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As of Nov. 19, 2020

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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Permits & Licensing temporarily closed to walk-in traffic

Out of an abundance of caution, the Permits & Licensing office at City Hall is temporary closed to walk-in traffic due to staff reductions from possible COVID-19 exposure. Several employees are working remotely or are out on COVID-19 leave. Permits and building inspections are still being processed. Customers are asked to contact staff by phone or email for assistance and one customer at a time will be allowed into the department’s lobby. The office is anticipated to reopen Monday, Nov. 30.

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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. The site will close Nov. 26 and Nov. 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Testing is no longer being offered at the Volusia County Fairgrounds.

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

Middle-income households now eligible for rental assistance

The city has received additional funding to expand its rental assistance program for income-eligible residents who are adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The city has received an additional $500,000 in Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) as part of the federal Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). These funds are designated to aid middle and low-income households who have experienced a COVID-19 related hardship. Assistance is provided on a first-complete application and first qualified/eligible basis and is for rental housing costs for November and December. Applications will be accepted through Dec. 18 contingent on funds available. 

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.

Volusia County mortgage assistance
Volusia County continues to have mortgage assistance available. For more information, visit www.volusia.org/covid19. The deadline to apply for assistance is Wednesday, Dec. 30.

Volusia County business assistance

Volusia County continues to have grants available for businesses, nonprofits and home-based businesses in need of assistance. The deadline to apply for assistance is Friday, Dec. 11. For more information, visit www.VolusiaBusinessResources.com.

As of Nov. 4, 2020

City offices reopened
City Hall has resumed normal operations and offices have reopened to the public. Face coverings are required when indoors at City Hall.  

Florida Governor Issues Executive Order for Phase 3: Right to Work; Business Certainty; Suspension of Fines

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued an Executive Order Friday, Sept. 25, that outlines Phase 3 of Florida’s reopening. 

Face coverings remain required in City of Daytona Beach 

The governor’s order removes fines for not wearing masks; however, in the City of Daytona Beach, face coverings are still required to be worn when indoors and social distancing is not possible. Remember, health experts say wearing a mask that covers your mouth and nose helps protect others from COVID-19, a disease that is primarily spread through small droplets from the nose or mouth. People release droplets into the air when they sneeze, cough, speak, laugh and shout.

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 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.