Partnering with the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Martin County continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic.
VACCINATIONS & TESTING
According to the CDC, COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective at preventing COVID-19 disease, especially severe illness and death.
VACCINES ARE WIDELY ACCESSIBLE:
Vaccines are available to everyone at no cost.
FIND A COVID-19 VACCINE:
- Search vaccines.gov, text your ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find locations near you.
- Publix Pharmacy
- Walmart & Sam's Club
- CVS Health
- Winn Dixie
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS:
All veterans, spouses and caregivers can get a COVID-19 vaccine at the VA by appointment or walk-in clinic. For more information, visit the VA's vaccination information page.
- Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 2 sets of 4 free at-home tests. Order your set at covidtests.gov.
- Visit: floridahealth.gov and click on the Testing Sites tab to select a county. Residents should contact the provider directly to confirm the type of test offered and any associated fees.
- Visit: martin.floridahealth.gov and book an appointment for PCR testing through Curative.
According to the CDC, authorized COVID-19 vaccines can help protect you from COVID-19. CDC recommends that everyone who is eligible stay up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines, including people with weakened immune systems.
The CDC suggests different preventative steps based on your COVID-19 Community Level. Learn more here.
Take regular daily precautions such as washing your hands often, covering when coughing and sneezing, cleaning and disinfecting and monitoring your health continuously.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COVID-19 IN FLORIDA:
The Florida Department of Health (DOH) provides access to COVID-19 information and resources in Florida, including vaccine and testing information. Find out more at floridahealthcovid19.gov.
DOH in Martin County is no longer providing weekly COVID-19 local updates. If you are interested in viewing related statistics, please refer to the options below.
The following section features local and state actions taken related to COVID-19 including local emergency orders, Governor DeSantis' executive orders, county news releases, as well as other county actions taken to protect employees and residents.
LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY:
To access an archive of all local state of emergency declarations, click here.
LOCAL EMERGENCY ORDERS:
EO 21-02: Termination of EO 20-06
EO 21-01: Termination of EO 20-17
EO 20-17: Strongly Encouraging Face Coverings in Public
EO 20-15: Strongly Encouraging Face Coverings in Public
EO 20-13: Termination of EO 20-11
EO 20-12: Closure of Beach Access - Fourth of July Holiday
EO 20-11: Face Coverings
EO 20-10: Termination of EO 20-04
EO 20-09: Lifts Restrictions on Beaches
EO 20-08: Restrictions on Beaches
EO 20-06: Temporary Outdoor Dining
EO 20-05: Partial Reopen of Beaches
EO 20-04: Golf Course Restrictions Update
EO 20-03: Golf Course Restrictions
EO 20-02: Continuity of Business
EO 20-01: Beach Closures
GOVERNOR'S EXECUTIVE ORDERS:
Executive orders issued by Governor Ron DeSantis related to COVID-19 and other subjects can be found here.
The following section features assistance resources for businesses and individuals, links to the websites for local municipalities, constitutional offices and the Martin County School District and information from local service providers in response to COVID-19.
Florida Department of Health: For all health-related questions related to COVID-19 in Florida, please contact the Florida Department of Health’s COVID-19 call center, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
DOH Martin County: (772) 221-4000
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m – 5 p.m.
FEMA Rumor Control: The Federal Emergency Management Agency has created a Rumor Control page to help distinguish between rumors and facts in response to COVID-19.
If you are in need of crisis or mental health resources, counseling and/or emotional support, view the following link for a list of available COVID-19 crisis resources.
211 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to connect residents with resources for food, paying housing bills, mental health services and more. For assistance, dial 2-1-1, (561) 383-1112, or text your zip code to TXT211 (898211). Service is free and confidential. For more information, visit the 211 website.
If you are unable to meet basic needs like housing, food and healthcare:
HOME ENERGY NEEDS:
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps keep families safe and healthy through initiatives that assist families with energy costs. Apply online via the Agricultural and Labor Program, Inc., ALPI website.
