the resolution.

Several cities have also adopted resolutions or ordinances regards the wearing of face coverings in public. The citites of Daytona Beach, DeLand, New Smyrna Beach and Orange City have adopted resolutions to mandate the wearing of face coverings in public. The cities of Daytona Beach Shores, Debary, Deltona, Lake Helen, Ormond Beach and Port Orange have issued non-mandatory orders or proclamations encouraging the wearing of face coverings. To learn more, visit the cities page and select the appropriate city from the list.

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Face Mask Distribution

After distributing 119,000 nonsurgical masks to nine sites throughout the county last week, Volusia County Public Protection is distributing another 113,000 face masks to an additional eight locations. Residents may stop by any participating location and pick up two masks per person during regular operating hours. The face masks were provided by the State of Florida. See distribution locations.

Testing

View the latest testing information.

Updated as of July 22

Step Up Volusia: Wash up. Back up. Mask up.

Volusia County actively encourages its residents to follow the guidelines of the Step Up Volusia Campaign, which reminds residents to wash your hands often (use hand sanitizer when you can’t), to maintain physical distance with others of at least 6 feet and to wear a mask when out in public, especially when you can’t maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others. Learn more at StepUpVolusia.org.

Volusia County Council adopts resolution urging the wearing of face masks

On Tuesday, the council unanimously adopted a resolution encouraging everyone working, living, visiting or doing business in Volusia County to wear face coverings in any business where social distancing can’t be maintained. The resolution also encourages businesses to prohibit entry of anyone not wearing a face covering. Read the resolution.

Several cities have also adopted resolutions or ordinances regards the wearing of face coverings in public. The citites of Daytona Beach, DeLand, New Smyrna Beach and Orange City have adopted resolutions to mandate the wearing of face coverings in public. The cities of Daytona Beach Shores, Debary, Deltona, Lake Helen, Ormond Beach and Port Orange have issued non-mandatory orders or proclamations encouraging the wearing of face coverings. To learn more, visit the cities page and select the appropriate city from the list.

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Face Mask Distribution

After distributing 119,000 nonsurgical masks to nine sites throughout the county last week, Volusia County Public Protection is distributing another 113,000 face masks to an additional eight locations. Residents may stop by any participating location and pick up two masks per person during regular operating hours. The face masks were provided by the State of Florida. See distribution locations.

Testing

View the latest testing information.

Updated as of July 21

Step Up Volusia: Wash up. Back up. Mask up.

Volusia County actively encourages its residents to follow the guidelines of the Step Up Volusia Campaign, which reminds residents to wash your hands often (use hand sanitizer when you can’t), to maintain physical distance with others of at least 6 feet and to wear a mask when out in public, especially when you can’t maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others. Learn more at StepUpVolusia.org.

Volusia County Council Meeting

County Council meetings take place at 10 a.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month, with public participation beginning at 9:30 a.m. Today's meeting includes a Coronavirus update. View the meeting agenda for more information. All County Council meetings are live streamed at volusia.org/livemeeting

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need.

The supplies, donated by the State of Florida, are packaged to provide five meals in each box. Participating food banks include:

Neighborhood Center

  • 434 S. Woodland Blvd. DeLand, Monday – Thursday 9am – 4pm, Friday 9am – noon

HUM

  • Community United Methodist, 616 Harvey Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118, Wednesday
  • Daytona Beach Housing Authority, Tuesday 2:30-3:30
    • 450 Whitney Street
    • 1200 Ninth Street
    • 524 & 600 Beach Street
    • 193 MLK Blvd
  • Derbyshire Place, 962 Derbyshire Rd, Daytona Beach, FL 32117, Friday 6:30-7:30
  • Jewish Federation, 740 Andalusia Ave, Ormond Beach, FL 32174, Mondays & Fridays 12:15-3:30
    Providence Church Student Center, 1151 W. Granada Blvd, Ormond Beach, FL 32174, Monday 9:30-3:30
  • St. James Episcopal Church, 38 S Halifax Dr, Ormond Beach, FL 32118, Friday 10:00-2:00
  • Grace Episcopal Church, 4110 S. Ridgewood Avenue, Port Orange, FL 32127, Monday & Wednesday 9:00-11:30

HUM South

  • 524 North Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach, FL, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10:00-2:00

Area Churches - United Way

  • Kingdom Family Church, 700 South Ridgewood Ave Daytona Beach, FL 32114, July 22nd from 5-7 pm
  • White Chapel, 1760 Segrave St, S Daytona, FL 32119, Open each Saturday from 10-12
  • St. Vincent de Paul, 386-426-0294 Edgewater, NSB and Oak Hill, One time every 30 days; can pick up food by appt on Saturdays or have delivered once a month
  • Calvary/Dream Center, University High School: 1000 W Rhode Island Ave., Orange City, FL., Wednesday July 22nd, 11AM
  • Prince of Peace, 600 S Nova Rd, Ormond Beach, FL 32174, M-F 9-11:30 AM and 1-2:30 PM

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Face Mask Distribution

After distributing 119,000 nonsurgical masks to nine sites throughout the county last week, Volusia County Public Protection is distributing another 113,000 face masks to an additional eight locations. Residents may stop by any participating location and pick up two masks per person during regular operating hours. Pickup sites include:

  • Daytona Beach Regional Library, 105 E. Magnolia Ave.
  • DeBary Public Library, 200 N. Charles R. Beall Blvd.
  • DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave.
  • De Leon Springs Fire Station 41, 125 W. New York Ave.
  • Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave.
  • Edgewater Public Library, 103 W. Indian River Blvd.
  • Holly Hill Police Department, 1065 Ridgewood Ave. *Pickup available between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Hope Place Public Library, 1310 Wright St., Daytona Beach
  • John H. Dickerson Heritage Library, 411 S. Keech St., Daytona Beach
  • New Smyrna Beach Housing Authority, 600 Greenlawn St., New Smyrna Beach
  • Oak Hill Public Library, 125 E. Halifax Ave.
  • Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St., Ormond Beach
  • Osteen Fire Station 36, 200 State Road 415
  • Pierson Town Hall, 106 S. Center St., Pierson
  • Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle
  • Salvation Army, 1240 S. High St., DeLand
  • Shores Community Center, 3000 Bellemead Drive, Daytona Beach Shores

Volusia County also provided 4,500 masks to five nonprofit agencies for distribution to the homeless community.

Additionally, Votran received 100,000 face masks, which are available on buses and at Votran’s Transfer Plaza, 207 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd., Daytona Beach; and the Votran administrative office, 950 Big Tree Road, South Daytona.

The face masks were provided by the State of Florida.

Testing

View the latest testing information.

