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Taking Care of Your Health During COVID-19
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you
- have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick, even inside your home. If possible, maintain 6 feet between the person who is sick and other household members.
- Put distance between yourself and other people outside of your home.
- Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus.
- Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people.
- Do not gather in groups.
- Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings.
- Keeping distance from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
- You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities.
- Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
- The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
- Do NOT use a facemask meant for a healthcare worker.
- Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them. Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
- Then, use a household disinfectant. Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work.
- Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
- Especially important if you are running essential errands, going into the office or workplace, and in settings where it may be difficult to keep a physical distance of 6 feet.
- Take your temperature if symptoms develop.
- Don’t take your temperature within 30 minutes of exercising or after taking medications that could lower your temperature, like acetaminophen.
Where to Get Tested
23186 Blue Star Highway
Testing times in May will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, and 1p.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Instructions: Serves both symptomatic and asymptomatic residents. To schedule appointments, contact the Gadsden County COVID-19 Testing Site Appointment line at (850) 329-0685.
1940 N. Monroe St.
Instructions: This site is only open for patients who have an order sent from a physician for testing, Fax (850) 431-9930.
1500 Wahnish Way
Tallahassee, FL 32307
Instructions: This site runs daily from 9 a.m. until 400 tests have been administered. You can call 850-404-6399 to schedule an appointment, but one is not required. Appointments will be booked no later than 3 p.m. daily. Those with appointments should arrive 15 minutes early to avoid waiting and congregating. Testing is free and open to the public.
2667 E Pinetree Blvd
Instructions: The screening service will be by physician referral only—not a walk-in basis—and only for those that are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or are known to have been directly exposed to a person who is confirmed COVID-19 positive.
11033 FL-Hwy 20
Instructions: Call the PanCare COVID-19 response line at (850) 215-4181 (Mon-Fri: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., keep calling until you reach an operator). Conduct an over the phone screening. Upon qualifying for testing, you will be assigned a unique ID number and given an appointment date, time, and location. You must present your ID number at your appointment with your photo ID when you arrive at the off-site testing location.
|The following transportation companies are available to assist:|
|Gadsden Express||(850) 627-9958||[email protected]|
|Havana Express||(850) 627-9958|
|Rapid Rides Transportation||(850) 716-3456|
|Allstars Taxi||(850) 765-5520|
|Yellow Cab||(850) 999-9999|