COVID-19 triage hotline at 1-866-779-6121
The City, via Miami-Dade County funding from the CARES Act is offering $100 grocery gift cards for residents who have been negatively financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The gift cards are limited to one (1) per residence. In order to claim the gift card, residents must complete the attached affidavit and provide it to Maria Garcia in the City Manager’s office located at South Miami City Hall (6130 Sunset Drive, South Miami, FL 33143), along with a copy of their Driver’s License or other proof of residence within the City. Gift cards will be provided on a first come, first served basis. The deadline to complete the required affidavit and request a grocery gift card is Monday, December 7, 2020.
The South Florida Regional Planning Council (SFRPC) has secured funds from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) to capitalize a small business revolving loan fund for business adversely impacted by COVID-19. Please click on the Flyer for Information.
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In order to help provide greater access to care and peace of mind, Baptist Health will offer FREE online urgent care visits using the code CARE19 for a limited time. If someone is experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms, Baptist Health has clinicians available online, nationwide 24/7, who can help assess an individual’s condition and determine the best course of action. Simply download the Care on Demand app, sign up and see a caregiver from your phone, tablet or computer: https://baptisthealth.net/en/lp/pages/care-on-demand.aspx
Links to Resources:
Coronavirus Telephone Hotline: 1-866-779-6121
Hotline provided by the Florida Department of Health and is staffed 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday
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Steps the City is taking:
The City of South Miami is closely monitoring the latest, factual information from the Florida Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the novel coronavirus.
- Daily operations of all City of South Miami services continue as normal.
- City staff continues to work with vendors to secure the supply chain, and are assessing internal procedures and protocols to ensure that we are prepared in the event of an emergency. Again, State Health Officials advise us the risk to our area is low.
- In order to keep our community safe and follow established protocols from the CDC to prevent coronavirus, if you are not feeling well or showing signs of catching a cold, please do not attend public meetings or events. You are welcome to call or e-mail City Hall for any information you may need instead of making an in-person visit.
- The City is following Miami-Dade County’s procedure concerning employee travel to countries on the CDC watch list, requiring they follow all CDC guidelines associated with global travel advisories.
Current risk assessment:
- For the general public, who are UNLIKELY to be exposed to this virus at this time, the immediate health risk from COVID-19 is considered low.
- People in communities where ongoing community spread with the virus that causes COVID-19 has been reported are at elevated though still relatively low risk of exposure.
- Healthcare workers caring for patients with COVID-19 are at elevated risk of exposure. Close contacts of persons with COVID-19 also are at elevated risk of exposure.
- Travelers returning from affected international locations where community spread is occurring also are at elevated risk of exposure.
How to protect yourself and your family:
Everyone can do their part to help respond to this emerging public health threat. You may be able to reduce your risk of infection by doing the following:
- Take everyday preventative actions to help stop the spread of germs
- Wash your hands often 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 or any physical contact with another individual.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, especially immediately after contact with others or coughing or sneezing.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or sleeve (not your hand), then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick, exhibiting symptoms or who may have been exposed to the virus
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a disinfecting household cleaning spray or wipe.
- If you begin to feel sick, go home as soon as possible and stay home if you are sick
- If you are symptomatic or believe you may have been exposed to the virus, please remain home and do not have contact with other individuals unless it is to seek medical attention.
- If you believe you have been exposed to the virus, are experiencing flu-like symptoms, has been in contact with someone infected with coronavirus or has traveled to a country where the outbreak exists, and you believe you may be infected, We encourage you to seek immediate medical attention. Go to the hospital and get checked out.