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Table 1 Characteristics of responding mosquito control districts during the COVID-19 pandemic, Florida, USA, June 2020

From: Fighting mosquito bite during a crisis: capabilities of Florida mosquito control districts during the COVID-19 pandemic

  Number Percent 95% CI
Organizational Structure
 Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) 42 57.5 (46.6–69.9)
 Municipal 10 13.7 (6.8–21.9)
 Independent Tax District 16 21.9 (12.3–31.5)
 Health Department or other department 5 6.8 (1.4–13.7)
Program Type
 State-approved program 58 79.5 (69.9–89.0)
 Open programs 15 20.5 (11.0–30.1)
Did you operate during the pandemic?
 Yes, fully open and operating 44 60.3 (49.3–72.6)
 Partially operating with limited activities 27 37.0 (24.7–47.9)
 No, closed operation until further notice 2 2.7 (0.0–6.8)
To what extent has COVID-19 affected your mosquito activities?
 High 4 7.5 (1.9–15.1)
 Medium 12 22.6 (11.3–34.0)
 Low 37 69.8 (56.6–81.1)
Did you carry out non-chemical control activities?
 Yes 37 54.4 (42.6–67.6)
 No 29 42.6 (30.9–55.9)
 Not sure 2 2.9 (0.0–7.4)
Did you conduct pesticide resistance testing?
 Yes, full capacity 11 16.2 (7.4–25.0)
 No, we did not 51 75.0 (64.7–85.3)
 Yes, limited capacity 4 5.9 (1.5–11.8)
 Do not have a program or not applicable 2 2.9 (0.0–7.4)
Will the pandemic affect your FY2020–2021 budget?
 Yes 12 17.1 (10.0–25.7)
 No 22 31.4 (20.0–42.9)
 Not sure 36 51.4 (38.6–62.9)
Can you hire interns/seasonal workers?
 Yes 16 25.4 (15.9–36.5)
 No 47 74.6 (63.5–84.1)
Are staffing levels inadequate due to furloughs or lockdown?
 Yes 8 12.3 (4.6–21.5)
 No 57 87.7 (78.5–95.4)
Did you communicate with state/local public health departments?
 Yes 50 71.4 (60.0–81.4)
 No 20 28.6 (18.6–40.0)
  1. Excluded are four programs with missing data and those that do not have mosquito programs (e.g., Barker and Lafferty County). Health department includes emergency management programs