Coronavirus/COVID-19

Patient Update
August, 2020

 

     COVID-19 News with Millennium’s
Chief Medical Officer Dr. Alejandro Perez-Trepichio

In This Edition: 

*New CDC Testing Guidelines

Since the COVID-19 Pandemic first began to affect the United States, testing supplies were in high demand and short supply. This shortage has caused bottlenecks at labs and delays in test results. Accordingly, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has made changes to its guidance on testing, along with other recommendations as to when infected people can rejoin the community.

What you should know:

  • Testing is no longer generally recommended to clear a person who once tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Instead, the CDC now presents a symptoms-based approach.
  • If ten days have passed since diagnosis, along with 24 hours since the last fever without fever-reducing medications (acetaminophen or ibuprofen); and there is improvement in symptoms, then the person is cleared from isolation and free to return to their “new normal routine.

At Millennium Physician Group, you will be fully evaluated for symptoms and exposure risk before being recommended for testing.

To read more, click here for the CDC’s newest guidance.

As your healthcare provider, we are advocates for your health and the overall wellbeing of the communities we serve. We not only want to keep you healthy but also bring context to the latest health news – especially regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic – so you can make the best decisions possible for you and your family during these ever-evolving times.

Alejandro Perez-Trepichio, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

Millennium Physician Group

COVID-19 Patient Updates Archived

July, 2020 Update

 COVID-19 News with Millennium’s
Chief Medical Officer Dr. Alejandro Perez-Trepichio

In This Edition: 

*Faulty State Test Reporting

*Why the Wait to Schedule COVID-19 Testing or Receive Results

*Taking Proper Precautions

*Millennium’s Telehealth Service MPG Connect Always a Great Option

Faulty State Test Reporting

As you might have heard, the Florida Department of Health recently reported 100 percent positivity rate for COVID-19 tests submitted to the agency. That was incorrect; Millennium’s positivity rate is 15.48 percent as of this update. To ensure the accuracy and completeness of information provided, everyday Millennium automatically submits all test results electronically to the department of health as required.

Why the Wait?

You might experience delays in scheduling a test and/or receiving those results because of a nationwide shortage on testing supplies. Some results are taking as long as 7 days or more. That’s why there is no better place to turn if you are concerned about COVID-19 than your primary care provider. Your PCP knows you best, can fully evaluate you, recommend the proper test and best advise you on what’s next.

Taking Proper Precautions

There are several guidelines we maintain and ask of our patients for everyone’s safety. Those are:

  • Wearing a mask/cloth face covering in public when social distancing is difficult to maintain per CDC recommendations
  • If you are experiencing symptoms, please call your doctor’s office before your scheduled visit.
  • If you choose to wait in your car for your appointment, please confirm your phone number with the front desk.
  • Please limit the number of visitors you bring with you to your doctor’s appointment unless you are in need of special assistance.
  • Handwashing is a simple thing that goes a long way.
  • Our telehealth service MPG Connect is always available to you!

Millennium’s Telehealth Service MPG Connect Always a Great Option

Click here to schedule or learn more about MPG Connect.

As your healthcare provider, we are advocates for your health and the overall wellbeing of the communities we serve. We not only want to keep you healthy but also bring context to the latest health news – especially regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic – so you can make the best decisions possible for you and your family during these ever-evolving times.

Alejandro Perez-Trepichio, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Millennium Physician Group

Please click here for a look at Millennium’s Telehealth Service MPG Connect Commercial!

We Must Do Our Part to Fight the Surge in COVID-19 Cases

As the number of newly diagnosed cases hits a record pace, our role in stopping the spread of COVID-19 becomes even more pronounced.

As your healthcare provider, we are advocates for our health and the overall wellbeing of the communities we serve. This includes taking the appropriate preventive measures and remaining informed of the key indicators that help us gauge whether we are effectively containing the disease.

Although the overall percent of positive cases in Florida is 7.6 percent, the number we are more concerned with is the “percent positive for laboratory testing.” This number tells us how the infection rate is trending and should stay below 10 percent to continue with the phased reopening of our economy, experts have said. Several of the counties Millennium serves are above this threshold.

