COVID-19: Collier County Updates, Wednesday, September 23

A daily update of Collier County's coronavirus news.

  • If you have questions, need further guidance, or have symptoms, call the Health Department at 1-866-779-6121 [Florida Department of Health]
  • There are 690,499 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Florida. 13,618 people have died. There are 12,565 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Collier County. 208 people have died. [Florida Department of Health]
  • The Department of Business and Professional Regulation issued an executive order to suspend the sales of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption at bars. [Greater Naples Chamber]
  • The Greater Naples Chamber’s “Back-to-Business Toolkit” offers business owners the resources they need to safely reopen to the public. Read more here.
  • Read about how you can help local Paradise Coast farmers here.
  • Hilton and American Express will donate one million hotel room nights across the United States to medical professionals (doctors, nurses, EMTs, paramedics, and other medical personnel). Rooms in Hampton by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, DoubleTree by Hilton, and more will be available across Florida. [WPTV]
  • The CDC recommends that all people should wear a cloth mask when leaving home. Click here to learn how you can make your cloth mask. [CDC]
  • Visit the NCH website for daily, noontime updates on testing statistics, visitor policies, procedures, and closures.
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration announced the automatic deferments on loans through December 31, 2020.
  • Find out how you can help your favorite local restaurants during the health crisis while maintaining safe social distance.
  • Artis-Naples has suspended all season programming for the remainder of the 2019-2020 season. Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall has suspended all postponed all programming until further notice.

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