November 19, 2021 7:38 PM
COVID-19 WEEKLY UPDATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2021
COVID-19 SITUATION REPORT
• Today’s weekly report from the Florida Department of Health indicated a flattening of the positivity rate with 2.5% reported for both the State and Palm Beach County over the last 7 days. The prior week’s positivity rate was also 2.5% for both the State and Palm Beach County.
• The cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in the State of Florida is now 3,677,968 (+10,828 from a week ago) and in Palm Beach County it is 227,099 (+802 from a week ago). The cumulative number of people in the State of Florida that have at least one vaccine dose is now 14,180,980 and in Palm Beach County it is 997,552. As of yesterday, 59.2% of the US population has been fully vaccinated and 69.0% are partially vaccinated.
• Click on the link at the end of this update for more information from the State.
TOWN MASK POLICY REMAINS IN EFFECT
• Palm Beach County recently lifted its policy requiring masks in county-owned buildings, but this change does not apply to Town of Palm Beach government buildings. The policy requiring masks for all employees and visitors (regardless of vaccination status) at Town Hall, Police Station, Fire Stations, Recreation Center, Tennis Centers, Golf Course, and the Public Works facility remains in effect.
• Town Administration will evaluate the level of virus spread in the county after Thanksgiving to determine if the mask policy will continue through the holidays.
MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY TREATMENTS
• Depending on your circumstances, you may qualify for monoclonal antibody (mAb) treatment. mAb treatment may help people who have a positive COVID-19 test, and had symptoms for 10 days or less, and are at high risk of getting more serious symptoms.
• Treatment can be obtained by private providers or directly through the Palm Beach Fire-Rescue Department. Please call 561-227-7092 to get more information and to make an appointment.
• The Town will continue to follow CDC guidelines and strongly encourage residents and businesses to continue doing the same, including the CDC’s recommendation to require masks indoors regardless of vaccination status.
• Information about vaccinations and other matters related to the Covid-19 Pandemic can be found on the Town or CDC websites by clicking the links below.