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February 15, 2021 5:15 PM

WEEKLY COVID-19 UPDATE - MONDAY 2/15/21


COVID-19 INFORMATION FROM FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

• COVID-19 new case rates, positivity rates, and hospitalization rates continue to trend down from a month ago. While the trend over the past 30 days is positive, the overall numbers still create a great risk of exposure, and for those who are 65 years of age or older, the risk of death from COVID-19 continues to be higher.

• As of 5:00 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: 502 cases (increase of 2.7% or +13 cases from 1 week ago) and 12 deaths.
o Palm Beach County: 114,800 cases (increase of 3.0% or +3,363 cases from 1 week ago) and 2,349 deaths.
o State of Florida: 1,830,988 cases (increase of 2.6% or +47,268 cases from 1 week ago) and 29,434 deaths.
o United States: 27,682,645 cases (increase of 2.4% or +637,974 cases from 1 week ago) and 486,111 deaths.
o Worldwide: 109,076,584 cases (increase of 2.5% or +2,698,889 cases from 1 week ago) and 2,405,804 deaths.

• As of 5:00 PM today, the following cumulative vaccination information was provided by the FDOH.

o Palm Beach County: 227,369 Total (126,588 – one dose; 100,781 – two doses)
o State of Florida: 2,387,350 Total (1,284,052 – one dose; 1,103,298 – two doses)

• 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/

COVID-19 VACCINATION PROGRAM WAITING LIST

• Additions to the Town’s Covid-19 Waiting List remain on pause until the Town receives information about additional supply of vaccines.

• Because we cannot guarantee the delivery of additional vaccine supply, residents are encouraged to seek appointments through their private providers or the resources below:

o Publix Pharmacies (https://www.publix.com/covid-vaccine/florida)
o Baptist Health (https://baptisthealth.net/coronavirus/vaccine)
o Tenet (https://palmbeachhealthnetwork.com/)
o HCA (https://hcaeastflorida.com/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine-information/)
o VA Medical Center (561-422-6838 - veterans only)
o Palm Beach County Healthcare District (https://www.hcdpbc.org/). Please note that the Health Department is not currently taking additional appointment requests at this time. They are only scheduling appointments for those who are already on their waiting list.

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

• 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 air passengers traveling to the United States from any foreign country are currently REQUIRED to get tested for COVID-19 infection no more than 3 days before their flight departs and to provide proof of the negative result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight. This requirement applies to foreign nationals, as well as US citizens and permanent residents.

• Non-US citizen travel from South Africa, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Ireland, large portions of Europe is not currently permitted. Travelers are advised to check with their airlines for additional details before travel.

• Travel restrictions are also in place for travelers going to numerous states, so 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 COVID-19@flhealth.gov with questions.

• Questions for the Town can be emailed to questions@townofpalmbeach.com. A Town Hotline is also available for questions 561-227-7070.

• Click the links below for more information.

Visit Covid-19 Vaccination Program Webpage
https://www.townofpalmbeach.com/1034/COVID--19-Vaccinations

Visit the Town’s COVID-19 Webpage
https://www.townofpalmbeach.com/973/Coronavirus-Disease-2019-COVID-19

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