Coronavirus Info

 

POSITIVE CASES AND RESOURCES

To find the latest, up-to-date information on best practices and the number of positive coronavirus cases in the U.S., please visit the CDC website here. 

As local, state, and federal governments coordinate to stop the spread of the coronavirus, it’s important that you know what to do if you’re experiencing symptoms of the virus. Please follow the recommendations of the CDC and Florida Department of Health, which are to contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible. If you do not have a healthcare provider or have additional questions, you may reach the 24/7 Florida Department of Health Call Center at 1 (866) 779-6121.


FEDERAL ACTION

Congress and President Trump have approved numerous pieces of legislation to combat the coronavirus.

  • President Trump has signed legislation to replenish the Paycheck Protection Program with $310 billion so that more small business employees across our country can draw a paycheck and receive the assistance they need to get through these challenging times. Importantly, small financial institutions, like credit unions and community banks, receive a $60 billion set-aside to provide PPP loans to the small businesses they serve locally. Also included in this legislation is $75 billion for hospitals and $25 billion for increased testing. 
  • Congress has passed and the president has signed the CARES Act. To see what was included in this landmark, bipartisan legislation, please click here. To learn more and see if you qualify for economic impact payments, please click here
  • President Trump has signed into law legislation which includes free coronavirus testing, paid sick leave, enhanced unemployment insurance, and food security for seniors, children, and low-income families. For more on this legislation, please click here.
  • President Trump has signed emergency funding that includes more than $4 billion for diagnostic tests, vaccine developments, and treatments; $2 billion for CDC response efforts; and over $1 billion for the State Department and USAID to protect Americans abroad and prevent the spread of the virus worldwide.
  • In late December 2020, Congress passed and the president signed bipartisan legislation that includes $284 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program, $29 billion for vaccine acquisition and deployment, $600 per person making under $75,000 annually to help stimulate the economy, and $300 per week in federal unemployment insurance, in addition to state unemployment benefits.

LOCAL TESTING AND VACCINATION SITES

To find out more information on COVID-19 testing sites in Northeast Florida, please click here. For more on vaccination sites, please click here.