Mandatory face coverings

The citites of Daytona Beach, DeLand, New Smyrna Beach and Orange City have adopted resolutions to mandate the wearing of face coverings in public. The cities of Daytona Beach Shores, Debary, Deltona, Lake Helen, Ormond Beach and Port Orange have issued non-mandatory orders or proclamations encouraging the wearing of face coverings. To learn more, visit the cities page and select the appropriate city from the list.

Updated as of July 20

Step Up Volusia: Wash up. Back up. Mask up.

Volusia County actively encourages its residents to follow the guidelines of the Step Up Volusia Campaign, which reminds residents to wash your hands often (use hand sanitizer when you can’t), to maintain physical distance with others of at least 6 feet and to wear a mask when out in public, especially when you can’t maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others. Learn more at StepUpVolusia.org.

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need.

The supplies, donated by the State of Florida, are packaged to provide five meals in each box. Participating food banks include:

Neighborhood Center

  • 434 S. Woodland Blvd. DeLand, Monday – Thursday 9am – 4pm, Friday 9am – noon

HUM

  • Community United Methodist, 616 Harvey Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118, Wednesday
  • Daytona Beach Housing Authority, Tuesday 2:30-3:30
    • 450 Whitney Street
    • 1200 Ninth Street
    • 524 & 600 Beach Street
    • 193 MLK Blvd
  • Derbyshire Place, 962 Derbyshire Rd, Daytona Beach, FL 32117, Friday 6:30-7:30
  • Jewish Federation, 740 Andalusia Ave, Ormond Beach, FL 32174, Mondays & Fridays 12:15-3:30
    Providence Church Student Center, 1151 W. Granada Blvd, Ormond Beach, FL 32174, Monday 9:30-3:30
  • St. James Episcopal Church, 38 S Halifax Dr, Ormond Beach, FL 32118, Friday 10:00-2:00
  • Grace Episcopal Church, 4110 S. Ridgewood Avenue, Port Orange, FL 32127, Monday & Wednesday 9:00-11:30

HUM South

  • 524 North Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach, FL, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10:00-2:00

Area Churches - United Way

  • Kingdom Family Church, 700 South Ridgewood Ave Daytona Beach, FL 32114, July 22nd from 5-7 pm
  • White Chapel, 1760 Segrave St, S Daytona, FL 32119, Open each Saturday from 10-12
  • St. Vincent de Paul, 386-426-0294 Edgewater, NSB and Oak Hill, One time every 30 days; can pick up food by appt on Saturdays or have delivered once a month
  • Calvary/Dream Center, University High School: 1000 W Rhode Island Ave., Orange City, FL., Wednesday July 22nd, 11AM
  • Prince of Peace, 600 S Nova Rd, Ormond Beach, FL 32174, M-F 9-11:30 AM and 1-2:30 PM

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Face Mask Distribution

After distributing 119,000 nonsurgical masks to nine sites throughout the county last week, Volusia County Public Protection is distributing another 113,000 face masks to an additional eight locations. Residents may stop by any participating location and pick up two masks per person during regular operating hours. Pickup sites include:

  • Daytona Beach Regional Library, 105 E. Magnolia Ave.
  • DeBary Public Library, 200 N. Charles R. Beall Blvd.
  • DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave.
  • De Leon Springs Fire Station 41, 125 W. New York Ave.
  • Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave.
  • Edgewater Public Library, 103 W. Indian River Blvd.
  • Holly Hill Police Department, 1065 Ridgewood Ave. *Pickup available between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Hope Place Public Library, 1310 Wright St., Daytona Beach
  • John H. Dickerson Heritage Library, 411 S. Keech St., Daytona Beach
  • New Smyrna Beach Housing Authority, 600 Greenlawn St., New Smyrna Beach
  • Oak Hill Public Library, 125 E. Halifax Ave.
  • Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St., Ormond Beach
  • Osteen Fire Station 36, 200 State Road 415
  • Pierson Town Hall, 106 S. Center St., Pierson
  • Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle
  • Salvation Army, 1240 S. High St., DeLand
  • Shores Community Center, 3000 Bellemead Drive, Daytona Beach Shores

Volusia County also provided 4,500 masks to five nonprofit agencies for distribution to the homeless community.

Additionally, Votran received 100,000 face masks, which are available on buses and at Votran’s Transfer Plaza, 207 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd., Daytona Beach; and the Votran administrative office, 950 Big Tree Road, South Daytona.

The face masks were provided by the State of Florida.

Testing

View the latest testing information.

Mandatory face coverings

The citites of Daytona Beach, DeLand, New Smyrna Beach and Orange City have adopted resolutions to mandate the wearing of face coverings in public. The cities of Daytona Beach Shores, Debary, Deltona, Lake Helen, Ormond Beach and Port Orange have issued non-mandatory orders or proclamations encouraging the wearing of face coverings. To learn more, visit the cities page and select the appropriate city from the list.

Updated as of July 17

Step Up Volusia: Wash up. Back up. Mask up.

Volusia County actively encourages its residents to follow the guidelines of the Step Up Volusia Campaign, which reminds residents to wash your hands often (use hand sanitizer when you can’t), to maintain physical distance with others of at least 6 feet and to wear a mask when out in public, especially when you can’t maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others. Learn more at StepUpVolusia.org.

Volusia County/food bank partnership

Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need.

The supplies, donated by the State of Florida, are packaged to provide five meals in each box. Participating food banks include:

Neighborhood Center

  • 434 S. Woodland Blvd. DeLand, Monday – Thursday 9am – 4pm, Friday 9am – noon

HUM

  • Community United Methodist, 616 Harvey Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118, Wednesday
  • Daytona Beach Housing Authority, Tuesday 2:30-3:30
    • 450 Whitney Street
    • 1200 Ninth Street
    • 524 & 600 Beach Street
    • 193 MLK Blvd
  • Derbyshire Place, 962 Derbyshire Rd, Daytona Beach, FL 32117, Friday 6:30-7:30
  • Jewish Federation, 740 Andalusia Ave, Ormond Beach, FL 32174, Mondays & Fridays 12:15-3:30
  • Providence Church Student Center, 1151 W. Granada Blvd, Ormond Beach, FL 32174, Monday 9:30-3:30
  • St. James Episcopal Church, 38 S Halifax Dr, Ormond Beach, FL 32118, Friday 10:00-2:00
  • Grace Episcopal Church, 4110 S. Ridgewood Avenue, Port Orange, FL 32127, Monday & Wednesday 9:00-11:30

HUM South

  • 524 North Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach, FL, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10:00-2:00

Area Churches - United Way

  • Kingdom Family Church, 700 South Ridgewood Ave Daytona Beach, FL 32114, July 22nd from 5-7 pm
  • White Chapel, 1760 Segrave St, S Daytona, FL 32119, Open each Saturday from 10-12
  • Trinity Assembly, 875 Elkcam Blvd. Deltona, FL., Date unknown
  • St. Vincent de Paul, 386-426-0294 Edgewater, NSB and Oak Hill, One time every 30 days; can pick up food by appt on Saturdays or have delivered once a month
  • Calvary/Dream Center, University High School: 1000 W Rhode Island Ave., Orange City, FL., Wednesday July 22nd, 11AM
  • Prince of Peace, 600 S Nova Rd, Ormond Beach, FL 32174, M-F 9-11:30 AM and 1-2:30 PM

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.

