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Florida Department of Health issues international travel advisory

March 10, 2020
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

The Florida Department of Health has issued a travel advisory and an update regarding COVID-19.

The Tuesday morning update advises:

The Florida Department of Health is responding to COVID-19. In an effort to keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware about the status of the virus, the Department is issuing regular updates as information becomes available. The Department will provide an update every morning, seven days per week.

- International Travel Advisory

The Florida Department of Health is advising all individuals who have traveled internationally to follow the new CDC guidelines, summarized below:

Level 3: Mandatory 14-day self-isolation and practice social distancing upon return to the United States. Social distancing includes avoiding going out in public and close personal interactions. If you become symptomatic, immediately self-isolate and contact your county health department or health care provider.

Level 2 and Cruises: Monitor your health and limit interactions with others for 14 days after returning to the United States. If you become symptomatic, immediately self-isolate and contact your county health department or health care provider.

For more information regarding current CDC travel advisories related to COVID-19, visit: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html

- Nile Cruise Advisory

The Florida Department of Health is advising all individuals who traveled on a river cruise on the Nile River in Egypt in February 2020 to self-isolate for 14 days following their date of return to the United States. Several passengers in the United States recently developed symptoms and have been confirmed to be infected with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), including two positive cases in Florida.

- COVID-19 Testing Results

18 Florida cases (17 Florida residents)

12 diagnosed in Florida

5 diagnosed and isolated in another state

1 confirmed positive non-Florida resident isolated in Florida.

115 tests in state results pending

140 negatives

 
 

 

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