Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 is having an enduring impact on behavioral health, with stay-at-home orders and physical distancing contributing to loneliness and, for many, a sense of hopelessness.

Recent policy developments are already underway, including proposed legislation to transition the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline from its 1-800-273-8255 number to an easy-to-remember, three-digit number (9-8-8) and include mental health crisis response.

Need more help?? Try a FREE webinar..

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline on Wednesday, June 17, from 2-3:30 p.m. ET

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Count the Kicks in Florida!
Count the Kicks is a stillbirth prevention education campaign.  We are excited to bring this evidence based campaign to you for FREE. 
Through our partnership with Count the Kicks all providers in Florida can receive free educational Count the Kicks materials. This partnership also includes free resources such as webinars.
Please join us to learn more about the evidence based Count the Kicks program and help save babies in Florida on June 17th at 10am EST/9am.
Participants of this webinar will leave knowing:
a. How to have the kick counting conversation with expectant parents.
b. How to download and use the Count the Kicks app.
c. The free tools and resources available to them.
d. How to best utilize the free tools and resources available to them.

What Parents Should Know

  • Coronavirus is impacting many members of different communities, worldwide. It is very important to stay updated with all information regarding health and safety for you and your family during this pandemic.
  • It is important for all of us to follow the guidelines from local, state and federal agencies at this time.
  • As Coronavirus continues to spread rapidly across the globe many parents are increasingly on edge. As cases continue to increase nationally and globally people are becoming increasingly concerned for the health of their children.

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

COVID-19 Screening and Testing Opportunities 

15 Little Acts of Kindness to Implement During COVID-19 🙂

1. Stop trying to fix people. You have not been elected pandemic czar. Protect yourself. Make wise decisions. Educate people but don’t be a warden to other adults.

2. Tip higher than you usually would if you can. People who are doing these jobs aren’t doing them for their health, especially not during a pandemic.

3. Don’t make anyone feel like a burden, not your kids, not elderly relatives, not strangers.

4. Smile and make eye contact.

5. Ask how people are and listen to their answers.

6. Contact distant friends and family, especially your extroverts. The shelter-in-place orders are harder for some people than others.

7. Share beautiful pictures on social media without lamenting what you’re missing. Help people enjoy them for the beautiful moments they were.

8. Don’t hoard. We are not in–nor are we in danger of–being under martial law. Our cultural fascination with post-apocalyptic TV shows and movies has skewed our reality. When you walk into a grocery store, don’t envision yourself as a character in The Walking Dead. There’s enough for everyone.

9. Give your knowledge. If you are an expert in a certain area whether professionally or as a hobby, consider sharing your knowledge for free–or nearly so–with others on social media.

10. Share your talent. If you have a special talent such as artistry, spots, fitness, music, or writing, share that on social media.

11. Create an activity for kids to do and livestream it on social media for parents struggling to fill their children’s time.

12. Read to someone over the phone or on FaceTime. Children and adults enjoy stories.

13. “Visit” a few nursing home residents on FaceTime. Contact the nursing home administrator and ask if they think some of the residents would be interested in that.

14. Choose someone who has been mean to you or difficult in the past. Reach out to them and share a good memory.

15. Send someone chocolates, a meal, or some little item just because. Help them understand how to order offline or better yet, do it for them.

State of Florida, Executive Order

March 1, 2020 the Florida Department of Health and Surgeon General and State Health Officer declared a Public Health Emergency as a result of COVID-19.

March 9, 2020 the State of Florida declared a state of emergency

March 16, 2020 President Trump and the CDC issues ’15 Days to Slow the Spread’. Advising individuals to adopt far-reaching social distancing such as avoiding gathering of 10 or more and states of community spread.

March 27, 2020 President Trump signed into law H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).

March 29, 2020 President Trump extended such guidance to be in effect until April 30,2020 and expand community mitigation efforts.

multiple Florida counties and local governments have ordered certain business closures and restricted public access outside of the home.

April 1, 2020 Florida Surgeon General and State Health Officer directed all persons in Florida to minute their movements and personal interactions outside of the home to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or conduct essential activities.

Title I of CARES Act created a Pay check Protection Program providing loans to small businesses and keeping American workers paid/employed.

April 3, 2020 assessment and collection of taxation is suspended for all notes and other written obligations made pursuant to Title I of the CARES Act.

More Information on COVID-19
To find the most up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19, please visit the Department of Health’s dedicated COVID-19 webpage. For information and advisories from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), please visit the CDC COVID-19 website. For more information about current travel advisories issued by the U.S. Department of State, please visit the travel advisory website.