Hendry County Health Department urges residents to follow guidance:

Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19

Hendry County, FL – Hendry County is currently experiencing a number of COVID-19 outbreak clusters that are a result of close contact environments. Information from the health department’s contact tracing process has indicated that some of the cases may be originating from individuals who have traveled outside of Hendry County for work or personal reasons. Additionally, recent cases are suspected to be originating from individuals who have not been following social distancing guidance given by the CDC and health department. Please note that Hendry County is adjacent to counties that have some of the highest rates of cases in the state, so please take precautions if you must travel to these areas.

The breakdown of the outbreak clusters is as follows:

  • 69.17% of the cases are known to be linked to other cases
  • 34.59% of the cases are within Long Term Care Facilities
  • 15.79% of the cases are workplace and family related
  • 9.02% of the cases are from association with an out-of-county facility.

The health departments in Hendry and Glades Counties have been working closely with these groups to stop the spread of COVID-19. Health department actions so far include:

  • Epidemiological investigations and contact tracing
  • Guidance for Isolation
  • Infection control assessments and guidance
  • Monitoring and continuous follow up with those affected
  • Distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • COVID-19 educational materials in multiple languages
  • Industry specific guidance and best practices
  • “Clearing” individuals who no longer require isolation

Please stop the spread of COVID-19:

  • Avoid travel to higher risk areas (areas known to have high numbers of cases)
  • Follow social distancing, even when you are at home and especially if someone in your home is sick
  • Stay at home if you are sick, or if you have been around someone who has been sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
  • Clean and disinfect frequently used surfaces

You are safer at home. If you must go out for essential items such as food or medication, please remember: 6 feet of space and cover your face!

The Florida Department of Health (DOH)  releases a report on COVID-19 cases in Florida once per day. There is also a report detailing surveillance data for every Florida county. The Florida Department of Health also releases a list of long-term care facilities in Florida with active cases and number of deaths in each facility.

The surveillance data, long term care data and information on a case-by-case basis can be found at: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/#latest-stats

En Español:

Respuesta al nuevo coronavirus2019 (COVID-19)  https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/home/espanol/

For information and advisories from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), please visit the CDC COVID-19 website, this website is also available in Spanish and Creole. 

En Español:

CENTROS PARA EL CONTROL Y LA PREVENCION

https://espanol.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

The COVID-19 Call Center is available 24/7 | 1 (866) 779-6121 | COVID-19@flhealth.gov

Additionally, Hendry County has created a local dashboard of information: https://covid-19.hendryfla.net/

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