Those include:
• Collier
• Desoto
• Duval
• Hendry
• Hillsborough
• Lee
• Pinellas

Now, more than ever, it’s essential we take the precautions that so far have had the greatest impact on decreasing the spread of COVID-19.

At the top of the list are:
• Social distancing
• Use of masks/cloth face coverings
• Handwashing

The CDC recommends wearing masks or cloth face coverings in public when social distance can be difficult to maintain. I cannot stress this enough. Let’s all do our part, so we can manage the spread of COVID-19 once and for all.

Alejandro Perez-Trepichio
Chief Medical Officer
Millennium Physician Group

Concerned About COVID-19?

Millennium Offers Screening and Testing, Including the Antibody Test

As our community continues a phased re-opening, COVID-19 testing plays an important role in identifying and tracking new cases. Whether you’re not feeling well currently or suspect a possible past infection, Millennium can help.

If you’re concerned about current symptoms such as cough, fever or shortness of breath, Call Us First at your Millennium doctor’s office or (844) CALL-MPG/ (844) 225-5674, and we will guide you through. 

Trust Your Primary-Care Provider with COVID-19 Concerns

Your Millennium healthcare provider is here for you. Your care team will look at your medical history, ask the relevant questions and assess any possible risk factors to determine YOUR particular need for COVID-19 testing. Depending on your case, results can be known in as little as 10 minutes. Also expect a full explanation and medical advice tailored to you by the care team who knows you best.

Contact Your Millennium Doctor’s Office for Help Determining Whether You Need Testing

Contact your doctor’s office by phone, the Patient Portal, or the MPG App to request a COVID-19 evaluation.

Rapid antibody testing (results in 10 minutes with a quick finger stick) and other forms of COVID-19 testing are available to you.

Cost

COVID-19 related testing will be submitted to your insurance without out-of-pocket costs to you, in most cases.

Self-pay Cost:

86328 – Covid antibody testing, fingerstick: $51.00

U0003 – Covid testing, swab: $100

Please call your doctor’s office or (844) CALL-MPG/(844) 225-5674 should you have further questions.

By Safeguarding Your Health, We’re Your Connection to a Healthier Life!

That’s Why We’re Taking Our Services to You with Drive-Thru Lab Service, Physical Therapy House Calls and More!

You’re our inspiration and why we’re adapting our services to suit you. Not only can you feel confident in our medical offices knowing we’re taking every precaution to safeguard your health but also know we’re adapting the way we deliver our services to suit you!

Introducing:
·        Drive-Thru Lab Services
·        Physical Therapy to Your Home and More!

Check Out the Precautions We’re Taking and How WE’re Adapting Our Services to Suit You!

Announcing Drive-Thru Lab Services!

Many of our labs across the state are offering either drive-through labs, lab service to your car, walk-up labs, along with offering you entry through an alternate door – whatever makes you feel most comfortable! Go to our website
by clicking here to see what services are being offered near you and to book or reschedule your next lab appointment!

Now is No Time to Postpone Imaging Studies

We’ve taken numerous precautions to safeguard your health during the COVID-19 Pandemic while still delivering the care you need, and now is no time to postpone any screening or diagnostic exams.
Call (855) 674-4624 to book or reschedule your imaging appointment.

We’re Here for You Whenever and Wherever You Need Us!

Our telehealth service MPG Connect just got easier!

Millennium is here for you both in the office and online through your computer, smartphone or tablet. See your Millennium doctor wherever you are – at home, on vacation, back up north – and whenever you need us, including nights and weekends!
It’s so simple:
1. Make an appointment
2. Receive your link to pre-register by email or text
3. Receive your link to join your telehealth visit by email or text
To make an appointment:
1. Call you doctor’s office or (844) CALL-MPG
3. Log-in to the Patient Portal or Click Here to Schedule an Appointment

It’s More Important Than Ever to Stay Connected With Millennium!

