Hendry County Emergency Management

VACCINATION INFORMATION  |   TESTING INFORMATION
COVID-19 DETERMINATION OF EXTREME VULNERABILITY PHYSICIAN'S FORM

 

NOTE: Homebound residents of Hendry and Glades County can make a request for a COVID-19 Vaccination at the email address  HomeboundVaccine@em.myflorida.com 



Pre-Register Now for the COVID-19 Vaccine:
COVID-19 vaccines continue to arrive in Florida in extremely limited supply. As we await additional vaccine supply from the Federal Government, we urge currently eligible Florida residents to save their place in line by pre-registering today.  Go to myvaccine.fl.gov to register or 866-201-6745.  

PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE HEALTH DEPARTMENTS IN HENDRY OR GLADES, REGISTER ONLINE OR CALL THE NUMBER LISTED ABOVE.

 

 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

INFORMATION ABOUT THE FLORIDA COVID-19 REGISTRATION SYSTEM

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COVID-19 Vaccination Announcement - First Dose Only
The Department of Health in Hendry County will receive a limited allotment of COVID-19 Vaccines and will now accept pre-registrations  by using the new online registration system. Please do not call the direct phone number for the Health Department. You must use the online registration system listed below. 
 

Individuals can now pre-register to “get in line” and will be notified with available appointment time. Visit https://myvaccine.fl.gov/ or call 866-201-6745. If you call the phone number, you still need to go on-line to “pre-register”.
 

Print or take a photo of your pre-registration confirmation to bring with you and  also download a consent form that is required to receive your vaccine. You must wait until you are notified of your appointment time. Your pre-registration is not your appointment. All clients receiving a vaccine must be registered.

 

The Health Department will be following the Governor’s Executive Order 20-315.

COVID-19 vaccine shall only be given to the following populations (Must have proper ID):

-Long-term care facility residents and staff;
-Persons 65 years of age and older; and
-Health care personnel with direct patient contact

The Health Department will also be following the State Surgeon General’s Public Health Advisory, which requires every vaccine provider in Florida to ensure every recipient is either a resident of Florida or is a frontline healthcare worker providing services in Florida.

 

Florida Residency Requirements:

  • Valid Florida Driver License or Florida Identification Card

                                     OR

 

  • Two of the following items:

    • A deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement, mortgage payment booklet or residential rental or lease agreement. (Copies of deeds can be found on the County Property Appraiser website)

    • A utility hookup or work order that is not more than 2 months old.

    • A utility bill that is not more than 2 months old.

    • Mail from a bank or other financial institution, including checking, savings, or investment account statements, that is not more than 2 months old.

    • Mail from a government agency that is not more than 2 months old.  (Mail from a government agency can include tax bills showing a Florida address.  Tax bills can be found on the County Property Appraiser website).

 

By appointment only: Pre-register to “get in line” to receive notification of your vaccine appointment by visiting https://myvaccine.fl.gov/.

 


COVID VACCINATION AND TESTING:

Please COMPLETE THE CONSENT FORM (accessible from the links below) that MUST be filled out and brought to the Health Department to check-in for the appointment.  The form is fillable online and must be printed and taken to the vaccination site before you will be given the vaccination.


Evening - Walk-ins & Appointments for COVID-19 Vaccination (Moderna-First Dose)  in LaBelle and Clewiston 
 

Hendry County , FL — The Hendry County Health Departments in LaBelle and Clewiston will be providing COVID-19 vaccinations (Moderna-First Dose) by walk-ins and appointments

  • Wednesday, April 14th from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Hendry County Health Department - LaBelle, 1140 Pratt Blvd. LaBelle, FL 33935

  • Thursday, April 15th - 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Hendry County Health Department - Clewiston, 1100 S. Olympia, Clewiston, FL 33440

 PLEASE NOTE: 

  • DO NOT BRING PETS (ONLY SERVICE ANIMALS ARE ALLOWED)

  • You will be required to fill out local health department paperwork on site. 

  • You will be notified about your 2nd dose before exiting. 

