Since the beginning of March, travel plans have be changed due to the spread of the pandemic. Florida’s Theme parks are currently closed until further notice for visitors but you can still visit the parks online and take a virtual tour or ride from the comfort of your own home. 

Walt Disney World: Orlando, Florida

Walt Disney World was one of the first theme parks to help encourage social distancing.  While the four major theme parks, Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and Epcot, Disney Springs and Water Parks are closed to visitors, thanks to Google Earth Street View, YouTube and Disney’s website for sharing mostly every ride and incredible firework display in the park. Grab your laptop and search for your favorite ride or show…

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Florida is nearing the end of April with fewer new cases of coronavirus — and a lower weekly number of deaths.

The total number of Florida deaths, 1,088, the state reported Monday is 299 more than the state reported on April 20. In the previous week, 319 people died.

The increase in the total number of cases is also smaller in the last week than in the week before. The state reported 32,138 coronavirus cases as of Monday — 5,478 higher than it had on April 20. In the previous week, the number of cases increased by 6,059.

Similar trends are taking place in South Florida.

Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties had a total of 632 deaths as of Monday. That’s an increase of 176 from a week earlier. Over the previous week, the region’s…

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If you are wondering about taking a coronavirus antibody test, here’s what you need to know:

You may hear it called a serology test. It looks for certain things called antibodies in your blood. Your body makes these when it fights an infection, like COVID-19. The same thing happens when you get a vaccine, like a flu shot. That’s how you develop immunity to a virus.

The antibody test isn’t checking for the virus itself. Instead, it looks to see whether your immune system—your body’s defense against illness—has responded to the infection.

What are Antibodies?

Antibodies are the body’s way of remembering how it responded to an infection so it can attack again if exposed to the same pathogen. People with antibodies in their blood have immune…

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County officials have just announced that several recreational venues will be reopening in Palm Beach County on Wednesday.

That includes boating and marine activities, golf courses, parks, tennis courts, and community pools.

Officials say the numbers of people testing positive for the coronavirus are trending down, so they feel it's prudent to reopen some areas to give people a chance to enjoy some recreational activities.

However, they say people must engage in social distancing, wear face masks, and stay six feet apart to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Public Parks

On Wednesday (April 29), public parks in the county will reopen from sunrise to sunset for walking, running, strolling, biking, and equestrian riding. In addition,…

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On Sunday, the CDC officially added these six symptoms to its list: chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, in addition to previously known symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.

The symptoms can appear two to 14 days after exposure to COVID-19, according to the guidelines.

In addition, the CDC described a set of emergency warning signs that should warrant immediate medical attention, including trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to arouse, bluish lips or face.

This list is not totally inclusive—others who have experienced COVID-19 reported an array of symptoms, according to the CDC.

If you…

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Face masks can play a role in preventing the infection, but that role is limited. A healthy individual in a normal situation does not need to wear a mask, as per CDC recommendations. A face mask is not the ideal solution for protection from the new coronavirus for the following reasons:

  • A surgical mask does not fit tightly over the nose and mouth.
  • It is not possible to prevent airborne virus infection.
  • It is difficult to keep a mask on for long periods of time.
  • When you touch the mask, you lose the protection and must replace the mask, and dispose of it safely.

A surgical face mask is highly recommended for people who have the coronavirus infection or have a high risk of exposure. It offers a certain amount of protection against…

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While we are all temporarily stuck at home and looking for something to do to keep busy, check out some of Palm Beach County’s Top Attractions that have gone virtual for you to enjoy. 

Take A Virtual Bike Ride Along The Palm Beach Lake Trail:  The virtual bike ride was posted to The Palm Beaches Instagram page a few weeks ago. Luckily for us, Palm Beach County has plenty of excellent walking and biking trails, and since we can’t enjoy them in person right now, we can take a virtual bike ride tour along the intracostal with incredible views of downtown West Palm Beach.  To view the virtual tour, click here. 

Take A Virtual Tour Of The Flagler Museum: The iconic landmark on Palm Beach island is now offering virtual tours of its grand estate.  The home…

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By now, you are familiar with the impact of the coronavirus. If, however, you are still wondering about the basics of the illness, here is what you need to know: Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new disease that was first detected in China and has now been found in over 100 countries, including the United States. The virus has been named coronavirus (COVID-19). The disease is believed to have originally occurred from animal-to-person contact and spreads person-to-person.

To prevent the spread of the coronavirus you should wash your hands often, stay at least 6-feet away from others when in public place, and you should also wear a face mask when shopping in stores or running other essential public errands.

Latest CDC Recommendation for Wearing…

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While the Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens is temporarily closed to shoppers and visitors, the Food Court and several restaurants are open for take out and delivery. 

For food delivery’s, orders can be placed online through Delivery Dudes, PostMates, Door Dash, Uber Eats or directly from the restaurant. 

Restaurants Open Include: 

1. California Pizza Kitchen: Located in the Food Court is open for both take out and delivery

2. P.F. Changs: Located on the first floor of the mall, near Nordstrom’s is open for take out and delivery.

3. Brio Tuscan Grille: Located on the first floor of the mall, near Nordstrom’s is open for take out and delivery.

4.  Park Avenue Grille: Located on the second floor of the mall is open for take out and delivery. 

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The coronavirus testing site located at FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches was damaged during the heavy thunderstorms that passed over South Florida this past Sunday Sunday.

The Health Care District of Palm Beach County is asking all patients who scheduled testing appointments between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Monday to arrive at the test site any time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. instead.

This will allow time in the morning for staff to prepare the drive-thru site.

The test site is located at 5444 Haverhill Road in West Palm Beach.

COVID-19 Testing Center Requirements

You can only get tested if you have an appointment, which you can schedule by calling 561-642-1000. A staff member will screen you over the phone, asking about your symptoms,…

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