CoVid 19 in Palm Beachby Nancy Gau

  • Keep washing those hands for 20 seconds, but if your hands become chapped or cracked-moisturize!
  • Practice social distancing! (Even on your walks and grocery run.) Wearing a mask to the grocery is now advisable if only to prevent you from touching your face.
  • Contact the Florida DOH Covid-19 call center at 1-866-779-6121. If you become symptomatic and are unable to reach your physician, contact the Health Department at 561-840-4500. And stay home!
  • Other useful contact information:
      1. 561-642-1000 for testing appointments.  TESTING IS FREE!
      2. For mental health support, call 211. Or
      3. For mental health counseling information, you can also contact the Faulk Center for Counseling (561-483-5300.)
      4. For additional information: gov or
      5. For medical assistance for the uninsured, contact or
      6. Price Gouge Hotline: 1-866-966-7226
      7. Elder Care Hotline: 561-684-5885 or 561-214-8600


  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces (including your cell phones), using wipes, or a household cleaning spray. After a walk or a grocery, it is advisable to leave your shoes at the door.
  • Other tips for wellness: Exercise; sunshine (with sunscreen); meditation and mindfulness; stay connected with friends and relatives; find an advocate in the League to check on you; get up every morning and get dressed; be kind to yourself (include a little laughter – like Comedy Central, or ask Alexa to tell you a joke).


Stay safe and be well.