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Clinician Screening Tool for Identifying Persons Under Investigation
for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
The Department of Health (Department) has updated the clinical screening tool health care providers use in the identification of persons under investigation or suspected for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The clinical screening tool is intended to assist health care practitioners in understanding their role in identifying individuals, specimen collection,shipping of specimens, and notification of local county health departments, as appropriate.
Florida Department of Health Guidance
for Healthcare Professionals
What you need to know now about COVID-19 in Florida. Adults 60 and older and those with underlying medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes and lung disease are more likely to develop serious illness. Here’s what you can do right now.
Call before you go
Call your health care provider or County Health Department if you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath and returned from international travel or a cruise in the last 14 days.
Wash for 20 sec.
Wash hands often with soap and water – 20 seconds or longer (or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol).
Review your symptoms
Use the CDC’s self-checker to help make decisions and seek appropriate medical care regarding COVID-19.
Practice social distancing
If you are around other people, keep 6 feet between you when possible. Avoid hugs, handshakes, large gatherings and close quarters.
What you need to know now about COVID-19 in Florida.
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