By: Sharon Aron Baron
In the City of Coral Springs latest COVID-19 update, they have declared an Emergency Order 2020-9, closing all fitness studios, dance studios, gymnasiums, or any other place of business that has or hosts individual or group physical activity, is now ordered closed.
As the situation rapidly changes and information are made available, the city will continue to react accordingly by issuing closures, suspensions, and emergency orders.
To ensure the health and wellness of our community, Broward Health and Cleveland Clinic Coral Springs are extending mobile, drive-through testing for our community by appointment only.
Broward Health – Effective immediately, individuals must register by calling 954-320-5730 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., and further instructions will be provided for testing, including location.
To meet the criteria for testing, individuals must be Prescreened and meet CDC and DOH testing guidelines; Prequalified with a prescription and Preregistered through the call center.
Things you must bring: Proper ID required inclusive of name, date of birth, and photo. (can be one of the following documented); a Florida Driver’s License; a State-issued ID; or Passport. Also, a patient confirmation number from the call center.
Cleveland Clinic has not released when they will start testing in Coral Springs but indicated their Coral Springs location would be a mobile testing site, with a prescription.
Closures and Suspensions Update
Census field workers are suspended until May when they will be knocking on the doors of homes that haven’t turned in their questionnaires. The public is encouraged to respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone or mail. Also, Broward County Libraries are closed until further notice.
Assisted Living Facilities Update
All facilities within the jurisdictional boundaries of the City of Coral Springs are required to complete an affidavit and submit it electronically to the Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department at CSFD@coralsprings.org, by March 23, 2020.
The city asks what you can do your part to be a good citizen. If you know of a neighbor who is sick or elderly, consider sharing your supplies, offering to purchase their food, or pick up their medications and supplies. Now is not the time to “hoard” supplies, be mindful of others in need
Questions related to COVID-19 should be directed to the Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Call Center at 1-866-779-6121 or by email at COVID-19@FLHealth.gov.
Residents of Broward County concerned they may have been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms should call 954-412-7300 before traveling to any health care facility.