UNITED WAY OF MARTIN COUNTY:
United Way of Martin County is working with local direct service organizations to assist Martin County individuals and families who are impacted by COVID-19. Learn more via the United Way Martin County website.
DIAPERS AND FORMULA:
SNAP, FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM:
The Florida Department of Children and Families' Food Assistance Program helps people with low-income buy healthy food. To apply for the Food Assistance Program (SNAP), please visit the Florida Department of Children and Families website.
HOUSE OF HOPE:
House of Hope is the leading source of food for food insecure residents in Martin County. Eligible residents can receive a supply of nutritionally balanced groceries. For more information, visit www.hohmartin.org.
MEALS ON WHEELS:
Are you in need of meal delivery call Meals on Wheels at (772) 223-7826 or (772) 223-7825. The Council on Aging's Meals on Wheels program provides hot, noontime meals for those who are unable to shop or cook.
Although Meals on Wheels primarily serves seniors, it is available to all Martin County residents who have a need for this service, whether on a permanent or temporary basis (for example, following surgery). For more information, visit the Kane Center website.
PREPARED MEALS FOR HOMELESS:
TREASURE COAST FOOD BANK:
Treasure Coast Food Bank supports a network of local emergency food assistance programs. If you are in need of food, please contact one of our agency partners listed on the Stop Hunger website.
For further assistance, contact the Treasure Coast Food Bank Partner Relations Dept. at (772) 489-3034 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
RESOURCES FOR SENIORS
The Council on Aging of Martin County has many resources for Martin County seniors in need. For more information related to home-delivered meals, the emergency food pantry, 24-hour hotline, caregiver counseling, case manager navigator and the Day Medical Center, call the Kane Center at (772) 223-7826 or visit the Kane Center website.
RESOURCES FOR VETERANS
The Florida Veterans Foundation has teamed up with the American Legion of Florida to create the COVID-19 Project Vet Relief Fund. This will help with emergency assistance for those veterans who are affected by this pandemic around the state of Florida. Learn more via the Florida Veterans Foundation website.
Price gouging can be reported by calling 1-866-9NO-SCAM.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BOARD:
The Martin County Business Development Board (BDB) has created a centralized online resource, Martin County BIZHub, to help meet the ever-changing needs and interests of local businesses.
It features announcements, updates, links to state and federal business loan programs, connections to small business, job and workforce development partners and more. Businesses can also call the BDB at (772) 221-1380 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARTIN COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR:
Full services are being offered at the Indiantown, Willoughby Blvd, Palm City and Hobe Sound Tax Collectors’ offices. Residents are encouraged to perform transactions online, by phone and by mail when possible. Please note that clients are currently limited to Martin County residents.
For more information, please visit the Martin County Tax Collector's website.
MARTIN COUNTY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT:
The Martin County Clerk's Office located in the Courthouse Complex and the Hobe Sound Office are open to the public. The Indiantown Office remains closed for remodeling. The public is encouraged to use the Clerk's online services, chat service, telephone assistance or the secure drop box located at the Courthouse, 100 SE Ocean Blvd. It is available weekdays from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
For more information, please visit the Martin County Clerk of the Court’s website.
MARTIN COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER:
The Martin County Property Appraiser’s Office is open to walk-in traffic, however the Property Appraiser would like to remind property owners that many services can be done online:
- Homestead Exemption Applications
- Mailing address changes
- Interactive map search
- Tangible personal property returns can be emailed to: email@example.com
- Real property ownership and sales search available on home page
For more information, please call at (772) 288-5608, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or try out our “Live Chat” available on the website. Get your questions answered instantly by clicking the chat bubble icon. A representative will happily assist you.
MARTIN COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS:
The Martin County Supervisor of Elections' Office is open to walk-in traffic. For assistance, please visit the Martin County Supervisor of Elections website, call the office at (772) 288-5637 or email email@example.com. Elections staff will be happy to assist you. Spanish assistance is also available.