The Osceola County School District has added a few new locations for free breakfast and lunch for children 18 years and under.
One of the new locations is in the Poinciana High School. The other existing locations in Poinciana and the greater Poinciana area are Sunrise Elementary, KOA Elementary and Deerwood Elementary.
Meals will be available for pickup between 9:30 a.m. to noon. Families will drive up to the bus loop area and will be handed meals through your vehicle window. Students are not required to be present.
Lynx is offering free transportation to parents and students on their current routes to get to the nearest feeding sites. For the free Lynx fare, parents must be accompanied by their child. Parents should inform the driver that they are going to the school for meals so they won’t be charged bus fare.
The following is a list of the COVID-19 testing sites in Osceola County. You must call first before arriving at any testing site for care related to COVID-19, as you must meet specific testing criteria.
The closest testing site to the Poinciana area is AventHealth Centra Care Poinciana, 3759 Pleasant Hill Road, 863-419-2723. Other testing sites are AdventHealth Centra Care Kissimmee, 4320 W. Vine St., 407-390-1888, AdventHealth Centra Care St. Cloud, 4660 13th Street, 321-805-4550, Osceola County Health Department, 1875 Fortune Road, 407-343-2000, AdventHealth Centra Care Orange Lake, 8201 W. U.S. Highway 192, 407-465-0846.
The FEMA testing site at the Orange County Convention Center is first-come, first-served starting at 9 a.m. Currently, they are testing individuals with a temperature of 99.9 and higher and with other symptoms. The address is 9800 International Drive, Orlando.
The Phone2Home Program is a partnership between Osceola Community Health Services, Osceola County Emergency Services and other community partners. They are here to help Osceola County residents impacted by COVID-19. Call for information on resources available – 844-943-8600.
It is my sincere hope that everybody is abiding by the Stay-at-Home order statewide. Just to clarify, it means stay at your own home with those that you live with. It does not mean go to someone else’s home and have a quarantine party. In order to get through this, we all need to work together. The best thing you can do for your community, unless you have an essential job, is to stay home.
If you have any Poinciana news or information that you would like to share, call Lisa Concepcion at 407-319-9700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org