Current City Updates

  • Monday, September 12, 2022: New COVID-19 cases in Polk County for the week of September 2 – September 8 are reported as 1,006 new cases. This is down from 1,896 new cases in the previous reported period. New Case Positivity is at 11.3%.
  • Monday, September 12, 2022: A cumulative total of 470,309 Polk County residents have received their COVID-19 vaccine. Between September 2 – September 8, a total of 141 residents received a vaccine. The cumulative percentage of people vaccinated for Polk County is 63%
  • Source: FL Health COVID-19 Weekly Situation Report: State Overview

Covid-19 Vaccine
  • Florida Department of Health Vaccination Site: Auburndale DOH Clinic, 1805 Hobbs Road, Auburndale, FL. Wednesdays from 11 AM – 5 PM. Offering the Pfizer and Moderna 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.
Covid-19 Testing
  • Florida Department of Health Testing Site: 245 E Lake Ave, Auburndale, FL, 33823. Open Monday-Thursday from 8 AM to 4:30 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. Check dates here.

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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