Current City Updates

  • To register for a COVID-19 vaccination over the phone, contact Florida Department of Health Polk County’s COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline at (863) 298-7500.
  • You can also register online for a COVID-19 Vaccine at
  • Thursday, April 8, 2021: Polk County has reported that 173,711 people have been vaccinated so far. 75,325 have received a first dose and 98,386 have received complete vaccinations.
  • Monday, April 5, 2021: all Floridians are eligible to receive any COVID-19 vaccine as prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration.
  • On Monday, April 12, there will be a COVID-19 Testing Site at the Lake Myrtle Sports Complex (905 Lake Myrtle Park Road) from 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Central Florida Health Care, Inc. will be providing free walk up/drive thru screening and testing at the site. For more information please call 866-234-8534.
  • If in need of COVID-19 testing, please call to set an appointment with the Florida Department of Health located at 1805 Hobbs Road, Auburndale. The number to reach the department is (863) 519-7911.
  • The Public Utilities Office encourages the use of the utility collection boxes located at the Public Utilities parking lot and on Pontotoc Street next to the Post Office. You can also pay your utility bill online.

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.

Information Sources

For COVID-19 information and vaccine updates go to our COVID-19 Updates Page