Coronavirus Information and UpdatesLast updated 03/27/2020
Memorial Healthcare System is diligently monitoring the development of COVID-19 (2019 novel Coronavirus) and taking all appropriate and necessary precautions for the safety and well-being of our community. We are working closely with local and state officials. We remain vigilant and continue to follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Florida Department of Health guidelines.
Patients and Visitors
- Testing for Coronavirus (COVID-19) at C.B. Smith Park
- Updates to Visiting Policy and Other Frequently asked questions
- CDC Coronavirus Self-Checker
- Donate to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Community Support fund to support critical equipment and financial assistance
- Higher Risk & Special Populations — CDC Website
Media and Press Releases
- New Phone Reservation Line for CB Smith Test Collection Site — Español | Creole [March 23]
- Coronavirus Media Updates [March 21]
Florida Department of Health Hotline
If you have mild symptoms or may have been exposed: 866-779-6121 (24 hours a day)
About the Coronavirus
- How it spreads
- Review your symptoms
- Prevention and treatment
- What to do if you are sick
- Frequently asked questions
See a trusted doctor from your computer or mobile device
If you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath) you can use our telehealth services MemorialDocNow (on desktop or download the app) to have a doctor assess you and direct you and your family on next steps for no cost through April 30, 2020. Use coupon code: MEMORIALCARES.
Preventing COVID-19 Spread — How to Protect Yourself and the Community
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We all play a role in preserving the health of our families, friends, co-workers and neighbors. There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. As a reminder, the CDC recommends everyday actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
Wash your hands often 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.
Stay home when you are sick with respiratory disease symptoms. At the present time, these symptoms are more likely due to influenza or other respiratory viruses than to COVID-19-related virus.
Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth, which are the favorite portals of entry for the virus.
Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol when soap and water are not available.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Using your hands to cover your mouth provides a means to spread the disease when you use door handles, computers, cell phones and other frequently touched surfaces.
Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.
Routine use of these measures by individuals and their families will increase community readiness to respond to an outbreak and resilience during an outbreak.
The CDC has provided a series of steps on how to prepare and take action before, during and after any community spread of COVID-19.
Who is at highest risk
COVID-19 poses the highest risk to people over 60 and those with impaired immune system or underlying conditions, such as:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Chronic respiratory conditions
- Organ transplant
- Pregnant Women — Information on Coronavirus by the CDC
Most people who are not in one of these high-risk groups are likely to experience mild or moderate symptoms that are similar to the common cold or flu. The illness tends to peak in the second week, so it is important to continue to monitor symptoms for 7 to 14 days after onset.
Children and Coronavirus
Multimedia and resources
These are resources from the World Health Organization (WHO) and CDC to help you learn more about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- Manage anxiety & stress during Covid-19 outbreak
CDC hand washing (closed caption with no audio) — Video
- What you need to know – Community resources and fact sheets — PDF
- Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease 2019 poster English | Spanish — PDF
- Stop the spread of germs poster English | Spanish | Simplified Chinese — PDF