COVID-19 Information

CITY OF ATLANTIC BEACH COVID-19 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. Please note, recently posted information has two red asterisks (**) before the headline. Last update: June 7, 2021.

** STATE OF EMERGENCY EXPIRED

As of May 7, 2021, the City's State of Emergency declarations and related emergency measures are no longer in effect.

** VACCINE INFO

** The State of Florida is dedicated to ensuring that all eligible residents who want a vaccine are able to receive one. To receive text alerts regarding vaccine distribution, text FLCOVID19 to 888777.  More information is available here. For information specific to Duval County residents, visit https://www.jaxready.com/SpecialPages/COVID-19-Information.aspx. This page details where to get a vaccine, who is eligible on what day, form requirements, and more. The City of Jacksonville has a customer care center at 630-CITY (2489).

** Vaccinations for ages 16 and up starting Monday, April 5From the City of Jax: Update from the Florida Division of Emergency Management concerning age eligibility requirements that change on Monday, April 5th at their Regency Mall COVID19 vaccine site: On Mon, April 5, 2021 the State run, Florida Division of Emergency Management Regency Mall COVID19 Vaccination Site will be accepting anyone age 16 and up. A parent or legal guardian must sign a form AND be present with anyone 16 or 17-years-old during the entire vaccination process.  This site offers the Pfizer vaccine and is open from 9am to 7pm, 7 days a week. While the City of Jacksonville is working collaboratively with the State of Florida and providing city owned locations for these mobile vaccination sites, these are solely managed and operated by the Florida Department of Emergency Management.

** Duval County Health Department offering J&J vaccine for 18-and-up at two locations beginning May 10.

  • S. Jacksonville Immunization Center, 3225 University Blvd. S. Suite 200
  • Pearl Immunization Center, 5322 N. Pearl St.

Call 253-1130 to schedule an appointment. 

** Publix offering walk-in vaccinations starting Monday, May 10. The two-dose Modern vaccine or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be offered to customers.

**️ Agape Health Services site at Edward Waters College - No pre registration needed - Open 9am to 5pm, 7 days a week.  Call 993-1886 for more information.

** The Legends Center, 5130 Soutel Drive, is now offering both COVID19 testing and vaccines - 9am to 5pm, 7 days a week

Atlantic Beach residents are still encouraged to stay home when not feeling wellCOVID-19 testing in Duval County remains widely available. Complete information can be found here: https://www.jaxready.com/covid-19testing

** Get in LineFloridians can now "get in line" for the COVID-19 vaccine at www.myvaccine.fl.gov.

**  Let's remember our homebound seniors. With new COVID-19 vaccine sites opening all over Jacksonville, it is important to remember that homebound seniors should not be forgotten. If you, a caretaker, or someone you know is homebound and wants the COVID-19 vaccine, email HomeboundVaccine@em.myflorida.com to make a request.

** Publix/Walmart and Sam's Club/Winn-Dixie. Appointments are required at each location. Appointments can be made on the pharmacy’s website. Designated websites for each location include: 

Hours and operations vary per site. Websites for each pharmacy will have additional information regarding hours of operations.  

The Federal Retail Pharmacy Program for COVID-19 Vaccination is a collaboration between the federal government, states and territories, and 21 national pharmacy partners and independent pharmacy networks to increase access to COVID-19 vaccination across the United States. More information is available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website: cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/retail-pharmacy-program/index.html

Useful Resources

Florida Department of Health in Duval County

Website: https://duval.floridahealth.gov

Twitter: https://twitter.com/FLHealthDuval

Phone: 1-866-779-6121 or 904-253-1140 (Information only, cannot make appointments via phone. Call volume is extremely high.)

Email: COVID-19@flhealth.gov (cannot make appointments via email)

 JAX Ready

Website: https://www.jaxready.com/virus

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/JaxReady

Facebook: https://www.Facebook.com/JaxReady

Email: jaxready@coj.net

COVID-19 TESTING

Free COVID-19 testing in Duval County: Florida Division of Emergency Management (FL SERT): Regency Square Mall Site Walk-In Regency Square Mall 9501 Arlington Expressway Open 7 Days A Week 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily.

A fee is now charged for testing by Telescope Health at the former Kmart shopping center in Neptune Beach. This page contains the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 Testing in Jacksonville: https://www.jaxready.com/SpecialPages/virus/COVID-19-Testing-Information.aspx 

Please don't hesitate to reach out to the City of Atlantic Beach about this or any other matter at info@coab.us or (904) 247-5804.

