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Florida Department of Health
Emergency rooms should be used for emergencies only. If you are not having a medical emergency, call ahead to your doctor and the Flordia Department of Health in Bay County at 850-872-4455. DOH-Bay will screen you to see if you meet the CDC’s testing criteria. If you are eligible for testing, you will be given instructions on where, how and when you will be testing. Click the link to find out more about what to do if you think you were exposed to the Coronavirus.
Stop the spread. Plan ahead. Plan ways to care for those who might be at greater risk for serious complications.
Plan ways to care for those who might be at greater risk for serious complications. There is limited information about who may be at risk for severe complications from COVID-19 illness. From the data that are available for COVID-19 patients, and from data for related coronaviruses such as SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV, it is possible that older adults and persons who have underlying chronic medical conditions may be at risk for more serious complications. Early data suggest older people are more likely to have serious COVID-19 illness. If you or your household members are at increased risk for COVID-19 complications, please consult with your health care provider for more information about monitoring your health for symptoms suggestive of COVID-19. CDC will recommend actions to help keep people at high risk for complications healthy if a COVID-19 outbreak occurs in your community.
Stop the spread. Plan ahead for potential changes at your workplace. Discuss sick-leave policies and telework options for workers who are sick or who need to stay home to care for sick household members.
Learn about your employer’s emergency operations plan. Discuss sick-leave policies and telework options for workers who are sick or who need to stay home to care for sick household members. Learn how businesses and employers can plan for and respond to COVID-19.