Today at the Editor’s glance: The Flagler County Commission meets at 9 a.m. at the Government Services Building, 1769 East Moody Boulevard, Bunnell. The commission will hear an update from the school district on the future of the Belle Terre Swim and Racquet Club, which may be turned into a hybrid district facility and swimming club open to members. The commission will appoint members to the county canvassing board for the 2022 election cycle. The commission will also consider adopting an amendment to its Land Development Code, adding marinas as permissible uses, with special exceptions, along the Intracoastal. See: “Flagler Commission Expected to Approve Marinas in Scenic Hammock, Clearing Way for Warehouse-Like Boat Storage.” The commission will also hear an update on the nearly completed securing of easements to enable the US Army Corps of Engineers’ beach-rebuilding project in Flagler Beach. Full agenda here. In court: Allyson Dawn Bennett is scheduled to be sentenced at 1:30 p.m. by Circuit Judge Terence Perkins. Facing a first-degree murder charge, on July 12 she pleaded to manslaughter, a second-degree felony that exposes her to from five to 15 years in prison for the drug-overdose death of Michael Joseph Burnett Jr., 33, in June 2018, from a fentanyl overdose. See: “Flagler Grand Jury Issues 4 Indictments for Murder, 2 More in Drug Deaths, 2 in Killing of Deon O’Neal Jenkins.” The University of Florida is conducting an on-line survey on behalf of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to learn more about the use of disposable plastic bags, auxiliary materials and wrappings by Florida residents. The study’s principal investigator is Dr. Tim Townsend from UF and the Sustainable Materials Management Research Laboratory. The survey will be administered on-line using Qualtrics from mid-September 2021 until October 31st, 2021. If you are able to participate in this very important, please visit this link below. Survey link: https://faculty.eng.ufl.edu/timothy-townsend/survey/ … This survey is available to all Florida residents and if you have any questions, please contact Ms. Ashley Ricketts via e-mail at [email protected]
Health Department’s Covid Testing and Vaccination Schedule and Information:
Priority will be given to any students, faculty and school staff of public or private schools in Flagler County, followed by the general public, who should schedule testing appointments by calling 386-437-7350 ext. 0.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed.
Please consider the following when testing with DOH-Flagler.
* Testing should take place at least 3 to 5 days after exposure. Testing sooner than this may result in false negatives.
* This is NOT a drive-through test site. You will park and walk into the Cattleman’s Hall where testing takes place.
* Wear a mask inside the testing facility. Should you test positive, you may be asked to exit the facility and wait for the rest of your party outside to avoid transmission.
* DOH staff continue to work extended hours to keep up with the contact tracing and case investigation. We appreciate your ongoing patience. It may take time for DOH to reach individuals who test positive for COVID-19. Take initiative to isolate for at least ten days and encourage close contacts to watch for symptoms.
* If you are identified as a close contact to someone who tests positive, you may not hear from the health department if resources are not available.
* If you have been vaccinated (two weeks after your final dose) you will not need to quarantine if you do not have symptoms.
* If you have symptoms, get tested as soon as possible.
* Students will need to quarantine at least four days after the date of exposure.
Monoclonal Antibody Treatments are now available in Flagler County at Daytona State College’s Palm Coast Campus. Monoclonal Antibody Treatments (MAB) for COVID-19 can prevent severe illness, hospitalization and death among high-risk individuals. Individuals 12 years and older who are high-risk, that have contracted or been exposed to COVID-19, are eligible for this treatment. Treatment is free.
Vaccinations continue to be offered at 301 Dr. Carter Blvd on Mondays from 3:30 to 6:00PM. Appointments are preferred; Walk-ins are welcome. The health department is awaiting guidance for the administration of booster doses. CVS, Walgreens, Publix and Walmart are offering boosters to immunocompromised individuals.
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“We shouldn’t miss such a great opportunity to unmask wolves hiding under the clothing of sheep they devoured.” (“Il ne faut pas manquer une si belle occasion de démasquer les loups qui se cachent sous la peau des agneaux qu’ils ont mangés.”)
–Voltaire, From a 25 April 1773 letter to Paul-Claude Moultou in Correspondance, Vol. XI (juillet 1772-decembre 1774).
herewegoagain . says
LOVE THE MEME . Healthcare Worker Burnout by Monte Wolverton, Battle Ground, Washington.
This is NOTHING NEW in Healthcare (sickcare really)
Perhaps . Exacerbated by the Pandemic ?
Timothy Patrick Welch says
Thank you to the people that serve in such demanding jobs. Your commitment and dedication is appreciated. Keep those that have served honorably in your thoughts and remember those fired for ambitious political gain.