COVID-19 UPDATE AS OF OCTOBER 13, 2020
COVID-19 UPDATE AS OF AUGUST 20, 2020
COVID-19 UPDATE AS OF MARCH 25, 2020
What you Should Know About COVID-19
COVID-19 can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth, including when an individual coughs or sneezes. These droplets may land on objects and surfaces. Other people may contract COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth.
Symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough and shortness of breath. Symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as many as 14 days following exposure. Most people recover from COVID-19 without needing special treatment. The elderly and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems and diabetes are more likely to develop serious illness.
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. The Florida Department of Health recommends everyday preventive actions to help stop the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
• Avoiding close contact with people who are sick;
• Staying home when you are sick and avoiding contact with persons in poor health;
• Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands;
• Covering your cough or sneezing into a tissue, then disposing of the tissue;
• Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, 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; and
• Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
A person that experiences a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as fever, cough or shortness of breath, within 14 days after travel from any other destination with community transmission should call ahead to their health care provider and local Community Heath Department and mention their recent travel or close contact.
How does COVID-19 affect the Fire District?
The guidelines set to slow the spread of COVID-19 have required specific changes in District protocol. The following have been suspended until further notice:
•Citizen/community observational visits to facilities and ride times in District vehicles
•Use of District meeting rooms
•All face-to-face meetings – conference calls may serve as an alternative
Also, the District’s Fire and Life Safety office will issue scanned copies of Notice of Fire Compliances emailed directly to Growth Management from the permit holder. Administrative offices are not open to the public; however, we are here to assist you. You may contact us via telephone 239-348-7540 (during business hours), our website “Contact Us” page, or you may DM us on Facebook.
Rest assured the one thing that has not changed is that the District is ready to respond when you dial 9-1-1. Be safe!
“Team EN23/c was simply wonderful in their response time, compassion and professionalism.”
“All fire personnel were extremely helpful,and very professional in regards to stove Fire and shutting down sprinkler system in this unit. I am very proud of this service these fire fighters showed and they all should be commended.”
” Lt. Inspector Cruz and Kristen were both great in presenting the Crowd Manager class to our division this morning. They made the class interesting by providing real world examples and explained why it’s so important to have a crowd manager in place at different events. Lt. Cruz was a passionate presenter and kept the attention of the class for the entire time. On behalf of the Collier County Facilities Management Division I would like to thank both Lt. Cruz and Kristen for taking the time to educate us on crowd control with the ultimate goal of saving the lives of those around us. Thanks again!”
“i have never callled a fire department in all my 65 years. That is good news. This past weekend we had to call 911 for a fire that our household could not contain. Engine 29 and engine 75 responded and my husband and I cannot say enough about the professionalism and general feeling if safety and security this crew gave to us. You dont need them until you need them and we are so grateful they were there to help us.”
“The three men that answered my call for help to lift my husband off the floor were absolutely fantastic–they all showed compassion, and they knew what they were doing!! They had to lift him off the floor, get him dressed and put him into my car—I never expected such professionalism and expertise!!!
This is a place that that tax dollars are well spent!!”
“Greater Naples Fire District Engine 73 exceeded my expectations with their professional interaction with our students. They even stayed after the event to help move heavy furniture and clean up the gymnasium.”
“Your team on Isles of Capri were exceptional. Very Professional, knowledgable and made me feel comfortable.”
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