From Nassau County Emergency Management:
What are we doing about Coronavirus?
Nassau EM is supporting DOH-Nassau, sharing and reinforcing important public health messages — slow/stop the spread of disease through good hygiene and infection control practices: cover coughs/sneezes, wash hands frequently, keep your hands away from your face, disinfect surfaces and objects like phones and doorknobs, and self-isolate when ill.
The Department of Health is the lead agency for any contagious disease outbreak. Nassau County Health Officials are:
• monitoring health trends in the community on a daily basis to help identify any possible cases of COVID-19.
• serving as expert resources for health care providers to make sure that they know what to look for and what to do if they suspect COVID-19 in a patient.
• ensuring that local plans, resources, and capabilities are in place to respond to a widespread outbreak and lessen the impacts to Nassau County.
• coordinating the collection of specimens from suspected patients and submitting specimens to the CDC or the Florida Bureau of Public Health Laboratories for testing of suspected COVID-19.
• will isolate any patient who tests positive for COVID-19 and determine the patient’s travel history and close contacts they might have had while sick — this is called “contact tracing.” Those contacts will then be notified and might be quarantined and observed for symptoms of COVID-19.
FDOH's toll-free Coronavirus Information call center can be reached 24/7 at 866-779-6121