January 12, 2021
WALGREENS & CVS ANNOUNCE VACCINATIONS FOR ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES AND LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES
Walgreens and CVS are currently vaccinating nursing homes, assisted living facilities and long-term care facilities.  

Walgreens expects to complete the administration of COVID-19 vaccine first doses in skilled nursing facilities by Monday, Jan. 25. The company is also rapidly expanding access to vaccinations among assisted living facilities and additional vulnerable populations outlined by states and local jurisdictions as part of expanded distribution plans.

Walgreens & CVS will continue to work with states as they finalize their Phase 1b and 1c plans to administer COVID-19 vaccines to additional vulnerable populations, which may include essential workers and people ages 75 and older.

COVID-19 vaccines will be available in all of Walgreens & CVS Pharmacies, once they become available for mass administration. At that time, individuals will be able to schedule vaccination appointments through the Walgreens or CVS app or online.
VACCINE APPOINTMENTS INFORMATION
Vaccinations in Miami-Dade County are now open to residents who meet the following criteria:

  1. Long-term care facility residents and staff
  2. Persons 65 years of age and older
  3. Health care personnel with direct patient contact

Vaccine appointments are to be scheduled online through the Jackson Health System's website. Residents are asked to visit the site frequently as appointments for vaccinations are exhausted on a daily basis.

Additionally, vaccines are also being administered by Mount Sinai Medical Center for first responders and individuals who are 75 or older. To make an appointment, please call 305-674-2312 to schedule an appointment, or visit the Mount Sinai Medical Center website.

The Hard Rock Stadium has also been designated as a vaccination site. Supply is also limited at this location. To register, please call 1-888-499-0840.
MOBILE, FREE COVID-19 TESTING COMING TO MIAMI-DADE COUNTY SCHOOLS
The district, in partnership with the University of Miami Health System, plans to offer free COVID-19 testing to all children, ages 4-18 in the county. Testing will be done through the Health System’s Pediatric Mobile Unit, which will be available in various school parking lots throughout the month.

A parent or guardian must accompany the child for them to be tested, identification is not required. Walk-ups are welcome, but appointments are encouraged. Appointments may be made by calling (305) 243-2059.

Click on the link below for dates and locations for the mobile unit testing, taking place from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
VIEW YOUR COUNTY'S RECENT DATA
Monitor the latest data for your county’s hospital admissions and hospital and ICU beds in use in the COVID Data Tracker, CDC’s home for COVID-19 data. Search your county’s data to find the latest hospitalizations, cases, deaths, and more.
MINORITY & WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES ARE PRIORITIZED FOR THE NEXT ROUND OF PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM LOANS
The Small Business Administration has announced that community lenders who serve minority and women-owned businesses will have exclusive access to a new pot of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. Congress approved an additional $284 billion for forgivable loans to small businesses in December. The allocation sets aside $40 billion for borrowers with 10 or less employees or those in low or moderate income neighborhoods, focusing on serving minority and women-owned businesses. The PPP program opened this week for new and certain existing PPP borrowers. The program is expected to open to all participating lenders shortly after January 13, 2021.