Palm Beach TV: May 13, 2021

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Town of Palm Beach Weekly COVID Update

Florida’s COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard

COVID-19 Dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU)

STATE OF FLORIDA EXECUTIVE ORDER 21-102

Governor Ron DeSantis signed Executive Order 21-102 on May 3, 2021, suspending all remaining local government mandates and restrictions based on the Covid-19 state of emergency. This order also prohibits counties, cities, and towns from renewing or enacting emergency orders or ordinances that impose restrictions or mandates upon businesses or individuals due to the Covid-19 emergency.

  • In response to the Governor’s order, the Town of Palm Beach repealed its 1:00 am – 5:00 am curfew, effective May 3, 2021, and Palm Beach County repealed its mask mandate order, effective May 4, 2021.
  • The Town’s Local State of Emergency remains in effect. Town Council will consider extending it at the May 11, 2021, Council meeting.

COVID-19 VACCINATION PROGRAM WAITING LIST

State of Florida COVID-19 Response, Pre-Register for Vaccine –  floridahealthcovid19.gov
Palm Beach County Healthcare District – hcdpbc.org
Baptist Health – baptisthealth.net/coronavirus/vaccine
Tenet – palmbeachhealthnetwork.com
HCA hcaeastflorida.com/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine-information/
VA Medical Center
561-422-6838 – veterans only
Publix Pharmacies – publix.com/covid-vaccine/florida
Walmart – walmart.com/cp/1228302
Sam’s Club – samsclub.com/pharmacy/immunization?imzType=covid
Winn Dixie – winndixie.com/pharmacy/covid-vaccine
CVS – cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine

COVID-19 STATISTICS

  • Town of Palm Beach: 650 cases and 13 deaths
  • Palm Beach County: 170,690 cases and 2,862 deaths
  • State of Florida: 2,598,327 cases and 36,598 deaths
  • United States: 32,824,028 cases and 583,832 deaths
  • World: 160,653,971 cases and 3,335,624 deaths

As of 3:00 PM May 12, the following cumulative vaccination information was provided by the FDOH.

o Palm Beach County: 687,781 total (154,753 – one dose; 533,028 – two doses)
o State of Florida: 9,397,252 total (2,146,487 – one dose; 7,250,765 – two doses)

COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE

Three vaccines are now included in the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination program (2-dose vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna, as well as the 1 dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine).

The current vaccination eligibility in the State of Florida, as approved by Governor Ron DeSantis, include the following groups:

  1. Florida residents 18 years of age and older;
  2. Florida residents ages 16-17 are authorized to receive the Pfizer vaccine but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  3. The FDA recently granted emergency use authorization for children age 12-15 to receive Pfizer’s vaccine. Please check with providers for eligibility, availability, and distribution details.

HELP US SLOW THE SPREAD

While waiting for the vaccines to reach everyone, the CDC continues to remind us that the three most important ways to slow the spread and buy us a little more time include: (1) wearing a mask to protect yourself and others, (2) staying at least 6 feet away from others who don’t live with you, and avoid crowds, and (3) washing your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

It is also extremely important to STAY HOME and isolate yourself from others if you are not feeling well. Do not socialize, go out for meals, go to work, or participate in recreational activities if you are feeling sick. Be smart. Be safe. And protect your loved ones and neighbors.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

While waiting for the vaccines to reach everyone, the CDC continues to remind us that the three most important ways to slow the spread and buy us a little more time include: (1) wearing a mask to protect yourself and others, (2) staying at least 6 feet away from others who don’t live with you, and avoid crowds, and (3) washing your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

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