As of May 19, 2020 at 11 AM
The Florida Department of Health has reported that the latest positive cases of coronavirus COVID-19 totals 46,944.
8,494 of the cases have been hospitalized.
2,049 Florida residents have died from COVID-19.
599 of the statewide COVID-19 patients are in Volusia County, plus 13 non-residents.
122 of the cases in Volusia County have been hospitalized. 30 have died.
Governor Issues “Safer at Home” Order Statewide
Governor Ron DeSantis has issued a “Safer at Home” Executive Order in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The details include:
1. Senior citizens and individuals with underlying health issues shall stay at home and take all measures to limit the risk of exposure.
2. All persons in Florida shall limit their movements and personal interactions outside their home to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or conduct essential activities (such as food and medical needs).
Restaurants may remain open for takeout purposes only, and people may not congregate in said businesses.
This order is effective beginning FRIDAY, April 3, 2020 at 12:01 AM and remains in effect until April 30, 2020 unless extended.
City Announcements, Updates and Event Cancellations/Postponements
Individual cities within Volusia County are holding emergency meetings to decide on how to handle the coronavirus COVID-19 spread. Each city will decide to cancel or postpone their own events and make announcements of such on their websites and Facebook pages.
To find each city’s response and event details, click below: