March 20, 2020 | Issue 2


Dear HealthStreet Members,

This is our second newsletter supplement focused on COVID-19. In this issue, we would like to thank you for your continued trust as our team navigates the rapidly changing environment of public health at this time. As always, the health and well-being of our members and staff is our top priority.

We will be working remotely for a while, coming into the facility only a couple of times a week. Our phone is still being answered, and our email is being monitored. We will be calling our members to hear how things are going and see if there are any resources we can help you with. We will also be here to update our resource guide so that when you call us we can help you navigate the social and medical resources you need at this time.

Our Continued Commitment to You This Week
We want to ensure you have the items necessary to maintain good personal health and hygiene. Taking this commitment seriously, we will be hosting outside drive-up hours for toiletry and clothing items. We will be updating these hours weekly, as they will vary based on staff availability.
WHEN? Tuesday, March 24th, from 1-5PM
WHERE? HealthStreet Parking Lot, 2401 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608

Free Naloxone To Save Lives
We still remain committed to providing this powerful medication that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose during drive-up hours. We will be updating these hours weekly, as they will vary based on staff availability.
WHEN? Tuesday, March 24th, 1-5PM
WHERE? HealthStreet Parking Lot, 2401 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608

COVID-19 Resource Page
We have created a COVID-19 resource page with updates from local resources on their crisis initiatives and continued services. Additionally, the UF College of Medicine Wellness Program has an excellent resource page. Please click here to access now!

We remain committed to you! Keep in touch via TwitterFacebook, call (352-294-4880), or email ( Please visit our calendar and website for updated information, guidance, and resources.


Stop the Spread of COVID-19 with

Good Personal Health Habits

• Avoid having close contact with people who are sick.

• Practice social distancing

• If you're sick, stay home; call your doctor before going coming in.

• Use tissues to cover your coughs and sneezes and through the away.

• Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily (tables, countertops, light switches, doorknobs, and cabinet handles)

• If surfaces are dirty, they should be cleaned using a detergent and water prior to disinfection.

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Find out more about what you should be doing to prepare for the Coronavirus (COVID-19).


Older Adult ONLY Shopping Hours

Stop and Shop, open from 6 to 7:30 a.m. every day

Dollar General, open from 8 to 9 a.m. every day

Walmart, open from 7 to 8 a.m. each Tuesday
Target, open 8 to 9 a.m. each Wednesday
Publix, open from 7 to 8 a.m. each Tuesday and Wednesday
Whole Foods, open 8 to 9 a.m. every day
Winn-Dixie, open 8 to 9 a.m. every day

Click Here for an Extended List of Stores with Reduced Hours


Virtual Activities for Kids

National Museum of Natural History
Allows viewers to virtually explore all exhibits of the National Museum of Natural History, including both past and present exhibits.

Museum of Natural Sciences
Explore 62 different museums from around the world using google maps platform.

National Museum of Computing
Exhibits on computing history. Interactive facts and external links on popular icons throughout the museum.

Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Explore different art galleries using the WONDER 360 app (free in the app store)

Discovery Education: Virtual Field Trips
Offers a wide range of themed field trips, including the Johnson Space Center, Stanley Black & Decker Makerspace, and AstraZeneca pharmaceutical labs.

San Diego Zoo
Learn about animals at the zoo and read stories about their daily lives, watch live cameras on 11 different animal exhibits, print out coloring pages, get fun craft ideas, and play games online.

Monterey Bay Aquarium
Watch live cameras on 10 different exhibits and learn more about aquatic life at the aquarium and their stories.

Virtual Walk on Mars
Explore Mars as NASA’s Curiosity Rover and learn new information about Mars.


View our
Updated Calendar!

Every month, HealthStreet hosts a variety of services, classes, support groups, and events that aim to improve the community's health! 

Click here to see our March calendar


HealthStreet Services

HealthStreet is a community engagement program that connects community members to medical and social services and opportunities to participate in health research at the University of Florida. By completing a health assessment with one of our Community Health Workers, we can provide you with information about low or no-cost services, including eye exams, mental health counseling, dance classes, cooking classes, health support groups, and a clothing closet and toiletry pantry. Your voice is important, and you can be heard by becoming a HealthStreet member!

Learn More about HealthStreet


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HealthStreet at the University of Florida

Phone: (352) 294-4880

2401 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL 32608


Questions? Please contact: 

Jordan Laib
Communications Assistant | HealthStreet at the University of Florida
College of Public Health and Health Professions | College of Medicine | (352) 294-4871