Coronavirus and COVID-19
As a medical professional and your Representative, I feel a strong sense of duty when it comes to keeping you well-informed and prepared. That’s why I’m reaching out today with updated information about the Coronavirus and COVID-19.
While some of us may not fall in the “high-risk” category, many of our loved ones do. It’s important that we work together to combat this disease.
Please use the resources below to protect yourself and your family. Additionally, please follow me on Twitter at @DrNealDunnFL2 or on Facebook at Congressman Neal Dunn, M.D. for real-time updates.
Neal P. Dunn
For general information regarding COVID-19:
- White House's Guidance on Coronavirus
- White House/CDC/FEMA Guidance on Coronavirus
- CDC's Guidance on Coronavirus
- Florida Department of Health Homepage
- Florida League of Cities Coronavirus Resources
- Florida Department of Financial Services Coronavirus Resources
- Florida Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Resource Center
For individuals and households:
- IRS Economic Impact Payments: What you need to know
- Department of Treasury - Steps for Quick Financial Relief
- CARES Act - Unemployment Insurance Questions Answered
- CDC on Household Readiness
- CDC on Preventing Spread in the Home
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Resources
For Small Businesses:
- CARES Act - What the US Treasury is Doing
- Small Business Paycheck Protection Program
- Small Business Paycheck Protection Program - For Lenders
- Small Business Paycheck Protection Program - For Borrowers
- Small Business Paycheck Protection Program - Application
- Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act
For Teachers, Parents, and Students:
- House Education & Labor Committee on CARES Act
- Florida Department of Education on Coronavirus
- Coronavirus Information for Students, Borrowers and Parents
- Florida Virtual School Homepage
- Coronavirus Student Guide
- Talking to Children About Coronavirus
- Second Step Social and Emotional Learning Resources
- Distance Learning Resources for Teachers
- Exceptional Education Resources
- Smithsonian's Online Learning Lab
- National Archives Resources for Online Teaching and Learning
For Our Veterans:
- House Veterans Affairs Committee COVID-19 Resources
- Department of Veterans Affairs Coronavirus Information
- Coronavirus FAQs - What veterans need to know
To protect you and your family, the Centers for Disease Control recommends the following:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid handshakes. Bump elbows instead.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
- CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
- Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
- CDC travel health notices can be found here.
- International travel guidance issued by the Department of State is available here.
- State Department and specific country advisories are listed here.
If you have symptoms of coronavirus – fever, cough, shortness of breath – and have been in close contact with a person known to have coronavirus or have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of coronavirus, make sure to contact your health care provider immediately.
If you think you may have coronavirus, the CDC recommends calling your provider ahead of time for guidance on how the facility is handling cases before visiting the hospital in order to keep others from being exposed.
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