During the COVID-19 Pandemic is no time to lose touch with your Millennium healthcare providers and services, especially if you live with chronic health conditions. No one knows you like we do, and we’re here for you! Check out all the ways we’re here to serve you during this time and always:
-Primary-Care Offices: Open
-Specialist Offices: Open
-Walk-In Medical Centers: Open
-Labs: Open, many with drive-through and carside service
-Imaging Centers: Open
-Pharmacy Delivery (in parts of Southwest Florida, anywhere in Florida by mail)
And of course, our telehealth service MPG Connect with YOUR Millennium healthcare provider is always open, even nights & weekends, wherever you are!
Register to join our patient webinars on our telehealth service MPG Connect! Click Here for MPG Connect Webinar
Dates: Wednesday April 15, 11 am (eastern time)
Friday, April 17, 11 am
After registering, you’ll receive a confirmation email containing information about joining.

The Millennium Pharmacy Delivers!

Did you know our Millennium Pharmacy delivers directly to your doorstep or mailbox? In Charlotte and Sarasota Counties, simply call our pharmacy at (855) 674-7600 to setup delivery.
You can have your new prescriptions sent to our pharmacy, or we can transfer your existing prescriptions. We also offer automatic refills and personalized packaging. No need to go out or stand in line, just call us us to speak to a pharmacy team member or leave us a message anytime.
(855) 674-7600
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
The Millennium Pharmacy offers FREE delivery service to your door in the following areas Monday through Friday:
Port Charlotte
Punta Gorda
Burnt Store
North Port
Englewood
Venice
Lake Suzy
Arcadia
  • Mail delivery to your mailbox is available anywhere in the state of Florida serviced by USPS.
  • We do NOT offer Mail Delivery for refrigerated medications.
  • Delivery is NOT offered for any Schedule II controlled substances.

Caring for You During the ‘Safer at Home’ Instructions

As your healthcare provider, keeping you healthy is our top priority. Please know we’re here for you as you follow the “safer-at-home” instructions. And as an essential service, Millennium remains open not only to care for any of your COVID-19 concerns but also for your routine healthcare needs.

Now more than ever, it’s essential to stay on top of your health and connected with your primary-care provider, especially for those living with chronic conditions, like high blood pressure, diabetes and COPD. Now is no time to skip your appointments.

We’re Here for You in the Office and Online Through Our Telehealth Service MPG Connect

We’ve also launched our telehealth service MPG Connect, so we can care for you in the comfort of your home or wherever you are! All you need is an appointment with your Millennium healthcare provider and a computer, smartphone or tablet.

Click Here for Telehealth Website

All the Ways Millennium Cares for You During the “Safer-at-Home” Instruction:

  • Telehealth Visits with YOUR Healthcare Provider: Even nights and weekends
  • Primary-Care Offices: Open
  • Specialist Offices: Open
  • Walk-In Medical Centers: Open
  • Labs: Open
  • Imaging Centers: Open
  • Pharmacy Delivery (in parts of Southwest Florida)
Accepting New Patients & Appointments
Call your doctor’s office, (844) CALL-MPG or visit the patient portal to request an appointment in the office or online through our telehealth platform MPG Connect.
We are also scheduling appointments for new patients online and through MPG Connect.

Click Here to Schedule an Appointment

For more information on our telehealth platform MPG Connect, join our scheduled patient webinars.

Dates:
– Tuesday, April 7, 10:00 a.m.
– Wednesday, April 8, 11:00 a.m.
Click Here for MPG Connect Webinar


No need to go out. With the Millennium Pharmacy, have your prescriptions delivered right to your home!

Did you know our Millennium Pharmacy delivers directly to your door or mailbox? In Charlotte and Sarasota Counties, simply call our pharmacy at 1-855-674-7600 to setup delivery. You can have your new prescriptions sent to our pharmacy, or we can transfer in your existing prescriptions. We also offer automatic refills and personalized packaging. No need to stand in line or be put on hold at another pharmacy. Call us anytime Monday through Friday between 8:30am and 5:30pm to speak to a pharmacy team member or leave us a message anytime.
Click here to email the Millennium pharmacy.

