Latest information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
As of May 4, 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.
Due to the Executive Order issued by Governor Ron DeSantis Tuesday, May 3, the City of Daytona Beach is no longer requiring face masks to be worn indoors when social distancing is not possible. The city recommends people follow the prevention guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to protect themselves from COVID-19 and get a vaccine. The Governor's Executive Order also rescinded the provisions in the local emergency order.
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. The requirement to wear face coverings when indoors and physical distancing is not possible remains in effect in the City of Daytona Beach.
Community Centers reopen
The city’s community centers have reopened at full capacity and are also available for private rentals. At the facilities, the gyms, fitness centers, libraries and computer labs are available for use. Face masks are required to be worn in the centers and everyone entering will have their temperature checked. The centers are open Monday through Friday with the following hours:
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
- Housing Authority of the City of Daytona Beach
- Mid-Florida Housing Partnership Corporation
(386) 274-4441, ext. 301 and 304
For more information about rental assistance, visit this website.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced March 25, 2021, that the age requirement for eligibility for a COVID-19 vaccine is 40 years of age as of Monday, March 29, and to 18 years as of Monday, April 5.
The county is scheduling vaccine appointments through the state’s registration appointment system. The appointments are only at the Volusia County Fairgrounds, 3150 E. New York Ave. in DeLand.
To register, visit myvaccine.fl.gov or call (866) 201-7314. Once preregistered, individuals will receive a call when vaccine appointments become available. Upon arrival, individuals must provide proof of Florida residency, a state-issued ID and, for those who qualify based on employment, proof of said employment through a work ID or pay stub.
Questions regarding preregistration and appointments should be directed to the state’s helpline at (833) 540-2077.
As of Monday, April 5, residents age 18 and older can get their vaccine at the county fairgrounds; however, registration through the state system is required.
Select Publix pharmacies throughout Volusia Couty are administering both the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, subject to availability. Appointments can only be made online at www.publix.com/covid-vaccine/florida. 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.
Select CVS Pharmacies throughout Volusia County are administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine by appointment only. Learn about upcoming availability and make appointments at com.
Select Winn-Dixie pharmacies in Volusia County are administering COVID-19 vaccines by appointment only based on local eligibility guidelines. Learn about upcoming availability at www.winndixie.com.
The Daytona Beach VA Multispecialty Community Based Outpatient Clinic located at 515 National Health Care Dr. is offering the COVID-19 vaccine to veterans of all ages who are enrolled and received care at the VA. The vaccine is available by appointment only, and appointments can be made by calling (407) 631-0499. For more information, visit the Orlando VA Healthcare System website.
Medicaid Transportation for COVID-19 vaccinations
Florida Medicaid is providing free transportation to receive a vaccine for qualifying individuals with Medicaid. After receiving an appointment for a vaccine, individuals should call their plan provider and request the name and telephone number for their transportation service. Individuals not in a health plan may call 1-877-254-1055 to be connected with a transportation service. For additional information, individuals should contact their Medicaid plan or call the Medicaid Helpline at 1-877-254-1055.
Vaccines for homebound individuals
Homebound individuals in need of a COVID-19 vaccine should complete a survey at https://bit.ly/2ObpldA.
After completing the survey, the applicant’s information will be assigned to a strike team, who will contact the individual to schedule a time for vaccination. For assistance completing the survey, email homeboundvaccine@EM.MyFlorida.com or call the Florida Department in Volusia County 386-274-0500 and press # for coronavirus information.
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.
Health Department has online vaccine locator tool
The Florida Department of Health has an online tool to locate where the vaccine is available. To use the locator tool, visit their website at www.floridahealthcovid19.gov.
COVID-19 testing available
The state-run COVID-19 testing site in New Smyrna Beach closed as of April 30. Currently, PCR testing is available on Monday and Thursday at the Health Department located at 1845 Holsonback Drive in Daytona Beach, for symptomatic individuals and those who have been exposed to COVID-19. 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 COVIDemail@example.com.
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.