Check with these government, retail and hospital sites about the availability of vaccines and instructions:
Miami-Dade County’s number: 888-499-0840/TTY 888-256-8918
Fresco y Mas
Miami-Dade County Public Libraries are giving away free masks while supplies last.
Testing Sites (some may eventually be converted to vaccination sites)
--Miami-Dade County Library, 6699 Windmill Gate Road, Miami Lakes
Two COVID-19 treatment and prevention studies by Johns Hopkins University, in collaboration with the University of Miami Health System, are seeking people recently exposed to the coronavirus or those diagnosed with it. Clinical trials will assess whether convalescent blood plasma is effective as an outpatient treatment. Organizers hope to enroll essential workers, health care workers, home aides, elderly persons and parents/caregivers of children. For more information go to covidplasmatrial.org to apply if you’ve tested positive or have been exposed to the disease or call 888-506-1199.
--Miami Lakes United Methodist Church Saturdays, 9 a.m. Drive-thru food distribution, 14800 NW 67th Ave., Miami Lakes
--Feeding South Florida
Meals for Kids
Free Grab and Go Meals Miami Dade County Library, Miami Lakes branch, Fridays through June 4, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Seven breakfasts and lunches provided by Sisters for Abundant Living. Bring student ID, report card or VPK registration. Other locations.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools provides free breakfast and lunch for all students.
Meals will be available for pick-up from all schools, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., through the end of the school year.
Parents/Guardians must provide student identification numbers at pick-up if the child is not with them. Those with multiple children may pick up meals at one location.
To apply for free or reduced lunch, go online.
For Small Business Owners
--Federal Resources for Small Businesses
--Partners for Self-Employment, 786-605-8585 or Tools for Change, 305-200-5568 or RISE Miami-Dade Small Business Loan.
--The Florida Small Business Development Center at Florida International University is offering free guidance to companies seeking access to disaster capital that is being offered by the state and federal governments. Their COVID-19 webinars are online.
To reach a consultant.