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On February 28, 2020 the World Health Organization officials upgraded its global risk assessment of the novel coronavirus' potential for spread and impact from "high" to "very high." The Florida Department of Health (Department) is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor the current outbreak of COVID-19 and is actively working to ensure that the most up-to-date CDC guidance is quickly and accurately disseminated to local partners.
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DOH-Orange collaborated with Orange County Public Schools to conduct an immunization event offering free vaccinations to children ages 4 to 18 years old. The DOH-Orange Emergency Operations team along with staff members from School Health, Immunizations, Information Technology and Administration were involved in weeks of planning, training and promotion. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's event was by appointment only. The Q-Flow system was used to manage the flow of clients and ensure clients received their vaccinations in a timely manner. This event enabled students to get their required immunizations prior to the new school year. Staff administered 7,236 vaccines to more than 2,600 Orange County students in Ocoee from July 20 to August 4, 2020.
DOH-Putnam donated grade-appropriate school supplies including hand sanitizers while teaming up with both Hope FM, the community-supported non-profit Christian radio station, and the CommUNITY partners organization to distribute back-to-school backpacks to elementary school students in need of assistance. The goal was to give these Putnam County students a solid footing by providing them with the necessary supplies for success. With school ending so abruptly this past spring, creating a firm foundation for the new school year is more important than ever. The collaborative work done by this team partnering event resulted in 300 backpacks being given to children benefitting from their community’s support.
DOH-Seminole partnered with Seminole County Government TV (SGTV) to recognize and thank staff and community partners for their heroic actions in the Coronavirus response. An Appreciation Video was produced to capture all of the dedication, hard work and collaboration that has taken place during this COVID-19 pandemic. As part of this project, a group of staff and leaders of partnering organizations provided a short summary of their journey during the COVID-19 response. This video project provides a better understanding of the collaborations taking place and what is being done to protect Seminole County residents and visitors.
DOH-Pasco was featured on 10 Tampa Bay because of the new COVID-19 Command Center located at the Pasco Schools District Office in Land O’ Lakes. Together, DOH-Pasco and Pasco Schools established this COVID-19 Command Center to facilitate a joint effort for COVID-19 responses in schools. The purpose of the command center is to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. The efforts made by DOH-Pasco and Pasco Schools have proven to be effective because of the importance they are placing on providing an accurate and unified communications resource for their community.
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