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As of Oct. 16, 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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As of Oct. 13, 2020

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.

COVID-19 testing at Volusia County Fairgrounds

Free COVID-19 testing is available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day in the Hester Building at the Volusia County Fairgrounds, 3150 E. New York Ave., through Friday, Oct. 30. The scheduling of appointments are no longer needed. People interested in receiving a viral testing can be registered on site. No symptoms are required to get tested. Viral testing is available for individuals five years of age and older. Adults 18 years and older are required to provide a picture identification. Test results are usually provided within two to five days. For more information, visit www.volusia.org/testing

City's rental assistance remains available

Rental assistance continues to be available for income-eligible residents through the city’s COVID-19 Assistance Recovery Effort (CARE) program.

Applications will be accepted through Dec. 15, 2020, or when funds are depleted. Assistance is provided on a first-complete application and first qualified/eligible basis and is for rental housing costs incurred on or after March 1, 2020. Assistance includes rental payments, with a two-month maximum assistance per household. 

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) 777-2588
  • Mid-Florida Housing Partnership Corporation
    (386) 274-4441, ext. 301 and 304

Since May, 534 households have been assisted, representing a total expenditure of $689,666. More information about the rental assistance is available online.

Volusia County mortgage assistance
Volusia County continues to have mortgage assistance available. For more information, visit www.volusia.org/covid19.

Volusia County business assistance

Volusia County continues to have grants available for businesses, nonprofits and home-based businesses in need of assistance. For more information, visit www.VolusiaBusinessResources.com.

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.