According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, older adults may have a greater chance for serious illness from COVID-19—especially people with weak immune systems or underlying chronic medical conditions.

Call your doctor or healthcare provider if you think that you have been exposed or are showing symptoms of #COVID19 such as fever, cough, or difficulty breathing.

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What you need to know about COVID-19 in Florida

Florida Health Department

This website includes a symptom checker, prevention tips, social distancing guidelines, details on the current situation in Florida, and more.

Florida Call Center

The Florida COVID-19 Call Center is available 24/7 at 1-866-779-6121 or via email at


Panhandle 2-1-1 Helpline is available in Walton and Okaloosa 24/7. 2-1-1 is a free phone number to call when you need information about the services in the area-Food and shelter, financial assistance, substance abuse and mental health services, and more.

What you need to know about COVID-19 in South Walton


We are currently experiencing “community spread” of the virus, and all seniors and any persons of compromised health are being encouraged to avoid crowds and shelter in place. Social distancing and mask wearing is strongly encouraged by health officials.

Read Florida’s phased-in plan for recovery »

Go to Visit South Walton for current tourism and travel updates »

General for emergency preparation

Having supplies, ready and on hand for an emergency is always a good idea. Use this infographic to help organize your supply.