Fight Against Coronavirus

Your Commitment to social distancing is making the difference in the fight to defeat COVID-19


Your commitment to social distancing is making the difference in the fight to defeat COVID-19.

 

Click here to see and follow the President’s Guidelines for 30 days to reduce the spread!

Dear Friend,

 

You’re an important part of our community.

 

As your duly elected State Representative, it is my duty to ensure that your government is serving you effectively and responding to your individual needs.

 

Particularly now, at a time when the threat of coronavirus can overwhelm our health care system and may even cost lives in Seminole County, we need to take extraordinary steps. That’s why I am writing you today.

 

I hope this letter finds you well and, like all of us, looking forward to the day when life can get back to normal. However, recent restrictions may be affecting your ability to cope. As someone who provided care to a family member (my late wife and mother of our six kids, Susie, passed away from the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease), I understand from personal experience how difficult it may be to ask for help – or to even know if it’s needed.

 

I want to help you in any way I can.

 

If you are going without life-saving food or medicine, call me immediately on my cell: (407) 221-8452. If you’re healthy and self-sufficient, do you know of others who may need help? Are local agencies providing the information and assistance you expect?

 

I have been in Tallahassee since the first of the year, helping to balance our state budget and meet our state’s needs in a responsible way. I am proud to be among the Legislature’s most reliable conservatives, but I am more proud today to be among those leading the fight against this threat to all Floridians. Coronavirus is our one true enemy, and we can only defeat it if we work together.

 

Below you can find some important reminders from the national medical community about how you can stay safe and stop the spread. At the same time, I have enclosed a response card with a few key questions that will help me serve you better during this crisis and respond to any concerns you have.

 

If you can, please complete the card and return it to me today. I welcome your input.

 

Please take whatever precautions are necessary to ensure your continued good health. These are difficult days, but together, we will get through them and we will emerge stronger. God bless you.

 

Sincerely,

Rep. Scott Plakon

If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or because you have a serious long-term health problem, including chronic respiratory or heart disease, take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick.

 

  • Stock up on supplies.
  • Take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others.
  • When you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick, limit close contact and wash your hands often.
  • Avoid crowds as much as possible.
  • Avoid cruise travel and non-essential air travel.
  • During a COVID-19 outbreak in your community, stay home as much as possible to further reduce your risk of being exposed.
  • Contact your healthcare provider to ask about obtaining extra necessary medications to have on hand in case there is an outbreak of COVID-19 in your community and you need to stay home for a prolonged period of time.
  • If you cannot get extra medications, consider using mail-order for medications.
  • Be sure you have over-the-counter medicines and medical supplies (tissues, etc.) to treat fever and other symptoms.
  • Have enough household items and groceries on hand so that you will be prepared to stay at home for an extended period. (Most people will be able to recover from COVID-19 at home.) 

 

Visit CDC.gov/coronavirus for answers to frequently asked questions and for regular updates.