DOWNLOAD CONSENT FORMS HERE
HENDRY COUNTY ENGLISH FORM
HATIIAN/CREOLE FORM  FORM  |   SPANISH FORM
GETTING THE MODERNA VACCINE (What to Expect)   |  V-Safe after Vaccination Health Checker


COVID TESTING   LOCATIONS, DATES AND TIMES: 
All testing will be open testing (no appointments necessary and free of charge). Adults and children over the age of 5 can be tested with parental consent.

 

THERE ARE NO TESTING SITES AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.

 


COVID 19 Websites
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
  Hendry/Glades 863.674-4041
Respuesta al nuevo coronavirus2019 (COVID-19)

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

CENTROS PARA EL CONTROL Y LA PREVENCION
CDC NEWSROOM
CDC INTERIM GUIDANCE FOR HOME CARE
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COVID-19

FACTS ABOUT CORONAVIRUS

BUSINESSES:
The CARES Act - Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security for businesses 


 

 

 


 

 HENDRY COUNTY DECLARES LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY 

click to view declaration.

A local state of emergency is a situation in which a local government is empowered to perform actions or impose policies that it would normally not be permitted to undertake when disaster is imminent and severe enough to require state or federal aid to supplement local resources. A government can declare such a state during a natural disaster, medical pandemics/epidemics, civil unrest, or armed conflict. Such declarations alert citizens of the emergency and orders government agencies to implement emergency plans to help prevent or alleviate damages, loss, hardship or suffering. Through those activities taken to protect its citizens It also enables the local government to immediately obtain resources available to rescue, evacuate, shelter or provide essential commodities (ie., fuel, food etc.) and make  reimbursement easier to claim from the federal government supporting all of the local initiatives.

 Should I Get Tested For COVID-19 and how should I get tested? Florida Department of Health has guidance. Learn more.

  • If your travel history has not put you at risk, take note: If you have been in close contact with someone who may have or had COVID-19, and you have symptoms of fever, cough or shortness of breath, or you have an underlying medical condition like diabetes or heart disease, or a history of cancer.

  • Call, do not visit, your County Health Department (CHD) or health care provider. It’s IMPORTANT to call ahead before visiting your CHD or health care provider. Offices must take proper steps to avoid further spread of COVID-19 when a concerned patient arrives for a medical appointment.

  • How testing is done. A person who is tested will have three specimens taken: oral, nasal and saliva. Samples will be given to the CHD and from there, shipped or delivered to the closest laboratory. Test results are available within 24–48 hours.  


Stay Informed on COVID-19:
In coordination with the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) in Hendry County, the County recommends the following sources to assist with community mitigation and preparedness. While health experts are working around the clock to learn more about COVID-19, you can also stay informed as new information becomes available.

The COVID Call Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can be reached at 1.866.779.6121 or by emailing COVID-19@flhealth.gov.

Take to Stay Prepared Now is the time to be ready and reflect on your personal preparedness and plans. At this time, experts do not recommend social distancing or isolating yourself unless you are sick or suspect transmission. To remain well, practice good hygiene measures like washing your hands and using hand sanitizer with an alcohol content of 60 percent or greater. Also, it is not too late in the season to receive a flu vaccine, as recommended by the CDC. Getting sick back-to-back (from flu and another respiratory illness such as COVID-19) can be severely challenging. Mitigate your risk now.

According to the CDC, the most effective ways to prevent transmission of not only COVID-19 but any respiratory illness is to avoid being exposed by washing your hands and cleaning regularly used surfaces (more info can be found here).

For local businesses, the CDC also recommends the following guidance to prevent workplace exposures to acute respiratory illnesses in non-healthcare settings. These guidelines discuss sick leave, doctor’s notes, telecommuting and other considerations.

Also, if you are a business owner, please consider posting proper handwashing posters and signs in your bathroom locations to encourage good hygiene.


HENDRY COUNTY -The Emergency Alert Program will alert you when emergencies and other important community news happens.  By signing up for the Hendry County Emergency Alert Program it will enable us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods.  You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more. 


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Hendry County Emergency Management
4425 West State Road 80
LaBelle, Florida 33935 
863-674-5400





 

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