Latest information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
As of May 16, 2022
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.
Free at-home COVID test kits available
People can now request to receive four free at-home COVID tests from www.COVIDtests.gov. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days.
For a listing of all testing sites available throughout Volusia County, visit this webpage.
Those who have not been vaccinated are encouraged to get their vaccine as soon as possible to protect themselves and others.
Department of Health offers free COVID vaccines
Free COVID vaccines are offered weekly by appointment at the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County’s two Daytona Beach locations:
Select Publix pharmacies throughout Volusia County 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.
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 COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org.
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.