Latest information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
As of Sept. 9, 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.
For locations for COVID-19 testing, visit www.volusia.org/testing.
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.
At the July 15 commission meeting, city commissioners approved fines for people who don’t comply with the face covering requirement. The fines are $50 for the first offense, $100 for the second offense and $150 for the third and additional offenses. There are exemptions to wearing a face covering. To review the list of exemptions, visit https://bit.ly/2OtJZSE.
As of Aug. 19, 2020
City's Rental Assistance program extended
The city has received additional funding to extend its rental assistance program for income-eligible residents who are adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The city has received $220,837 in Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) funds as part of the federal Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES ACT).
Applications will be accepted until the funds have been depleted or through Dec. 15, 2020. 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. Assistance is capped at $1,500 per month and $3,000 total per household. Payments will be made to landlords or rental property management companies. The assistance does not have to be repaid.
Appointments must be made to submit completed applications and provide documentation. Appointments can be made by calling:
- Central Florida Community Development Corporation
- Mid-Florida Housing Partnership Corporation
(386) 274-4441, ext. 301 and 304
As of Aug. 13, 493 Daytona Beach households have been assisted representing a total expenditure of $606,585. The average rental payment is $896.
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.
COVID-19 testing at the county fairgrounds
Free drive-up viral and antibody COVID-19 testing is available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day except Wednesday at the Volusia County Fairgrounds, 3150 E. New York Ave. in DeLand. Trained medicals professionals will supervise as participants self-administer their own nasal swab test. No symptoms are necessary to receive a viral test and results are expected in 2 to 5 days. Testing is free and available for individuals five years of age and older.
In addition, antibody testing is available for individuals over 18 years of age, and results are available in 30 minutes. Only 200 antibody tests are available each day.
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 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.
- Are any City of Daytona Beach facilities closed?
- Are city services being affected by the prevention measures for COVID-19?
- Are the beaches open?
- How can I get more information about the Coronavirus?
- Should I still come to Daytona Beach for a vacation I have planned?
- What does the city emergency declaration entail?
- What is the city's CARE (COVID-19 Assistance Recovery Effort) Program?
- What resources are available for local businesses?
- What should I do if I test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone who tested positive?