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.
The Florida Department of Health (Department) is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to closely monitor the current outbreak of the novel coronavirus and is actively working to ensure that the most up-to-date CDC guidance is quickly and accurately disseminated to local partners.
If you are concerned that you have been exposed to COVID-19, please call 954-357-9500 before traveling to any health care facility. If necessary, testing will be provided regardless of ability to pay.