Fla Dept of Health in Nassau County conducts COVID-19 tests in Callahan and Hillard – Recovery Information Fair continues in Yulee

Nassau County Emergency Operations Center
Contact Dave Richardson
[email protected]
May 7, 2020

Dr. Eugenia Ngo-Seidel

Dr. Eugenia J Ngo-Seidel, Director of the Florida Department of Health in Nassau County, announced that her agency will coordinate with the Florida Division of Emergency Management and community partners to expand testing offered in the community. The goal of this “May2Day” program, part of the state’s Phase 1 re-opening strategy, is to test two percent of the population during May to help identify those that need contact tracing. Multiple models and strategies will be utilized to meet community needs.

The May2Day program began this morning in the rural areas of the county with 65 samples collected at the FDOH-Nassau clinics in Hilliard and Callahan. Dr. Seidel says plans for additional testing for other parts of the county are underway and will be announced as soon as more collection kits become available through FDEM and FDOH.

Dr. Seidel says FDOH-Nassau continues testing county high-risk residents who are ill and showing signs of COVID-19. The State of Florida also continues to operate a regional testing facility at TIAA Bank Field, Lot J, in Jacksonville. All individuals can now be tested at that location.

Recovery Information Fair Continues Tomorrow at Yulee Middle School

The second Recovery Information Fair will be held tomorrow morning at Yulee Middle School on Miner Rd, beginning at 9 am and running until noon. More than a dozen Nassau County offices will be set-up to answer questions and perform limited services.