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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Testing info

Childcare

  • If you or someone you know is in search of emergency childcare services, call the Early Learning Coalition of Duval County at (904) 208-2040 to find a provider who is still open and has available space. Or you can visit their website: https://www.elcduval.org/
  • The YMCA is providing limited options for first responders’ childcare. They also are offering a SCHOOL’S OUT CAMP, with very limited seating, for healthy children, at the following YMCA locations: Dye Clay Family YMCA, Barco Newton YMCA, Ponte Vedra YMCA, duPont YMCA Youth Development Campus, YMCA Yulee Kids Campus, Flagler Center YMCA, YMCA at Flagler Health+ Village. For more details or to enroll online visit FCYMCA.org.

Electric/Water

Food

  • Feeding Northeast Florida is providing agencies with “Family Meal Kits” that contain shelf-stable food items, produce, and meat when available. Click here to see the full list of participating agencies: www.feedingnefl.org
  • FoodFinder is a national website that shows low-income families when and where to get free food from their closest pantry. There is also a mobile app, search for “Food Finder- Fighting Hunger:” https://foodfinder.us/
  • Text FLKIDSMEALS to 211-211 to find the closest participating Summer BreakSpot location with free meals available. Residents can also call 2-1-1 to speak with a live operator for additional information.

Internet

  • For students who may need internet access, Comcast is offering short-term free internet access for families that qualify. Find more details here: https://corporate.comcast.com/covid-19
  •  Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots, and then launch a browser.

Mental Health

  • Florida Blue and New Directions Behavioral Health have teamed up to offer a hotline to help Floridians deal with their anxiety over the COVID-19 crisis. Specially trained behavioral health counselors will answer the phone 24-hours a day and offer assistance in both English and Spanish. To receive assistance, please call 833-848-1762.
  • Full-Service Schools will continue to provide mental health therapists to DCPS students. The therapists are available via telehealth. If your child needs mental health services, contact their school to be put in touch with their therapist.
  • Get support regarding your anxiety or stress by speaking to a trained counselor at SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or by texting TalkWithUS 66746.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. Click here to find out more: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/

Mortgage/Rent

  • The link below provides resources for homeowners to get assistance during the COVID-19 crisis. Research the resources to determine what applies best to your situation. Homeowners should contact their lenders and renters should contact their landlord for specific situations: https://narfocus.com/billdatabase/clientfiles/172/28/3581.pdf

Senior Citizens

Small Business Owners

  • The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan program is currently available to small business owners located in all Florida counties statewide that experienced economic damage as a result of COVID-19. For more details or to apply for a loan, click here https://floridadisasterloan.org/
  • Through the US Small Business Disaster Loan Assistance program, small business owners in Florida and Georgia, as well as many other states, are currently eligible to apply for a low-interest loan due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Click here to apply https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance

Unemployment

Other Resources

  • 2-1-1 is a FREE service provided by United Way that connects area residents to critical health and social service resources when they need help. From help with a household bill, food assistance, or counseling for suicide prevention, United Way’s 2-1-1 helpline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year-round. Just dial 211.