COVID-19 Information & Updates

    Questions related to COVID-19 should be directed to the Florida Department of Health’s dedicated COVID-19 Call Center at 1-866-779-6121 or by emailing Broward residents concerned they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should call 954-412-7300 before traveling to any health care facility.

Many County and municipal events have been postponed or canceled in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. Many local con-cert, performance and festival events have been canceled. It is recommended that you verify that your event is still occurring before making plans to attend. County event cancelations can be found here. View list of all municipalities.

Broward County officials continue to work closely with the Florida Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control, the Governor’s office and the Florida Department of Emergency management to help residents, visitors and employees weather this health crisis. We urge everyone to be diligent and practice safe hygiene.

Everyone should be following standard recommendations to prevent infection spread including:

*Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; use hand sanitizers at home and in the workplace

*If you are sick, stay home, and follow the advice of your health care provider

*Cough and sneeze into your elbow, not your hands or into a tissue which should immediately be discarded; avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

*Avoid close contact with anyone showing respiratory symptoms (breathing difficulties, cough, runny nose)

Avoid touching public surfaces – credit card machines, gas pumps, hand railings, elevators. Use a tissue or paper towel when touching surfaces

Over-the-counter masks are generally not an effective deterrent and are not recommended for the public at this time

Evaluate your travel plans as conditions warrant; you should rethink traveling to areas that are already under a travel advisory or areas that are experiencing an outbreak of Coronavirus

Just like the flu, certain groups may be at higher risk, including the elderly.

Individuals who believe they are experiencing any of the symptoms should contact their health care professional and follow their advice.

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Carma Lynn Henry Westside Gazette Newspaper 545 N.W. 7th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311 Office: (954) 525-1489 Fax: (954) 525-1861

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