Florida

Florida braces for presidential primary amid a health pandemic

Since the novel coronavirus outbreak was declared a pandemic on Wednesday, state election officials have made a number of changes, from relocating polling sites to encouraging more early voting, to protect the health of the state’s 4 million people who are over the age of 65 and represent one-fifth of the total population of the state.

“Our recommendation would be if there’s a polling location in assisted living facility, allow the residents to vote there,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said at a press conference on Wednesday. “But maybe the general public should have the option or be directed to go to a different polling location.”

Some of the changes being implemented by election officials across the state include relocating polling sites away from assisted living senior communities.

Hillsborough County, on the west coast of the state, immediately announced changes to polling locations that were set to be at large assisted

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Florida Healthy Kids | Low Cost Insurance for Kids


STOP THE SPREAD OF GERMS AT HOME

Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Keep tissues close by. Cough or sneeze into your shirt sleeve if necessary.

Wash your hands often. Use soap and wash for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are unavailable, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

Disinfect shared surfaces daily.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Stay home when you are sick. Call your doctor for advice if needed.

If you’re interested in applying for Florida KidCare coverage for your child(ren), use this simple eligibility calculator to estimate what your monthly premium payment would be.

National Children’s Dental Health Month serves as a great reminder for the importance of your child’s oral health. Call your dentist and schedule a routine cleaning and talk to your dentist about a preventive coating called a sealant that can protect your

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UF Health | University of Florida Health

Academic Health Center

The University of Florida Academic Health Center – the most comprehensive academic health center in the Southeast – is dedicated to high-quality programs of education, research, patient care and public service.

The UF College of Dentistry is the only public-funded dental school in Florida and is recognized as one of the top U.S. dental schools for the quality of its educational programs, oral health research enterprise and commitment to patient care and service.

The College of Medicine, the largest of six colleges at the University of Florida Academic Health Center, opened in 1956 with a mission to increase Florida’s supply of highly qualified physicians, provide advanced health-care services to Florida residents and foster discovery in health research.

Founded in 1956, the University of Florida College of Nursing is the premier educational institution for nursing in the state of Florida and is ranked in the top 10 percent of all nursing

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Florida Department of Health in Pasco

COVID-19 Call Center Available 24/7

(866) 779-6121 or COVID-19@flhealth.gov

CDC Info: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov

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CURRENT CLINIC LOCATIONS & HOURS:

All health visits will be conducted over the phone.

10841 Little Rd, New Port Richey, FL 34654

Telehealth: Monday, Wednesday, Friday ~ 8am – 5pm

13941 15th St, Dade City, FL 33525

Telehealth: Tuesday & Thursday ~ 8am – 5pm

Wesley Chapel Clinic is TEMPORARILY CLOSED.

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Hepatitis A Virus is a vaccine-preventable form of infectious hepatitis.

1. Hepatitis A is contagious and can harm your liver.

2. Prevent the spread of hepatitis A. Talk to your health care provider about getting vaccinated.

3. The hepatitis A vaccine is safe and effective.

The hepatitis A information line is available to the public to answer questions regarding hepatitis A activity in Florida. The information line is available Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm during normal business hours.

Toll-free

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Florida Department of Health in Hernando

Protect yourself and your community from COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses such as the common cold and influenza.

Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.

If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick, and stay home when you are sick.

A COVID-19 Call Center has been setup to answer questions by calling 1-866-779-6121
The Call Center is available Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm.

The Florida Department of Health is actively involved in enhanced surveillance for respiratory illness that may be COVID-19. Epidemiologists will follow up on any suspected cases that meet criteria for COVID-19 to arrange for testing when needed and monitor contacts of any confirmed cases, if

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Baptist Hospital of Miami | Baptist Health South Florida

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