Face Mask Distribution

After distributing 119,000 nonsurgical masks to nine sites throughout the county last week, Volusia County Public Protection is distributing another 113,000 face masks to an additional eight locations. Residents may stop by any participating location and pick up two masks per person during regular operating hours. Pickup sites include:

  • Daytona Beach Regional Library, 105 E. Magnolia Ave.
  • DeBary Public Library, 200 N. Charles R. Beall Blvd.
  • DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave.
  • De Leon Springs Fire Station 41, 125 W. New York Ave.
  • Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave.
  • Edgewater Public Library, 103 W. Indian River Blvd.
  • Holly Hill Police Department, 1065 Ridgewood Ave. *Pickup available between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Hope Place Public Library, 1310 Wright St., Daytona Beach
  • John H. Dickerson Heritage Library, 411 S. Keech St., Daytona Beach
  • New Smyrna Beach Housing Authority, 600 Greenlawn St., New Smyrna Beach
  • Oak Hill Public Library, 125 E. Halifax Ave.
  • Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St., Ormond Beach
  • Osteen Fire Station 36, 200 State Road 415
  • Pierson Town Hall, 106 S. Center St., Pierson
  • Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle
  • Salvation Army, 1240 S. High St., DeLand
  • Shores Community Center, 3000 Bellemead Drive, Daytona Beach Shores

Volusia County also provided 4,500 masks to five nonprofit agencies for distribution to the homeless community.

Additionally, Votran received 100,000 face masks, which are available on buses and at Votran’s Transfer Plaza, 207 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd., Daytona Beach; and the Votran administrative office, 950 Big Tree Road, South Daytona.

The face masks were provided by the State of Florida.

Testing

View the latest testing information.

Mandatory face coverings

The citites of Daytona Beach, DeLand, New Smyrna Beach and Orange City have adopted resolutions to mandate the wearing of face coverings in public. To learn more, visit the cities page and select the appropriate city from the list.

Panel Discussion on COVID-19

This Friday, July 17, Volusia County hosted a live panel discussion addressing the many assistance programs and grants available for Volusia County residents. We’ll also speak with several business grant recipients about their experience. Friday’s event will start at 10 a.m. Panelists will include the following:

  • Helga van Eckert director, Volusia County Economic Development
  • Carmen Hall, director, Volusia County Community Assistance
  • Jim Judge, director, Volusia County Emergency Management

Friday’s panel discussion will be broadcast live on Volusia County Emergency Management’s Facebook page. It can also be viewed on the Facebook page any time after the live airing.

Volusia County COVID-19 briefing

Volusia County Government will host a live briefing at the Emergency Operations Center this afternoon at 2 p.m. Topics will include COVID-19 health information and updates. The briefing can be streamed live on the Volusia County Emergency Management Facebook page.

Updated as of July 16

Step Up Volusia: Wash up. Back up. Mask up.

Volusia County actively encourages its residents to follow the guidelines of the Step Up Volusia Campaign, which reminds residents to wash your hands often (use hand sanitizer when you can’t), to maintain physical distance with others of at least 6 feet and to wear a mask when out in public, especially when you can’t maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others. Learn more at StepUpVolusia.org.

Face Mask Distribution

After distributing 119,000 nonsurgical masks to nine sites throughout the county last week, Volusia County Public Protection is distributing another 113,000 face masks to an additional eight locations. Residents may stop by any participating location and pick up two masks per person during regular operating hours. Pickup sites include:

  • Daytona Beach Regional Library, 105 E. Magnolia Ave.
  • DeBary Public Library, 200 N. Charles R. Beall Blvd.
  • DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave.
  • De Leon Springs Fire Station 41, 125 W. New York Ave.
  • Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave.
  • Edgewater Public Library, 103 W. Indian River Blvd.
  • Holly Hill Police Department, 1065 Ridgewood Ave. *Pickup available between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Hope Place Public Library, 1310 Wright St., Daytona Beach
  • John H. Dickerson Heritage Library, 411 S. Keech St., Daytona Beach
  • New Smyrna Beach Housing Authority, 600 Greenlawn St., New Smyrna Beach
  • Oak Hill Public Library, 125 E. Halifax Ave.
  • Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St., Ormond Beach
  • Osteen Fire Station 36, 200 State Road 415
  • Pierson Town Hall, 106 S. Center St., Pierson
  • Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle
  • Salvation Army, 1240 S. High St., DeLand
  • Shores Community Center, 3000 Bellemead Drive, Daytona Beach Shores

Volusia County also provided 4,500 masks to five nonprofit agencies for distribution to the homeless community.

Additionally, Votran received 100,000 face masks, which are available on buses and at Votran’s Transfer Plaza, 207 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd., Daytona Beach; and the Votran administrative office, 950 Big Tree Road, South Daytona.

The face masks were provided by the State of Florida.

Testing

View the latest testing information.

Mandatory face coverings

The citites of Daytona Beach, DeLand, New Smyrna Beach and Orange City have adopted resolutions to mandate the wearing of face coverings in public. To learn more, visit the cities page and select the appropriate city from the list.

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships.

Updated as of July 15

Step Up Volusia: Wash up. Back up. Mask up.

Volusia County actively encourages its residents to follow the guidelines of the Step Up Volusia Campaign, which reminds residents to wash your hands often (use hand sanitizer when you can’t), to maintain physical distance with others of at least 6 feet and to wear a mask when out in public, especially when you can’t maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others. Learn more at StepUpVolusia.org.

Free face masks

Volusia County Government has partnered with locations throughout the area to distribute free face masks. Learn more.

Testing

View the latest testing information.

Mandatory face coverings

The citites of Daytona Beach, DeLand, New Smyrna Beach and Orange City have adopted resolutions to mandate the wearing of face coverings in public. To learn more, visit the cities page and select the appropriate city from the list.

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships.

Updated as of July 14

Step Up Volusia: Wash up. Back up. Mask up.

Volusia County actively encourages its residents to follow the guidelines of the Step Up Volusia Campaign, which reminds residents to wash your hands often (use hand sanitizer when you can’t), to maintain physical distance with others of at least 6 feet and to wear a mask when out in public, especially when you can’t maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others. Learn more at StepUpVolusia.org.

Free face masks

Volusia County Government has partnered with locations throughout the area to distribute free face masks. Learn more.

Testing

View the latest testing information.

