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AdventHealth Central Florida Division COVID-19 update: Sept. 15, 2021

Effective Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, facilities in AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division will transition to “Green Status,” which signals a return to largely normal operations for most of the facilities in AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division. The shift to Green Status may vary by facility as campus leaders manage capacity and scheduling on a day-by-day basis to maximize physical space and staffing.

AdventHealth has about 890 COVID-19 inpatients across the Central Florida Division, which includes Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake, Polk, Volusia and Flagler counties. Today’s census reflects a steady decrease since AdventHealth Central Florida’s peak of about 1,700 on Aug. 23, but it remains above the January peak.

“After seeing our COVID inpatient volumes continue to steadily decline, we are pleased to move to green status, which allows us to resume our non-emergent services that have been on hold for several weeks,” said Dr. Neil Finkler, chief clinical officer of AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division. “We thank our community and patients for their continued support and patience as we ramp up operations and procedures. We ask for our community’s continued support by continuing to mask, practice social distancing and get vaccinated. The vast majority of people hospitalized and seriously ill continue to be unvaccinated.”