The Millennium Pharmacy offers FREE delivery service to your door in the following areas Monday through Friday:

Port Charlotte
Punta Gorda
Burnt Store
North Port
Englewood

Venice
Lake Suzy
Arcadia

  • Mail delivery to your mailbox is available anywhere in the state of Florida serviced by USPS
  • We do NOT offer Mail Delivery for refrigerated medications
  • Delivery is NOT offered for any Schedule II controlled substances

OUR PROMISE TO YOU

Amid the uncertainty of the growing COVID-19 Pandemic, it’s never been more critical to stay connected with one another – even as we practice social distancing – to keep each other healthy and safe. As your healthcare providers, we appreciate the trust you place in us and want you to know we are here for you.

Millennium is open and ready to care for you when you need us. We continue to provide care to patients in our medical offices, labs, and imaging centers. Over the last two weeks, we have worked around the clock to launch a new, innovative way for you to see your healthcare provider without leaving your home. Introducing our telehealth service –MPG Connect!

MPG Connect

MPG Connect connects you to your Millennium physician or advanced provider through real-time video chat on your computer, smartphone, or tablet. In just our first week, we conducted more than 3,000 virtual visits across the state of Florida, so patients could stay in their homes. Call your doctor’s office or (844) CALL-MPG to request a telehealth visit. For more info on Millennium’s telehealth service MPG Connect, check out all the wonderful resources we’ve put together:

• Website link: Click Here
• Patient Helpline for MPG Connect Telehealth (877) 748-1112
• Sign up for Webinar information Click Here

Telehealth is easy to use and just a phone call or tap of the screen away! Just remember to provide your email address or cell phone number when you schedule your MPG Connect appointment. This way you’ll be sure to receive the activation link either by email or text message. Once you have the link, you simply tap and join your video visit!

Should You Choose to Come Into the Office

Sometimes, it’s appropriate to come into the office, and you can be confident that Millennium is following all recommended guidance from public health authorities to combat the spread of COVID-19. Our housekeeping vendors use products approved for eliminating any potential COVID-19 virus in their daily office cleanings.
We set up screening areas outside our offices and adjusted scheduling to keep those with symptoms separate from healthy or immunocompromised patients. Specimen collection at our regional test sites is completed at the patient’s car, and we are limiting non-essential visitors. Telehealth appointments, of course, are also available.

Call Us First

Please call your doctor’s office with any questions and for guidance on your next visit. We can help you determine whether you should come to the office or schedule a telehealth visit through MPG Connect.
Thank you for your continued trust as we work together to fight this virus. Stay safe!

YES, WE’RE OPEN AND READY TO CARE FOR YOU!

Millennium Physician Group’s offices, walk-in centers, imaging centers and labs are open for business and taking every step to ensure you – our patients and community – are safe with us.

We’re here to care for you, so call us first if you’re not feeling well. If you have a fever and a cough or shortness of breath, call your Millennium primary-care provider to be thoroughly evaluated for your symptoms and potential exposure to see if testing should be ordered.

Additionally, to ensure the safety of our patients and team, we’re limiting access to patients only (unless you need special assistance). We understand you might be concerned about the situation surrounding COVID-19, that’s why we’re pleased to offer you Millennium’s Telehealth Service, along with a suite of innovations that offers you peace of mind.

Read on to find out how Millennium’s Telehealth Service, Mobile Online Check-In, patient portal and mobile apps work together to put you in control of your healthcare – all in the palm of your hand!

Millennium’s Telehealth Service – House Calls with YOUR Healthcare Provider… Virtually

You can now request a telehealth visit with your healthcare provider in the comfort of your home through the convenience of your smartphone or tablet. That’s why our telehealth approach is extraordinary; we connect you with your care team. And see your doctor no matter where you are!

Call your doctor’s office or (844) CALL-MPG to book your next appointment – or change an existing one to – a telehealth visit.

Millennium Mobile Online Check-In

Millennium’s pre-registration process is a way to check-in where and when it’s convenient for you. Limit your time in the waiting room. No pens, paper or clipboards. After scheduling an appointment, you’ll receive an email or text from Millennium Physician Group with a pre-registration link. Just complete your pre-registration before your visit. And if you arrive to the office without checking in first, no problem! Office staff can send you a link to your personal device, whether a smartphone or tablet.

Millennium Apps

Additionally, Millennium offers a collection of apps that work together to put you in control of your healthcare – all in the palm of your hand! You can find these in your App Store.

