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COVID tests: How to get another 4 free rapid kits sent to your home

As the pandemic continues, it’s increasingly important to get tested for COVID-19, especially if you’re experiencing symptoms or have been exposed to someone who’s tested positive.  And, as everyone knows, there’s been a mad dash to get tested or find an at-home testing kit. Many retailers and pharmacies are sold out.  Every home in the …

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Florida waives taxes on energy efficient appliances & other items

Skip the sales tax. Florida offers an opportunity to save on eligible purchases during shopping events when sales taxes are waived for specific items, including tools and energy efficient refrigerators. Florida sales taxes are 6 percent, or $6 per $100 purchase, and some regions also levy local taxes, which likely are also withheld. For tax-free …

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Free employment resources &amp hiring fairs

If you’re seeking employment, local organizations and libraries in South Florida offer valuable information, including free workshops and occasional recruiting fairs. Lots of resources are easily accessible online. Occasional hiring fairs are online & in person. Recruitment opportunities  Broward County government hiring fairs, information is online. Others in South Florida Online employment workshops & information …

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Free food-distribution events & food-drive drop-off information

Organizations are offering free food distribution in South Florida for families that need help, with some sites offering drive-through pick-ups. Others offer doorstep deliveries for eligible participants.   Please return to this site. We’re adding other food giveaways and resources. Occasionally events are added. Or maybe rescheduled. If your organization is distributing food, please email …

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Where to get a COVID vaccine in Miami-Dade

The COVID vaccine is available to all residents of Miami-Dade County 12 and older. At most pharmacies and vaccine sites, you don’t need an appointment. However, you may need an appointment to get a Pfizer booster in the next few weeks while demand is high. The vaccine is free to all, whether or not you …

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Register for free library e-card for lots of online resources

Libraries offer wonderful online resources for fun, education, & entertainment. It’s perfect for remote access. If you want to download films, read e-books, learn a language, or sign up for instructive workshops, you’ll often need to type in your library number. If you need a number, Broward Library offers easy online sign-up.   Eligibility requirements …

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Inexpensive rabies vaccines for pets

Inexpensive rabies shots for Broward pets are offered by appointment at Broward Pet Adoption facilities in Fort Lauderdale. Rabies shots are only for pets of Broward residents. For appointments Online  954-357-9567 E-mail petcareclinic@broward.org Fees are $25 for vaccination and tags for pets that are spayed or neutered $35 for non-neutered, non-spayed pets Debit cards or …

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Libraries offer drive-up & walk-up opportunities

Broward libraries offer walk-up and drive-up opportunities to allow patrons to borrow DVDs, books, video games, audio books and other eligible items without walking inside. Participating libraries include all except NSU Libruary in Davie Some of the participating libraries are Southwest Regional Library 16835 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines, FL 33331, 954-357-6580 West Regional Library 8601 …

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Deals for veterans, first responders & other front-line heroes

For a Thank You to wonderful healthcare professionals, first responders, armed forces & other front-line workers in South Florida, some restaurants, attractions & stores are offering extra deals. The deals are valid while the promotions are on. ID is usually required. Please return to this page. We’re adding other deals.  Exceptions & restrictions may apply. …

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