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For Immediate Release:
February 27, 2020
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Mia DeVane
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Commissioner Levine Cava requests coronavirus briefing from health departments and Jackson Health System

MIAMI-DADE – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava today (Feb. 27) requested a full briefing from state and local health departments and the Jackson Health System on the potential of community spread of the Coronavirus and precautionary measures being taken to prevent further spread of the virus.

The full briefing request was prompted by the latest news from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announcing what may be the first instance of a case of the COVID-19 virus in the U.S. that has yet to be linked to overseas travel or any other known cause. “The public must be informed about the County’s response and preparedness planning,” said Commissioner Levine Cava. “The need to act swiftly and proactively is a must to protect the health and safety of all Miami-Dade County residents.”

The request came in the form of memos to Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez and Carlos Migoya, President and CEO of Jackson Health System. Commissioner Levine Cava specifically asked that a discussion on the issue be held during the next full meeting of the Board of County Commissioners. That meeting is scheduled on Tuesday, March 3, beginning at 9:30 a.m.