The Patient Portal

Through the Patient Portal, you can connect with your healthcare provider and your medical records. Request a telehealth appointment and more through the portal, which is offered on our MPG App. Click here for the patient portal link.

MPG App

Millennium’s app provides news, updates, and alerts, along with full integration with our patient portal.
App Store: Click Here
Google Play Store: Click Here

MPG Connect

MPG Connect is our telehealth service. It allows you connect with your provider through a virtual house call.
App Store: Click Here
Google Play Store: Click Here

MPG Pharmacy App

Transfer prescriptions, request refills and check the status of your medications without having to call the pharmacy.
App Store: Click Here
Google Play Store: Click Here

To keep you safe and informed regarding the coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak, please read on for the latest information and guidance from state and federal health officials, along with more updates from your Millennium care team.

Traveled Recently or Plan To?

The federal government and state health authorities recommend if you’ve traveled from China, Iran, Europe or South Korea to self-isolate for 14 days after your return. If you start to show symptoms of lower respiratory infection (fever, cough, trouble breathing), call your Millennium healthcare provider and the health department.

If you’ve taken a cruise or traveled anywhere else internationally, you’re being asked to monitor your health and limit your social interactions for the next 14 days. If you start experiencing symptoms, self-isolate and call your Millennium healthcare provider and the department of health.

For full details from the Florida Department of Health please visit their website by clicking here.

Have Your Prescriptions Delivered to Your Home:

Did you know our pharmacy delivers directly to your home, from Venice to Naples in Southwest Florida? Simply call our pharmacy to transfer your prescriptions, enroll in automatic refills, and schedule your delivery date.

Our Millennium Pharmacy team is here to take care of all your prescription needs from one-day prescriptions to 90-day prescriptions, all delivered to your home for free! Once your refill is coming close to being due our team will ship it out to you automatically. No need to run to the store last minute or call your pharmacy to place a refill. Your refill will be right on time each month.

Ask your provider about having your prescriptions sent to Millennium Pharmacy Services, our team can’t wait to hear from you!

TRANSFER YOUR PRESCRIPTION TODAY!  CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

CALL (855) 674-7600
Pharmacy Location:
19531 Cochran Blvd, Port Charlotte, FL 33952

Call Us First If You’re Not Feeling Well:

If you start to feel symptoms (fever, cough or trouble breathing), call your Millennium Physician Group office.

Understanding COVID-19 Testing

Testing for coronavirus/COVID-19 is indicated for those whom meet the current guidelines. Please understand hospital ERs are not meant to be test centers.
Having fever, cough or shortness of breath are not in themselves criteria for getting tested.

If you’re feeling sick, you should call your doctor, who knows you best. He or she can fully evaluate your symptoms, travel history and other risk factors, and then recommend testing or not. Also criteria for testing are continually changing as we learn more about the exposure risks of this strain of coronavirus.

Self-Isolation vs. Quarantine:

Isolation separates sick people from those who are not sick.

Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a sickness to see if they become sick.

  • The department of health recommends 14-days of isolation. Limiting your contact with others in your home as much as possible, staying in a separate room and using a separate bathroom if available.
  • It’s advised that no visitors come over unless the person needs to be in your home.
  • During this time, you should also monitor your health. Take your temperature with a thermometer two times a day and monitor for fever. Also, watch for cough and trouble breathing.
  • If you start feeling sick, call your Millennium healthcare provider and then call the health department in your county.

Social Distancing Explained:

  • Do not take public transportation, taxis, or ride-shares during the time you are practicing social distancing.
  • Avoid crowded places (such as shopping centers and movie theaters) and limit your activities in public.
  • Keep your distance from others (about 6 feet or 2 meters).

Working on Testing:

We are working to acquire the recommended test kits to collect possible COVID-19 specimens ASAP. These tests have only previously been made available to governmental and public health organizations. We will provide more information as it becomes available and will continue to keep you informed about our protocols going forward.

Other Health Reminders:

  • Avoid contact with sick people.
  • If you’re sick, stay at home and avoid crowds.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60-95% alcohol.
  • It is especially important to clean hands after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with your arm, not your hands.
  • Refrain from touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Do NOT travel if you are sick.

