COVID-19 Update

Important Information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus):

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (also known as COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person.

What are the symptoms:
Shortness of breath

How is it spread?

Contact with someone with the virus who is sneezing and/or coughing in direct contact from contaminated hands and objects soiled with nasal and throat secretions, such as tissues.

Help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses such as Coronavirus:

  • Stay home when you are sick

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then discard in trash

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water is not available

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

For the most updated information regarding Coronavirus, please visit:

Centers for Disease Control:

Florida Department of Health:


As the situation with the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve, CIL of Northwest Florida is committed to developing ways to provide services for people with disabilities in the safest, most efficient manner possible. We understand there are needs in our community that is not being met and we are working to close that gap.

CIL of Northwest Florida staff will be contacting all current and former consumers over the next days and weeks to check-in, provide information, and help connect resources so that people with disabilities can get what they need. We are keenly aware of the challenges faced by many who lack access to food, medications, medical equipment, and other life-sustaining necessities.

If your situation is such that you do not need assistance and you do not need to hear from us, please reply to “I AM OKAY.” Please include your name and phone number when you reply.

In the meantime, the CIL of Northwest Florida staff will continue our current operating method of not meeting with consumers in our office. We will be managing day to day activities by appointment and remotely during our normal business hours, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. You can reach us by calling 850-595-5566 or by email at

We will do everything we can to assist individuals with urgent matters in a timely manner. Thank you everyone for helping our communities stay safe and healthy during these difficult times.


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