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Governor DeSantis Updates
Follow Governor Ron DeSantis Facebook for live press conferences and updates
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Florida Department of Health
COVID-19 Call Center is available 24/7, 1 (866) 779-6121, COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org
What to know about COVID-19 in Florida
Florida Department of Children and Families
News and updates for child care, mental health and substance abuse around Florida.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 1-800-273-8255, text MHFA to 741741 to talk to a Crisis Text Line counselor or visit https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Disaster Distress Helpline
Veterans Crisis Line
Call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1 or visit https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/
Connections by CHESS Health App
A free, evidence-based mobile app proven to provide ongoing support and relapse prevention to people recovering from substance-use-disorders.
211 Helpline Florida
The United Way is aiding those who effected by the coronavirus pandemic. If you or somebody you know needs help, please reach out through calling, texting, chatting, or emailing. Call 2-1-1 or (352) 332-4636. Calling is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Text your zip code to 898-211.
Crisis Centers provide 24/7 free, confidential emotional support- Dial 211 or visit crisiscenter.com
National Council for Behavioral Health-
COVID-19 behavioral health resources for the public and behavioral health organizations
Mental Health First Aid-
Advice on helping others, as well as ourselves, with depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders.
Big Bend Community Base Care
LSF Health Systems
Northeast, North Central Florida
Central Florida Behavioral Health Network
Central Florida Cares
Central Florida region
Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network
Treasure Coast region
Broward Behavioral Health Coalition
South Florida – Miami Date and Monroe County
Agency for Heath Care Administration
Agency for Heath Care Administration (AHCE) new website of all agency’s guidance http://ahca.myflorida.com/covid-19_alerts.shtml
National Council for Behavioral Health
Information and guidance for providers
Long term care providers
Meals for Kids
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services partnered with 2-1-1 to create the resources. Floridians can text FLKIDSMEALS to 211-211 to find the closest participating Summer Break Spot location with meals available. Residents can also call 2-1-1 to speak with a live operator for additional information
Local food pantries may begin facing shortages as the coronavirus pandemic worsens. Feeding Florida features a way to donate to nonprofits and community-based organizations that provide food and other resources to our most vulnerable populations. Feeding Florida also allows those in need of food to search for their nearest food pantry.
Elder Helpline Information and Assistance Service
Information regarding elder services and activities is available through the Elder Helpline Information and Assistance service within each Florida County. All Elder Helplines can be accessed at 1-800-96-ELDER (800-963-5337)
Florida Department of Elder Affairs
News, programs and resources for Florida’s elderly population, the most effected by the virus
Senior Shopping Hours
Grocery stores around Florida have designated a special “Senior Hour” outside of their normal business hours to give those most vulnerable to the virus first access to food and necessities
Publix – Open for shoppers 65+ on Tuesday’s and Wednesdays from 7am-8am
Whole Foods – Open to shoppers 60+ one hour before opening to the general public
Target – Will reserve the first hour of shopping each Wednesday for vulnerable guests
Walmart – Will open one hour early every Tuesday for shoppers 60+
Dollar General – Will dedicated the first hour of each day to seniors
Fresh Market – Will dedicate 8am-9am on Monday through Friday for seniors
Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program
Short-term, interest free loan applications for small businesses.
Tax day has been extended to July 15
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CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019
Latest news and updates from the Center for Disease Control.
Department of Homeland Security
Guidelines on pandemics and national security.
World Health Organization-
Live international updates, advice and news.
President Donald Trump’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America
CDC- Getting Your Home Ready
Guidance on preparing households for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Federal regulators, through the mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, are ordering lenders to offer homeowners flexibility.
Power companies around Florida, such as Duke Energy, will not disconnect any customer’s service for non-payment, in order to give customers experiencing financial hardship extra time to make payments. Power companies will continue to read meters and send bills. Customers should pay what they can to avoid building up a large balance that will be harder to pay off later.
If you are unable to pay your mortgage due to the COVID-19 pandemic, talk to your mortgage lender about Home Loans Special Payment Forbearance and loan extensions to assist with suspending payments.
Florida Department of Transportation
Follow for updates to Florida’s public transportation system.
Toll fare will now only be paid by Sunpass or toll-by-plate
Florida Public Assistance
Is accepting public assistance grant applications to those effected by COVID-19 until April 12, 2020
United Way Community Economic Relief
Help with bills, rent and food. Provide zip code and a list of local agencies will be provided
Reemployment Assistance Benefits
Click on the Reemployment Assistance Service Center to learn more about applying for unemployment assistance.
US Department of Labor
Provides news, facts and resources about the coronavirus to employees.
Unemployment and Reemployment
Information about filing for unemployment and reemployment resources
Florida Department of Education
Issues daily updates on distant learning options and the extended Spring Break vacation.
Resources for Families
Resources and private offers made available by the state of Florida and private companies to families during the extended spring break.
Department of Education
Resources for students and school personnel on the coronavirus.
Humane Societies around Florida are providing dog and cat food to the public through their food assistance programs listed on their website
Call 1-866—9NO-SCAM. To report price gouging go online MyFloridaLegal.com