CMCP Wellness Center COVID-19 Q&A

The COVID-19 vaccine is FREE. 

You will need to bring identification that shows your date of birth and Florida residency such as a Florida Drivers License. 
 
These are the state-run sites:
 
State-run sites in Broward County include Snyder Park in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Square Mall in Coral Springs, Markham Park in Sunrise, Tree Tops Park in Davie, Trade Winds Park in Coconut Creek, Central Regional Park in Lauderhill, TY Park in Hollywood and Pompano City Centre in Pompano Beach.
 
 
 
 
Miami Dade College North campus is the first federally-supported vaccination site to open in South Florida. Appointments are not required and walk-ins are welcome. The site is open every day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is a walk-up, which means people wait in line instead of in their car.
MDC North will stop offering first dose Pfizer shots and only offer second doses of the Pfizer vaccine from April 7 to April 14.

1. My student has tested positive for COVID-19. What should I do? 
A: If your student receives a positive test result, please contact the Wellness Center Director Mrs. Carrera, MSN, APRN at ext 168. We are here to support you and will make sure you’re given all the necessary information to proceed according to CDC and FL Department of Health guidelines as applicable to your student’s situation. 


2. A household member has tested positive for COVID-19. What should I do? 
A: Please inform us by contacting Wellness Center Director Mrs. Carrera, MSN, APRN at ext 168. We will work with you and apply the CDC and FL Department of Health guidelines to decide the best course of action for your student’s safety. 


3. I received an email saying my student has been exposed to a COVID-19 positive case. What are the next steps? 
A: If you have received an email from CMCP regarding possible exposure, the information regarding quarantine procedures for your student will be listed in the communication. Please reach out to Wellness Center Director Mrs. Carrera, MSN, APRN at ext 168 or kcarrera@cmlions.org if you have specific questions regarding your student. 


4. My student or a member of my household has a pending COVID-19 test. What should I do in the meantime? 
A: If your student or someone in your immediate household feels the need to take a COVID-19 test, please do not return to school until the test results are reported negative and you do not have viral symptoms (including: fever, muscle aches, sore throat, cough, fatigue, diarrhea, headache, congestion or runny nose, changes in taste or smell, shortness of breath or nausea).  


5. My family will be traveling during a long weekend or Spring Break. What should I do to ensure my student is safe to return to campus? 
A: If you are traveling,

  • Get tested with a viral test 1-3 days before your trip. Make sure you have the results of your negative test before you travel. Keep a copy of your results with you during travel; you might be asked for them.
  • Do not travel if you test positive. Immediately isolate yourself, and follow public health recommendations.
  • Get tested again with a viral test 3-5 days after your trip and stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel, even if your test is negative. If you don’t get tested, stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.


6. Where can I find the latest COVID-19 information and safety suggestions?
A: Please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website for up-to-date information. 


7. Where can I find testing or vaccine information for Broward County? 
A: Please visit the Florida Health website for the most recent updates concerning Broward County. 


8. What are high-risk activities that I should be aware of? 
A: According to the CDC, the following activities can put you at higher risk for contracting COVID-19:

  • Going to a large social gathering like a wedding, funeral, or party
  • Attending a mass gathering like a sporting event, concert, or parade
  • Being in crowds like in restaurants, bars, fitness centers, or movie theaters
  • Taking public transportation like planes, trains, or buses, or being in transportation hubs like airports
  • Traveling on a cruise ship or riverboat

9. I have questions or concerns that are not listed above. Who can I contact? 
A: We are here to support and help guide you through these unprecedented times. For more information regarding COVID-19 or any health procedures at CMCP please contact the Wellness Center Director Mrs. Carrera MSN, APRN at ext 168 or kcarrera@cmlions.org.