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Novel Coronavirus - COVID-19

Internationally, in late 2019, cases of the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV / COVID-19) began to emerge. COVID-19 is believed to having originated in Hubei region of China. The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to influenza, and may include mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough and difficulty breathing, and typically appear between 2 and 14 days after exposure. It is typically more severe than common flu, particularly to the elderly and those with pre-existing health conditions. If you develop symptoms and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or have recently traveled to country or region with widespread cases of COVID-19, you should isolate yourself and contact your healthcare provider. The WHO, CDC and other health organizations are continually monitoring and updating the public on a very regular basis. 

Please refer to the following resources for the most up-to-date information and guidance:




Charlotte County (Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach):

Travel advisories:

If you have any questions/concerns inside the state of Florida, reach out to the Florida Department of Health:


IMPORTANT NOTE: This page is meant predominantly as a resource/collection of sites. This page is not meant to offer any travel or health guidance and visitors should always refer to public health organizations as the authority.



About the Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast

Florida's premier year-round eco-tourism destination, Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach, The Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast, is known for its pristine, unspoiled beauty. The area has hosted seven major feature films, been featured on SAIL magazine's list of the "10 Greatest Places to Sail in the United States," ranked by Golf Digest as the "Third Best Place to Live and Play Golf in America," and rated by MONEY magazine as one of the "Best Places to Live in the South." For information about area events, activities and attractions, contact the Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor and Convention Bureau, 1700 Tamiami Trail, Suite G-2, Port Charlotte, FL; 941-743-1900, or call toll free at 1-800-652-6090 for a free Visitor's Guide; or visit the Web site at