CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19)
Flagler County continues to work with our local and state partners to address COVID-19 local impacts. Even though Florida Health (Department of Health) serves as the official lead agency for public health matters, such as COVID-19, our Emergency Operations Center and our local partners are working closely to address our community’s impacts.
Florida Department of Health COVID-19 HOTLINE at 866-779-6121
WHAT IS COVID-19?
WHERE CAN I GET SCREENED & TESTED FOR COVID-19?
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19?
HOW IS THE CORONAVIRUS TRANSMITTED?
HOW CAN PEOPLE PROTECT THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILIES FROM COVID-19?
WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION ON COVID-19?
- Call (866) 779-6121
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control: CDC.gov/COVID-19
- World Health Organization: www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
- Travel Advisories: travel.state.gov or www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html
COVID-19 SCREENING & TESTING
PRESS RELEASES, Emergency orders & OTHER DOCUMENTS
Free Business Toolkit
- Below you will find free downloadable posters and social media shareables for businesses to use online and in your establishments to communicate best and required COVID-19 safety practices. Posters are available in versions directed at both public/visitor awareness and staff/employee awareness.
- DOWNLOAD ALL INDUSTRY RE-OPENING GUIDANCE POSTERS
- DOWNLOAD ALL BUSINESS POSTERS/SOCIAL MEDIA GRAPHICS
Pledge to Prevent Program
- The Pledge to Prevent campaign is a voluntary program in which Flagler County businesses commit to clean and healthy standards for their guests and employees to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Businesses that take the pledge will receive free assets such as face masks for their employees with the Pledge to Prevent seal, and disposable paper placemats for restaurants. These will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. A certificate of commitment and a window cling of the seal will also be distributed to display their commitment.
- Mainland restaurants & businesses can contact Amy Lukasik for inclusion at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tourism based businesses that are interested in taking the pledge can email email@example.com
Preparing your Business and Employees
It is imperative that businesses and their employees do their part to prevent further spread of COVID-19 and ensure that their place of business is an environment that observes all necessary protective measures. To best protect your business’s employees and customers, and to do your part for protecting the community at-large, it is highly advised that CDC recommendations be implemented as required practices for your business.
It should be noted that your protective practices and workplace policies may differ depending on your type of business, however social distancing, hygiene, and protective mask principles should remain consistent. Reference the CDC page for preparing small businesses and employees to find specialized information for specific job areas.
What assistance programs are available to people out of work/school?
- Unemployment Assistance: The U.S. Department of Labor's unemployment insurance programs provide unemployment benefits to eligible workers who become unemployed through no fault of their own and meet certain other eligibility requirements. Unemployment insurance is a joint state-federal program that provides cash benefits to eligible workers. Each state administers a separate unemployment insurance program, but all states follow the same guidelines established by federal law. Visit DOL.gov for additional information.
- Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Reemployment Assistance (also called reemployment assistance insurance) provides temporary wage replacement benefits to qualified individuals who are out of work through no fault of their own. If you need assistance, contact the Reemployment Assistance Contact Center at 1-800-204-2418 during the hours of 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST, Monday through Friday. Visit FloridaJobs.org for additional information.
Department of Children and Families
For updates related to ACCESS, child welfare, child care, mental health services and adult protective services, please visit the DCF COVID-19 update website.
Current Service Modifications in Place
- Government Services Building and Courthouse: Open to the public beginning June 8th. Visitors will be screened for temperatures at the entrance and use of face coverings is required.
- Parks and park facilities: Parks and park amenities are open. Residents are reminded to observe social distancing. Rentals of pavilions and community are open – gatherings at rented community centers and pavilions may not exceed 50% of standing room capacity.
- Library: BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 24TH
- Interactive programs and use of our meeting room space (no more than 50 people) will resume at this time. Library staff will continue to make available via Facebook and YouTube online videos for story time, crafts and computer related instruction.
