Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

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    General Information regarding COVID-19

    April 30, 2020 – The health and safety of our visitors and residents is our utmost priority. We are closely monitoring the situation and working with the Emergency Management Service, the Indian River County Health Department, and VISIT FLORIDA, to gather and share the latest developments regarding the evolving Coronavirus situation. 

    Public beaches are reopen as of April 28th with strict limitations as to access and social distancing in place.  IRSO will be patrolling the beaches until further notice.  All public parks and conservation areas are still open as are public restrooms located in those facilties. 

    Schools are closed through the remainder of the school year. Public high schools are still working on rescheduling graduation ceremonies.

    Our partners at United Way are working with community providers to meet the needs of the community.  Please go to the United Way website at www.unitedwayirc.org for current provider information. 

    For questions related to COVID-19 in Florida, please contact the Florida Department of Health’s dedicated COVID-19 Call Center by calling 866-779-6121 or emailing COVID-19@flhealth.gov. The Call Center is available 24hrs a day, 7 days a week.

  • Update from Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital

    Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital is restricting all visitors.  Exceptions will be made for the following patients:

    Pediatric patients (1 visitor)

    Labor and Delivery patients (1 visitor)

    End of life circumstances (patient's care team will discuss with their family)

    In an abundance of caution for our community and caregivers, we have suspended all-volunteer services. We have postponed all events and suspended all caregiver participation at events for the next 30 days, including patient support group sessions. If you have any questions about your scheduled appointments or procedures, please call your physician’s office.

    If you are concerned you may have COVID-19, we recommend you seek care first from Cleveland Clinic’s virtual visit platform, Express Care Online at clevelandclinic.org/ECO or by contacting your primary care physician.  The Hospital asks that if you are feeling ill that you call your primary care physician’s office prior to visiting.

    Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital continues to perform drive-through testing, by appointment only. Individuals who believe they may have symptoms of COVID-19 may call our nurse triage hotline at 772.226.4846 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily to determine if they meet CDC and Florida Department of Health criteria for COVID-19 testing.

    More information on COVID-19 is available on the CDC and Cleveland Clinic’s website. Visit clevelandclinic.org/coronavirus as it is updated frequently. The Florida Department of Health also has a hotline you can call with specific questions. That number is 1.866.779.6121.

    More information on COVID-19 is available on the Cleveland Clinic’s website. Visit clevelandclinic.org/coronavirus as it is updated frequently. 



    Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) nor the State Florida, declared any kind of travel advisories.   According to CDC’s site, “the CDC does not currently have a COVID-19 travel health notice for Continental US,” and therefore, the CDC “does not recommend canceling or postponing travel” within the Continental US. The CDC states that “travelers should always avoid contact with sick people and clean their hands often by washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60%–95% alcohol. As a reminder, the Department of Health always recommends everyday preventive actions to help impede the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

    • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick;
    • Staying home when you are sick and avoiding contact with persons in poor health;
    • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands;
    • Covering your cough or sneezing with a tissue, then disposing of the tissue;
    • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing;
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash your hands with soap and water if hands are visibility dirty;
    • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.