Today at the Editor’s glance: The Flagler County Commission, which met just once in July, meets this morning at 9 a.m. at the Government Services Building, 1769 East Moody Boulevard, Bunnell. The commission will consider approving a lease with Marvin’s Garden, where the Bunnell branch library is to move while awaiting the always-promised, never-delivered southern branch library. The current library location is being converted to a mental health operation. Arthur Kuepper and Robbyn Mackler are expected to be appointed to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. The commission may wish Commissioner Andy Dance a happy birthday: he is 58 today. Lucky him, he shares his birthday with James Baldwin (see the Quote of the Day below). The full agenda and background materials are here. In court, felony arraignments are at 8:30 a.m. before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins in Courtroom 401 at the courthouse. A reminder for our esteemed Palm Coast City Councilman, Victor Barbosa: today is the Feast of Our Lady of Angels in Costa Rica.
Vaccinations and Covid testing: Given the unprecedented volume of positive Covid-19 cases in our community, the Flagler County Health Department has modified its testing and vaccination schedules for the first and second weeks of August. All testing and vaccination will take place Monday, Aug. 2, and Tuesday, Aug. 3 from 4:00 to 6:30PM at the Flagler County Health Department, 301 Dr. Carter Blvd, Bunnell.
Snyder also shared that the department is prioritizing testing for individuals with COVID symptoms and that testing is by appointment only. Reservations can be made by calling 386-437-7350 ext. 0, weekdays between 8AM and 4:30PM. Since the health department has stopped offering COVID testing for travel, residents requiring this verification will need to coordinate with a Flagler County pharmacy.
The department is prioritizing testing for individuals with Covid symptoms and that testing is by appointment only. Reservations can be made by calling 386-437-7350 ext. 0, weekdays between 8AM and 4:30PM. Since the health department has stopped offering Covid testing for travel, residents requiring this verification will need to coordinate with a Flagler County pharmacy.
The health department will transition to offer testing and vaccinations five afternoons a week starting Monday, August 9, with the potential to add a second location (120 Airport Road, 2nd floor) in the coming weeks. No appointments are necessary for vaccinations. The health department currently offers the Pfizer vaccine, which is approved for adults and children over age 12.
Snyder added, “On July 28, the CDC updated its guidance that even vaccinated people in high risk communities like Flagler County should wear masks indoors. The Delta Variant is highly contagious, which helps to explain why we had 665 positive cases this week compared with 400 a week ago. Please get vaccinated, wear a mask, wash your hands and social distance whenever possible. If you need to get tested and don’t have symptoms, reach out to any pharmacy in the area. This is our shot, Flagler. Stay safe.” For more information about COVID-19 vaccination and testing efforts, please visit https://flhealthcovid19.gov/.
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