COVID-19 Resources and Information
"We have tools that we can use to beat this virus and we're going to beat this virus. Let's work together on behalf of the American people."
-Congressman Matt Gaetz
FLORIDA COVID NEWS UPDATE
Governor Ron DeSantis announced as of Monday, March 22, 2021, all Floridians age 50 and older will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Governor DeSantis is excited about the state’s efficiency and seniors' progress in getting vaccinated. Governor DeSantis also commented on when the COVID-19 vaccine will be available for Floridians of all ages:
“I can’t tell you when exactly that will happen, but I can tell you it will definitely be before May 1. That’s not even a question, so stay tuned on that,” DeSantis said.
FREEDOM FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES
On March 10th, 2021, Governor Ron DeSantis signed an executive order canceling all fines issued by local government for violations of mask mandates and other coronavirus restrictions from March 2020-2021.
Governor Ron DeSantis is listening to the science and prioritizing seniors, who are most vulnerable to COVID-19, first for vaccinations. Governor DeSantis reaffirmed his “Seniors First” pledge by declaring any senior who wants a shot will be given one.
For more information on receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, see “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” below.
TESTING IN NORTHWEST FLORIDA
My office has received many questions about testing: who should get tested, and when? If you have come in contact with an infected person, or are showing symptoms, please click HERE for more information on how and where to get tested. Note: residents with COVID-19 symptoms will be prioritized.
COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION
As of March 2021, nearly 75,000 Floridians are receiving their COVID-19 vaccination everyday. Floridians who meet the requirements below are now immediately eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations:
- Persons 50 years of age and older;
- Persons determined to be extremely vulnerable by a physician (form required);
- Health care workers with direct patient contact;
- K-12 school employees 50 years of age and older;
- Sworn law enforcement officers 50 years of age and older;
- Firefighters 50 years of age and older
CLICK HERE to find the closest COVID-19 vaccination site to you in Northwest Florida!
Floridians age 50 and up can now register online at CVS, Publix, Walmart and https://myvaccine.fl.gov/
FLORIDA COVID GUIDELINES BY COUNTY
To view the latest information regarding COVID-19 guidelines and vaccine updates in your county, please select one of the options below: