COVID-19 Resources

Due to CDC guidelines and orders from the Governor, schools throughout Pasco County and the rest of the state will remain closed a week beyond Spring Break to slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Keep an eye on our social media pages and this resource page for updates as information becomes available.

Contact Information:

usbgfoundation.org
restaurantworkerscf.org
https://ofwemergencyfund.org/

Students:

https://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/ssps/page/student-health-illness-prevention

Pasco County Schools will offer pre-packaged meals to students at seven designated sites from Monday, March 23, to Friday, March 27. The sites will offer lunch and breakfast for the next day. They will be open from 11:00AM to 1:00PM.

Where to go:

Crews Lake Middle School: 15144 Shady Hills Road, Spring Hill

Fivay High School: 12115 Chicago Avenue, Hudson

Gulf Middle School: 6419 Louisiana Avenue, New Port Richey

New River Elementary School: 4710 River Glen Boulevard, Wesley Chapel

Pasco High School: 36850 State Road 52, Dade City

Sunray Elementary School: 4815 Sunray Drive, Holiday

Zephyrhills High School: 6335 12th Street, Zephyrhills

Community Effort

Providing for our kids is a community effort. If you need a meal for your children, these local restaurants are offering support:

Antonietti Pizzeria (Port Richey): Students who would normally receive their lunch through a school program can come in once a day for a free slice of cheese pizza and a small fountain drink until the end of the month. Must be accompanied by an adult.

Greek City Cafe: All Greek City Cafe locations will make the Kids Eat Free policy available Monday through Friday 11:00AM to 2:00PM through the end of March.

Up 4 Breakfast (Spring Hill): Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Up 4 Breakfast will provide kids with a free Kids Breakfast Meal Monday through Friday from 7:00AM to 3:00PM through the end of March.

Jam’s Cafe (Spring Hill): Jam’s Cafe will be offering all children free breakfast and lunch through the end of March.

Student Meal Hotline

Nikki Fried, Florida’s Agricultural Commissioner, activated a text line and call center to find free meals for kids during school closured due to the Coronavirus.

Text FLKIDSMEALS to 211-211 to find the closest participating Summer BreakSpot location with meals available.

Call 2-1-1 to speak with alive operator.

Meals will be available in Pasco County next week. Click here for more information.

Business Owners

The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program is currently in place to support small businesses affected by COVID-19.

This program will provide short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses. The Application period is open from March 17-May 8.

The short-term, interest-free loans help in the time between when the economic impact occurred and when a business secures other financial resources.

The Department of Economic Opportunity is currently surveying businesses throughout Florida. Businesses and non-profits can access the Business Damage Assessment survey at floridadisaster.BIZ.  Select “COVID-19” from the drop-down menu on the survey page.

Go to https://www.sba.gov/ for information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Drive-thru Testing by BayCare

According to ABC Action News, BayCare Health Systems will begin drive-thru testing for COVID-19 at locations across the Tampa Bay area.

BayCare patients who have been instructed by their doctor to be tested for COVID-19 can use one of the seven drive-thru testing locations listed below, including a location in New Port Richey.
  • BayCare Urgent Care (Carillon) | 900 Carillon Parkway, Suite. 106, St. Petersburg, FL 33716
  • BayCare Urgent Care (New Port Richey) |4821 U.S. Highway 19, New Port Richey, FL 34652
  • BayCare Urgent Care (Countryside) | 3351 N. McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater, FL 33761
  • BayCare Urgent Care (Tampa) | 3440 W. Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd., Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33607
  • BayCare Urgent Care (New Tampa) | 17512 Dona Michelle Drive, Suite 5, Tampa, FL 33647
  • BayCare Urgent Care (Bloomingdale) | 2442 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico, FL 33596
  • BayCare Urgent Care (Haines City) | 36245 U.S. Highway 27, Haines City, FL 33844

The drive-thru service will be available seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closures

Pasco County Libraries 

“To protect the well-being of our patrons and team in accordance with CDC gathering guidelines, all Pasco County Libraries will be closed from March 19th through April 5th. Online library resources are still available at pascolibraries.org

Please stay safe and follow the CDC guidelines. Keep an eye on our social media pages for the latest updates.