Department of Health Coronavirus Update on Public Gatherings

Coronavirus update in Indian River County and Brevard County, Florida.
Coronavirus update in Indian River County and Brevard County, Florida.

The Florida Department of Health in Indian River County is strongly urging people who have chronic health conditions not to attend public gatherings.

The warnings are consistent with CDC and Florida Department of Health Guidelines.

The health department is asking people not to attend mass gatherings if they:

  • are a contact to a known or suspected case of COVID-19
  • are an older adult
  • are immune compromised
  • are ill
  • have chronic health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes or lung disease
  • have traveled internationally within the last 14 days, especially to destinations under a level 3 travel advisory
  • have traveled to or from a geographic area with widespread community transmission of COVID-19

Additionally, everyone is encouraged to:

  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily.

For more information on mass gatherings, please visit the CDC coronavirus page.

Sebastian Daily will have more news on Friday about the coronavirus. As of right now, there are no confirmed cases of the virus in Indian River County or Brevard County.

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