Nursing students learn preparedness

The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) Preparedness staff members John Gountas and Brenda Barnes, coordinated a Preparedness Day event for Florida Gulf Coast University Nursing students at the Hendry County Emergency Operations Center. Discussions of the day included emergency management, public health preparedness, active shooter awareness and response in healthcare settings, opioid epidemic and the […]

Know when to swim it, shore it or dodge it

GLADES/HENDRY — The Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties reminds residents and visitors to safely enjoy Florida’s waters this summer. Florida’s 9,000 miles of freshwater and saltwater shorelines offer opportunities to have fun and stay cool, but it is important to know when to swim, stick to the shore or avoid naturally […]

Florida Health urges back-to-school immunization

HENDRY/GLADES — As students get ready for a new school year, the Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties reminds parents and caregivers to review their children’s immunization records and make sure they have the required vaccinations. “Vaccinations help develop immunity to many serious diseases and infections, and they help keep students healthy […]