COVID-19: Broward County Updates, Friday, April 9

From mask mandates to virtual programming, here is a roundup of Broward County's coronavirus news

Courtesy of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention; Hannah A. Bullock; Azaibi Tamin.
  • If you have questions, need further guidance, or have symptoms, call the Health Department at 1-866-779-6121 [Florida Department of Health]
  • There are 2,111,807 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Florida. 33,968 people have died. There are 221,623 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Broward County. 2,717 people have died. [Florida Department of Health]
  • The City of North Miami will host a vaccination event for residents on Sunday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be 600 Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccines administered by appointment only at the Griffing Community Center (12220 Griffing Blvd., North Miami, FL 33161). The deadline to register for an appointment is Thursday, April 15. Residents must show proof of Florida residency (for example: monthly mortgage statement, utility bill, or any other documentation that provides proof of address) and a valid driver’s license upon arrival. To register for the event, call the Office of the Mayor and Council at (305) 895-9818.
  • All Florida residents ages ages 18 years and older are now eligible for the all COVID vaccines. The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for people ages 16 and older. All residents under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a guardian ad complete the COVID0-19 vaccine screening and consent form. Other eligible groups: persons determined to be vulnerable by a physician; health care workers with direct patient contact; long-term facility residents and staff. Click here for the vaccine finder. [Florida Department of Health]
  • Broward County has issued an Emergency Order that requires people to wear masks when they leave home. [Broward County]

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