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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Emergency Management News Release 03.26.20 1800 Hours

Public Information Release 03/26/2020 6pm Release

Contact: Ashley A. Spicer
Dave Richardson
E-mail: EOC.PUBLICINFO@nassauflem.com
Facebook: NassauEM

The “One Nassau” Joint Information System (JIS) continues to monitor rapidly changing situations in order to provide timely, accurate, unified messaging to Nassau County residents. Updates will be provided each afternoon; more frequently when and if warranted.

Current Situation in Nassau County: Please see https://www.facebook.com/NassauEM/videos/527661718127183/ for our latest PSA

The Nassau County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) remains at Level 2 which means enhanced staffing between 8a.m. and 5p.m. able to respond to questions by phone or through Facebook messaging. EOC will continue to process emergency requests for resource assistance.

Nassau County now has 5 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19.

The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) website floridahealthcovid19.gov has current information about COVID-19 in Florida. If you have additional questions about the pandemic you can call the Emergency Operations Center at 904-548-0900.

Residents who believe they have been in “close contact” to a person who is a positive case of COVID-19 should call DOH-Nassau at 904-875-6100 for immediate guidance.

Nassau County Schools are now closed until at least April 15th. However meals are being served. Additional information is available at https://www.nassau.k12.fl.us/

Public Safety responders are working under normal operations. Call 9-1-1 for all public safety and medical emergencies.

Businesses have been asked to complete the Florida Department Economic Opportunity (DEO) impact survey at https://floridadisaster.biz/; businesses experiencing economic injury may use the form on www.FloridaDisasterLoan.org.

Nassau P3 (Public-private partnership) has compiled information about local resources and social services available to residents during the pandemic response. Updates are posted on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nassaup3/.

Both the Town of Callahan and the City of Fernandina Beach have declared Local State of Emergency to streamline their administrative processes.

Continue to take everyday precautions to reduce disease transmission:

If you are at risk or have underlying health conditions, avoid crowds and maintain “social distancing” practices.

Stay home and away from others if you are ill.

Cough/sneeze into your elbow, sleeve or a tissue (then throw away).

Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing or having been in a public place; or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not immediately available.

Avoid touching common surfaces, especially in public places - door handles, ATM buttons, handrails, etc. Use a tissue or your sleeve to cover your hand or finger if you must touch something. Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose and mouth.

Clean and disinfect frequently-touched surfaces to remove germs every day (tables, and counters, doorknobs, light switches, steering wheels, keyboards/mice, faucets, remotes and phones).

The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is the “clearing house” for Nassau County’s JIS. We will post incident information regularly on the NassauEM Facebook page and www.NassauFL-EM.com website. If you have questions, please call the EOC’s information line at 904-548-0900 or message EOC staff through the NassauEM Facebook page.

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