Check Caller ID to Avoid Contact Tracing Scams
The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) encourages everyone to avoid scams by checking caller ID for phone numbers from official COVID-19 contact tracers. The FDOH is asking Floridians to answer calls from the following three phone numbers: (833) 917-2880, (833) 443-5364 and (850) 583-2419. The Department’s team of contact tracers will discuss potential exposure to COVID-19 with you. For more details, visit Prevention.
Residents are encouraged to participate in the compliance process by reporting violations to MyBroward. Enter the location of the violation, and select “COVID-19 Business Complaints” as the Type of Issue. You can also call the Broward County Call Center at 311 or (954) 831-4000. Both types of reports can be made anonymously.
Hallandale Beach Code Enforcement can be contacted at CodeIssue@CoHB.org or (954) 457-1390.
Per Broward County Emergency Order 20-22, all persons who reside in any residential property must ensure all persons on the property, including guests, comply with all Emergency Orders. Owners, Operators and Landlords of Commercial properties must ensure compliance with signage requirements.
Per Broward County Emergency Orders Individuals in our community have a personal responsibility to adhere to the guidelines and do their part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Any person who tests positive for COVID-19, or who is experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19, is strongly recommended to immediately:
- self-isolate to the greatest extent possible and avoid contact with any other person
- avoid visiting establishments and amenities except when medically necessary
- avoid use of common areas such as shared kitchens, laundry rooms or recreational facilities, especially in shared housing or multi-housing developments
Broward County has compiled information on government assistance programs, financial companies, non-profit organizations and utilities willing to help those affected by the Corona Virus.
The Broward County SHIP program provides Rental Assistance for Hallandale Beach residents. To qualify, resident’s ability to pay rent must have been impacted by COVID-19. Funding is available on a first come, first serve basis to qualified residents who have lost their job or had a job reduction, meet household income guidelines, and complete an online orientation here Headline.
A listing of Behavioral and Mental Health Resources is available here Headline.
Caring for South Florida
Many of our South Florida hospitals are participating in the Caring for South Florida Campaign which was developed to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to educate our residents. Visit their website here Headline for resources and information!
State law prohibits an unconscionable increase in the price of essential commodities needed as a direct result of a declared state of emergency. With respect to the COVID-19 declared state of emergency, the following consumer products are currently considered essential commodities: Protective masks and face shields used to protect you from others if you are sick; Sanitizing and disinfecting supplies, such as hand gel, wipes, and disinfectant sprays; All personal protective equipment (PPE), including gowns, booties, gloves, and other protective gear; COVID-19 test kits, swabs and related consumable medical supplies used in administering tests. Are you seeing any of these items being sold at unreasonably excessive prices? Report the store or individual today at the Price Gouging Reporting Form.
Broward County Emergency Management Division encourages residents who are interested in becoming a volunteer for emergencies, to contact one of their County emergency response partners listed here Headline.
Medical/ Prescription Resources
Florida Blue has opened a free line to the Public Emotional Support Help Line at (833) 848-1762.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provides resources to help address questions regarding FDA regulated medical products and COVID-19.
Check with your pharmacy if you have prescription medication needs. The State of Florida is now allowing for early refills.
United Spinal is accepting applications for COVID-19 Relief grants of $500 for individuals with SCI/D who are experiencing financial difficulty due to circumstances related to COVID-19.
Testing is available locally at various locations – the criteria for testing is different at each location. For more information visit:
The US Department of Health & Human Services has partnered with pharmacy and retail companies to accelerate testing for more Americans in more communities across the country. Find up-to-date information about COVID-19 testing on their new Community-Based Testing page.
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According to the Broward County Medical Reserve Corps (BCMRC), there is a critical shortage of plasma in our community. If you tested positive for COVID-19, a small amount of your blood could save the life of someone suffering from the coronavirus right now. Donating plasma is safe and easy. Individuals interested in donating may visit BC Medical Assn. to register.
The Area Agency on Aging of Broward County provides free meal delivery to Broward County Seniors over the age of 60. Please call the ARDC helpline at (954) 745-9779 or visit their website at www.adrcbroward.org for information on programs and services.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Broward County service organizations are collaborating to ensure our Broward community has access to critical resources, of which our first priority is nutritious food. Use the Food Distribution Finder to find a food distribution site near you.