As frontline organizations of the COVID-19 pandemic, you provide care to Floridians most in need. FBHA is here to support members with a webpage that includes the latest guidance, best practices, toolkits and policies to assist members during this challenging time.
- On July 19, 2021, the Secretary of Health and Human Services extended the national public health emergency for 90 days.
- On June 18, 2021, the State Surgeon General issued Renewal of Declaration of Public Health Emergency determining that COVID-19 is a threat to the public health in Florida. This renewal terminates on June 26, 2021.
- Executive Order 21-94, extending the original state of emergency issued on March 9, 2020, expired on June 26, 2021.
- The CDC and Infectious Disease Society of America are hosting the COVID-10 Real-Time Learning Network with expert and timely information for frontline health care organizations. Also see the CDC’s Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel During the COVID-19 Pandemic, which includes Updated Healthcare Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations in Response to COVID-19 Vaccination for updated guidance on visitation and communal activities and dining in healthcare settings.
- On December 23, 2020, the Governor issued Executive Order 20-315 prioritizing vaccine administration, followed by an additional five executive orders directing vaccine allocation—Executive Order 21-46, Executive Order 21-47, Executive Order 21-62, Executive Order 21-67, and Executive Order 21-79. On April 2, 2021 the Governor also issued Executive Order 21-81, prohibiting COVID-19 vaccine passports.
- Florida Division of Emergency Management issues Emergency Order DEM Order No. 20-011 revising COVID-19 guidelines for long-term care facilities – Effective October 22, 2020.
- Department of Health Renews Declaration of Public Health Emergency – Effective February 19, 2021, through April 20, 2021.
- Department of Children and Families Emergency Order — Effective Sept.30, 2020 – March 31, 2021
- Executive Order 20-213 Emergency Management – Extension of EO 20-52 for 60-days (09/04/2020)
- CDC Criteria for Return to Work for Healthcare Personnel with SARS-CoV-2 Infection (Interim Guidance) (07/17/2020)
- Registered Intern Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Update – The Board amended rule 64B4-2.002, FAC, (effective 10/04/2020) to include the changes established in Emergency Rule 64B4ER20-24, FAC. A description of the rule is provided on the board’s website. To read the final rule, please click here. (09/23/2020)
- Office of Civil Rights Issues Guidance on Covered Health Care Providers & Restrictions on Media Access to Protected Health Information about Individuals in Their Facilities (05/05/2020)
Information & Resources FOR Individuals/Clients
IMPORTANT Information FOR ProviderS
PPE Guidance & Information
Preparing for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19
Taking Care of Your Mental Health During the COViD-19 pandemic
If you’re feeling anxious or overwhelmed about the coronavirus, you are not alone. The first thing people should know is, what they are experiencing is normal, but if the feelings become too much for you to deal with on your own, there is help available.