** COVID-19 BY THE NUMBERS

(Updated June 7, 2021)

Sources: Johns Hopkins University; Florida Department of Health; Florida Division of Emergency Management

  • World (est. pop. 7.8B) – June 6: 173M positive tests; 3.73M deaths. May 17: 164M positive tests; 3.39M deaths. May 10: 159M positive tests; 3.3M deaths.  
  • United States (est. pop. 331M) – June 6: 33.4M positive tests; 597K deaths. May 17: 33M positive tests; 586K deaths. May 10: 32.8M positive tests; 582K deaths. 
  • Florida (est. pop. 21.5M) – June 6: 2.33M positive tests; 36,972 deaths. May 17: 2.29M positive tests; 36,132 deaths. May 10: 2.27M positive tests; 35,782 deaths. 
  • Duval County (est. pop. 937,642) – June 6: 101K positive tests; 1,483 deaths. May 17: 99,425 positive tests; 1,447 deaths.  May 10: 98,611 positive tests; 1,416 deaths. 
  • 32233 zip code  (est. pop. 24,473) – June 6: 2020 positive tests. May 17: 2,004 positive tests. May 10: 1,993 positive tests. 
  • Atlantic Beach (est. pop 13,831) – June 6: 1,463 positive tests. May 17: 1,453 positive tests. May 10: 1,442 positive tests. 
  • City of Atlantic Beach workforce (122 FT and 50 PT employees): 23 positive tests during the entire pandemic.

Florida Department of Health dashboard (check cases by zip code)

FloridaDisaster.org (check cases by city)

ABOUT WEARING MASKS … 

 Here’s information on wearing face coverings – and how to make them.

DON'T LET YOUR GUARD DOWN

Baptist Medical Center-Beaches President Joe Mitrick and epidemiologist/employee health director Dr. Vincy Samuel have a prevailing message: Masking, social distancing and other preventative measures remain Priority No. 1 in defending against COVID-19.

The Beaches' medical leaders also discussed taking steps to prepare for the emerging flu season.

Here is the presentation by hospital President Joe Mitrick and epidemiologist Dr. Vincy Samuel.

TRACK COVID CASES NEAR YOU

Use this new New York Times tool to track COVID cases near you.

QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

Our city hotline is (904) 247-5804. You can also email your questions to info@coab.us. Also check for updates at www.coab.us/coronavirus.

The Florida Department of Health has established a Call Center available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1.866.779.6121 or email your questions to COVID-19@flhealth.gov.

DUVAL COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS COVID-19 UPDATE

COVID-19 dashboard is live.

'Team Up for Health' video series for parents and schoolchildren to help slow the spread of COVID-19

** Here's an Oct. 23 news story on the Duval County school system's latest COVID-19 safety measures.

WHEN A CITY EMPLOYEE TESTS POSITIVE

Upon testing positive, City employees are asked to quarantine and will remain off work until they meet the CDC guidelines to return to work. Rapid testing is offered to fellow employees they’ve been in contact with. Testing of others they’ve been in contact with is encouraged.

YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR UP TO $313 FOR GROCERIES PER CHILD

More than 2 million Florida children are eligible for Pandemic-EBT support. There is limited time to claim this benefit. For information, visit www.floridaimpact.org/covid-19 or call (833) 311-0321.

FEDERAL CORONAVIRUS GUIDELINES

Listen and follow the directions of your STATE AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES.

IF YOU FEEL SICK, stay home. Do not go to work.

IF YOUR CHILDREN ARE SICK, keep them at home. Contact your medical provider.

IF YOU ARE AN OLDER PERSON, or have a serious underlying health condition, stay home and away from other people.

If someone in your household has TESTED POSITIVE, keep the entire household at home.

YARD WASTE GUIDELINES

Many of our residents are seizing the opportunity to spring clean and do extra yard work. That’s great! But, please be patient; it may take longer for the City's solid waste contractor to pick up what you discard.

Grass clippings and leaves must be in uncovered 20- to 48-gallon cans or in sealed plastic bags, and must weigh less than 40 pounds. Limbs must be no larger than 5 feet long and 6 feet in diameter. Stumps and other debris must weigh less than 40 pounds.

More info is at www.coab.us/42/Solid-Waste. Questions or concerns? Please email info@coab.us.


