January 11, 2021 4:37 PM
COVID-19 UPDATE - MONDAY 1/11/21
COVID-19 INFORMATION FROM FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
• As of 4:00 PM today, the following cumulative COVID-19 data was provided by the Florida Department of Health (FDOH). Please also note that reporting on COVID related deaths can be extremely delayed and should not be used as a week to week comparative metric.
o Town of Palm Beach: 383 cases (increase of 7.9% or +28 cases from 1 week ago) and 12 deaths.
o Palm Beach County: 92,542 cases (increase of 7.3% or +6,267 cases from 1 week ago) and 1,972 deaths.
o State of Florida: 1,488,586 cases (increase of 8.1% or +111,894 cases from 1 week ago) and 23,424 deaths.
o United States: 22,529,399 cases (increase of 8.6% or +1,780,593 cases from 1 week ago) and 375,350 deaths.
o Worldwide: 90,695,701 cases (increase of 6.1% or +5,185,128 cases from 1 week ago) and 1,940,593 deaths.
• As of 4:00 PM today, the following cumulative vaccination information (first dose) was provided by the FDOH.
o Palm Beach County: 42,311 individuals vaccinated
o State of Florida: 587,956 individuals vaccinated
• For additional daily information provided by the State of Florida, beyond the summary provided by the Town, please visit the FDOH website at: http://floridahealthcovid19.gov/
UPDATE ON COVID-19 VACCINATION PROGRAM
• By the end of the day today, the Town would have administered the first dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine to approximately 1,000 eligible Town residents. Unfortunately, Palm Beach County received a very limited supply of vaccines from the State this week and thus has been unable to provide additional vaccines to the Town at this time.
• If you were unsuccessful in securing an appointment for the initial rounds of vaccinations, we ask for your patience while the Town continues to work on behalf of its residents. Our goal is to vaccinate as many people as fast as we can, but there is a supply issue. We know that there is a much higher demand for vaccines than we currently have in supply so will continue to submit requests to the County until every resident who would like to get vaccinated receive the Covid-19 vaccine.
• Residents are encouraged to call or email the Palm Beach County Health Department at 561-625-5180 or firstname.lastname@example.org to get on their list for an appointment at a County vaccination site. You should also check with your doctor to see if they will be providing vaccines and veterans should check with their local VA to see if appointments are available there.
JANUARY 12 TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
• The January 12 Regular Town Council meeting will take place at 9:30 AM via Zoom (https://zoom.us/j/91020978298). The meeting agenda includes a report on COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and the vaccination program, as well as a discussion about the town-wide curfew, and consideration to extend the state of emergency (time certain at 11:00 AM).
HELP US SLOW THE SPREAD
• While waiting for the vaccines to reach everyone, the CDC is reminding 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 and stop the spread of COVID-19, (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. You should not assume it is allergies or a common cold. Be smart. Be safe. And protect your loved ones and neighbors.
• A Town-wide Curfew is in effect from 1:00 AM until 5:00 AM daily. This curfew applies to all persons within the Town of Palm Beach, with the exception of law enforcement and public safety personnel, medical, work or school personnel, travel for religious services, or other travel authorized by law enforcement personnel.
• A county-wide mask mandate remains in effect, requiring face coverings by all persons visiting or working in any businesses, establishment, or residential buildings. Face coverings MUST also be worn by all persons in outdoor public places where social distancing of 6 feet or more is not possible.
• All airline passengers arriving from the U.K. will be required to test negative for the coronavirus within 72 hours of their departure and to provide proof of the negative result to the airline before boarding the flight. Make sure to be tested with a viral test (NAAT or antigen test). The CDC recommends that travelers also get tested 3-5 days after travel and stay home or otherwise self-quarantine for 7 days after travel. Even if you test negative, stay home for the full 7 days. If you don’t get tested, it’s safest to stay home for 10 days. Please do not socialize with friends and family until after day 10.
• Public health officials are strongly urging residents to get vaccinated against the flu as soon as possible if they haven’t already done so.
• Travel restrictions are in place for travelers going to numerous states and foreign countries. Please plan accordingly if you plan to travel outside of the State of Florida.
• Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline is 866-779-6121 or email COVIDemail@example.com with questions.
• Questions for the Town can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. A Town Hotline is also available for questions 561-227-7070.
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