COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

(UPDATED 9:45 am 6/17/2021)

Special Message from Lead Agency – FDOH in Pasco County:

DOH-Pasco is partnering with Pasco County Schools and Health Heroes to provide free COVID-19 vaccinations to Pasco County children age 12 and older. Free vaccinations will also be made available to children’s eligible family members. Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to receive the vaccine.

Students who are fully vaccinated may be able to avoid being quarantined and excluded from the classroom due to exposure. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that if a fully vaccinated individual has been around someone who has COVID-19, they are not required to stay away from others or get tested unless they have symptoms. For more information on the Pasco County Schools vaccination clinics, go to https://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/news/page/student-covid-19-vaccine-clinics-available-summer-2021

As of Tuesday, June 15, Pasco County has vaccinated 246,364 people: 40,104 people have received their first doses and 206,260 people have completed their second doses. In addition, the seven-day COVID-19 positivity rate in Pasco County as of Tuesday, June 15 is 4.1 percent.

DOH-Pasco is no longer providing COVID-19 vaccinations at the Gulf View Square Mall or Saint Leo University. COVID-19 vaccination appointments are available Monday through Friday from 8am – 5pm at our Dade City clinic at 13941 15th St. and at our New Port Richey clinic located at 10841 Little Rd.

To schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination at DOH-Pasco, Individuals can call 727-861-5260 and select Option 1 for Medical Services then Option 2 for Immunizations.

To expedite the registration process at the new vaccination clinic sites, DOH-Pasco asks individuals who make an appointment by phone to complete the Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Screening and Consent Form prior to arriving. Consent forms are available in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole on the DOH-Pasco COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution webpage.

DOH-Pasco is asking people with scheduled appointments to arrive no more than 15 minutes before their scheduled time. It will result in a longer wait for you and others adhering to their times. It is required to have a photo I.D. when checking in for all vaccination appointments.

At this time, DOH-Pasco only has the Moderna vaccine, which means DOH-Pasco is unable to provide vaccine to individuals who are 12-17 years old. However, Pasco County has over 130 locations providing vaccine throughout the county, and many of them offer the Pfizer vaccine. Visit the DOH Vaccine Locator webpage to find COVID-19 vaccination sites by county or city.

DOH-Pasco is no longer providing COVID-19 testing at the Gulf View Square Mall, and testing is NOT offered at Saint Leo University. For additional testing sites in Pasco County, go to bit.ly/PascoCOVIDtest.

(UPDATED 9:59 am 5/27/2021)

Special Message from Lead Agency – FDOH in Pasco County:

The seven-day COVID-19 positivity rate is at 4.7 percent in Pasco County as of Wednesday, May 26. In an effort to maintain the county’s downward trend in positivity rates, the Florida Department of Health in Pasco County (DOH-Pasco) continues to urge our 65+ residents who are vaccinated to encourage their friends and family to get vaccinated, also.

DOH-Pasco, in partnership with Pasco County Emergency Management, Sears at the Gulf View Square Mall and Saint Leo University, has been providing COVID-19 vaccine to individuals in Pasco County since Dec. 31, 2020. As of Monday, May 24, Pasco County has vaccinated 233,372 people: 44,076 people have received their first doses and 189,296 people have completed their second doses.

DOH-Pasco will be closed on Monday, May 31 in observation of Memorial Day. Programs and services will reopen at regularly scheduled times on Tuesday, June 1. Beginning June 1, there will be no more COVID-19 vaccinations provided at the Gulf View Square Mall or Saint Leo University.

COVID-19 vaccine updates for the rest of May:

  • Only second-dose vaccinations are provided at both DOH-Pasco drive-thru vaccination sites. No first-dose vaccines are offered at these locations.
    • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Saint Leo University
    • Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Sears, Gulf View Square Mall
  • The last day DOH-Pasco will be providing COVID-19 vaccinations at the Gulf View Square Mall drive-thru site will be Thursday, May 27.
  • The last day DOH-Pasco will be providing COVID-19 vaccinations at the Saint Leo University drive-thru site will be Friday, May 28.
  • At this time, COVID-19 vaccination appointments are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at our Dade City clinic located at 13941 15th St., Dade City, FL 33525.
  • This week, COVID-19 vaccination appointments are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at our New Port Richey clinic located at 10841 Little Rd., New Port Richey, FL 34654.
  • Beginning June 1, COVID-19 vaccination appointments will be available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at our New Port Richey clinic located at 10841 Little Rd., New Port Richey, FL 34654.

To schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination at DOH-Pasco, Individuals can call 727-861-5260 and select Option 1 for Medical Services then Option 2 for Immunizations.

Testing Reminder: DOH-Pasco is no longer providing COVID-19 testing at the Gulf View Square Mall, and testing is NOT offered at Saint Leo University. For additional testing sites in Pasco County, go to PascoCOVIDtest.

(UPDATED 4:35 pm 5/12/2021)

Special Message from Lead Agency – FDOH in Pasco County:

As of Monday, May 10, Pasco County has vaccinated 211,556 people: 47,456 people have received their first doses and 164,100 people have completed their second doses. COVID-19 vaccine updates for May:

  • Only second-dose vaccinations are provided through the month of May at both DOH-Pasco drive-thru vaccination sites. No first-dose vaccines are offered at these locations.
    • Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Saint Leo University 
    • Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Sears, Gulf View Square Mall 
  • COVID-19 vaccination appointments are now available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at our Dade City clinic located at 13941 15th St., Dade City, FL 33525. 
  • COVID-19 vaccination appointments are now available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at our New Port Richey clinic located at 10841 Little Rd., New Port Richey, FL 34654. 

To schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination at DOH-Pasco, Individuals can call 727-861-5260 and select Option 1 for Medical Services then Option 2 for Immunizations. At this time, only the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is available through DOH-Pasco. To expedite the registration process at the new vaccination clinic sites, DOH-Pasco asks individuals who make an appointment by phone to complete the Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Screening and Consent Form prior to arriving. Consent forms are available in English and Spanish on the DOH-Pasco COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution webpage. DOH-Pasco is asking people with scheduled appointments to arrive no more than 15 minutes before their scheduled time. It will result in a longer wait for you and others adhering to their times. It is required to have a photo I.D. when checking in for all vaccination appointments. 

Testing Reminder: COVID-19 drive-thru testing at the Gulf View Square Mall is only available on Mondays from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The last day DOH-Pasco will be providing COVID-19 testing at the Gulf View Square Mall is Monday, May 24. Testing is NOT provided at Saint Leo University. For additional testing sites in Pasco County, go to bit.ly/PascoCOVIDtest. Pasco County has over 130 locations providing vaccine throughout the county. Please visit the DOH Vaccine Locator webpage to find COVID-19 vaccination sites by county or city. For information on DOH-Pasco’s vaccination operations, please visit Pasco.FloridaHealth.gov. For questions about second dose vaccination, please visit: COVID-19 Vaccine Second Dose and for frequently asked questions, please visit: COVID-19 Vaccination FAQs

(UPDATED 4:17 pm 5/5/2021)

Special Message from Lead Agency – FDOH in Pasco County:

As of Sunday, May 2, Pasco County has vaccinated 202,810 people: 58,761 people have received their first doses and 144,049 people have completed their second doses. In addition, Pasco County Emergency Management has coordinated the distribution of 34,561 vaccines to individuals in 55+ communities.

COVID-19 vaccine updates for May:

  • Only second-dose vaccinations are provided through the month of May at both DOH-Pasco drive-thru vaccination sites. No first-dose vaccines are offered at these locations.
    • Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Saint Leo University
    • Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Sears, Gulf View Square Mall
  • As of Monday, May 3, vaccination appointments are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at our Dade City clinic located at 13941 15th St., Dade City, FL 33525.
  • Beginning Tuesday, May 11, vaccination appointments will be available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at our New Port Richey clinic located at 10841 Little Rd., New Port Richey, FL 34654.

To schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination at DOH-Pasco, Individuals can call 727-861-5260 and select Option 1 for Medical Services then Option 2 for Immunizations.

At this time, only the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is available through DOH-Pasco. To expedite the registration process at the new vaccination clinic sites, DOH-Pasco asks individuals who make an appointment by phone to complete the Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Screening and Consent Form prior to arriving. Consent forms are available in English and Spanish on the DOH-Pasco COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution webpage.

DOH-Pasco is asking people with scheduled appointments to arrive no more than 15 minutes before their scheduled time. It will result in a longer wait for you and others adhering to their times. It is required to have a photo I.D. when checking in for all vaccination appointments.

Testing Reminder: The last day DOH-Pasco will be providing COVID-19 testing at the Gulf View Square Mall is Monday, May 24 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Testing is NOT provided at Saint Leo University. For additional testing sites in Pasco County, go to bit.ly/PascoCOVIDtest.

