COVID-19: Collier County updates, Saturday, April 4

A roundup of what's happening in Collier County and what you may have missed

  • If you have questions, need further guidance, or have symptoms, call the Health Department at 1-866-779-6121 [Florida Department of Health]
  • There are 11,111 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Florida. 191 people have died. [Florida Department of Health]
  • There are 212 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Collier County. Two people have died. [Naples Daily News; NBC2]
  • The CDC has updated COVID-19 guidelines. The organization recommends that all people should wear a cloth mask when leaving home. [CDC]
  • Gov. Ron DeSantis has issued a state-wide “stay-at-home” order, effective for the next 30 days. Click here for a list of essential business exceptions. [The Washington Post]
  • Gov. Ron DeSantis issued executive orders asking seniors and people who have travelled from New York state and Louisiana in the past three weeks to quarantine for 14 days to help stop the spread of coronavirus. [USA Today]
  • Visit the NCH website for daily, noontime updates on testing statistics, visitor policies, procedures, and closures.
  • Collier County administrative buildings, veteran services, and schools are closed until further notice. [Naples Daily News]
  • All 175 state parks are closed as of Monday, March 23. [Florida State Parks]
  • On Monday March 23, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced the automatic deferments on loans through December 31, 2020.
  • Find out how you can help your favorite local restaurants during the health crisis while maintaining safe social distance. Patrons are encouraged to order takeout on Tuesday, March 24, in celebration of #TheGreatAmericanTakeout to bolster restaurant sales.
  • Publix is designating Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. for seniors 65 and over. The supermarket chain’s pharmacies will also open at 7 a.m. Other grocers, like Fresh Market, Target, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens, Walmart, Whole Foods, and Winn-Dixie have implemented similar shopping plans.
  • Walt Disney World Resort is closed until further notice. Universal Orlando Resort is closed through April 19.
  • Artis-Naples has cancelled programming through April 12. Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall has suspended all programming through March 31.

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