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COVID-19 Information

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

www.coronavirus.gov | www.cdc.gov
The Coronavirus Task Force holds frequent briefings, which can be viewed live.

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Testing Sites

Drive-Thru: Charlotte County Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Rd., Port Charlotte

Hours 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m., Tuesday & Thursday
Save time by registering ahead at coadfl.org (registration not required)
No charge (fee) for the test
Individuals must be 18 years and older
Results available within 7-10 business days

Drive-Thru in Fort Myers: CenturyLink Sports Complex, 14100 6 Mile Cypress Pkwy., Fort Myers

Hours 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (last car to be admitted into the gate at 3 p.m. or when testing capacity reaches its limit)
Test is for if you have it only (not to see if you already had it and recovered)
No appointment or doctor's order necessary. Anyone (from any county) can go
No charge (fee) for the test

Walk-up: Publix at Port Charlotte Crossing, 4265 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte

Hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and is subject to weather
Individuals must be 18 years and older, regardless of symptoms
No charge (fee) for the test
Results available within 5-7 days.

CVS Pharmacy, 2400 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda

Hours 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday & Sunday
Appointment required. Register on cvs.com
No charge (fee) for the test

Family Health Centers of Southwest Florida, 4300 Kings Hwy #210, Port Charlotte

Hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday
Must meet CDC criteria for testing
Individuals must be 18 years and older
Appointment required. Call 844-FHC-SWFL (342-7935) to register

Drive-Thru: Robert Taylor Community Center Clinic, 1845 34th St., Sarasota

Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 
No registration required, while supplies last 
All ages

Donate Blood (get tested for antibodies):

Call 1-888-9DONATE to register or visit oneblood.org for times and locations
Through your blood donation, it will be determined if your immune system has produced antibodies to the COVID-19 virus

Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step.

Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery
Governor DeSantis’ Executive Order 20-112 began May 4. Find details in the FAQs for Executive Order 20-112

Full Phase 1 began May 18 (per Exec. Order 20-123). Full Phase 1 Details

On May 8, Governor DeSantis Exec. Order 20-114 extended the State of Emergency (Exec. Order 20-52) for 60 days.

Phase 2: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery began June 5 (per Exec. Order 20-139). Phase 2 FAQ | Phase 2 Presentation

Charlotte County's plan to allow short-term rentals (30 days or fewer) to open was approved by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation May 20. 
More Information

Suspension of On-Premises Consumption of Alcohol - Per Amended Emergency Order 2020-09 on July 1, 2020:
  1. Vendors licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises, but not licensed to offer food service, shall suspend sales of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises, provided that these vendors may continue to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption off the premises; and
  2. Vendors licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises, and also licensed to offer food service, may continue to operate as restaurants at 50% of seating occupancy for the service of food and beverages to customers seated at tables or bar counters with appropriate social distancing.
For additional information, or to report violators of Emergency Order 2020-09, please contact the DBPR Customer Service Hotline at 850-487-1395.

The Re-Open Florida Task Force Comment Submission Portal: All interested Floridians are encouraged to submit their ideas and feedback on any topic related to the re-opening of Florida's economy. Task Force to Re-Open Florida Public Comment Submission Form
Find previous Task Force meeting agendas and presentations online: www.flgov.com/COVID-19.
Audio recordings for all previous Task Force meetings: www.thefloridachannel.org.
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