Coronavirus (COVID-19)

During the COVID-19 crisis, the Juvenile Welfare Board is working closely with the Florida Department of Health, Pinellas County Government, Pinellas County Schools, and dozens of other partners to support our funded provider agencies, and to share information and resources for children and families.

Preventative Measures

The CDC recommends these preventative measures:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick, or stay home if you are sick or have symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath).
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds, or use a hand sanitizer with 60% alcohol.
  • Practice social (physical) distancing, staying at least 6′ apart from others.
  • Wear a mask, face covering, or face shield when in public.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, and cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Resources and Links

Call Centers & Hotlines

The Florida Department of Health operates a COVID-19 Call Center with operators available 24/7: 1-866-779-6121

Floridians can also text FLCOVID19 to 888-777, then enter their ZIP code to receive updates relevant to where they live.

Primary COVID Sites

Florida Department of Health Website

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

World Health Organization

Local COVID Sites

COVID-19 Website: Pinellas County Government

COVID-19 Website: Hillsborough County Government

Health & Wellness

2020 Back-to-School Health Clinics & Screenings

Health & Wellness Resources

Mid-Week Mental Boost – Facebook Live Event with Dr. Adele Solazzo

Mid-Week Mental Boost – Practical Tips for Positivity Flyer

Food Assistance for Children & Families

Food Assistance for Children & Families

BreakSpot Grab & Go Meals for Kids

BreakSpot Grab & Go Meals Schedule – English

BreakSpot Grab & Go Meals Schedule – Spanish

Pinellas County Food Pantries

Meals on Wheels 4 Kids Program

Financial Assistance for Families with Children

Pinellas CARES Financial Assistance for Individuals & Families with Children (click link or text COVIDCARES to 898211)

Pinellas CARES Financial Assistance for Individuals & Families with Children Flyer in English

Pinellas CARES Financial Assistance for Individuals & Families with Children Flyer in Spanish

Pinellas CARES Financial Assistance for Individuals & Families with Children – Video in Spanish

Family Services Initiative: Real-Time Help for Families with Children (click link or dial 211)

Financial Assistance for Nonprofits & Small Businesses

Pinellas CARES Financial Assistance Grants for Small Businesses

Pinellas CARES Financial Assistance for Nonprofits Flyer (deadline is May 22, 2020)

City of St. Petersburg Fighting Chance Fund: Emergency Grants for Small Businesses

City of St. Petersburg Social Action Funding Grants for Homeless Services & Prevention

Community Foundation of Tampa Bay:  Nonprofit Needs Request Form

Pinellas Community Foundation Tampa Bay Resiliency Fund: Assistance for Nonprofits & Governmental Agencies

Tampa Bay Rays & Tampa Bay Rowdies Foundation: COVID-19 Relief Fund for Nonprofits

#InThisTogether COVID Recovery & Resiliency Initiative for St. Petersburg Businesses

Digital & Summer Learning, Homeschooling & Parenting During COVID-19

Finish Strong Digital Learning Motivational Video Featuring Corey Thornton

Homeschooling 101

Parenting During COVID-19

Child Care & Youth Care Services

Child Care Financial Assistance for First Responders & Healthcare Workers

Child Care Services for Essential Workers – Pinellas County YMCAs

Child Care Services for Essential Workers – R’Club Child Care

Childcare Is Essential – Thank You to Childcare Providers Video

Childcare Is Essential – Your Work Makes Our Work Possible Video

Pinellas Childcare Center Best Practices Amid COVID-19 Video

Pinellas Family Childcare Home Best Practices Amid COVID-19 Video

Safer at Home Orders

Safer At Home Order: State of Florida

Safer At Home Order: Pinellas County – English

Safer At Home Order: Pinellas County – Spanish

Safer At Home Order: Pinellas County – Vietnamese

Safer At Home Order: Hillsborough County 

Posters & Flyers to Download/Print

Coronavirus Disease 2019 Fact Sheet – English

Coronavirus Disease 2019 Fact Sheet – Spanish

Stop the Spread of Germs Poster – English

Stop the Spread of Germs Poster – Spanish

Coronavirus Disease 2019 Symptoms Poster – English

Coronavirus Disease 2019 Symptoms Poster – Spanish

CDC COVID-19 Fact Sheet & Poster Tool-Kit

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Fact Sheet & Poster Tool-Kit

JWB Stop Spread of Germs Flyer – English

JWB Stop Spread of Germs Flyer – Spanish

JWB Stop Spread of Germs Stop Sign Building Poster – English

JWB Stop Spread of Germs Stop Sign Building Poster – Spanish

Dashboards, Maps & Data

Florida’s COVID—19 Data & Surveillance Dashboard (FDOH)

U.S. COVID-19 Cases At A Glance (CDC)

COVIDView: A Weekly Surveillance Summary of US COVID-19 Activity (CDC)

US Census Bureau’s COVID-19 Demographic & Economic Data At A Glance

World Health Organization’s Dashboard

Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Dashboard (Johns Hopkins)

Google COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports