COVID-19 – Moving forward with the Re-Opening – Phase 2

Last week Governor DeSantis said South Florida is on the verge of going to Phase 2 of reopening for COVID-19. However, the previous re-openings caused many people to return to unsafe behaviors, such as gathering in large crowds, and not wearing masks, which contributed to a surge in positive cases. For us to reopen safely, […]

Broward County Schools Re-Open but Virtually

Broward County Schools will begin on August 19th the same way it ended in June: VIRTUALLY. While Broward’s COVID-19 rates have been trending downward, there are still a lot of unanswered questions with this Pandemic and children. We do know children are getting the virus and can and are transmitting the virus too. To err […]

West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus (WNV) is the leading cause of mosquito-borne disease in the U.S. and is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. The peak season in Florida is July- September. Florida Department of Health in Broward County (http://broward.floridahealth.gov/) has confirmed a locally-acquired case of WNV. There are no vaccines to prevent or medications […]

Tropical Storm Isaias

Hurricane season began June 1st. When Tropical Storm Isaias was announced, was your plan already in place for your homes and businesses? Water, canned goods, batteries, and paper products were already disappearing from the shelves. Why? Because we started panicking since we weren’t prepared. From June 1–November 30 you must have hurricane supplies pre-stocked and […]

Are Schools safe to reopen?

Broward County is gearing up for the new school year while wondering what school will look like? Even though children are less likely to contract COVID-19 than adults, one of the biggest fears is that a child could contract the coronavirus at school and bring it home to Grandma. As a mother, I know returning […]

Struggling Families

Families are still struggling because of the pandemic and the moratorium on evictions will be gone as of August 1st, and right now we are on a catastrophic rollercoaster so I have requested our Broward County Staff to expedite programs that can help our residents with their rent and/or mortgage payments to prevent them from […]

Stay Healthy and Wear Your MASK!

Broward COVID-19 cases have been escalating, especially within the younger population. It’s imperative that everyone follow all Broward County Orders and CDC Health Guidelines, which mandate wearing a mask in all public places. As someone with an extensive medical background, I can tell you masks are critical in curbing the spread of coronavirus. I wear […]

Mental Health Issues Increases due to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has totally disrupted our lives, and brought hardship to people already struggling with economic, physical, educational, and mental health challenges. As the pandemic continues, it is likely the mental health burden will increase as stricter measures are taken to slow the spread of the virus, which will lead to greater isolation. The […]

Coronavirus Cases are Increasing

Broward County is seeing a daily increase of positive COVID-19 cases. Everyone must wear your face coverings when in Public, wash your hands continuously, stay at least 6 feet apart and stay home as much as possible. I know you want Broward to continue the Phased Openings, but unfortunately, we cannot at this time. We […]

Reopening Business during COVID-19

As Businesses reopen and we are returning to a “new normal”, we must continue to follow CDC guidelines of maintaining social-distancing, wearing facial-coverings, and continuously washing our hands. Even though the County has been slow to reopen, we are still seeing an increase in positive cases throughout the tri-county. The virus is unforgiving, and we […]