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Activation of Evacuation Centers During COVID-19

Once an evacuation center is opened, evacuees will be asked to follow the guidelines set by the Center for Disease Control and Florida Department of Health. Individuals entering the evacuation center can expect to be screened for fever, cough and shortness of breath. If you have these symptoms, you should inform evacuation center staff when you arrive. Signage will be posted outlining the rules evacuees must follow.

Evacuees must adhere to the following evacuation center rules during the COVID-19 pandemic:
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You will be screened prior to entering the evacuation center and re-screened during your time there. If you show signs of illness, you may be separated into an isolation area away from other evacuees.
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Spend the majority of your time in your assigned spaces. When leaving your assigned space, ensure social distancing by staying 6 feet away from others.
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Evacuees must wear a face covering. Wearing a face covering is not a substitute for physical distancing.
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Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for 20 seconds or utilize hand sanitizer.
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Maintain social distancing of 6 feet while in common areas.

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