Mandatory face coverings

The citites of Daytona Beach, DeLand, New Smyrna Beach and Orange City have adopted resolutions to mandate the wearing of face coverings in public. To learn more, visit the cities page and select the appropriate city from the list.

Face Mask Distribution

To help protect residents from the coronavirus, Volusia County Government will distribute 119,000 surgical face masks provided by the State of Florida beginning Thursday, July 9.  Residents may stop by these locations and pick up two masks per person during regular operating hours:

  • Daytona Beach Regional Library, 105 E. Magnolia Ave., Daytona Beach
  • Hope Place Public Library, 1310 Wright St., Daytona Beach
  • John H. Dickerson Heritage Library, 411 S. Keech St., Daytona Beach
  • DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave., DeLand
  • Salvation Army, 1240 S. High St., DeLand
  • Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona
  • New Smyrna Beach Housing Authority, 600 Greenlawn St., New Smyrna Beach
  • Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St., Ormond Beach
  • Pierson Town Hall, 106 S. Center St., Pierson

Additionally, Votran has received 100,000 face masks, which staff has already begun distributing to riders and residents. These masks are available on buses and at Votran’s Transfer Plaza, 207 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd., Daytona Beach; and the Votran administrative office, 950 Big Tree Road, South Daytona.

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships.

Updated as of July 13

Step Up Volusia: Wash up. Back up. Mask up.

Volusia County actively encourages its residents to follow the guidelines of the Step Up Volusia Campaign, which reminds residents to wash your hands often (use hand sanitizer when you can’t), to maintain physical distance with others of at least 6 feet and to wear a mask when out in public, especially when you can’t maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others. Learn more at StepUpVolusia.org.

Testing

View the latest testing information.

Volusia County COVID-19 briefing

Volusia County Government held a live briefing at the Emergency Operations Center Friday afternoon at 2 p.m.The briefing can be rewatched on the Volusia County Emergency Management Facebook page

Mandatory face coverings

The citites of Daytona Beach, DeLand, New Smyrna Beach and Orange City have adopted resolutions to mandate the wearing of face coverings in public. To learn more, visit the cities page and select the appropriate city from the list.

Face Mask Distribution

To help protect residents from the coronavirus, Volusia County Government will distribute 119,000 surgical face masks provided by the State of Florida beginning Thursday, July 9.  Residents may stop by these locations and pick up two masks per person during regular operating hours:

  • Daytona Beach Regional Library, 105 E. Magnolia Ave., Daytona Beach
  • Hope Place Public Library, 1310 Wright St., Daytona Beach
  • John H. Dickerson Heritage Library, 411 S. Keech St., Daytona Beach
  • DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave., DeLand
  • Salvation Army, 1240 S. High St., DeLand
  • Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona
  • New Smyrna Beach Housing Authority, 600 Greenlawn St., New Smyrna Beach
  • Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St., Ormond Beach
  • Pierson Town Hall, 106 S. Center St., Pierson

Additionally, Votran has received 100,000 face masks, which staff has already begun distributing to riders and residents. These masks are available on buses and at Votran’s Transfer Plaza, 207 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd., Daytona Beach; and the Votran administrative office, 950 Big Tree Road, South Daytona.

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships.

Updated as of July 10

Step Up Volusia: Wash up. Back up. Mask up.

Volusia County actively encourages its residents to follow the guidelines of the Step Up Volusia Campaign, which reminds residents to wash your hands often (use hand sanitizer when you can’t), to maintain physical distance with others of at least 6 feet and to wear a mask when out in public, especially when you can’t maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others. Learn more at StepUpVolusia.org.

Testing

View the latest testing information.

There is no testing available at Family Health Source Friday, July 10. Testing will be available Monday, July 13 & Tuesday, July 14.

Volusia County COVID-19 briefing

Volusia County Government will host a live briefing at the Emergency Operations Center this afternoon at 2 p.m.The briefing can be streamed live on the Volusia County Emergency Management Facebook page

Mandatory face coverings

The citites of Daytona Beach, DeLand, New Smyrna Beach and Orange City have adopted resolutions to mandate the wearing of face coverings in public. To learn more, visit the cities page and select the appropriate city from the list.

Face Mask Distribution

To help protect residents from the coronavirus, Volusia County Government will distribute 119,000 surgical face masks provided by the State of Florida beginning Thursday, July 9.  Residents may stop by these locations and pick up two masks per person during regular operating hours:

  • Daytona Beach Regional Library, 105 E. Magnolia Ave., Daytona Beach
  • Hope Place Public Library, 1310 Wright St., Daytona Beach
  • John H. Dickerson Heritage Library, 411 S. Keech St., Daytona Beach
  • DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave., DeLand
  • Salvation Army, 1240 S. High St., DeLand
  • Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona
  • New Smyrna Beach Housing Authority, 600 Greenlawn St., New Smyrna Beach
  • Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St., Ormond Beach
  • Pierson Town Hall, 106 S. Center St., Pierson

Additionally, Votran has received 100,000 face masks, which staff has already begun distributing to riders and residents. These masks are available on buses and at Votran’s Transfer Plaza, 207 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd., Daytona Beach; and the Votran administrative office, 950 Big Tree Road, South Daytona.

COVID-19 PPE program for local businesses

$1 million has been allocated to purchase protective equipment for local businesses. The county purchased the protective equipment in bulk quantities and the local chambers of commerce will assemble approximately 7,000 supply kits. The distribution plan is being coordinated through the Volusia County Chamber Alliance. The money for the aid is coming from the federal coronavirus relief funds that the county has received through the CARES Act.

PPE kits will be distributed through the Volusia County Chamber Alliance from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on dates and locations as follows:

  • July 6 –Port Orange South Daytona Chamber, 3431 S. Ridgewood Ave.
  • July 7 –Daytona Regional Chamber, 126 E. Orange Ave.
  • July 8 –115 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach
  • July 9 –Ormond Performing Arts Center, 339 U.S. 1; The Center at Deltona, 1640 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.
  • July 10 –Wayne G. Sanborn Activity & Events Center, 815 S. Alabama Ave., Deland

Businesses may receive up to two kits and must prove eligibility with a business card indicating they represent a Volusia County business, as well as sign that they received the product. Businesses may visit any site.

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships.

Updated as of July 9

Step Up Volusia: Wash up. Back up. Mask up.

Volusia County actively encourages its residents to follow the guidelines of the Step Up Volusia Campaign, which reminds residents to wash your hands often (use hand sanitizer when you can’t), to maintain physical distance with others of at least 6 feet and to wear a mask when out in public, especially when you can’t maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others. Learn more at StepUpVolusia.org.

Mandatory face coverings

The citites of Daytona Beach, DeLand, New Smyrna Beach and Orange City have adopted resolutions to mandate the wearing of face coverings in public. To learn more, visit the cities page and select the appropriate city from the list.

