BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. —
A rocket ship built by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company thundered away from Earth with two Americans on Saturday, ushering in a new era of commercial space travel and putting NASA back in the business of launching astronauts from U.S. soil for the first time in nearly a decade
- There have been more than 1.6 million coronavirus cases in the United States, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.
- The U.S. death toll has surpassed 97,000 people, according to Hopkins.
- President Donald Trump booked back-to-back Memorial Day appearances despite the coronavirus pandemic, at Arlington National Cemetery and at a historic fort in Baltimore.
- Nearly two weeks ago, the White House urged governors to ensure that every nursing home resident and staff member be tested for the coronavirus within 14 days, but it’s not going to happen.
- The president on Sunday issued a proclamation suspending entry to the U.S. for any individual who has been in Brazil within the 14 days immediately prior to their arrival
MIAMI (AP) - Tropical Storm Arthur inched closer to the U.S. East Coast on Sunday, although its impact was expected to be limited to some minor flooding and rough seas along the North Carolina coast.
Arthur formed off the coast of Florida on Saturday, making it the sixth straight year for a named storm to develop before the official June 1 start of the Atlantic hurricane season
MYSTERY ILLNESS IN CHILDREN
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had said most children have less severe cases of the coronavirus, but now, medical professionals say a new illness could be linked to the virus. Children across the U.S. are suffering from it. New York is getting hit especially hard with at least 100 kids sick. Three children have died.
WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?
I asked Dr. Leana Wen, an emergency physician, public health professor at George Washington University and former Health Commissioner in Baltimore. She says it’s a disease that causes multi-organ failure and inflammation of blood vessels. Researchers aren’t sure why children are getting it, and it’s still fairly rare.
SYMPTOMS FOR PARENTS TO LOOK FOR:
Parents should watch out for coronavirus symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, sore throat and loss of taste or smell. They should also look for other symptoms such as an unexplained rash and your child suddenly not feeling well.
FREE COVID-19 TESTING OFFERED IN MARTIN COUNTY
Community Partnerships Create Expanded Testing Opportunities
Contact: Renay Rouse
Martin County, FL – The Florida Department of Health is pleased to announce a series of free COVID-19 testing events for Martin County residents.
Residents can drive-thru or walk-up to any of the 12 planned testing outreach events from May 12 through May 23. No appointment is needed, and testing is offered regardless of symptoms.
The testing initiative was made possible through the collaboration of many community partners, including the Florida Department of Health in Martin County, Banner Lake Club, City of Stuart, Cleveland Clinic Martin Health, Martin County Board of County Commissioners, Martin County Sheriff’s Office, Salvation Army, St Joseph Catholic Church and the Village of Indiantown.
All residents are urged to continue practicing prevention to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, including good handwashing, cleaning high touch surfaces frequently and wearing a face covering when social distancing is difficult to maintain. For more information: FloridaHealthCOVID19.gov
Enhanced Safety Measures Ordered for WPB Barbershops, Cosmetology Salons, Cosmetology Specialty Salons
Barbershops, cosmetology salons, and cosmetology specialty salons may operate within the City of West Palm Beach provided they follow all guidelines.
Post Date: 05/11/2020 4:33 PM
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (May 11, 2020)— In the interest of public health and safety and to slow the spread of COVID-19, West Palm Beach Mayor Keith A. James has signed Executive Order 2020-11 which mandates that barbershops, cosmetology salons, and cosmetology specialty salons may operate within the City of West Palm Beach provided they follow the mandatory guidelines found at www.myfloridalicense.com/emergency and provided that they follow these additional mandatory guidelines:
- Thoroughly clean and disinfect prior to reopening. Make sure to disinfect all surfaces, tools, and linens, even if they were cleaned before you originally closed. This type of cleaning shall continue between each day of operation; and
- Provide unworn masks to clients for use during their appointment; and
- Remove all unnecessary, frequently touched items like magazines, newspapers, service menus and any other unnecessary paper products and décor from customer service areas.
Restaurants, food establishments, and in-store retail establishments may operate in the City of West Palm Beach as provided in Governor DeSantis’ Executive Order 20-112. All services and activities allowed within the City of West Palm Beach, permitted in ‘Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery’ as expanded by Executive Order 20-112, shall implement all applicable guidelines established by the CDC and OSHA.
To view Executive Order 2020-11 signed by Mayor James, please visit: https://www.wpb.org/home/showdocument?id=1065.
To contact the City of West Palm Beach, please dial (561) 822-1200 (TTY: 800-955-8771). For information about the City of West Palm Beach, please visit: http://www.wpb.org.
The City of Palm Beach Gardens is assisting residents who have experienced employment issues caused by COVID-19 through the Unemployed Residents Relief Fund. This program will provide a onetime, $250 Publix gift card to a limited number of residents to off-set daily living costs