Public Health Resources
Testing, Vaccines, and Antibodies Treatment
Florida Department of Health (FDOH) Coronavirus Hotline:
Miami-Dade Department of Health:
- Test collection sites in Miami-Dade County are open to all Miami-Dade County residents. View the list of testing site locations provided by Miami-Dade County.
- Monoclonal antibodies help the immune system recognize and respond more effectively to the COVID-19 virus. The Florida Department of Health and Florida Division of Emergency Management are working together to deploy mobile and stationary monoclonal antibody therapy treatment sites. Make an appointment at: patientportalfl.com.
Links to Coronavirus Resources:
On behalf of the Mayor and Commissioners of the City of Aventura, please read the important resources as provided below:
Experiencing feelings of stress, anxiety, trauma and grief due to the health crisis?
- Florida Blue with New Directions Behavioral Health are offering a free bilingual helpline to assist you with the stress you may be experiencing during the COVID 19 pandemic. The toll-free helpline connects individuals with specially trained behavioral health counselors who can assist anyone experiencing feelings of stress, anxiety, trauma and grief due to the health crisis.
Visit Florida Blue: https://www.floridablue.com/blog/support-line
Visit New Directions Behavioral Health: https://www.ndbh.com/CrisisResources
Healthy Habits for Virus Prevention
How can you protect yourself and your family?
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to a virus. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and 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 hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
These everyday habits can help prevent the spread of viruses!