Palm Beach TV: May 20, 2021

Our Town  |  May 20, 2021

Youth movement in Town, toxic algae in Lake Okeechobee, summer fertilizer ban, how new CDC guidelines affect mask use in Town and more.

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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)

MODIFIED MASK POLICY FOR TOWN BUILDINGS

  • Until further notice, it the Town’s policy that individuals who are NOT fully vaccinated must wear a facial covering or mask and social distance from other individuals while indoors on Town property. Town property includes all Town-owned buildings where Town of Palm Beach offices, divisions, and departments conduct business and provide services to the community.
  • The Town strongly encourages individuals and businesses to continue following CDC guidelines for mask-wearing and hygiene practices to minimize the risk of Covid-19 transmission.

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: 653 cases and 13 deaths
  • Palm Beach County: 171,956 cases and 2,887 deaths
  • State of Florida: 2,598,327 cases and 36,598 deaths
  • United States: 33,046,210 cases and 588,311 deaths
  • World: 165,081,361 cases and 3,421,294 deaths

As of 4:30 PM May 19, the following cumulative vaccination information was provided by the FDOH.

o Palm Beach County: 706,829 total (139,631 – first dose; 567,198 – series completed)
o State of Florida: 9,749,726 total (2,021,573 – first dose; 7,728,153 – series completed)

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 12-17 are authorized to receive the Pfizer vaccine but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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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