A BayCare drive-thru COVID-19 test collection site that has been operating in Haines City for more than two weeks will move to Bartow starting Monday. The change will enable BayCare Health System to reopen its Haines City Urgent Care and align all urgent care services in the community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Classes have gone online, but at one high school in Pasco County, cars are still lining up each weekday. Through a unique partnership, Gulf High School has become an epicenter of this community’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced us to an unprecedented state of quarantine or stay-at-home orders or advisories. Isolation presents unique challenges and circumstances. The confinement and restrictions coupled with the disease’s unknown can add to anxiety.
Sitting at home, with another beautiful spring Florida day, it can feel surreal. But social distancing remains a necessary and effective tool in our fight to “flatten the curve” of the COVID-19 pandemic in our local community.
With most schools and childcare facilities closed and families practicing social distancing from the safety of their home, experts warn that we may see a rise in injuries involving children. BayCare's Michelle Sterling offers some safety tips families can follow at home as they adapt to new routines.