COVID19 message from the Florida Department of Health Hendry & Glades

The Florida Department of Health appreciates the desire to understand how many people in each community have been tested, received a negative test, or are under public health monitoring as a result of suspicion they may have COVID-19 or has been in contact with someone who has COVID-19. Balancing the privacy of the individuals being […]

Governor directs Floridians to ‘limit movements’

TALLAHASSEE — In an April 1 press conference, Gov. Ron DeSantis said he will sign an executive order “directing all Floridians to limit movements and personal interactions outside the home to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or to conduct essential activities.” “We’re going to be in this for another 30 days,” […]

Florida Healthy Kids takes proactive steps during COVID-19 outbreak

TALLAHASSEE — On March 26, in light of the ongoing coronavirus (aka COVID-19) outbreak across the nation and in Florida, the Florida Healthy Kids Corporation’s (FHKC) Board of Directors adopted and recognized benefit and eligibility adjustments to help ensure children face fewer barriers in accessing the care they may need during this emergency. CFO Jimmy […]

Glades County declares Local State of Emergency

GLADES COUNTY — On March 19, Glades County signed a Local State of Emergency in response to COVID-19. This was done solely out of precaution and allows Emergency Management to activate the County’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan and to request mutual aid resources from state and federal partners. There are no reported cases of COVID-19 […]

Florida Department of Health updates new COVID-19 cases, announces one new death related to COIVD-19 on March 18 at 6 p.m. Update

299 positive cases in Florida Residents and 29 positive cases in non-Florida residents TALLAHASSEE — To keep Florida residents and visitors safe, informed and aware about the status of the virus, The Florida Department of Health has launched a COVID-19 dashboard that will be updated twice daily. On March 18 as of 6 p.m., there […]

Call first before going to Hendry Regional clinics

Hendry Regional Medical Center

CLEWISTON – Hendry Regional Medical Center (HRMC) requests that patients seeking care for COVID19 at any of the HRMC clinics call before arriving. Staff members are equipped to assist and guide patients through a phone triage process and provide further directives for the patient prior to arriving. • Hendry Regional Convenient Care Center (LaBelle) 863-675-2356; […]

Palm Beach County’s water safe for consumption, no shortage of supply

PALM BEACH COUNTY — The Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department (PBCWUD) drinking water is safe from contamination of the COVID-19 virus. Furthermore, PBCWUD customers will experience no shortage of potable water supplies should the spread of the illness further impact Palm Beach County. Regulations established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concerning the treatment […]

Center for Disease Control updates mass gathering advice

Large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States via travelers who attend these events and introduce the virus to new communities. Examples of large events and mass gatherings include conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings, and other types of assemblies. These events can be planned not […]

VA to Build Medical Shelter in Response to COVID 19

West Palm Beach, Fla. — The West Palm Beach VA Medical Center is taking extra precautions in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus) for the health of Veterans, employees, volunteers and contractors. The medical center is deploying part of its emergency response assets as a proactive response to COVID-19.  One such asset is an external medical shelter […]

Florida Department of Health announces new positive COVID-19 Cases in Florida

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Health has announced 39 new positive cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). On March 16, the Florida Department of Health confirmed the death of a 77-year old male in Lee County who had previously tested positive for COVID-19. Yesterday, Governor Ron DeSantis sent a letter to Health and Human Services […]

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