November 5, 2021 7:18 PM
COVID-19 WEEKLY UPDATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2021
COVID-19 SITUATION REPORT
• Today’s weekly report from the Florida Department of Health indicated a positivity rate of 2.6% for the State and 2.9% for Palm Beach County over the last 7 days. The prior week’s positivity rate was 3.0% for both the State and Palm Beach County.
• The cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in the State of Florida is now 3,657,775 (+11,069 from a week ago) and in Palm Beach County it is 225,725 (+793 from a week ago). The cumulative number of people in the State of Florida that have at least one vaccine dose is now 13,997,374 and in Palm Beach County it is 985,012. As of yesterday, 58.6% of the US population has been fully vaccinated and 67.5% are partially vaccinated.
• The Palm Beach Fire-Rescue Department is in the process of administering booster shots of the Moderna vaccine for residents who previously received their vaccinations from the Town.
• Click on the link at the end of this update for more information from the State.
NOVEMBER PUBLIC MEETINGS
• The Town Council meetings scheduled for November 9 and 10 will take place in Council Chambers. The Regular Meeting on November 9 will include a Covid-19 situation update from staff and consideration of continuing the hybrid meeting format for boards and commissions through the end of November. Please be advised that meeting attendees will be required to wear a mask at all times, regardless of vaccination status.
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 policy requiring masks for all employees and visitors (regardless of vaccination status) in Town-owned government buildings, including Town Hall, the Police Station, Fire Stations, Recreation Center, Tennis Centers, Golf Course, and the Public Works facility remains in effect.
• 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.