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COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Educational Resources and Tools

COVID-19 Resources

  • US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention share information about what you need to know, resources for the community, COVID-19 cases in the US, latest updates, and information for healthcare professionals. The CDC also includes information for populations at "higher-risk" for complications with COVID-19.

  • View confirmed cases of COVID-19 by county and ZIP code. This information is updated daily by Florida Department of Health.

  • What you need to know about the coronavirus and educational materials for the community. The COVID-19 Call Center is available 24/7, 1 (866) 779-6121 or COVID-19@flhealth.gov

  • Florida residents are encouraged to do their part in helping Florida flatten the curve by anonymously answering questions that range from age and residency to recent travel, to potential COVID-19 contact. The StrongerThanC-19 community action survey is designed to gather information to help the Department track and slow the spread of COVID-19 in Florida; it is not a symptom checker designed to dispense medical advice.

Health Information

  • Free 24/7 bilingual helpline open to provide emotional support during COVID-19 health crisis. Call: (833) 848-1762

  • The Wage and Hour Division provides information on common issues employers and employees face when responding to COVID-19, and its effects on wages and hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

    FFCRA will help the United States combat and defeat COVID-19 by giving all American businesses with fewer than 500 employees funds to provide employees with paid leave, either for the employee’s own health needs or to care for family members. The legislation will ensure that workers are not forced to choose between their paychecks and the public health measures needed to combat the virus while at the same time reimbursing businesses.

  • Frequently asked questions and access to key EPA resources (e.g., disinfectants, drinking water, indoor air, wastewater and septic systems, and more).

  • The latest updates about Economic Self-Sufficiency (ACCESS), child care, mental health treatment facilities, substance abuse, child welfare, and mental health services are available on their website. Economic Self-Sufficiency Assistance that is available includes Food Assistance, Temporary Cash Assistance, Medicaid, and Refugee Services. Additional information on their Abuse Hotline and Child Care can also be found here.

  • Recertification Extension: DCF has implemented a six-month recertification extension for those scheduled to recertify in April, May, June, July and August. For more information or to check the status of your recertification visit www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/ or call (850) 300-4323

  • Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network serves Glades, Hendry, Okeechobee, Martin and Palm Beach Counties. The page features up-to-date information about COVID-19 and resources for rural communities.

  • Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) is a supplemental benefit for households with children who have temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals due to pandemic-related school closures. Read this FAQ sheet for information about eligibility, delivery of benefits, and more.

  • Florida Department of Employment Opportunities - Unemployment Application

  • 1 (866) 684-5885. Call when information and guidance on resources available to seniors, adults with disabilities and their caregivers is needed. Call if you're looking for access to food, food stamps (SNAP), home delivered meals, shopping assistance, caregiver resources, rent assistance, electronic bill assistance and other long term care needs.

  • At this time, Community Health Advocates (CHAs) are not meeting clients in-person, providing testing, or accepting walk-ins. However, we are doing everything we can to continue working with our clients via the telephone or other electronic means to the extent that it is possible. CHAs provide medication assistance, linkage to care for individuals living in Palm Beach County (including people who are newly diagnosed and who have been out of care), we help individuals navigate the local healthcare system and refer to community resources via medical and non-medical case management. To work with a Community Health Advocate, please call 561-844-4220 ext. 2700

  • The Florida Department of Children and Families has made it possible to order groceries online for curbside pick-up or delivery using EBT cards. The first two participating retailers are Walmart and Amazon, check this link for updates. Please keep in mind, EBT cards can only be used to purchase eligible grocery items and cannot be used for delivery services.

  • Information and resources include how to stay health, how to pay for HIV care during COVID-19, mental health resources, etc.

Palm Beaches & the Treasure Coast

  • The Palm Beach County Food Bank (PBCFB) partners with food pantries, soup kitchens, residential facilities, and other social services organizations that are located throughout Palm Beach County.

  • The School District of Palm Beach County continues its commitment to feeding students while schools are closed. Thirty-five sites across Palm Beach County are distributing ‘Grab and Go’ meal bags. Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

  • Their website includes a map to find a Summer BreakSpot near you. Floridians can text FLKIDSMEALS to 211-211 to find a Summer BreakSpot location, or call 2-1-1.

  • Martin County School District's Food & Nutrition Services Department is serving free meals to children in Martin County from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through Friday, May 1, 2020.

  • Palm Beach County COVID-19 Testing Sites

    New testing sites in Palm Beach County. Please call to be pre-screened/register for an appointment.
    Cleveland Clinic: (561) 804-0250
    Health Care District: (561) 642-1000
    Riviera Beach Integrated Care (M/W/SAT only): (561) 510-0471 or TEXT: 833-649-0131 Message: COVID19Test or online: www.rbcareclinic.org

  • Senior Hunger Relief

    Seniors who need food should call 866-684-5885 or 2-1-1.

  • April 13, 2020 - Read the press release to learn how Your Aging & Disability Resource Center Palm Beach/Treasure Coast is contacting 1,825 seniors on their waiting list for home-delivered meals as a result of new stimulus funding.

  • Treasure Coast Food Bank supports a network of emergency food assistance programs in Indian River, Martin, St. Lucie, and Okeechobee Counties. If you are in need of food their website has a list of food banks and an emergency assistance application.

  • The Palm Beach Outlets is doing a drive-up food distribution every Monday through June 1st, from 9am – 11am.

  • April 12, 2020 - 2-1-1 and the Area Agency on Agining are collaborating to address the public's increasing needs due to COVID-19 in Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, St. Lucie, and Indian River counties. Seniors (60+) are encouraged to call the ADRC Helpline at 1-866-684-5885 Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. 2-1-1 is available 24/7, 365 days a year to receive crisis counseling, suicide intervention, information, assessment and referral to community services. You can also connect with 2-1-1 online or by texting your zip code to 898-211.

  • 2-1-1 of the Palm Beaches and the Treasure Coast is a resource for people who are in need of services. Visit their website or call for assistance on available social services, community services and resources that include food assistance, medical clinics, foreclosure prevention, parenting info on developmental concerns (Help Me Grow) & special needs, senior services that include free "Sunshine" daily calls, services for teens and more.