The FDA approved the Pfizer vaccine for use by those aged 12-15 (this vaccine was previously approved for use by those aged 16+). This is expected to be available via the existing channels, as well as new pharmacy locations.

 

  • HEALTH DATA: https://fdoh.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/8d0de33f260d444c852a615dc7837c86
    • Global Confirmed Cases: 167,466,013 (3,476,879 deaths)
    • S. Confirmed Cases: 33,158,834 (590,842 deaths)
    • Florida Confirmed Cases: 2,313,815 (37,316 deaths, 94,401 hospitalizations, 50,633 tests yesterday, 3.75% positive rate yesterday) (the State dashboard no longer provides cumulative testing totals)
    • Lee County Confirmed Cases: 73,199 (1,005 deaths, 2,364 hospitalizations, 1,369 tests yesterday, 3.80% positive rate yesterday) (the State dashboard no longer provides cumulative testing totals)
    • Lee County Vaccinations: 64,275 first doses complete, 295,414 series complete
    • Estero Confirmed Cases: 2,595 (The death and hospitalization numbers for Estero specifically are not provided by the Florida State Department of Health)

 

 

  • GUIDELINES
    • Practice “social distancing” by remaining at least 6 feet from others

 

  • RENTAL ASSISTANCE
    • Applications are being accepted for the LeeCares 2021 Emergency Rental Assistance Program to help households unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The application and full eligibility information is available at LeeFLcares.com

 

  • TESTING
    • Florida Division of Emergency Management Walk-Up Testing Site
    • Century Link Sports Complex, 14100 Ben C. Pratt/Six Mile Cypress Pkwy., Fort Myers, FL 33916
    • Cost: No cost to the patient
    • Hours:  8 a.m.-4 p.m. seven days a week, weather dependent.
    • Ages: All Ages
    • More Information: Government Issued ID is required. Appointments and walk-ups are accepted.
    • Visit the Curative Website to schedule an appointment and more information
    • On days when the site experiences higher than normal demand, gate admittance may have to be temporarily paused until those currently in line have been tested

 

  • Florida Department of Health drive-thru testing site
    • 3920 Michigan Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33916
    • Cost: No cost to the patient
    • Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday – Friday
    • Appointments: Call 239-461-6100 to schedule an appointment.
    • Ages: 2 and up
    • Results: Typically within 48 to 72 hours
    • Florida is increasing testing capacity for COVID-19. Testing sites sponsored by the state of Florida and other entities a