Coronavirus (COVID-19)

State of Florida

Beginning Monday, April 5, all individuals age 18 and older will be eligible to receive the vaccine (16+ for Pfizer vaccine).

Floridians in Pinellas County are encouraged to pre-register on the Pinellas County CDR Health Patient Portal,, or by phone at (844) 770-8548. They can also register on the state site at  At this time, the closest state-operated vaccine sites are in our neighboring Hillsborough, Pasco and Manatee counties at this time.

Once pre-registered, you should be contacted when the vaccine is available in their area. However, checking the site each day is recommended as vaccines are being delivered every day. 

Vaccines are also available at 150 CVS locations, 125 Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club locations, more than 70 Winn Dixie locations, soon-to-be over 600 Walgreens pharmacies, and every single one of the 730 Publix pharmacies across the state. Check with them for openings.

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The CDR registration guide is a step-by-step explanation of signing up on the CDR Health website, and can be shared with anyone who asks for it.

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No Computer? No Problem! Call 844-770-8548 for Covid Vaccine Registration/Appointment Assistance

There are several residents in our community that do not have access to a computer or are not computer or cell phone savvy. You can call the CDR Health Covid-19 Vaccine Support Line at 844-770-8548 for registration assistance.

When prompted, press the number:

  • 1 - For English, then press
  • 2 - For the Pinellas County Covid-19 Vaccine Center, then press
  • 3 - For Experiencing Complications with the Patient Portal 

You will get a live person to assist you with registration and later scheduling a vaccine if needed. Please be sure that the caller has pen and paper ready to write down their password they will be given and any other instructions provided.

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State of Florida
Office of the Governor

Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-244, moving all of Florida’s 67 counties into Phase 3. Executive Order 20-244 does the following: 

  1. Removes state-level restrictions on businesses, such as restaurants. 
  2. Provides that no COVID-19 emergency ordinance may prevent an individual from working or operating a business, giving Floridians and business owners needed certainty and the ability to provide for themselves and their families. 
  3. Provides that restaurants may not be limited by a COVID-19 emergency order by any local government to less than 50% of their indoor capacity. If a restaurant is limited to less than 100% of its indoor capacity, such COVID-19 emergency order must satisfy the following: 
    1. Quantify the economic impact of each limitation or requirements on those restaurants; and 
    2. Explain why each limitation or requirement is necessary for public health. 
  4. Suspends all outstanding fines and penalties, and the collection of such moving forward, applied against individuals related to COVID-19.  

Executive Order 20-244 is effective immediately.

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Pinellas County Emergency Management
Pinellas County

Pinellas County COVID-19 ordinance still in effect

  • Face coverings still required in indoor public places 
  • Bar and restaurant customers must be seated to be served

A Pinellas County ordinance put in place to facilitate safe reopening while slowing the spread of COVID-19 remains in effect, following the announcement of Phase 3 of the state’s Safe, Smart, Step-by-Step phased plan Friday. 

Executive Order 20-244, signed by Governor DeSantis, does not impact the local ordinance Pinellas County adopted, including the face covering requirement for indoor facilities and that customers be seated to be served at a bar or restaurant.

While the governor’s order suspends the collection of fines and penalties associated with COVID-19 enforced upon individuals, it does not restrict counties and municipalities from enforcing rules on businesses. 

Face Coverings

The countywide ordinance 20-14 took effect in June and remains in effect through the duration of Pinellas County’s State of Local Emergency.

The ordinance defines a face covering as a material that covers the nose and mouth and remains affixed or a face shield. A cloth face covering, or mask, may be factory-made or sewn by hand and can be improvised from clothing or other household fabric items.

  • Citizens must wear a face covering in indoor public places within Pinellas County, although the Board provided several exceptions. Among them:
    1. The County ordinance mandate cannot conflict with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
    2. The ordinance does not apply if a person is strictly adhering to social distancing and there are 10 or fewer people in the location who are also maintaining social distancing.
    3. It does not apply to governmental entities such as schools, courthouses or city halls, although those entities are encouraged to develop procedures to protect employees and the public. 
    4. If a person is under age 18, that person’s use of a face covering to comply with the ordinance is left to the discretion of that person’s parent, guardian or an accompanying adult. 
    5. Religious rituals such as various forms of singing are permitted under the ordinance provided that social distancing is strictly maintained.
    6. The ordinance does not prohibit exercising while social distancing, such as in a gym, without a face covering. 
    7. Retail employees must wear face coverings unless working in an area of the business that is not open to the customers and has social distancing measures in place. 
We Wear Face Coverings