Pasco County has over 130 locations providing vaccine throughout the county. Please visit the DOH Vaccine Locator webpage to find COVID-19 vaccination sites by county or city.

For information on DOH-Pasco’s vaccination operations, please visit Pasco.FloridaHealth.gov. For questions about second dose vaccination, please visit: COVID-19 Vaccine Second Dose and for frequently asked questions, please visit: COVID-19 Vaccination FAQs

(UPDATED 4:11 pm 4/28/2021)

Special Message from Lead Agency – FDOH in Pasco County:

As of Monday, April 26, Pasco County has vaccinated 195,955 people: 65,777 people have received their first doses and 130,178 people have completed their second doses. In addition, Pasco County Emergency Management has coordinated the distribution of 33,990 vaccines to Florida residents in 55+ communities.

All Floridians are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine as prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration. DOH-Pasco receives the Moderna vaccine, so this includes any Florida resident age 18 and older.

DOH-Pasco COVID-19 drive-thru vaccination sites at the Gulf View Square Mall and Saint Leo University are transitioning to DOH-Pasco clinic locations in Dade City and New Port Richey. These changes are being made in response to the decrease in demand for the COVID-19 vaccine and the increase in the number of locations now providing COVID-19 vaccine in Pasco County.

COVID-19 vaccine updates in May:

  • Only second-dose vaccinations will be provided through the month of May at both DOH-Pasco drive-thru vaccination sites. No more first-dose vaccine will be offered at these locations.
    • Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Saint Leo University
    • Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Sears, Gulf View Square Mall
  • Beginning Monday, May 3, vaccination appointments will be available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at our Dade City clinic located at 13941 15th St., Dade City, FL 33525.
  • Beginning Tuesday, May 11, vaccination appointments will be available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at our New Port Richey clinic located at 10841 Little Rd., New Port Richey, FL 34654.

To schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination at DOH-Pasco, Florida residents can call 727-861-5260 and select Option 1 for Medical Services then Option 2 for Immunizations. It is required to have a photo I.D. when checking in for all vaccination appointments.

In addition to these changes, please note that the last day DOH-Pasco will be providing COVID-19 testing at the Gulf View Square Mall is Monday, May 24 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Testing is NOT provided at Saint Leo University. For additional testing sites in Pasco County, go to bit.ly/PascoCOVIDtest.

Florida residents can also use the Florida Department of Health (DOH) Vaccine Locator to find any of the more than 130 locations now offering COVID-19 vaccine. The statewide COVID-19 vaccine registration system is also available. Florida residents can go online to MyVaccine.FL.gov or call 866-201-7092 to be put on a waitlist that is being run by state sponsored sites.

(UPDATED 9:53 am 4/22/2021)

Special Message from Lead Agency – FDOH in Pasco County:

DOH-Pasco encourages Florida residents age 16 – 55 to get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they can. Although DOH-Pasco has seen a decline in percent positivity for 65+ individuals, the 16 – 55 age group currently has the highest rates of infection.

Florida residents can use the Florida Department of Health (DOH) Vaccine Locator to find any of the more than 130 locations now offering COVID-19 vaccine. DOH-Pasco also continues to provide vaccine at two locations Monday through Friday by appointment only. The statewide COVID-19 vaccine registration system is another option. Florida residents can go online to MyVaccine.FL.gov or call 866-201-7092 to be put on a waitlist that is being run by state sponsored sites.

As of Monday, April 19, Pasco County has vaccinated 186,039 people: 72,948 people have received their first doses and 113,091 people have completed their second doses. In addition, Pasco County Emergency Management has coordinated the distribution of 33,433 vaccines to Florida residents in 55+ communities. All Floridians are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine as prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration. DOHPasco receives the Moderna vaccine, so this includes any Florida resident age 18 and older. Anyone who wants to get the COVID-19 vaccination through DOH-Pasco must go to patientportalfl.com or call 1-844-770-8548 and create an account with CDR Maguire: Health & Medical (CDR Maguire). It is required to have an account with CDR Maguire to register for a vaccination appointment, and appointments are currently open through April 30.

DOH-Pasco drive-thru vaccination clinics are held (by appointment only):

  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Saint Leo University
  • Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Sears, Gulf View Square Mall

It is required to have a photo I.D. when checking in for all vaccination appointments. If the online patient portal was used to register for an appointment (instead of calling), those people should bring a printed or digital copy of the confirmation email they received containing a QR code.