Face Mask Distribution

To help protect residents from the coronavirus, Volusia County Government will distribute 119,000 surgical face masks provided by the State of Florida beginning Thursday, July 9.  Residents may stop by these locations and pick up two masks per person during regular operating hours:

  • Daytona Beach Regional Library, 105 E. Magnolia Ave., Daytona Beach
  • Hope Place Public Library, 1310 Wright St., Daytona Beach
  • John H. Dickerson Heritage Library, 411 S. Keech St., Daytona Beach
  • DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave., DeLand
  • Salvation Army, 1240 S. High St., DeLand
  • Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona
  • New Smyrna Beach Housing Authority, 600 Greenlawn St., New Smyrna Beach
  • Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St., Ormond Beach
  • Pierson Town Hall, 106 S. Center St., Pierson

Additionally, Votran has received 100,000 face masks, which staff has already begun distributing to riders and residents. These masks are available on buses and at Votran’s Transfer Plaza, 207 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd., Daytona Beach; and the Votran administrative office, 950 Big Tree Road, South Daytona.

COVID-19 PPE program for local businesses

$1 million has been allocated to purchase protective equipment for local businesses. The county purchased the protective equipment in bulk quantities and the local chambers of commerce will assemble approximately 7,000 supply kits. The distribution plan is being coordinated through the Volusia County Chamber Alliance. The money for the aid is coming from the federal coronavirus relief funds that the county has received through the CARES Act.

PPE kits will be distributed through the Volusia County Chamber Alliance from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on dates and locations as follows:

  • July 6 –Port Orange South Daytona Chamber, 3431 S. Ridgewood Ave.
  • July 7 –Daytona Regional Chamber, 126 E. Orange Ave.
  • July 8 –115 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach
  • July 9 –Ormond Performing Arts Center, 339 U.S. 1; The Center at Deltona, 1640 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.
  • July 10 –Wayne G. Sanborn Activity & Events Center, 815 S. Alabama Ave., Deland

Businesses may receive up to two kits and must prove eligibility with a business card indicating they represent a Volusia County business, as well as sign that they received the product. Businesses may visit any site.

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships.

Testing

View the latest testing information.

Updated as of July 8

Step Up Volusia: Wash up. Back up. Mask up.

Volusia County actively encourages its residents to follow the guidelines of the Step Up Volusia Campaign, which reminds residents to wash your hands often (use hand sanitizer when you can’t), to maintain physical distance with others of at least 6 feet and to wear a mask when out in public, especially when you can’t maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others. Learn more at StepUpVolusia.org.

Testing

View the latest testing information.

COVID-19 PPE program for local businesses

$1 million has been allocated to purchase protective equipment for local businesses. The county purchased the protective equipment in bulk quantities and the local chambers of commerce will assemble approximately 7,000 supply kits. The distribution plan is being coordinated through the Volusia County Chamber Alliance. The money for the aid is coming from the federal coronavirus relief funds that the county has received through the CARES Act.

PPE kits will be distributed through the Volusia County Chamber Alliance from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on dates and locations as follows:

  • July 6 –Port Orange South Daytona Chamber, 3431 S. Ridgewood Ave.
  • July 7 –Daytona Regional Chamber, 126 E. Orange Ave.
  • July 8 –115 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach
  • July 9 –Ormond Performing Arts Center, 339 U.S. 1; The Center at Deltona, 1640 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.
  • July 10 –Wayne G. Sanborn Activity & Events Center, 815 S. Alabama Ave., Deland

Businesses may receive up to two kits and must prove eligibility with a business card indicating they represent a Volusia County business, as well as sign that they received the product. Businesses may visit any site.

Mandatory face coverings

The citites of Daytona Beach, DeLand, New Smyrna Beach and Orange City have adopted resolutions to mandate the wearing of face coverings in public. To learn more, visit the cities page and select the appropriate city from the list.

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships.

Updated as of July 7

Step Up Volusia: Wash up. Back up. Mask up.

Volusia County actively encourages its residents to follow the guidelines of the Step Up Volusia Campaign, which reminds residents to wash your hands often (use hand sanitizer when you can’t), to maintain physical distance with others of at least 6 feet and to wear a mask when out in public, especially when you can’t maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others. Learn more at StepUpVolusia.org.

Testing

View the latest testing information.

COVID-19 PPE program for local businesses

$1 million has been allocated to purchase protective equipment for local businesses. The county purchased the protective equipment in bulk quantities and the local chambers of commerce will assemble approximately 7,000 supply kits. The distribution plan is being coordinated through the Volusia County Chamber Alliance. The money for the aid is coming from the federal coronavirus relief funds that the county has received through the CARES Act.

PPE kits will be distributed through the Volusia County Chamber Alliance from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on dates and locations as follows:

  • July 6 –Port Orange South Daytona Chamber, 3431 S. Ridgewood Ave.
  • July 7 –Daytona Regional Chamber, 126 E. Orange Ave.
  • July 8 –115 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach
  • July 9 –Ormond Performing Arts Center, 339 U.S. 1; The Center at Deltona, 1640 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.
  • July 10 –Wayne G. Sanborn Activity & Events Center, 815 S. Alabama Ave., Deland

Businesses may receive up to two kits and must prove eligibility with a business card indicating they represent a Volusia County business, as well as sign that they received the product. Businesses may visit any site.

Mandatory face coverings

The citites of Daytona Beach, DeLand, New Smyrna Beach and Orange City have adopted resolutions to mandate the wearing of face coverings in public. To learn more, visit the cities page and select the appropriate city from the list.

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships.

Updated as of July 6

Step Up Volusia: Wash up. Back up. Mask up.

Volusia County actively encourages its residents to follow the guidelines of the Step Up Volusia Campaign, which reminds residents to wash your hands often (use hand sanitizer when you can’t), to maintain physical distance with others of at least 6 feet and to wear a mask when out in public, especially when you can’t maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others. Learn more at StepUpVolusia.org.

Testing

View the latest testing information.

COVID-19 PPE program for local businesses

$1 million has been allocated to purchase protective equipment for local businesses. The county purchased the protective equipment in bulk quantities and the local chambers of commerce will assemble approximately 7,000 supply kits. The distribution plan is being coordinated through the Volusia County Chamber Alliance. The money for the aid is coming from the federal coronavirus relief funds that the county has received through the CARES Act.

PPE kits will be distributed through the Volusia County Chamber Alliance from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on dates and locations as follows:

  • July 6 –Port Orange South Daytona Chamber, 3431 S. Ridgewood Ave.
  • July 7 –Daytona Regional Chamber, 126 E. Orange Ave.
  • July 8 –115 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach
  • July 9 –Ormond Performing Arts Center, 339 U.S. 1; The Center at Deltona, 1640 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.
  • July 10 –Wayne G. Sanborn Activity & Events Center, 815 S. Alabama Ave., Deland

Businesses may receive up to two kits and must prove eligibility with a business card indicating they represent a Volusia County business, as well as sign that they received the product. Businesses may visit any site.

