Disaster Preparedness Tips:  

Get informed – learn what type of disasters or emergencies occur in your area, make sure you understand:

  • Type of disasters that can occur 
  • How to respond to those types of disaster?
  • What programs available in your community to help when disaster strike?
Make a plan – have a clear idea of what you and your family will do when disaster strikes

  • Know the evacuation route and location
  • Identify shelters near to you – do they fit your needs?
  • Complete the evacuation checklist 
  • How much money/funds would you need?

Assemble an emergency kit – keep supplies in an easy to carry kit that you can use at home or take with you in the case you have to evacuate.  

  • Food:
    • One gallon of water per person per day
    • Nonperishable, easy to prepare food items (3-day supply for evacuation and 2 week supply for home). 
  • Hygiene and Personal Care items
  • First Aid Kit and Medical Items – if you are taking medication make sure to have a 7-day supply in hand.  
  • Batteries, flashlights, and battery operated radio 
  • Important documents 
  • Family and emergency contact information 
    • Make sure you maintain you plan and kit updated!

Common Disasters Across the United States:

Miami Dade Resources and Services:

COVID-19 Tips and Resources:

What is a novel coronavirus? - A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.

How does the Virus Spread? -  The virus that causes COVID-19 most commonly spreads between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet, or 2 arm lengths).

  • It spreads through respiratory droplets or small particles, such as those in aerosols, produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, sings, talks, or breathes.

    • These particles can be inhaled into the nose, mouth, airways, and lungs and cause infection. This is thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

    • Droplets can also land on surfaces and objects and be transferred by touch. A person may get COVID-19 by touching the surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or eyes. Spread from touching surfaces is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

  • It is possible that COVID-19 may spread through the droplets and airborne particles that are formed when a person who has COVID-19 coughs, sneezes, sings, talks, or breathes. There is growing evidence that droplets and airborne particles can remain suspended in the air and be breathed in by others, and travel distances beyond 6 feet (for example, during choir practice, in restaurants, or in fitness classes). In general, indoor environments without good ventilation increase this risk.

COVID-19 seems to be spreading easily and sustainably in the community (“community spread”) in many affected geographic areas. Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected.

What is community spread? - Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected. Each health department determines community spread differently based on local conditions. For information on community spread in your area, please visit:  http://miamidade.floridahealth.gov/

How can I protect myself and others?

  1. Wear a mask over your nose and mouth: 
    • Masks help prevent you from getting or spreading the virus. 
    • You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
    • Everyone should wear a mask in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
    • Masks should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
    • Do NOT use a mask meant for a healthcare worker. Currently, surgical masks and N95 respirators are critical supplies that should be reserved for healthcare workers and other first responders.
    • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The mask is not a substitute for social distancing.
    • To find more mask wearing information please click HERE
  2. Stay 6 feet away from others:
    • Inside your home: Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • If possible, maintain 6 feet between the person who is sick and other household members.
    • Outside your home: Put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household.
    • Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus.
    • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people.
    • Keeping distance from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
  3. Wash your hands often: 
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • It’s especially important to wash:
      • Before eating or preparing food
      • Before touching your face
      • After using the restroom
      • After leaving a public place
      • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
      • After handling your mask
      • After changing a diaper
      • After caring for someone sick
      • After touching animals or pets
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Miami Dade County COVID-19 Testing Site Finder: 

COVID-19 Vaccine General Information 

Find information for COVID-19 vaccination administration, storage and handing, reporting, and patient education for each specific vaccine.  Please use the following links to access the information:

For more information regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html

For specific information about the different vaccines please visit:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines.html

COVID-19 Vaccine - Miami Dade County:  

  • iami-Dade County is coordinating closely with hospital and healthcare partners, the Florida Department of Health, municipalities, and private partners to vaccinate members of the community against the coronavirus (COVID-19) as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Vaccine Eligibility Requirements:

  • Individuals 18 and older
  • Frontline healthcare workers
  • School personnel of all ages from childcare to secondary school
  • Law enforcement officers, and firefighters

For more information regarding vaccination in Miami Dade County please visit:  https://www.miamidade.gov/global/initiatives/coronavirus/vaccine/home.page

COVID-19 Vaccination Sites (Miami Dade):

