Resources for information in Tampa
If you are in Tampa, you can sign up for City and Hillsborough County updates via text message:
Text TAMPAREADY to 888-777 for updates.
Envia TAMPALISTA al 888-777 para espanol
Resources for information in Florida
Florida residents can call the following line in Florida for more information, as well as where you can get tested, and what to do if you suspect you may have the virus.
Call 1(866) 779-6121 for the COVID-19 Call Center
If you suspect you have the virus, DO NOT GO DIRECTLY TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM. Please call the number above h and they will tell you what to do and/or where to go.
You can email your questions to:
Resources for US and Global Citizens
I use the following references for reliable, accurate and up-to-date info:
1. John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health podcast Public Health on Call https://open.spotify.com/show/0ipz4Jv2D7utXXzaQ7wKzU?si=1QaAR5uxT12qyYE51ojMnA ;
2. The John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health website https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/ (though I noticed their interactive map was not up-to-date for certain countries)- You can get DAILY Situation Reports from the Center of Health Security. Also, this page – https://www.globalhealthnow.org/topics/coronaviruses
3. World Health Organization https://www.who.int/
Their interactive dashboard is located here https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/685d0ace521648f8a5beeeee1b9125cd
The situational reports are located here https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports
4. The Center for Disease Control (CDC). Here is their situation summary which is updated daily https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/summary.html and here is their testing sites page https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/testing-in-us.html