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TreasureCoast Covid-19 Update May 11 2020

TreasureCoast Covid-19 Update May 11 2020

TreasureCoast Covid-19 Update May 11 2020

The Navy’s Blue Angels saluted Florida’s healthcare workers, first responders and others on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19 Friday in the skies over the Sunshine State. The Blue Angels roared over Jacksonville before noon and then this afternoon flew from West Palm Beach down to Miami.

The number of coronavirus cases statewide now tops 40-thousand. Florida’s death toll is 17-hundred-21

TreasureCoast Covid-19 Update May 11 2020
TreasureCoast Covid-19 Update May 11 2020
TreasureCoast Covid-19 Update May 11 2020
TreasureCoast Covid-19 Update May 11 2020

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The Navy’s Blue Angels saluted Florida’s healthcare workers, first responders and others on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19 Friday in the skies over the Sunshine State. The Blue Angels roared over Jacksonville before noon and then this afternoon flew from West Palm Beach down to Miami.

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Banning visits to nursing homes might keep patients safer from COVID-19, but Governor DeSantis says it comes at the cost of more isolation for them. And he wants patients to have interaction with loved ones.

DeSantis spoke at a facility in Jacksonville that has taken on COVID-19 patients from nursing homes. Hospitals must test patients for the coronavirus before sending them back to long-term care facilities.

COVID-19 appears to be spreading through a Broward County nursing home. Manor Pines Convalescent Center in Wilton Manors said yesterday 55 residents with the virus have been sent to the hospital. Sixteen residents have died from the coronavirus.

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The coronavirus pandemic has caused Walgreens to get creative for this year’s charity drive called Red Nose Day.

Miami Beach store manager Murray Selen (see-len) says if you donate at least one dollar online you’ll get access to Red Nose social media filters. The online campaign runs through the month with NBC broadcasting a Red Nose Day special next Thursday.

Now through May 30, consumers can get their digital Red Nose by donating online at Walgreens.com/RedNoseDay. A donation will unlock a special Red Nose filter that can be shared on Instagram, Facebook or Snapchat. Walgreens encourages everyone who donates to show their Red Nose Day spirit by sharing a selfie wearing their digital Red Nose, tagging @walgreens and #NosesOn, then challenging friends and family to do the same. One hundred percent of these donations will go to Red Nose Day, benefitting grantee partner organizations that help children in need stay safe, healthy and educated through nutritious meals, educational support, safe shelter and more –as the needs and economic hardship increase significantly for this group in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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There’s a new way to tell how crowded some Tampa Bay area beaches are.

The Pinellas County Sherriff’s Office today launched a new online beach capacity dashboard. It provides real-time updates on the capacity of beaches, beach parking and bridges. It also tracks which beaches have reached their limit and are closed. Pinellas County beaches reopened on Monday, but everyone is required to follow social distancing guidelines.

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Here’s an statement from the city of Port St. Lucie’s  manager’s office on COVID-19

The City continues to adapt to the evolving situation regarding the COVID-19 virus. As of 5 p.m. Friday, May 8, 2020, the City of Port St. Lucie had these updates:

Mortgage and Rental Assistance:
On Monday, May 11, 2020, the City Council will be voting and reviewing proposals regarding assistance to help with hardship due to COVID-19. There are two sources of funding they will consider providing, both emergency rental and mortgage assistance. The Council will also discuss eligibility and how residents can apply.

Port St. Lucie’s City Council holds regular meetings that occur on the second and fourth Mondays of every month at 6:30 p.m. (depending on holidays). There are three ways to watch City Council meetings:
Visit the City’s website at www.CityofPSL.com/TV
Cable customers tune in to AT&T UVerse Channel 99, Comcast 20, and Blue Stream Fiber Channel 20
Watch it live on the City of Port St. Lucie’s Facebook @CityofPSL

Waste Pro Reminder:
All Waste Pro services are operational. Please have all waste out for pickup no later than 7 a.m. on your scheduled collection day. For your convenience, waste may be set out the night before your collection day. If customers experience a delay in collection, please contact our Waste Pro Liaison at (772) 873-6317.

Customers may also text questions or concerns for trash pickup to (772) 202-5150. Waste Pro and the City are asking residents not to throw away cans or buckets of paint unless the paint is completely dry, and the lids are removed. You can put fresh kitty litter in the cans or buckets to help dry out the paint. Additionally, there are products available for purchase at home improvement stores that will cause the paint to harden quicker.

1PSL:
Residents are encouraged to download the 1PSL app to stay connected with Port St. Lucie’s City Hall – no matter the time or day. Citizens can use the 1PSL mobile app to request services, pay their utility bill, ask questions, and learn about City news and updates.

The new 1PSL mobile app is free on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Those who prefer to use the telephone can call 772-871-1775 (1PSL) at any time of the day and reach a 1PSL navigator who can assist with questions or requests. For those who prefer to use their computer, the 1PSL web portal can be accessed at www.cityofpsl.com/1PSL.

Social Media and Website:

The City’s COVID-19 webpage https://www.cityofpsl.com/covid19 is accessible with all relevant information. The City’s Facebook page @CityofPSL and the City’s Twitter page, @CityPortStLucie and NextDoor App page also will have up-to-the-minute inform

If you’re getting a bit shaggy as the pandemic continues- you’re invited to come in for a trim starting today as barbershops and hair and nail salons reopen around the state. And Orlando barbershop owner John Henry says you don’t have to worry about putting your health at risk.

Henry helped Governor Ron DeSantis announce the reopening of barbershops and salons in a video posted online. 

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Florida gas prices are leveling off, after plunging for 10 consecutive weeks. Triple-A says the 76-day streak of declines came to an end last week, as Floridians returned to the road, driving up demand for fuel. The current statewide average for a gallon of regular is a dollar-76.

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On Saturday Martin County Sheriff’s Deputies were out in full force at Stuart and Jensen Beach, verifying proof of residency for drivers and pedestrians. Dozens, if not hundreds were turned away as the deputies worked to enforce a new restrictions.

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