TESTING UPDATE: 

DOH-Pasco only provides COVID-19 testing on Mondays from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Sears in the Gulf View Square Mall. Testing is NOT provided at Saint Leo University. For additional testing sites in Pasco County, go to http://bit.ly/PascoCOVIDtest.

(UPDATED 10:35 a.m. 4/1/2021)

Special Message from Lead Agency – FDOH in Pasco County:

Pasco County has vaccinated 134,827 people as of Tuesday, March: 63,781 people have received their first doses and 71,046 people have completed their second doses. At this time, DOH-Pasco is only providing COVID-19 vaccination for residents who are 40 years of age or older, health care providers and first responders. Beginning April 5th the eligibility criteria will include 18 and older. However, per the Governor’s Executive Order 21-79, all providers administering COVID-19 vaccine shall only vaccinate the following populations:

  • Long-term care facility residents and staff
  • Persons 40 years of age and older
  • Health care personnel with direct patient contact

Such physician determinations shall include a statement that the patient meets the defined eligibility criteria and established by a form prescribed by the Florida Department of Health.

Pasco County Drive-Thru COVID-19 Vaccination Locations (by appointment only):

  • T-Th: Sears Auto Center at the Gulf View Square Mall – 9409 US Hwy. 19, Port Richey, FL 34668
  • M-W-F: Saint Leo University – 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo, FL 33574

The statewide COVID-19 vaccine registration system is also available. Florida residents can go online to MyVaccine.FL.gov or call 866-201-7092 to be put on a waitlist that is being run by state sponsored sites. More COVID-19 vaccine is becoming available, and community partners – including retail pharmacies, hospital systems and physician’s offices – are beginning to receive COVID-19 vaccine and put infrastructure in place to vaccinate Pasco County residents. Florida residents can also find vaccination sites by county or city on the Florida Department of Health Vaccine Locator webpage.

COVID-19-Related:

  • Governor Ron DeSantis signed Executive Order 21-79, which outlines an expansion of phase 1 of vaccine administration. During this phase, vaccinations will be made available to:
    • Long-term care facility residents and staff
    • Persons 40 years of age and older
    • Health care personnel with direct patient contact
    • Additionally, Licensed physicians may vaccinate persons whom they deem to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19.
    • Effective April 5, 2021, all Floridians shall be eligible to receive any COVID-19 vaccine as prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration.
  • The Florida Department of Health in Pasco County is encouraging anyone 65 and older who needs the COVID-19 vaccination to call 844-770-8548 or go to patientportalfl.com and create an account with CDR Maguire. Vaccination appointments will be provided to the public based on the vaccine supply allocation received. Limited availability of vaccines is anticipated over the next several weeks. All recipients are required to bring proper identification that shows proof of residency and qualifications to their vaccine appointment.
  • Pasco County’s Local State of Emergency has been extended through April 8, 2021.

*Reminder: Pasco County’s Executive Order issued in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 remains in effect. Face coverings are still required in most indoor public places in Pasco County, where social distancing cannot be maintained. Pasco County’s Face Coverings Order was issued in June and will remain in effect through Pasco’s Local State of Emergency, or until the county rescinds the order, whichever comes first. Please visit mypasco.net or call Pasco County Customer Service at 727.847.2411 for more information.

  • FDOH in Pasco County and Pasco County Schools are collaborating and have established a joint command center for a unified COVID-19 response in schools.
  • Region 4/6 Incident Management Team (IMT) has been activated and is located in the EOC to assist in several long-term care facilities within the region.
  • Pasco County is offering Pasco a new Helping with Emergency Assistance Relief for Tenants (H.E.A.R.T.) program to help renters in Pasco pay bills directly if they have experienced economic hardship due to COVID-19. Please visit mypasco.net/4523/Pasco-HEART-Assistance for program updates and application information.
  • Pasco County Public Transportation (PCPT) will resume regular weekday and weekend bus service on most routes beginning Monday, March 1, 2021. Service will not resume on Route 41. For a complete list of PCPT Route and Schedule Changes, please visit: bit.ly/PCPTRiderAlerts

Pasco County and FDOH in Pasco County continue to coordinate with BayCare on their drive-up testing site at Gulfview Square Mall.

