Avoid the Three Cs:
- Closed Spaces. Avoid closed spaces with poor ventilation that could allow contagious droplets to linger in the air.
- Crowded Places. Avoid crowded places with many people nearby; the greater the number of individuals in an area, the greater the chances of COVID-19 spreading from person-to-person.
- Close-Contact Settings. Avoid close-range conversations and stay at least six-feet from others.
The Importance of Facial Coverings
As everyone likely knows, the use of properly-worn facial coverings is key to stopping the spread of COVID-19. Everyone must be vigilant in the use of facial coverings and remember—facial coverings are not a substitute for physical distancing. Both physical distancing and facial coverings should be used at all times. A facial covering worn below the nose or mouth is not a facial covering, it’s a chin strap. Facial coverings must cover the nose and mouth at all times to be effective. Statistics regarding the spread of COVID-19 in Broward County have been a troubling reminder that the pandemic is not over and we cannot be complacent.
For Broward County’s answers to frequently asked questions regarding facial coverings, visit https://www.broward.org/CoronaVirus/Documents/FacialCoveringsFAQs.pdf.
For helpful information and the latest updates from Broward County regarding the Coronavirus, visit https://www.broward.org/coronavirus/Pages/default.aspx.
What preventive actions can I take?
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Follow simple everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases: wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, dry hands with a clean towel, avoid touching your face, stay home when you are sick, avoid close contact with people who are sick, eat well-balanced meals and get adequate sleep, cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a disinfectant household cleaning spray or wipe, and call your doctor before visiting the doctor’s office. View more information on COVID-19 prevention here What preventive actions can I take? What preventive actions can I take? What preventive actions can I take? What preventive actions can I take? What preventive actions can I take? Avoid the Three Cs: What preventive actions can I take? What preventive actions can I take? What preventive actions can I take? What preventive actions can I take? What preventive actions can I take? What preventive actions can I take?.
Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
CDC recommends everyone wear facial coverings when leaving their homes due to evidence that people with COVID-19 can spread it even when not exhibiting symptoms. Facial coverings should not be placed on children under two-years-old, anyone with trouble breathing, or anyone who is unconscious/incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove a mask without assistance. Learn more at: https://bit.ly/2SU7pDq. Learn to make and properly wear a facial covering at: https://bit.ly/39Rcdig.
Practice Physical Distancing
Physical distancing measures are taken to restrict when and where people can gather to stop or slow the spread of infectious diseases. Physical distancing measures include limiting large groups of people coming together, closing buildings, and canceling events. Keep at least six feet between you and other people. Avoid shaking hands, fist bumps, and hugging. Limit interactions especially if you are 65 or older or have underlying or chronic health conditions such as compromised immunity, diabetes, or heart or lung disease. Be smart, be responsible, be considerate, stay home and let’s work together to practice physical distancing. View more information on physical distancing here Practice Physical Distancing Practice Physical Distancing Practice Physical Distancing Practice Physical Distancing Avoid the Three Cs: Practice Physical Distancing Practice Physical Distancing Practice Physical Distancing Practice Physical Distancing Practice Physical Distancing Practice Physical Distancing.
Local Resources and Information
- Broward County COVID-19 test collections sites
- C.B. Smith Park Test Site Phone Registration
- Waste Management residential customer service is 954-974-7500 or email@example.com. Business customers can also call that number should they need a change in service during this time.
- Eagles’ Haven wellness center
- Broward County Public Schools
- Mental health and wellness
- What you should do as a pet parent
- Aging and Disability Resource Center of Broward County is offering food assistance for seniors over the age of 60.
State, Regional, and Federal Resources
- COVID-19 questions can be directed to the DOH dedicated Call Center at 1-866-779-6121 or COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org.
- DOH FAQs
- What to do if you are sick with COVID-19
- Resources for travelers
- CDC Florida community mitigation strategies
- If you need help or know someone who does, visit CDC stress and coping. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.
- FEMA Coronavirus rumor control
- Short Time Compensation Program for Employers to help retain workforce in times of temporary slowdown.
- COVID-19 Business Resources, Services, and Assistance from the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council
- Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan
- Low-interest disaster loans for small businesses
- Small business assistance keeping workforce employed
- Small business information
- Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Reemployment Assistance