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2 hours ago, Hook I said:

with not closing the Spring Break beaches , going to very difficult for the rookie governor to get re seated 

DeSantos is and has been very wish washy with his decisions. He’s letting the local gov make all the calls. We are starting to believe he doesn’t want to be called a name by dear leader, that would really hurt. He’s a weak leader of this state. 

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46 mins ago, saltfisherman said:

DeSantos is and has been very wish washy with his decisions. He’s letting the local gov make all the calls. We are starting to believe he doesn’t want to be called a name by dear leader, that would really hurt. He’s a weak leader of this state. 

yes I have seen that 

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I can sense lefty agenda in your posts gentlemen, you escaped the liberal hellholes of NE that YOU helped creating and now you drag your communist agenda with you....I bet you voted for Andrew Gillum :laugh:

 

this is really sad :dismay:

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Ft Myers beach has now voted to not allow hotels, motels and seasonal rentals for 90 days. They want people to stay away from out of state. 

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Toho Marine has a 50-100 boat bass tournament scheduled for this Saturday. It's irresponsible crap like this that gets ramps closed and fishing prohibited. At least it was still on when I read about it this morning. 

Nevermind, it was already held on 14 March, 

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Marco island is opening a beach to public access. I believe it’s being done on Monday.  It will have one entrance and an exit further south down the beach. You are allowed to get to the beach on a closed beach as long as you end up on the open section. Now, with all this access to parking is closed. 

 

 

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Marco island reversed their decision. They will not be opening the beach up. Now, they don’t want to because they are afraid of visitors coming in. Hello McFly, what did you think would happen. 

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FLORIDA IS NOW PAST ITS PEAK SAYS MODEL

 

Florida COVID-19 cases, deaths rise as model predicts peak has passed

Steve Patrick, Digital Managing Editor, Jacksonville

 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – As the number of death from COVID-19 surpassed 700 on Friday and the state saw its highest one-day increase in cases, a prominent forecast model has dramatically dropped the number of coronavirus fatalities it projects for the state.

Florida has 24,753 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 726 deaths and 3,649 people hospitalized with complications of the virus, according to the data released by the Florida Department of Health on Friday evening.

The number of confirmed cases grew 1,413 on Friday, the highest number of new cases since the outbreak began more than a month ago. The state’s Department of Health also reported 58 new deaths since Thursday evening. Four of those deaths were in Northeast Florida.

Also Friday, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington revised its coronavirus model for Florida significantly, forecasting that the state saw its peak of deaths two weeks ago will see 1,363 deaths from COVID-19 by Aug. 4, far lower than the 4,748 projected earlier this week.

South Florida is the state’s hotbed for the virus. The 14,668 cases and 420 deaths across South Florida’s four counties represent nearly 60% of the state’s totals.

Northeast Florida has seen 1,663 coronavirus cases, resulting in 36 deaths.
The health department says that over 241,000 coronavirus tests have been administered across Florida, with 10.3 percent of those coming back positive.

The IHME model says that Florida has not only passed its peak deaths per day and peak hospital resource use, which had previously been projected to happen in early May. It showed the most deaths per day in the state were 77 on April 2 even though FDOH data showed only 34 people died that day and the number of deaths in Florida has surpassed that number at least seven days since then.

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Charlotte and Sarasota County Beaches reopen this weekend or Monday.  Free Parking and social distancing practices still apply.  Bathrooms and other amenities will still remain closed.

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Which areas of Palm Beach County will open up first and when?

Vice mayor says restart strategy being developed

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The big question on most of our minds right now is when can we expect Florida to open back up and what will it look like?

 

Officials in Palm Beach County are currently working on a strategy in collaboration with the Department of Health.

 

But when will that be?

 

Palm Beach County leaders said last week that plans to reopen non-essential businesses will come in phases, but it won't happen until the county reaches its peak of cases.

 

Palm Beach County Vice Mayor Robert Weinroth is giving residents some insight into the county’s plans. 

 

In a Facebook post this week, Weinroth said they have identified a recent downward trend in hospitalization and coronavirus cases, which support the county beginning to slowly reopen in a “measured and phased approach.” 

 

Weinroth said the county’s effort to flatten the curve have been working over the last 30 days.

 

“In the month, we have done that. We have seen a real result,” said Weinroth. 

 

He said the next phase the next phase, known as Phase 2, would slowly reopen parts of the county where people can still maintain CDC guidelines.


“We have to do this with the idea that people have free will, and just because we open up a venue doesn’t mean you have to go,” said Weinroth.

 

He says the proposed strategy in Phase 2 begins with reviewing relaxing restrictions to the following locations:

1) Natural Areas and Parks

2) Boat Ramps, Marinas and other water activities

3) Golfing and Golf Courses

4) Beaches

 

The vice mayor said the county is developing work groups that are meeting this week to “finalize the proposed rules, regulations and enforcement associated with the partial reopening of these areas.”

 

On Thursday, Weinroth said an update will come from the county either Friday or early next week on when the public can see an actual plan for loosening some of the stay-at-home order restrictions. 

 

A key model used by White House said social distancing measures should continue into May or June for much of the country. The model shows Florida should be among the last state to lift so-called “stay-at-home” orders.

 

"I think this is something that is best left at a local level," said Weiroth in regard to the model used by the White House.

 

Weinroth said it’s hard to lump all of Florida together with the difference in coronanvirus numbers from county-to-county.

 

He said Palm Beach County has been working closely with the health department and other experts on how to safely take action.

 

“It is not so easy just turning on a switch,” said Weinroth.

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