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As of Jan. 20, 2021

City of Daytona Beach

The City of Daytona Beach continues to closely monitor this situation. We will continue to update our website and social media pages with information regarding impacts to the Daytona Beach community as this situation evolves. 

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Face coverings required indoors

At a special meeting Friday, June 26, city commissioners adopted a resolution requiring people working, living, visiting or doing business in the City of Daytona Beach to wear a face covering in any indoor location, other than a home or residence, when social distancing is not possible in an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The face covering requirement is effective as of 12:01 a.m. Sunday, June 28. 

Volusia County Government provides free face masks

To help protect residents from the coronavirus, Volusia County Government is distributing face masks. Residents may stop by these locations and pick up two masks per person during regular operating hours:

• Hope Place Public Library, 1310 Wright St., Daytona Beach
• Daytona Beach Regional Library, 105 E. Magnolia Ave., Daytona Beach
• John H. Dickerson Heritage Library, 411 S. Keech St., Daytona Beach

Additionally, masks are available on Votran 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 mask giveaway is part of the Step Up Volusia program, a countywide initiative to reinforce the continuing need for residents to practice hand-washing, physical distancing and the wearing of face coverings. The face masks were provided by the State of Florida.

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As of Jan. 21, 2021

County of Volusia COVID-19 vaccination events require residency

Effective today, Jan. 20, COVID-19 vaccine sites hosted by the County of Volusia and Florida Department of Health in Volusia County will require proof of Florida state residency, such as a State of Florida driver's license or a utility bill with the same name as the registrant. During the registration process, individuals must self-certify that they are both 65 years of age or older and a resident of the state. Upon check in at an event, individuals must be able to provide a state-issued driver’s license or identification card or a utility bill for a Florida property that matches the name on their ID.

The requirement is put in place due to guidance from Governor DeSantis and applies to state-run sites.

As of Jan. 13, 2021

Publix offers COVID-19 vaccine

Publix is offering a limited number of COVID-19 vaccines at pharmacies in Volusia County. The vaccines will be available for healthcare personnel with direct patient contact, residents and staff in long-term healthcare facilities and persons 65 years of age and older. Appointments to receive the vaccine can only be made online at www.Publix.com/covid-vaccine

Publix Pharmacy locations in Daytona Beach are:

  • The Shoppes at Beville Road, 1500 Beville Road
  • Bellair Plaza, 2595 N. Atlantic Ave.
  • Latitude Landings, 2630 LPGA Blvd.

For more information, visit www.Publix.com/covid-vaccine.

Daytona Beach VA Clinic offers COVID-19 vaccine 

The Daytona Beach VA Multispecialty Community Based Outpatient Clinic located at 515 National Health Care Dr. is distributing COVID-19 vaccines to certain veterans based on CDC and Veterans Health Administration guidelines. Veterans must be enrolled and eligible for VA health care benefits and be a patient at the Daytona Beach clinic. There is no cost to get the vaccine. To receive the vaccine, appointments must be made by calling (407) 631-0499 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or leave a voicemail during non-business hours and the call will be returned.

Veterans eligible for the vaccine are:

  • Veterans aged 75 years and older 
  • Eligible, enrolled Veterans that receive care at the VA aged 18 and older and are employed as fire fighters, police officers, corrections officers, food and agricultural workers, United States Postal Service workers, manufacturing workers, grocery store workers, public transit workers, and those who work in the educational sector (teachers, support staff, and daycare workers)and who have not yet received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine are eligible to receive the vaccine at no cost. Please bring identification or documentation that you are employed in one of these categories.

As vaccine supply increases, the VA will notify additional groups of veterans who are eligible to receive the vaccine at VA. Veterans may also visit this website for information and updates.

As of Jan. 8, 2021

Rental assistance remains available

The city is continuing to offer rental assistance to residents impacted with a financial hardship due to the pandemic. Daytona Beach residents who previously received rental assistance and continue to experience a COVID-19 pandemic financial hardship, may still qualify and be eligible for additional assistance. Rental assistance is provided on a first-completed application and first qualified/eligible basis and is for rental housing costs that incurred on or after March 11, 2020. 

Appointments must be made to submit completed applications and provide documentation. Appointments can be made by calling:

  • Central Florida Community Development Corporation
    (386) 226-1216
  • Housing Authority of the City of Daytona Beach
    (386) 888-7684
  • Mid-Florida Housing Partnership Corporation
    (386) 274-4441, ext. 301 and 304

For more information about rental assistance, visit this website.

As of Jan. 6, 2021

County hotline for vaccine distribution information

Residents with questions about the COVID-19 vaccine distribution can call the county’s hotline at (866) 345-0345 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Updates regarding vaccine distribution are also available online at www.volusia.org/coronavirus.

Free COVID-19 testing available

COVID-19 testing is available at the city gym in New Smyrna Beach located at 1000 Live Oak St. The testing site is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week.

Appointments are not needed and no symptoms are required for testing. For more information, visit www.volusia.org/testing.

Florida Department of Health information

The Florida Department of Health has a dedicated web page that lists the latest update on cases, information and guidance regarding COVID-19 in Florida. 

FDOH has also created a COVID-19 dashboard which maps cases by county. To view, go to their webpage.  

For questions related to COVID-19 in Florida, please contact the Florida Department of Health’s COVID-19 Call Center by calling (866) 779-6121. The Call Center is available 24 hours a day. Inquiries may also be emailed to COVID-19@flhealth.gov.

Coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Florida Department of Health have advised that COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus, has been reported in Volusia County and Florida. It is important residents take precautions and stay informed.

It is important to protect yourself from COVID-19. Residents should wash up, mask up and back up:

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick, and stay home when you are sick.
  • Wear a face mask when indoors and social distancing is not possible.