COVID-19: Broward County Updates, Wednesday, May 12

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 2,278,549 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Florida. 35,882 people have died. There are 240,790 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Broward County. 2,978 people have died. [Florida Department of Health]
  • 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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