  • The drive-thru testing site at Gulfview Square Mall has reduced its hours of operation to three days per week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 0800-1000 hours.
  • All Central Permitting locations will be allowing one person at a time to come in to do their payment transactions.
  • Pasco County BOCC’s cost-to-date for COVID-19 is $8,053,308.57.

(UPDATED 11:21 a.m. 3/18/2021)

Special Message from Lead Agency – FDOH in Pasco County:

As of Tuesday, March 16, Pasco County has vaccinated 96,618 people: 47,959 people have received their first doses and 48,659 people have completed their second doses. DOH-Pasco continues to work with Pasco County Schools to vaccinate employees who are 50 years of age and older, as well as eligible employees with Pasco County private schools and the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.

DOH-Pasco is now asking physicians and pharmacists in Pasco County to help protect our communities by partnering with us to provide COVID-19 vaccine to eligible Florida residents. To become a Vaccine for Adult (VFA) provider, physicians and pharmacists need to sign up for the Florida SHOTS program.

Per Gov. DeSantis, more than 1,500 homebound seniors have been vaccinated by State strike teams. Now, the State is launching a new way for homebound seniors to sign up to have the vaccine brought directly to them. Please email HomeboundVaccine@em.myflorida.com for requests.

Beginning Monday, March 15, per the Governor’s Executive Order 21-62, all providers administering COVID-19 vaccine shall only vaccinate the following populations:

• Long-term care facility residents and staff

• Persons 60 years of age and older – NEW

• Health care personnel with direct patient contact

• K-12 school employees 50 years of ages and older – NEW

• Sworn law enforcement officers 50 years of ages and older – NEW

• Firefighters 50 years of age and older – NEW

• Individuals deemed extremely vulnerable by a licensed physician – NEW

Providers may also vaccinate persons age 18 or older whom a physician deems to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19. The patient must meet the defined eligibility criteria and present a COVID-19 Determination of Extreme Vulnerability Form completed by a hospital provider or their physician.

Pasco County Drive-Thru COVID-19 Vaccination Locations (by appointment only):

• T-Th: Sears Auto Center at the Gulf View Square Mall – 9409 US Hwy. 19, Port Richey, FL 34668

• M-W-F: Saint Leo University – 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo, FL 33574

Here are some additional options to try to get the COVID-19 vaccine:

• Publix: https://www.publix.com/covid-vaccine/florida

• Walmart: https://www.walmart.com/cp/1228302

• Winn-Dixie: https://www.winndixie.com/pharmacy/covid-vaccine

• Walgreens: https://www.walgreens.com/topic/promotion/covid-vaccine.jsp

• FDOH Vaccine Locator: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/vaccines/vaccine-locator/

Department of Emergency Management

8744 Government Dr, New Port Richey, FL 34654

Ph: 727-847-8137

Fax: 727-847-8004

COVID-19-Related:

• The Florida Department of Health in Pasco County is encouraging anyone 60 and older who needs the COVID-19 vaccination to call 844-770-8548 or go to patientportalfl.com and create an account with CDR Maguire. Vaccination appointments will be provided to the public based on the vaccine supply allocation received. Limited availability of vaccines is anticipated over the next several weeks. All recipients are required to bring proper identification that shows proof of residency and qualifications to their vaccine appointment.

• Governor Ron DeSantis signed Executive Order 20-244, which begins Phase 3 of his Safe, Smart, Step-by-Step Plan for Florida’s Recovery. Restrictions to restaurant indoor capacity have been removed and COVID-19 related fines and penalties enforced on individuals have been suspended.

• Pasco County’s Local State of Emergency has been extended through March 25, 2021. *Reminder: Pasco County’s Executive Order issued in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 remains in effect. Face coverings are still required in most indoor public places in Pasco County, where social distancing cannot be maintained. Pasco County’s Face Coverings Order was issued in June and will remain in effect through Pasco’s Local State of Emergency, or until the county rescinds the order, whichever comes first. Please visit mypasco.net or call Pasco County Customer Service at 727.847.2411 for more information.

• FDOH in Pasco County and Pasco County Schools are collaborating and have established a joint command center for a unified COVID-19 response in schools.

• Region 4/6 Incident Management Team (IMT) has been activated and is located in the EOC to assist in several long-term care facilities within the region.

• Pasco County is offering Pasco a new Helping with Emergency Assistance Relief for Tenants (H.E.A.R.T.) program to help renters in Pasco pay bills directly if they have experienced economic hardship due to COVID-19. Please visit mypasco.net/4523/Pasco-HEART-Assistance for more.

