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Coronavirus Update for Town, Hurricane Isaias wrap-up, Environmental Beautification Committee, Port Commissioner Virtual Forum, Sea Turtles on the Island, Beach Update and more.
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- 88 confirmed cases in the Town of Palm Beach: 4 deaths.
- 38,104 confirmed cases in Palm Beach County, with 907 deaths.
- 533,011 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the State of Florida, with 7,871 deaths.
- 4,854,690 confirmed cases in the US, with 159,407 deaths.
- 18,897,857 confirmed cases worldwide, with 710,110 deaths.
SELECTING THE RIGHT MASKS AND WEARING THEM PROPERLY
• The increase in selections for masks and face coverings can make it difficult to select the right ones. The types of masks that are acceptable, include cloth, surgical, dust, and N95 masks without vents. Download list of acceptable masks by clicking the link at the end of this alert.
• Masks with vents or exhalation valves are not acceptable, as they allow unfiltered exhaled air to escape. These mask only protect the wearer and not those within their presence.
• Acceptable masks should be worn completely over the nose and mouth when in the presence of others. They should not be worn around your neck or forehead.
• When removing masks, only touch the strings or ear loops. Do not touch the actual face covering to avoid contaminating your hands. Masks should be washed or disposed after wearing.
WORKING TOGETHER TO SLOW THE SPREAD
• Together, we can do this, but we must avoid the Three C’s – Avoid CLOSED spaces with poor ventilation, avoid CROWDED spaces with many people nearby and avoid CLOSE-CONTACT settings such as close-range conversations. Also remember to wear a mask, social distance, and wash your hands frequently.
• Individuals 65 and older, as well as individuals with significant underlying medical conditions, should stay at home and take all measures to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19.
• The Town encourages you to stay active and stay engaged, but do so safely. Download the RISK INDEX CHART to see which activities put you at most risk and which ones are low risk.