BEAM/DIAL-A-RIDE FEEDING LOW-INCOME SENIORS

 Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry (BEAM) and Beaches Council on Aging/Dial-a-Ride are making shelf-stable food available for delivery to low-income seniors in need in the beach communities. For more information, contact Debbie Andalora at BEAM. debbie@jaxbeam.org, or at (904) 241-7437. Donate here: www.jaxbeam.org/covid19-donations.

CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS

The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, Jessie Ball duPont Fund, Jewish Federation and Foundation of Northeast Florida, United Way of Northeast Florida and United Way of St. Johns County are re-activating the Florida’s First Coast Relief Fund. The fund will assist organizations helping those in Northeast Florida affected by this public health crisis. As with past relief efforts, the fund will be overseen by a grants committee and administered by United Way of Northeast Florida.  More than $2 million has been pledged. https://unitedwaynefl.org/give/relief-fund/

United Way of Northeast Florida’s 211 Helpline is available 24/7 to connect Northeast Florida callers to health, social, and human services and more than 4,000 community programs. To contact a 211 call center specialist, dial 2-1-1 or 1-904-632-0600 from any landline or cell phone.

The Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida’s COVID-19 web page with information and resources is available at the following link: https://nonprofitctr.org/covid-19/

Lutheran Social Services is operational Monday through Friday, 10 AM to 12 PM.

ElderSource is accepting calls for individuals (60+), adults with disabilities, and their caregivers to help connect them to resources in the community. Limited funding is available to assist with immediate needs.

First Coast YMCA is offering On Demand Classes & Workouts to help you Stay Healthy From Home. See www.fcymca.org/new-virtual-services/.

WANT TO HELP PEOPLE PAY THEIR ATLANTIC BEACH UTILITY BILL?

 A lot of people can certainly use your help these days. See http://www.coab.us/634/Atlantic-Beach-Cares-Program

STRUGGLING EMOTIONALLY?

 FLBlue has a 24-hour, bilingual emotional support helpline to assist Floridians with any stress they may be feeling during the #COVID19 pandemic. If you’re feeling stressed, contact the helpline at (833) 848-1762.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Subscribe to City e-newsletters by emailing info@coab.us, and visit www.saferwatchapp.com/atlanticbeach to receive emergency notifications.

  • The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) COVID-19 Call Center can be reached at (866) 779-6121 or COVID-19@flhealth.gov. It is staffed around-the-clock.
  • The City of Jacksonville Emergency Preparedness Division has been closely monitoring updates related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The outbreak of coronavirus has now spread to 100 countries including the United States, with the majority of reported cases in China. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) confirm that local transmission is occurring across the United States. Read Frequently Asked Questions and Answers regarding COVID-19: http://www.coj.net/covid19faqs
  • Bartender Emergency Assistance Program: https://www.usbgfoundation.org
  • Price gouging hotline: Anyone who suspects price gouging can call the Florida Attorney General’s Office hotline at (866) 9-NO-SCAM, download the NO SCAM app, or visit MyFloridaLegal.com.
  • Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Map: https://fdoh.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/8d0de33f260d444c852a615dc7837c86
  • Visit www.coab.us/945/Coronavirus-Information for updates, FAQs, resources, and other helpful links. Updates also are posted on the City’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/CityofAtlanticBeach
  • Senior Medicare Patrol has this Consumer Protection Tip Sheet related to COVID-19 Medicare fraud.
  • Florida Department of Health
  • CDC Prepares Communities
  • JaxReady Coronavirus Website
  • Download the JaxReady Mobile App
  • Duval County Schools Coronavirus Updates
  • Coronavirus Real-Time Map
  • World Health Organization
  • Coronavirus: Fact vs Fiction Podcast
  • U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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.

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

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

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COVID-19 PREVENTION FOR LONG-TERM FACILITIES

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

Long-Term Care English - Long-Term Care Spanish

MORE POSTERS

  1. Coronavirus FAQs
  2. Coronavirus Infographic
  3. Coronavirus Fact Sheet
  4. Coronavirus Fact Sheet (Spanish Version)
  5. Cover Your Cough Poster
  6. Stop the Spread of Germs Poster
  7. Hand Washing vs. Hand Sanitizer Fact Sheet
  8. What To Do If You’re Sick
  9. What The Public Should Do

MORE COVID-19 INFO AT WWW.COAB.US/945/CORONAVIRUS-INFORMATION, INFO@COAB.US, OR (904) 247-5804

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