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(UPDATED 9:50 a.m. 2/18/2021)

Special Message from Lead Agency – FDOH in Pasco County: 

Pasco County has vaccinated 48,381 people as of Friday, Feb. 12: 28,909 people have received their first doses and 19,472 people have completed their second doses. The Florida Department of Health in Pasco County (DOH-Pasco) will continue to increase the number of vaccinations being given as more vaccine is received. For now, DOH-Pasco will continue to use CDR Maguire Health & Medical for clients to schedule COVID-19 vaccination appointments. Pasco County Drive-Thru COVID-19 Vaccination Locations (by appointment only):

  • T-Th: Sears Auto Center at the Gulfview Square Mall – 9409 US Hwy. 19, Port Richey, FL 34668
  • M-W-F: Saint Leo University – 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo, FL 33574

For vaccination appointments and eligibility information visit: Publix Covid Page 

Overview

  • Governor Ron DeSantis signed Executive Order 20-315, which outlines the first phase of vaccine administration. During this phase, vaccinations will be made available to:
    • Long-term care facility residents and staff
    • Persons 65 years of age and older
    • Health care personnel with direct patient contact
  • The Florida Department of Health in Pasco County is encouraging anyone 65 and older who needs the COVID-19 vaccination to call 844-770-8548 or go to patientportalfl.com and create an account with CDR Maguire. Vaccination appointments will be provided to the public based on the vaccine supply allocation received. Limited availability of vaccines is anticipated over the next several weeks.
  • Governor Ron DeSantis signed Executive Order 20-244, which begins Phase 3 of his Safe, Smart, Step-by-Step Plan for Florida’s Recovery. Restrictions to restaurant indoor capacity have been removed and COVID-19 related fines and penalties enforced on individuals have been suspended.
    • Pasco County’s Face Coverings Order issued in June will remain in effect through Pasco County’s Local State of Emergency, or until rescinded, whichever comes first.
  • Pasco County’s Local State of Emergency has been extended through February 25, 2021.
  • FDOH in Pasco County and Pasco County Schools are collaborating and have established a joint command center for a unified COVID-19 response in schools.
  • Region 4/6 Incident Management Team (IMT) has been activated and is located in the EOC to assist in several long-term care facilities within the region.
  • Pasco County is offering the new Pasco Helping with Emergency Assistance Relief for Tenants (H.E.A.R.T.) program to help renters in Pasco pay bills directly if they've experienced economic hardship due to COVID-19. The first round of assistance opened Wednesday, February 17, 2021, and received 501 qualified applicants in 1 hour, 25 minutes. Please monitor MyPasco.net for program updates.
  • Pasco County Public Transportation (PCPT) began a modified bus schedule to limit the number of riders on each bus beginning Thursday, December 17, 2020. These changes include a temporary suspension of service on Routes 18, 25 and 41, with partial suspension on Routes 21 and 23 and will be in effect until further notice. For a complete list of PCPT Route and Schedule changes, please visit: PCPT Rider Alerts
  • Pasco County BOCC’s cost-to-date for COVID-19 is $7,700,688.55.

We encourage all members of the public to:

  • Practice good hygiene including washing hands frequently and routine environmental cleaning.
  • Limit social groups to a total of 10 or less people.
  • Adhere to social distancing guidelines by remaining at least six feet from others.
  • Stay home if you are ill.

Zephyrhills Utility Customers

In an effort to follow public health recommendations and limit face-to-face contact, we would like to remind you that there are alternatives to coming into City Hall and paying your utility bill at the counter. Customers can:

1) Go online to zephyrhillsfl.watersmart.com and register your account. You can pay with debit or credit card and can also enter checking account information for eChecks.

2) Pay over the phone by calling 833-360-7528. You will need your account number, as the automated system will ask you to enter the entire account number. You can use credit or debit cards, or enter your checking account number.

3) Mail your payment to the address on your bill in the payment envelope enclosed with your bill. The envelope is addressed to 415 Pisgah Church Road, Suite #374, Greensboro, NC 27455.

4) Place check payment in the drop box in front of City Hall, 5335 Eighth Street. The metal box attached to the building is labeled “Place Payments Here”. Please do not place cash in the box. Place your check and payment stub in an envelope.

In addition, if you want to connect or disconnect service, you can accomplish this by going here.

Our community’s health is very important to us. Please check the links below frequently, for the most up-to-date information.