Florida Department of Health Launches New Covid-19 Community Action Survey

The StrongerThanC-19 community action survey is free to use and can be accessed by visiting: www.StrongerThanC19.com.  

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -  The Florida Department of Health (DOH) announced the launch of a new community action survey, StrongerThanC-19, designed to aid Florida as the state continues to fight the spread of COVID-19. This cutting-edge tool gives residents the power to unite in the fight to help slow the spread of coronavirus in Florida.

The StrongerThanC-19 community action survey is designed to gather information to help the Department track and slow the spread of COVID-19 in Florida; it is not a symptom checker designed to dispense medical advice. The StrongerThanC-19 community action survey is free to use and can be accessed by visiting: www.StrongerThanC19.com. 


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Stop the Spread. Call ahead if you have symptoms of COVID-19.

Stop the Spread. Call ahead. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, fever, and shortness of breath) and believe you have been exposed to the virus call ahead to your health care provider and the Florida Department of Health at 850-872-4455. DOH-Bay will screen you to see if you meet the CDC's testing criteria. If you are eligible for testing, you will be given instructions on where, how and when you will be tested. 


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The Florida Department of Health (Department) is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor the current outbreak of COVID-19 and is actively working to ensure that the most up-to-date CDC guidance is quickly and accurately disseminated to local partners. To see the latest case count please visit COVID-19 page, the Department is coordinating with our local partners to investigate, confirm, contain and report any cases.

For information from the CDC and the World Health Organization on COVID-19, please visit:


DOH-Bay has been monitoring COVID-19 since January and been in contact with Bay County Emergency Manager and medical providers to prepare response activities in the event we were to see cases in Bay.



All Bay District non-charter schools will be closed March 16-20 for Spring Break and then March 23-27. During the two-week closure, all schools will undergo additional disinfecting and sanitizing in preparation for the return of students and staff.  Bay Base will be open, as previously scheduled, during Spring Break for those families who registered but it will not be open March 23-27 at any location. All extra-curricular activities, including field trips, are cancelled until at least till March 27th. All of these plans are subject to change, per the DOE, and we will release more details as we have them. All 12-month employees should report to work as regularly scheduled on March 23rd and await further instructions.



Florida State University has proactively monitored and responded to daily developments as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread in Florida and across the United States.

Administrators campus-wide have met every day for several weeks to assess and carry out protocols and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), Florida Department of Health and other medical authorities.

Our highest priority remains the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff. Therefore, we will shift to online instruction for all courses on March 23 for a period of at least two weeks. This shift to online instruction includes the FSU Panama City campus.

FSU has a robust emergency plan in place and is fully prepared to provide instruction online or by other methods. We are taking this action proactively to protect not only our campus community but the larger community as well.





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