Your health and safety are our priority. Please continue to follow the appropriate precautions to prevent respiratory illness:
- Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
- If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone for 24 hours without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.)
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. After using a tissue, throw it in the trash and wash your hands.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs.
- If you have not already done so, get your flu vaccine. The vaccine is readily available for employees as well as for the public. You may also refer to the FDOH call center at 1-866-779-6121 or email COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org.
Centers for Disease Control – COVID-19 Website
For Our Families
The centers on this map show School Readiness Providers. For a full listing of child care programs, see our Child Care Resource and Referral page here.
- NCH created a video in Spanish about the CDC guidelines and how to prevent the spread of the COVID19. Take a look.
- For families to read together: When People Get the New Coronavirus
- How To Prevent the Spread of the Coronoavirus ( Spanish) video
- United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades
Assistance Available: electrical, water, rental/mortgage, gasoline, medical, transportation to medical services, food, HVAC Repair (60+), family self-sufficiency and more. CSBG/LIHEAP Application available here.
For Your Business
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Announces New Mobile-Friendly Site to Apply for Reemployment Assistance
Florida Dept. of Health Schools and Child Care Programs
Florida Department of Health Nurse Danna Breeden is here to answer questions for preschool providers. Contact her at (239) 825-5218 or Danna.Breeden@flhealth.gov
The Business Damage Assessment Survey is gathering information needed to evaluate and access tools to help businesses—like yours—potentially lessen the impacts of COVID-19 and help the economy recover. To submit a survey response, click here.
The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue businesses may be experiencing.
The Short-Time Compensation Program is designed to provide prorated Reemployment Assistance benefits to employees that have had work hours and earnings reduced as part of a Short-Time Compensation plan to avoid a total layoff of some employees. This program allows employers to avoid the expense of recruiting, hiring and training new workers when business conditions improve. While employees are spared the hardships of full unemployment, employers are able to retain employees who can resume high production levels when business conditions improve.