Current City Updates

  • Wednesday, December 1, 2021: New COVID-19 cases in Polk County for the week of November 19 – November 25 are reported as 301 cases. This is down from 360 new cases in the previous week. New Case Positivity is at 2.9%.
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2021: A cumulative total of 415,608 Polk County residents have received their COVID-19 vaccine. Between November 19 – November 25, a total of 3,072 residents received a vaccine. The cumulative percentage of people vaccinated for Polk County is 61%
  • Source: FL Health COVID-19 Weekly Situation Report: State Overview

Covid-19 Vaccine
  • Florida Department of Health Vaccination Site: 245 East Lake Avenue, Auburndale, FL. Wednesdays from 11 AM – 6 PM. Offering the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. No appointment necessary
  • Homebound Residents: Email FL Division of Emergency Management at HomeboundVaccine@em.myflorida.com for more information. Floridians can also contact the state’s COVID-19 Call Center at 866-779-6121 for assistance.
  • Vaccine is available at 54 locations in Polk County, through both federal and state programs. Below is a list of federal programs and local partners: Lakeland Regional Health – https://www.mylrh.org/vaccineform or call (863) 904-1895; Winter Haven Hospital; Watson Clinic, Bond Clinic, Gessler Clinic, Ridge Medical Group and Health Medical Ultra; Retail pharmacies – Walmart, Publix, CVS, Walgreens, Quick & Save, Ariana Pharmacy, Cleveland Heights Pharmacy, Family Discount Pharmacy, Polk Community Pharmacy, Broadway Pharmacy, Noble Pharmacy, and Medoz Pharmacy.
Covid-19 Testing
  • Florida Department of Health Testing Site: 245 E. Lake Ave., Auburndale, FL, 33823. Open Monday-Thursday from 8 AM to 4 PM/Friday from 8 AM to 3:30 PM. Call 863-519-7911 to make an appointment.
  • Central Florida Health Care Mobile Testing Site: 2701 Lake Myrtle Park Road, Auburndale, FL. Returning Monday, October 25, 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM.
Monoclonal Antibody Therapy
  • Monoclonal antibody treatments can prevent severe illness, hospitalization and death in high-risk patients who have contracted or been exposed to COVID-19.
  • Polk County’s site is located at Church at the Mall, 1010 East Memorial Boulevard, Lakeland. Open daily 9 AM to 5 PM

City of Auburndale COVID-19 Response

As a city, we are actively responding to the threat of COVID-19. We are working closely with the Florida Department of Health, who in turn is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

We’re also joining our partners, including Polk County, to remind residents and visitors of the simple steps that they can take to help prevent the spread of active respiratory diseases like the flu and COVID-19:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and discard the tissue into a trash can
  • Clean and disinfect frequent touched objects and surfaces
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care
  • Practice social distancing by putting space between yourself and others.
  • Wear a cloth face covering while in public spaces

We encourage you to stay informed by following the CDC and Florida Department of Health websites and social media accounts. There you will find new information, frequently asked questions and the current status of cases nationwide.

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