Mandatory face coverings

The citites of Daytona Beach, DeLand and News Smyrna Beach have adopted resolutions to mandate the wearing of face coverings in public. To learn more, visit the cities page and select the appropriate city from the list.

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships.

Updated as of July 5

Step Up Volusia: Wash up. Back up. Mask up.

Volusia County actively encourages its residents to follow the guidelines of the Step Up Volusia Campaign, which reminds residents to wash your hands often (use hand sanitizer when you can’t), to maintain physical distance with others of at least 6 feet and to wear a mask when out in public, especially when you can’t maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others. Learn more at StepUpVolusia.org.

Celebrate with space

Large crowds are expected at the beach for the upcoming July 4 holiday weekend. With COVID-19 concerns, all beachgoers are reminded to maintain physical distancing, avoid congregating in large groups and wear a face covering when distancing is not possible. All in-season vehicular beach access ramps will be open to vehicles for beach parking from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. However, with morning high tides, the opening of some ramps may be delayed. Soft sand is an issue on many portions of the beach, especially in the Ormond Beach and Daytona Beach areas. If using beach parking, vehicles must park at a blue post or conservation post, which are placed at 25 foot intervals. To avoid crowds and easily maintain physical distancing, beachgoers are encouraged to access the beach in a less-populated area.

Beach Safety

There is a risk of rip currents this weekend, and beachgoers should swim in front of a staffed lifeguard tower. Afternoon thunderstorms are also forecasted, which bring the risk of lightning. Beachgoers are reminded to exit the water and seek shelter in the case of thunder.

Fireworks

Use and/or possession of fireworks is prohibited on Volusia County beaches. Law enforcement officers will confiscate fireworks and may issue a fine. Senate Bill 140 regarding the use of fireworks on designated holidays does not apply to Volusia County beaches. Fireworks cannot be used on the beach, at beachfront parks or access points (including ramps and walkovers) or at beachfront buildings, such as businesses, hotels, condominiums or homes. They create an enormous amount of trash that is extremely difficult to remove and is often ingested by sea life. The loud noises and bright lights may also deter sea turtles from using the beaches to nest at night. Fireworks also pose a great safety hazard for beachgoers.

Beach clean-up

After your day at the beach, flatten sandcastles, fill in holes, and take your chairs and equipment with you; do not leave any tents, chairs or other materials on the beach overnight. This is an easy way to reduce obstacles faced by nesting sea turtles, which have begun visiting the beach at night to lay eggs.

Trash and recycle cans are placed at regular intervals along the beach. Environmentally friendly trash bags are available upon request at toll booths and from the beach litter team. Porter services will canvas both the beach and coastal parks to assist with the collection of trash, empty trash and recycle cans, and clean restroom facilities.

For more information, follow Volusia County Beaches on Facebook and Twitter, download the free Volusia Beaches app from the Goggle Play or Apple App Store, or visit www.volusia.org/beach.

Testing

View the latest testing information.

COVID-19 PPE program for local businesses

$1 million has been allocated to purchase protective equipment for local businesses. The county purchased the protective equipment in bulk quantities and the local chambers of commerce will assemble approximately 7,000 supply kits. The distribution plan is being coordinated through the Volusia County Chamber Alliance. The money for the aid is coming from the federal coronavirus relief funds that the county has received through the CARES Act.

PPE kits will be distributed through the Volusia County Chamber Alliance from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on dates and locations as follows:

  • July 6 –Port Orange South Daytona Chamber, 3431 S. Ridgewood Ave.
  • July 7 –Daytona Regional Chamber, 126 E. Orange Ave.
  • July 8 –115 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach
  • July 9 –Ormond Performing Arts Center, 339 U.S. 1; The Center at Deltona, 1640 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.
  • July 10 –Wayne G. Sanborn Activity & Events Center, 815 S. Alabama Ave., Deland

Businesses may receive up to two kits and must prove eligibility with a business card indicating they represent a Volusia County business, as well as sign that they received the product. Businesses may visit any site.

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships.

Updated as of July 4

Step Up Volusia: Wash up. Back up. Mask up.

Volusia County actively encourages its residents to follow the guidelines of the Step Up Volusia Campaign, which reminds residents to wash your hands often (use hand sanitizer when you can’t), to maintain physical distance with others of at least 6 feet and to wear a mask when out in public, especially when you can’t maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others. Learn more at StepUpVolusia.org.

Celebrate with space

Large crowds are expected at the beach for the upcoming July 4 holiday weekend. With COVID-19 concerns, all beachgoers are reminded to maintain physical distancing, avoid congregating in large groups and wear a face covering when distancing is not possible. All in-season vehicular beach access ramps will be open to vehicles for beach parking from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. However, with morning high tides, the opening of some ramps may be delayed. Soft sand is an issue on many portions of the beach, especially in the Ormond Beach and Daytona Beach areas. If using beach parking, vehicles must park at a blue post or conservation post, which are placed at 25 foot intervals. To avoid crowds and easily maintain physical distancing, beachgoers are encouraged to access the beach in a less-populated area.

Beach Safety

There is a risk of rip currents this weekend, and beachgoers should swim in front of a staffed lifeguard tower. Afternoon thunderstorms are also forecasted, which bring the risk of lightning. Beachgoers are reminded to exit the water and seek shelter in the case of thunder.

Fireworks

Use and/or possession of fireworks is prohibited on Volusia County beaches. Law enforcement officers will confiscate fireworks and may issue a fine. Senate Bill 140 regarding the use of fireworks on designated holidays does not apply to Volusia County beaches. Fireworks cannot be used on the beach, at beachfront parks or access points (including ramps and walkovers) or at beachfront buildings, such as businesses, hotels, condominiums or homes. They create an enormous amount of trash that is extremely difficult to remove and is often ingested by sea life. The loud noises and bright lights may also deter sea turtles from using the beaches to nest at night. Fireworks also pose a great safety hazard for beachgoers.

Beach clean-up

After your day at the beach, flatten sandcastles, fill in holes, and take your chairs and equipment with you; do not leave any tents, chairs or other materials on the beach overnight. This is an easy way to reduce obstacles faced by nesting sea turtles, which have begun visiting the beach at night to lay eggs.

Trash and recycle cans are placed at regular intervals along the beach. Environmentally friendly trash bags are available upon request at toll booths and from the beach litter team. Porter services will canvas both the beach and coastal parks to assist with the collection of trash, empty trash and recycle cans, and clean restroom facilities.

For more information, follow Volusia County Beaches on Facebook and Twitter, download the free Volusia Beaches app from the Goggle Play or Apple App Store, or visit www.volusia.org/beach.

Testing

View the latest testing information.

COVID-19 PPE program for local businesses

$1 million has been allocated to purchase protective equipment for local businesses. The county purchased the protective equipment in bulk quantities and the local chambers of commerce will assemble approximately 7,000 supply kits. The distribution plan is being coordinated through the Volusia County Chamber Alliance. The money for the aid is coming from the federal coronavirus relief funds that the county has received through the CARES Act.

PPE kits will be distributed through the Volusia County Chamber Alliance from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on dates and locations as follows:

  • July 6 –Port Orange South Daytona Chamber, 3431 S. Ridgewood Ave.
  • July 7 –Daytona Regional Chamber, 126 E. Orange Ave.
  • July 8 –115 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach
  • July 9 –Ormond Performing Arts Center, 339 U.S. 1; The Center at Deltona, 1640 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.
  • July 10 –Wayne G. Sanborn Activity & Events Center, 815 S. Alabama Ave., Deland

Businesses may receive up to two kits and must prove eligibility with a business card indicating they represent a Volusia County business, as well as sign that they received the product. Businesses may visit any site.

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships.

Updated as of July 3

Step Up Volusia: Wash up. Back up. Mask up.

Volusia County actively encourages its residents to follow the guidelines of the Step Up Volusia Campaign, which reminds residents to wash your hands often (use hand sanitizer when you can’t), to maintain physical distance with others of at least 6 feet and to wear a mask when out in public, especially when you can’t maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others. Learn more at StepUpVolusia.org.

Testing

View the latest testing information.

Celebrate with space

Large crowds are expected at the beach for the upcoming July 4 holiday weekend. With COVID-19 concerns, all beachgoers are reminded to maintain physical distancing, avoid congregating in large groups and wear a face covering when distancing is not possible. All in-season vehicular beach access ramps will be open to vehicles for beach parking from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. However, with morning high tides, the opening of some ramps may be delayed. Soft sand is an issue on many portions of the beach, especially in the Ormond Beach and Daytona Beach areas. If using beach parking, vehicles must park at a blue post or conservation post, which are placed at 25 foot intervals. To avoid crowds and easily maintain physical distancing, beachgoers are encouraged to access the beach in a less-populated area.

Beach Safety

There is a risk of rip currents this weekend, and beachgoers should swim in front of a staffed lifeguard tower. Afternoon thunderstorms are also forecasted, which bring the risk of lightning. Beachgoers are reminded to exit the water and seek shelter in the case of thunder.

Fireworks

Use and/or possession of fireworks is prohibited on Volusia County beaches. Law enforcement officers will confiscate fireworks and may issue a fine. Senate Bill 140 regarding the use of fireworks on designated holidays does not apply to Volusia County beaches. Fireworks cannot be used on the beach, at beachfront parks or access points (including ramps and walkovers) or at beachfront buildings, such as businesses, hotels, condominiums or homes. They create an enormous amount of trash that is extremely difficult to remove and is often ingested by sea life. The loud noises and bright lights may also deter sea turtles from using the beaches to nest at night. Fireworks also pose a great safety hazard for beachgoers.

Beach clean-up

After your day at the beach, flatten sandcastles, fill in holes, and take your chairs and equipment with you; do not leave any tents, chairs or other materials on the beach overnight. This is an easy way to reduce obstacles faced by nesting sea turtles, which have begun visiting the beach at night to lay eggs.

Trash and recycle cans are placed at regular intervals along the beach. Environmentally friendly trash bags are available upon request at toll booths and from the beach litter team. Porter services will canvas both the beach and coastal parks to assist with the collection of trash, empty trash and recycle cans, and clean restroom facilities.

For more information, follow Volusia County Beaches on Facebook and Twitter, download the free Volusia Beaches app from the Goggle Play or Apple App Store, or visit www.volusia.org/beach.

COVID-19 PPE program for local businesses

$1 million has been allocated to purchase protective equipment for local businesses. The county purchased the protective equipment in bulk quantities and the local chambers of commerce will assemble approximately 7,000 supply kits. The distribution plan is being coordinated through the Volusia County Chamber Alliance. The money for the aid is coming from the federal coronavirus relief funds that the county has received through the CARES Act.

PPE kits will be distributed through the Volusia County Chamber Alliance from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on dates and locations as follows:

  • July 6 –Port Orange South Daytona Chamber, 3431 S. Ridgewood Ave.
  • July 7 –Daytona Regional Chamber, 126 E. Orange Ave.
  • July 8 –115 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach
  • July 9 –Ormond Performing Arts Center, 339 U.S. 1; The Center at Deltona, 1640 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.
  • July 10 –Wayne G. Sanborn Activity & Events Center, 815 S. Alabama Ave., Deland

Businesses may receive up to two kits and must prove eligibility with a business card indicating they represent a Volusia County business, as well as sign that they received the product. Businesses may visit any site.

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships.

Updated as of July 2

Step Up Volusia: Wash up. Back up. Mask up.

Volusia County actively encourages its residents to follow the guidelines of the Step Up Volusia Campaign, which reminds residents to wash your hands often (use hand sanitizer when you can’t), to maintain physical distance with others of at least 6 feet and to wear a mask when out in public, especially when you can’t maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others. Learn more at StepUpVolusia.org.

Panel Discussion on COVID-19

From grants for small businesses and home-based businesses to the upcoming distribution of free personal protective equipment in conjunction with local chambers of commerce, Volusia County has dedicated millions of dollars in relief funds to help the local business community recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The county’s emergency assistance programs and how to qualify will be the topic of a live panel discussion aired at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 2 on Volusia County Emergency Management’s Facebook page. It can also be viewed on the Facebook page any time after the live airing.

Volusia County COVID-19 briefing

Volusia County Government will host a live briefing at the Emergency Operations Center this afternoon at 2 p.m. Topics will include beach and fireworks safety for the 4th of July weekend, COVID-19 health information and updates on the county’s coronavirus assistance programs. The briefing can be streamed live on the Volusia County Emergency Management Facebook page

COVID-19 PPE program for local businesses

$1 million has been allocated to purchase protective equipment for local businesses. The county purchased the protective equipment in bulk quantities and the local chambers of commerce will assemble approximately 7,000 supply kits. The distribution plan is being coordinated through the Volusia County Chamber Alliance. The money for the aid is coming from the federal coronavirus relief funds that the county has received through the CARES Act.

