Coronavirus Information

CITY OF ATLANTIC BEACH CORONAVIRUS UPDATE FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2020

Atlantic Beach residents and business owners:

We are settled into this emergency, yet we must remain vigilant, informed, and understanding. Please be flexible as we collect data associated with the spread of the virus – and its prevalence. We are assured that the numbers will increase.

All levels of government are working together with this prevailing thought in mind: The risk of getting the disease is directly related to exposure to the virus. Indeed, we’re ALL in this together; now, let’s flatten the curve. 

Click here for the latest City of Atlantic Beach update. If you experience a problem with any web links or otherwise have any questions or concerns, please email info@coab.us or call 247-5804.


Florida Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline:   1-866-779-6121

Prevent Illness

COVID 19 Prevention graphic showing good hygiene

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

Protect yourself and your community from COVID-19

  • Wash your hands frequently 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 available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick, and stay home when you are sick.

Print & post our flyer to remind your co-workers, customers, friends, and family how they can prevent the spread of germs.  A Spanish version is also available.

For more information on how you can protect yourself, please visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html 

Watch for Symptoms

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed COVID-19 cases.

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

Graphic showing a person developing COVID19 symptoms - Fever, Cough, Shortness of breath

For more information on the symptoms you should watch out for, please visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html  

What to do if you are sick

Call your doctor: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider immediately.

Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick:

  • Stay home except to get medical care
  • Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home
  • Call ahead before visiting your doctor
  • Wear a facemask if you are sick
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
  • Clean your hands often
  • Avoid sharing personal household items
  • Clean all “high-touch” surfaces everyday
  • Monitor your symptoms

For more information on how you can prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html 

Travelers

If you have plans to travel, be sure you check the CDC website  for updates. 

Before Flying

  • Check the CDC’s website for recommendations on postponing or canceling travel. 
  • The CDC recommends that travelers avoid nonessential travel to high-risk destinations with level 3 travel notices. Check the CDC’s geographic risk assessment map  for areas facing widespread cases of COVID-19 that have been issued a travel notice. 
  •  Keep in mind, certain countries are allowing travel, but reentry to the United States may be restricted. 
  • Elderly adults or those with chronic medical conditions should talk to a healthcare provider and consider postponing travel to destinations with level 2 travel notices.
  • Practice basic hygiene, prepare to wash your hands frequently, and use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.

While Traveling

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • It is especially important to wash your hands after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose.
  • The CDC reports that the risk of COVID-19 infection is low on airplanes, however, travelers should avoid contact with passengers who are sick

While traveling, it is especially important to practice increased hygiene, including washing your hands frequently, covering your mouth with a tissue when you cough and sneeze (and throwing the tissue away), and keeping your distance from those who may be ill.

If you do plan to fly soon: Tampa International Airport is increasing cleaning and sanitation efforts, particularly in high-traffic, high-touch areas. Additional hand sanitizers and informational signage regarding how to prevent the spread of disease has been installed throughout the facility.

Tampa International Airport is actively monitoring the coronavirus developments and working with employees, tenants and airline partners to proactively reduce the risk of impact. As of this time, TPA is deemed to be at “low-risk” of passing or spreading the virus. Operations remain normal - passengers should not expect to experience any delays or procedural changes.

Learn more about Tampa International Airport’s prevention efforts .

Returning Home

  • Currently, passengers returning from China in the past 14 days will be allowed to reenter the United States, however they will be directed to one of 11 US airports to be screened for fever and COIVD-19 symptoms. These travelers will be placed under certain restrictions depending on their health and travel history.
  • Information about traveling from China to the United States .
  • If you recently visited a country with widespread cases of COVID-19 and you begin to feel sick with a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing within 14 days after leaving the affected country, you should seek medical care immediately. 

    • Call your doctor ahead of time before visiting their office or emergency room and tell them about your recent travel and symptoms. 
    • Avoid contact with others and use a face mask when interacting with healthcare professionals, family members, etc
    • Avoid public gatherings or public transportation
    • Call the Florida Department of Health COVID-19 hotline (open 24/7) at: 1 (866) 779-6121

Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Print Resources

COVID-19 Fact Sheet

COVID-19 Fact Sheet

Know the facts about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and help stop the spread of rumors.

Fact Sheet English - Fact Sheet Spanish

COVID-19 Stop the Spread of Germs

COVID-19 Stop the Spread of Germs

Help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, like Coronavirus Disease 2019 by avoiding close contact with people who are sick; covering cough and sneeze; avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth; and washing your hands with soap and water.

Stop Spread English - Stop Spread Spanish

COVID-19 Symptoms

COVID-19 Symptoms

Patients with COVID-19 have experienced mild to severe respiratory illness. Symptoms can include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

Symptoms English - Symptoms Spanish

COVID-19 What to do if you are sick

COVID-19 What to do if you are sick

If you are sick with Coronavirus Disease 2019, or suspected of being infected with it, follow the steps in this fact sheet to help prevent spreading it to people in your home and community.

When Sick English - When Sick Spanish

Convid Long Term Flyer Thumbnail

COVID-19 Prevention for Long-Term Care Facilities

Strategies to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Long-Term Care Facilities.

Long-Term Care English - Long-Term Care Spanish

Additional Resources

Coronavirus FAQs

Coronavirus Infographic

Coronavirus Fact Sheet

Coronavirus Fact Sheet (Spanish Version)

Cover Your Cough Poster

Stop the Spread of Germs Poster

Hand Washing vs. Hand Sanitizer Fact Sheet

What To Do If You’re Sick

What The Public Should Do

Additional Helpful Links


Florida Department of Health

CDC Prepares Communities

JaxReady Coronavirus Website

Download the JaxReady Mobile App

Duval County Schools Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus Real-Time Map

Gov. DeSantis Press Conference (Feb. 27, 2020)

World Health Organization

Coronavirus: Fact vs Fiction Podcast (Dr. Sanjay Gupta)

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration


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