There is currently no vaccine to prevent the contraction of COVID-19. We must bear in mind
that, as Floridians, we are all in this together and we have a responsibility to continue
practicing mitigation measures.
These general mitigation guidelines are minimum recommended health protocols and are
designed to be utilized at every phase of re-opening. Individuals and employers should
continue to adhere to federal, state and local guidance, including information from the
Individuals are encouraged to practice good hygiene and engage in healthy activities,
including outdoor activities, while practicing social distancing.
The following general guidance is recommended for all individuals throughout each phase
– Practice social distancing, as the virus is most transmissible indoors under close,
sustained contact. If you are around other people, try to maintain 6 feet of
– Avoid hugs, handshakes, large gatherings and close quarters.
– Frequently wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand
sanitizer with at least a 60 percent alcohol base if soap and water are not available.
– Consider wearing a face mask or cloth face cover when entering a business, or within
close proximity to members of the public.
– Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
– Cover your cough or sneeze with your elbow or a tissue and dispose of the tissue.
– Clean and disinfect frequently touched items and surfaces as much as possible.
– Employers should prepare their workplaces and consider how to minimize the spread of
COVID-19 and lower the impact in their workplace.
– If you believe you are infected with COVID-19, contact your health care provider
– If you are older than 65 years of age or have a serious underlying medical condition,
avoid large crowds.
– Monitor your symptoms carefully. If you feel sick, stay home.