Stay Up-to-Date

Check the App Store on your phone for our Millennium Physician Group app to stay up-to-date with information from our website.  Download using the links below:

 

More Resources

More info on self-isolation: http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/COVID-19/need-to-know/Self-Isolation.html

To locate your county’s health department: http://www.floridahealth.gov/all-county-locations.html
For the Florida Department of Health’s COVID-19 webpage: www.FloridaHealth.gov/COVID-19

For any other questions related to COVID-19 in Florida, please contact the Department of Health’s dedicated COVID-19 Call Center by calling (866) 779-6121 or emailing COVID-19@flhealth.gov. The Call Center is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

As part of our ongoing commitment to keep you safe and informed regarding the coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak, we are continually updating you with the latest information and guidance from state and federal health officials.

What’s New:

  • There are now a handful of confirmed coronavirus/COVID-19 cases around the state.
  • The Florida Department of Health modified its guidance for those who’ve traveled recently, stating anyone who has returned from China, Iran, Italy or South Korea in the past 14 days should stay at home and self-isolate. If you or someone in your immediate household has traveled to one of these areas in the past 14 days, you are asked to stay at home in self-isolation. The isolation period ends 14 days upon return from travel.
  • If you are in self-isolation and begin to feel sick during this time, you are urged to call the Florida Department of Health in your county and then please call your Millennium healthcare provider.
  • If you experience fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or shortness of breath and you had close contact with someone showing these symptoms who has recently traveled from one of these areas or have been in contact with someone with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19, please call your local health department and your Millennium healthcare provider.
  • Call Us First should you have any questions at (844) CALL-MPG.
  • Please download the Millennium Physician Group patient app to stay on top of the latest developments.

 

What is Self-Isolation?

  • Self-isolation is voluntarily staying home and away from other people to limit the possibility of exposing others to infection.
  • During this 14 day time period, you limit your contact with others in your home as much as possible, staying in a separate room and using a separate bathroom if available.
  • It’s advised that no visitors come over unless the person needs to be in your home.
  • During this time, you should also monitor your health. If you start feeling sick, call the health department in your county and then call your Millennium healthcare provider.
  • Please call ahead to ensure you’re going to the right place and taking the necessary precautions.

Learning More about Who’s at Risk

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports older adults and people who have severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease seem to be at higher risk for more serious COVID-19 illness. Early data suggest older people are twice as likely to have serious COVID-19 illness.

If you are at increased risk for COVID-19 complications due to age or because you have a severe underlying medical condition, it is especially important for you to take actions to reduce your risk of exposure and do not hesitate to reach out to your Millennium healthcare provider.

Preventive Measures

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick and avoid contact with people in poor health.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then dispose of the tissue.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • The CDC does not recommend that asymptomatic, healthy people wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19. Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.

More Resources

More info on self-isolation: http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/COVID-19/need-to-know/Self-Isolation.html

To locate your county’s health department: http://www.floridahealth.gov/all-county-locations.html
For the Florida Department of Health’s COVID-19 webpage: www.FloridaHealth.gov/COVID-19

For any other questions related to COVID-19 in Florida, please contact the Department of Health’s dedicated COVID-19 Call Center by calling (866) 779-6121 or emailing COVID-19@flhealth.gov. The Call Center is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Millennium Physician Group is monitoring the coronavirus/COVID-19 situation very closely. Your health is our top priority, and we are here for you.

If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, Call Us First, and our team will help determine if you need to be seen. Please call either your primary-care provider or 1-844-CALL-MPG.

Stay connected to the latest information by checking:

       

According to the CDC and the Florida Department of Health, the number of cases in Florida remains relatively low.  Click here for updates.

Most people in the United States have little immediate risk of exposure to this virus, and a majority have resulted in mild symptoms and significant recovery thereafter, as has also been reported so far by most countries. Please see more prevention recommendations below.

The CDC does not recommend that asymptomatic, healthy people wear a face mask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases; face masks should be used by people who show symptoms to help prevent the spread of the disease.

For more information, please click the following links: