Here are some links to facts and resources about Covid 19:
Though Covid 19 has some flu-like symptoms, it is not the flu: it is deadlier. How much deadlier varies by location and how well the governments have implemented precautions and testing.
Unfortunately, there is a test shortage in the US, so we don’t have a true case rate, but, it appears that we are on the same trajectory as Italy (roughly 10 days behind).
It is important that we suspend in-person meetings and activities to reduce physical contact.
One might have the virus and not know it (and be able to spread it to others).
One of the biggest dangers is overwhelming the medical system. Slowing the spread /"flattening the curve" helps keep our clinics and hospitals from being overwhelmed. The Washington Post has excellent graphics/ models that show how this works.
There is a lot of confusion about whether domestic pets can get and spread Covid-19. As of Friday, March 13, 2020 the WHO says that animals CAN get the virus. Here is a link to the report of a dog testing positive for it in Hong Kong. Here is an article giving context.
Some new information about Ibuprofin versus Tylenol/paracetamol https://www.bbc.com/news/51929628
Coronavirus Links: National, State, and Local
Center for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Website
Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
VA Extension of Benefits Press Release and Information
United Way 2-1-1 Hotline Information
Nextstrain: Genomic epidemiology of novel coronavirus
State COVID-19 Hotline
State COVID-19 Email
Florida Weekly Updates for Businesses & Events
SWFL COVID-19 Tracker (Courtesy of Dr. Felke from FGCU)
NCH Healthcare Systems COVID-19 Updates
Lutheran Services Florida Family Crisis Counseling
Lee County COVID-19 Information
Collier County COVID-19 Information
Collier County Community and Human Services
Florida Reemployment Assistance Center: Individual Claims
Short Time Compensation Program for Employers
Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan
Price Gouging Hotline:
Mobile Testing Sites
Lee Convenient Care at Page Field
4771 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers
Lee Convenient Care is open from 12 Noon to 4 P.M., seven days a week.
Cape Coral Sports Complex
Cape Coral Sports Complex is open from 11 A.M. - 3 P.M., seven days a week.
Lee County patients MUST have a doctor's note in order to get a test.
Collier County will begin mobile testing on 4/6/20 at the Downtown Baker Hospital Telford Parking Garage. As we receive more information we will post it here.
Collier County patients MUST have a doctor's note in order to get a test.