Bucky Dent Park
2250 West 60th Street
Hialeah, FL 33016
Walk Up Site
7 days per week
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Charles Hadley Park
1350 NW 50th Street
Miami, FL 33142
Walk Up Site
7 days per week
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(Administering 2nd Dose)

Costco
Multiple Locations across Miami Dade County
Appointment Only
To schedule an appointment please visit: https://www.costco.com/covid-vaccine.html

CVS and Navarro
Multiple locations across Miami Dade County
Appointment Only
To schedule an appointment please visit: https://www.cvs.com/vaccine/intake/store/covid-screener/covid-qns

Florida Memorial University
15800 NW 42nd Avenue
Miami Gardens, FL 33054
Walk Up Site
7 days per week
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Fresco Y Mas Supermarket
       18300 SW 137 Avenue
        Miami, FL 33177
        5850 NW 183rd Street
        Hialeah, FL 33015
Appointment Only
To make an appointment please visit:  https://www.frescoymas.com/pharmacy/covid-vaccine

Hard Rock Stadium
347 Don Shula Drive
Miami Gardens, FL 33056
Walk Up Site (Drive Thru)
7 days per week
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Marlins Park
501 Marlins Way
Miami, FL 33125
Appointment Only
To schedule an appointment you can call 1-888-499-0840 or to pre-register for an appointment please visit: https://myvaccine.fl.gov/

Miami Dade College - North Campus
11380 NW 27th Avenue
Miami, FL 33167
Walk Up Site
7 days per week
7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
(Administering 2nd Dose of Pfizer)

Oak Grove Park
690 NE 159th Street
Miami, FL, 33162
Walk Up Site
First come, first served

Overtown Youth Center
1551 NW 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33136
Walk Up Site
First available

Publix Supermarket
Multiple locations across Miami Dade County.
Appointment Only
To schedule an appointment for vaccination at Publix locations please visit: https://www.publix.com/covid-vaccine/booknow

South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211th Street.
Cutler Bay, FL 33189
Walk-Up Site
7 days per week
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(Administering 2nd Dose)

Walgreen
Multiple locations across Miami Dade County
Appointment Only
To schedule an appointment please visit: https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19?ban=covid_vaccine_landing_schedule

Walmart
Multiple Locations across Miami Dade County
Appointment Only
To schedule an appointment please visit: https://www.walmart.com/cp/flu-shots-immunizations/1228302

Winn-Dixie
Multiple Locations across Miami Dade County
Appointment Only
To schedule appointments please visit: https://www.winndixie.com/pharmacy/covid-vaccine

Baptist Health
Appointment Only
To schedule appointments for vaccination at Baptist Health please visit: https://baptisthealth.net/Coronavirus/Vaccine

Jackson Healthcare System COVID-19 Vaccination at:
           Jackson South Medical Center
           9333 SW 152nd Street
           Miami, FL 33157
           Appointment Only

           North Dade Health Center
           16555 NW 25th Avenue
           Opa-locka, FL 33054
           Appointment Only

           Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center
           1611 NW 12th Avenue
            Miami, FL 33136
            Appointment Only

To make an appointment please visit:  https://jacksonhealth.org/keeping-you-safe/

Homestead Sports Complex
1601 SE 28th Avenue
Homestead, FL 33035
Appointment Only
7 days per week
1:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
To sign up for an appointment please call (305) 614-2014 or pre-register at: https://vaccines.nomihealth.com/mdc

Mount Sinai Gumenick Ambulatory Care Center
4300 Alton Road
Miami Beach, FL 33140
Monday thru Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday thru Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Appointment needed – to make an appointment please call (305) 674-2312

Tropical Park
7900 SW 40th Street
Miami, FL 33155
Appointment required.
To make an appointment please call (305) 614-2014 or pre-register at: https://vaccines.nomihealth.com/mdc

Miami Zoo
12400 SW 152nd Street
Miami, FL 33177
Appointment required.
To make an appointment please call (305) 614-2014 or pre-register at: https://vaccines.nomihealth.com/mdc

Jessie Trice Community Health System
Appointment required
To schedule an appointment please call (305) 637-6400.

 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Help: 

To learn more about available assistance program in Miami Dade County please visit: https://www.miamidade.gov/global/initiatives/coronavirus/assistance/home.page

To learn more about the vaccination program in Miami Dade County please visit:  https://www.miamidade.gov/global/initiatives/coronavirus/vaccine/county-locations.page