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Coronavirus Information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Message From Congressman Spano:

"As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold, Hillsborough, Polk and Lake County residents can rest assure keeping them safe is my highest priority. This is why, I led the Florida delegation in ensuring our local and state officials receive the necessary resources from our federal government to combat the coronavirus. I have always put my constituents first, and I'll continue working with my colleagues and President Trump, to overcome this public health pandemic together-- I won't stop fighting until we do." 


Learn More About COVID-19, the Coronavirus: 

*NEW* Hurricane Season Preparation Amidst COVID-19:

Travel Guidance:

School Guidance:

Additional Resources on 2019 Novel Coronavirus:

State of Florida Resources

The Florida Department of Health is actively involved in enhanced surveillance for respiratory illness that may be COVID-19. Epidemiologists will follow up on any suspected cases that meet criteria for COVID-19 to arrange for testing when needed and monitor contacts of any confirmed cases, if they occur.

Epidemiological consultation is available 24/7 through the county health departments and Bureau of Epidemiology at 850-245-4401.

Hillsborough County Health Department
Daytime reporting line: 813-307-8010
After hours reporting line: 813-307-8000 

Polk County Health Department
Daytime reporting line: 863-519-7911
After hours reporting line: 863-519-7911

Lake County Health Department
Daytime reporting line: 352-742-4830
After hours reporting line: 352-630-7805

COVID-19 Call Center
Phone Number: 1 (866) 779-6121

Department of Health COVID-19 Webpage

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
  • If you have a surgical mask, wear it during close contact with other people. A mask can reduce the number of droplets coughed into the air.
  • Remember, very few respiratory infections will be COVID-19.
  • Please review your signs, symptoms and travel history thoroughly with your physician.
  • 24/7 Consultation is available to physicians through contacting their county health department ( the Bureau of Epidemiology at (850) 245-4401.

Resources for Families:

PBS KIDS Broadcast
Stations throughout the country run a PBS KIDS 24/7 channel filled with trusted educational content that is available for free, over the air to all families.

PBS Daily Email for Parents
PBS is sending a daily email to families with resources for how to engage the nation’s youngest leaners. Just yesterday, the American Pediatric Academy listed PBS as a valuable resource for families during these challenging times. PBS was the only media company mentioned in the article.

Available on mobile, tablet and connected TV devices, PBS KIDS offers on-demand educational videos and a livestream of the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel. No subscription is required.

Includes nearly 200 educational games, which can be downloaded for offline play anytime, anywhere. Learn more about this and PBS KIDS’ other apps at

PBS KIDS for Parents
A robust website with information, activities and tips for parents, including resources for talking with kids about coronavirus, encouraging healthy habits, managing worried feelings and supporting playful learning at home.

The Smithsonian has number of resources, including high-tech, low-tech, and no tech options, as well as digital office hours for educators. They offer millions of digital educational resources from across the Smithsonian museums, research centers, libraries, and archives geared specifically toward students and teachers. Resources range from low/no-tech to high-tech options.

Library of Congress
Materials from Library of Congress on their resources available for families

Spanish Resources / En Español:
Pagina web de Enfermedad del Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
Cómo se propaga el CO-VID- 19
Síntomas (PDF)
Prevención y tratamiento
Prevenir la propagación del COVID-19
Preguntas frecuentes sobre el COVID-19
Viajeros que regresan de países de alto riesgo
Detenga la propagación de los microbios
Informacion sobre beneficios de desempleo
Aplicación para beneficios de desempleo

How to Help:

If you or your organization is interested in helping the effort to combat the spread of COVID-19, FEMA has established a website ( with more information. Examples for the private sector include:

  • To sell medical supplies or equipment to the federal government, please email specifics to
  • If you have medical supplies or equipment to donate, please provide us details on what you are offering.
  • If you are a private company that wants to produce a product related to the COVID response – email
  • If you are a hospital and other companies in need of medical supplies, contact your state Department of Public Health and/or Emergency Management.
  • For non-medical supplies, services or equipment, if you are interested in doing business with FEMA, visit our Industry Liaison Program.

For additional information please visit FEMA’s website:


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