With the growing attention related to the COVID-19 outbreak we understand here at the Charlotte County E911 Office that citizens may be looking to all sources for information and direction to include the Charlotte County E911 web page. To that end, we wanted to provide some links that might be helpful and to let you know what steps are being taken to keep our citizens and staff safe during this time.
Center for Disease Control (CDC) – Information on how to protect yourself and what to do if you think you are sick.
Center for Disease Control (CDC) – Travel Advisories
Florida Department of Health – What you need to know about COVID-19 in Florida.
If you have further questions related to COVID-19 Contact 866-779-6121
In the event that you require medical attention and need to call 9-1-1, you may find that our operators ask a few additional questions. These questions will provide a better understanding of the situation which will allow our responders to be better prepared prior to arriving on scene. Any additional questions that will be asked have been approved by the Medical Director. Based on the responses to these questions, operators may provide additional instruction. We ask for your patience during the questioning process as these questions are essential for citizen and responder safety.
Both,Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office and Punta Gorda Police Department’s 9-1-1 Centers are taking the COVID-19 situation seriously. Keeping our telecommunicators healthy is critical to maintaining a quality level of service for our citizens. The centers are taking precautions and have back up plans in place.
Thank you for your continued patience and it is our wish that you and your families remain healthy during this event.