Stockpiling unnecessary, deliveries are arriving

March 26, 2020 – Flagler County Emergency Management reminds residents that there is no need to stockpile groceries and paper goods.

“Unlike the situation with a hurricane, the flow of supplies is not being disrupted,” said Emergency Management Director Jonathan Lord. “Please only buy what your family needs for a week, because there are a lot of families that are unable to buy food and supplies for weeks in advance.”

Flagler County on Wednesday asked its residents – especially those who are over 65 years old or who have a pre-existing medical condition – to stay home for 14 days to the degree possible.

“We ask that you only go to the store once a week, and get only the things you really need,” Lord said. “We don’t need people making extra trips, because they can’t find what they are looking for.”

The CDC guidelines stipulate that all gatherings should be limited to 10 people or fewer, and 6 feet of distance should be maintained. 

Officials urge all residents and businesses to follow Florida Department of Health and CDC guidance, to include: frequent hand washing; staying home when possible; and, avoiding close contact with people who are sick.

Additionally, those who are sick and/or told to self-isolate should remain at home unless seeking medical care, cover coughs and sneezes, wear a facemask around others, and disinfect touched surfaces daily.

Anyone with government services questions should call Flagler County’s main telephone line to get further clarification, 386-313-4000.

All COVID-19 related questions should be directed to the hotline, 866-779-6121.

Check for current information on Flagler County’s website, and follow “Flagler County Government” or “Flagler County Emergency Management” on Social Media. The county’s social media team will provide updates through these official accounts:

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