With so much information going around regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus|COVID-19, we wanted to establish a simple resource for factual information. We will include information from the Florida Department of Health as well as local information that may impact you. Below you will find a link to a Community Action Survey from the Florida Department of Health.
The Important Steps to Fight COVID-19
KEEP YOUR HANDS WASHED, Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Stay home when you are sick. Get plenty of rest and stay hydrated. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Clean and disinfect frequently touchs objects and surfaces
1) SOCIAL DISTANCING
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
Practice social distancing and stay home when you can. If you are around
other people, try to maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from one another.
Avoid hugs, handshakes, large gatherings and close quarters.
Monitor your symptons carefully. If your symptons get worse, call yur
healthcare provider immediately to see if you should be tested. If you have
a medical appointment, call the healthcare provider ahead of time and tell
them that you may have or may have COVID-19. For medical
emergencies, call 911 and notify the disptach that you have or may have
3) ELDERLY & VULNERABLE POPULATIONS
Protect yourself and those yu care for. Elderly adults and people of any age
who have a serious underlying medical condition are at higher risk for
severe illness from COVID19. Those at high-risk include:
• People aged 65 years and older
• People who live in a nursing home or long-term care center
• People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
• People who have serious heart conditions
• People who are immunocompromised including cancer treatment
• People of any age with severe obesity, or certain underlying
medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, such as those
with diabetes, renal failure, or liver disease might also be at risk.
4) PREPARE Health care Facilities & Health care Workers
Health care personnel are on the frontlines of caring for patients with
confirmed or possible cases of COVID-19 and have an increased risk of
exposure to this virus. Health care facilities should ensure that policies and
practices are in place to minimize exposure to COVID-19. Hospitals should
be prepared for the arrival of patients with COVID-19 by ensuring health
care workers are wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
5) STOP the Introduction of COVID-19 from Outside of Florida
You should avoid all nonessential travel and cruises, including to U.S. states
and cities outside of Florida with a significant presence of COVID-19. This
is vital to slowing the spread of the virus.
The Florida Department of Health has established a 24 Hour Call Center that is available 7 Days a week. They can answer your questions or concerns regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Call toll-free (866) 779-6121 or you can email your questions to: COVIDemail@example.com.
You can also find useful information at https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/