Submitted by Marlon Hill

As we all adjust to the impact of the coronavirus/COVID19 pandemic, we need to remain informed and to support each other.  Here are some highlight links and numbers to support your family or small business:

  • For medical emergencies, call 911;
  • For general Miami Dade County information, call 311;
  • Possible exposure to COVID or exhibiting symptoms (fever, dry cough, headaches, shortness of breath)? Call Florida Dept of Health at 305-324-2400; If you have a medical provider, call them; If traveling to a medical office or facility, call ahead;


  • For SENIORS – if you have any problems getting  meals, call Miami-Dade County’s 311 Call Center to be connected to the Emergency Operations Center
  • For Food Establishments, bars, clubs, and hotels (no new lodgers), County has issued a closed order; Businesses that can remain OPEN include healthcare providers, supermarkets, mini-markets, banks, and pharmacies. See https://www.miamidadecounty/coronavirus for listing of county wide closures.
  • SCHOOLS – on Spring Break – March 23-27 – more info at or your local School Board
  • For latest from MIAMI-DADE COUNTY: For the latest on emergency updates from the Office of the Mayor – OR contact your local County Mayor or administration for specific orders


  • Any reports of PRICE GOUGING – call State Attorney at 305-547-3300 or Florida Attorney General Hotline at 1-866-966-7226


  • Prevention Protocol:
    • Wash hands frequently (soap/water/sanitzer) for at least 20 seconds
    • Avoid touching your face (Healthy Hands, Happy Face)
    • Cough/sneeze in a disposable tissue or your elbow
    • Sanitize all areas around you; keep clean tissue or wipes with you (including for shopping carts, gas pumps, food packages, incoming mail, etc.)
    • Practice physical distancing (no gatherings of more than 10 persons)
  • Avoid peak hours for shopping of any essential needs; SENIORS take advantage of early shopping hours

For additional specific questions, call Marlon Hill, The Peoples Politics, on his cell at 305-244-4456 or email  #MarlonforD9 #ItsaNEWDAY