- Curbside service will continue. Use of virtual/online resources is highly encouraged.
- Passport service will be available at Palm Coast no appointment needed except on Saturday and Bunnell is by appointment only.
- Interlibrary Loan service will resume. No donations at this time.
- The Library bookshop will re-open at 50% capacity.
- Quiet reading room will re-open at 50% capacity.
- Palm Coast Location Hours- Monday and Wednesday 9 am – 8 pm; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9 am – 6 pm and Saturday 9 am– 5 pm
- Bunnell Location Hours– Monday through Friday 9 am – 5pm
- Entering the Library: All patrons must wear a face mask and have a temperature check upon entering. Use of hand sanitizer is strongly recommended.
- Library Capacities: Total allowed in Palm Coast during phase 2 = @50% = 250 Total allowed in Bunnell during phase 2 = 50 @ 50% = 24
- Services: Computer use will resume to normal at two hours per day per patron.
- Social Services: Adult Daycare and the Wickline Center are closed until further notice. All other services are operational, though social distancing measures have been implemented to protect residents and Social Services employees. For more information, call Flagler County Social Services at (386)-586-2324.
- Flagler County Municipalities
- City of Palm Coast: https://www.palmcoastgov.com/
- City of Bunnell: http://www.bunnellcity.us/
- City of Flagler Beach: http://www.cityofflaglerbeach.com/
- Town of Marineland: https://marinelandmarina.com/
- Town of Beverly Beach: http://www.mybeverlybeach.org/
- Flagler County Emergency Orders:
cloth face coverings
CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. Flagler County Resolution 2020-48 urges the use of face coverings county-wide. CDC also advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.
Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove their cloth face covering without assistance. The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.
How can I obtain/make my own cloth face covering?
- MAKE YOUR OWN FACE COVERING: DOWNLOAD A PDF HERE
- Youtube how-to video from the CDC
- Where can I get one locally?: Masks are generally available at major retailers including Target, Walmart, and most drug and grocery stores. Additionally, the following shops and individuals are making and selling cloth face coverings in Flagler County. Be advised that these small businesses and individuals may be working under high demand. Before ordering any sort of Cloth Face Covering, please verify that they are being made in a manner that meets, or exceeds the CDC recommendations.
- Alterations by Lucy – 15 Utility Dr. #C, Palm Coast (386) 246-0085
- Arina-Rada – CALL ONLY (386) 237-0669
- Stichcraft & Starlight – ONLINE ONLY - Tresuresbyariel@gmail.com **Made by boys Cub Scout pack 281 & Troop 281 and girls Troop 4281
- Christy Vanzile - TEXT ONLY (386) 220-1591
- RAD Couture Boutique – CALL ONLY (732) 759 0171
- U Name It Apparel - Joe Rossheim 386-446-9100 phone, 386-445-6102 fax, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.u-nameitapparel.com
- Curleytail Design, Inc. - Jessica Kilday (386) 313-6447
- Laura Briden - (386) 216-6375 or email@example.com
- Danielle Szpara - Losoncy - (386) 627-3637 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kelly Wise (386) 243-4386
- Lori Byrne - Hooked On Yarn - Etsy www.etsy.com/shop/hookedonyarnct
- Bonnie Betz-Ramsey (406) 871-9300
- Brandi Anovic (386) 264-5805
- Shaboah Warnicorn (916) 476-1405
- Stitches & Sweet Tea - Kelly Wise-Chapman - www.stitchesandsweettea.com or email@example.com - 386-243-4383 Free delivery in Flagler County
- Eleni Futch - firstname.lastname@example.org - (904) 377-9208
- Cloth Masks for the Frontline (Flagler County division) - www.facebook.com/groups/maskupflagler
- FitUSA - 877-715-6886. https://fitusamanufacturing.com/
- MB Global - 404-433 8775
Urvil Brahmnhmattt - Exiom Health Services 808-651-1562 - https://exiomhealth.com/