PPE kits will be distributed through the Volusia County Chamber Alliance from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on dates and locations as follows:

  • July 6 –Port Orange South Daytona Chamber, 3431 S. Ridgewood Ave.
  • July 7 –Daytona Regional Chamber, 126 E. Orange Ave.
  • July 8 –115 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach
  • July 9 –Ormond Performing Arts Center, 339 U.S. 1; The Center at Deltona, 1640 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.
  • July 10 –Wayne G. Sanborn Activity & Events Center, 815 S. Alabama Ave., Deland

Businesses may receive up to two kits and must prove eligibility with a business card indicating they represent a Volusia County business, as well as sign that they received the product. Businesses may visit any site.

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships.

Alcohol sales at bars suspended

Effective Friday, June 26,the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) suspended the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption at all bars throughout the state. The suspension of alcohol sales directed by DBPR Emergency Order 2020-09 is effective immediately. Read the order at http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/os/documents/EO_2020-09.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0SSxfNgJSEimCBG9AwqVVC1ydHLojbHpBwP6MVh305xgFmccNVp90A11s

Testing

Drive-through/Walk-up

  • Family Health Source is accepting appointments for free COVID swab testing at their facility at 1205 S Woodland Blvd. in DeLand. Call the Family Health Source direct COVID-19/Tele- visit call line at 386-327-6045 to schedule an appointment. Please bring a valid ID. All ages are welcome, including children. Testing is free.
  • Beginning Monday July 6, Family Health Source will offer free drive-thru nasal swab testing for all ages between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. July 6, 7, 9 and 10 at the Volusia County Fair Grounds. Testing will not be offered Wednesday, July 8. Appointments are not needed, but pre-registration will enable faster services. To schedule an appointment or learn more, call 386-327-6045, or visit https://www.familyhealthsource.org/coronavirus/. Testing is free.
  • CVS Health is offering self-swab tests to individuals exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. Testing will take place through the pharmacy drive-thru window at select CVS Pharmacy locations, and must be scheduled online. Insurance is accepted; please bring your insurance information with you. Patients should not have any out-of-pocket costs, but you should check with your health plan to confirm before scheduling a test. For questions about who qualifies, how it works, how long it takes to get results and more, see the FAQs.
  • The state is offering a free COVID-19 "pop up" test site at Publix, 2100 Saxon Blvd., Deltona. The site is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until supplies last; lines begin forming early. You must be 18 or older, and bring a government issued ID. Testing is free.
  • The Deland Wellness Center is offering serological antibody testing at 122 S. Amelia Ave., DeLand. An appointment is required and there are fees associated with this service. To learn more, call 386-313-3200 or visit https://www.delandwellnesscenter.com/covid-19-test.

Health Care Facilities

Those exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 who wish to be tested should first call their primary care physician.

  • Halifax Health – Testing is available at all three locations, as well as Halifax Health Urgent Care in Ormond Beach. PCR tests are available for those exhibiting symptoms, or at their practitioner's discretion.
  • AdventHealth CentraCare – Appointments are available to those who do not have a primary care physician and are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. Reservations are encouraged. For more information and to schedule an appointment, visit centracare.adventhealth.com or call 407-200-2273.

Updated as of July 1

Step Up Volusia: Wash up. Back up. Mask up.

Prevent the spread of COVID-19. Learn more at StepUpVolusia.org.

  • Wash your hands often and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer when you can't wash your hands.
  • Maintain social distancing of 6 feet or more when around people who are not members of your household.
  • Wear a mask when out in public, especially when you can't maintain a 6 foot distance. Businesses are strongly urged to ask their staff and customers to wear masks. Your mask protects others and theirs protects you.

Marine Science Center closed

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, The Marine Science Center will be closed to the public until further notice. Throughout the cornavirus shutdown, the staff of the MSC continue to care for sick and injured sea turtles and birds even through their doors are closed to the public. 

Alcohol sales at bars suspended

Effective Friday, June 26,the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) suspended the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption at all bars throughout the state. The suspension of alcohol sales directed by DBPR Emergency Order 2020-09 is effective immediately. Read the order at http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/os/documents/EO_2020-09.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0SSxfNgJSEimCBG9AwqVVC1ydHLojbHpBwP6MVh305xgFmccNVp90A11s

COVID-19 PPE program for local businesses

$1 million has been allocated to purchase protective equipment for local businesses. The county purchased the protective equipment in bulk quantities and the local chambers of commerce will assemble approximately 7,000 supply kits. The distribution plan is being coordinated through the Volusia County Chamber Alliance. The money for the aid is coming from the federal coronavirus relief funds that the county has received through the CARES Act.

PPE kits will be distributed through the Volusia County Chamber Alliance from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on dates and locations as follows:

  • July 6 –Port Orange South Daytona Chamber, 3431 S. Ridgewood Ave.
  • July 7 –Daytona Regional Chamber, 126 E. Orange Ave.
  • July 8 –115 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach
  • July 9 –Ormond Performing Arts Center, 339 U.S. 1; The Center at Deltona, 1640 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.
  • July 10 –Wayne G. Sanborn Activity & Events Center, 815 S. Alabama Ave., Deland

Businesses may receive up to two kits and must prove eligibility with a business card indicating they represent a Volusia County business, as well as sign that they received the product. Businesses may visit any site.

COVID-19 additional assistance resources

Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance GrantPPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit GrantRental AssistanceMortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships.

Testing

Drive-through/Walk-up

  • Family Health Source is offering free drive-thru nasal swab testing for all ages between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. July 6, 7, 9 and 10 at the Volusia County Fair Grounds. You do not need to exhibit symptoms to be tested. Appointments are not needed, but pre-registration will enable faster services. You can learn more on the Family Health Source website
  • CVS Health is offering self-swab tests to individuals exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. Testing will take place through the pharmacy drive-thru window at select CVS Pharmacy locations, and must be scheduled online. For questions about cost, who qualifies, how it works, how long it takes to get results and more, see the FAQs.

  • The state is offering a free COVID-19 "pop up" test site at Publix, 2100 Saxon Blvd., Deltona. The site is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until supplies last (lines begin forming early). You must be 18 or older, and bring a government issued ID.
  • The Deland Wellness Center is offering rapid COVID-19 results for both past and current COVID-19 infection at 122 S. Amelia Ave., DeLand. There are fees associated with this service. To learn more, visit https://www.delandwellnesscenter.com/covid-19-test.
  • Family Health Source is accepting appointments for free COVID-19 swab testing at their facility at 1205 S Woodland Blvd. in DeLand. You do not need to exhibit symptoms to be tested. Call the Family Health Source direct COVID-19/Tele- visit call line at 386-327-6045 to schedule an appointment. Please bring a valid ID. All ages are welcome, including children. 

Health Care Facilities

For those exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, testing is available at the following locations:

  • All three Halifax Health locations, as well as Halifax Health Urgent Care in Ormond Beach. PCR tests are available for those exhibiting symptoms, or at their practitioner's discretion.
  • AdventHealth CentraCare facilities.

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