HomeHealthSeventh positive COVID-19 case in Alachua County
Seventh positive COVID-19 case in Alachua County
March 18, 2020
Press release from Alachua County
A 50-year-old female Alachua County resident has been tested positive for COVID-19. This case is related to travel to the Bahamas.
All seven Alachua County cases have been travel related. No Community transmission has been confirmed.
Alachua County medical providers have been kept current on COVID-19 testing criteria, including the availability of commercial lab options. Individuals who have a primary care provider are encouraged to call their doctor prior to going to the doctor’s office with an illness.
When calling your doctor’s office, you should be prepared to tell them the reason for requesting a coronavirus (COVID-19) test. DO NOT expect to be tested if you do not meet the criteria.
Those with questions or concerns about COVID-19, including testing, should call the Alachua County Health Department’s call center at 352-334-8810. Operators are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (after hours call 352-334-7900). The County’s 311 hotline is also available to answer questions.