Coping With The Coronavirus: Resources For South Florida
Getting through the coronavirus pandemic is a challenge on almost every level. We hope these links can help you find the information or help you're looking for. If you have suggestions for information we should include here, email us at email@example.com.
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- Food: State and local government officials and nonprofits are working to prevent South Floridians from going hungry. Here's where to find free food during the pandemic.
- Testing: Coronavirus test sites are popping up throughout South Florida as the number of cases continues to climb. More than half of the state's positive cases are in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Should you get tested for the coronavirus? Here's what to know about testing sites.
- Local orders: The state has been under a stay-at-home order, while local jurisdictions are starting to lift different restrictions. Here, we’re compiling these orders as they appear. Parks and other recreational areas have started to reopen. Here's where you can find out the status of your local parks.
- Small businesses: Florida has activated its emergency bridge loan program for small businesses with 2-100 employees. Loans of $50,000 are available at zero percent interest for one year. If you're business owner, here's how to get help during COVID-19.
- Unemployment and more: Hundreds of thousands of workers across South Florida have lost their jobs due to the pandemic. Looking for help? Start here.
- Lifehacks and more for getting through: The novel coronavirus has upended our lives. Here are some stories that we hope will help you cope, including some virtual entertainment options from local cultural organizations.
For detailed coverage of the coronavirus crisis, WLRN has updates daily on our homepage; find our continuing coverage here.
The dedicated website for the coronavirus for the Florida Department of Health includes information about symptoms, positive numbers of cases and deaths. There's also a dedicated website from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.