With all the noise about coronavirus, flu, etc. its important that you keep yourself, family and the Palm Beach County community healthy. The most useful tip would be to remain calm and use common sense. The CDC and local health officials believe unless you are in a high-risk group, most people who do become infected with the virus will be fine.

There are some simple ways to bolster your immune system naturally. Your first defense is to strengthen your immune system. Keep in mind that sleep is imperative. Most people require 7 – 8 hours of sleep for it to be restorative sleep.   

Find ways to de-stress and relax. Stress weakens your immune system and leaves your body subject to disease. Medical research shows that a deeply relaxed state from…

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Good news for South Florida, Governor DeSantis announced today that State Parks across the State of Florida will reopen on Monday, May 4th.

DeSantis said” being outdoors in the open air is more low risk” from Talbot Island State Park in Jacksonville this morning.  In addition to the State Parks opening Monday, May 4th, some part of Florida can being the first Phase of reopening Florida.  Palm Beach County is not included in Phase One but State Parks in Palm Beach County are allowed to open Monday.

Earlier this week, Palm Beach County have opened golf courses, marinas, parks, and community pools with social distancing and restrictions. 

The State Parks will open on Monday with restrictions. The Governor stated in his announcement that…

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Good news from Infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci.  Dr. Fauci spoke of the developments of  the trial examining an experimental drug medication for the coronavirus.   

Dr. Fauci has advised six Presidents on HIV/AIDS and many other domestic and global health issues. He was one of the principal architects of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a program that has saved millions of lives throughout the developing world.

A randomized controlled study of the worldwide trial of the drug Remdesivir.  It has resulted in "quite good news”. According to Dr. Fauci, results of the trial have indicated a shortening of the period patients experienced symptoms and potentially slightly reducing the mortality rate.  The White…

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Thankfully for those still in self-quarantine for the next few weeks, there is a great roster of new shows and movies coming up on Netflix this month.

Here are a few new movies and TV shows coming to the streaming service this month that you are sure to enjoy:

Movies

  • Above The Rim (1994): Jeff Pollack directs this sports drama featuring the late Tupac Shakur about a promising high school basketball star.

  • Back to the Future (1985) – The first of the classic trilogy returns to Netflix following Marty McFly.

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) – The Johnny Depp Roald Dahl adaptation that sees lucky kids traverse around the famous chocolate factory.

  • Get In (2020) – French thriller where a man returns home and…

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While Palm Beach and Broward Counties will remain largely closed, it is a good sign that Monday, May 4th the rest of the state of Florida will begin reopening under “Phase 1” of DeSantis’ plan.

Businesses that can reopen under Phase 1 include:

  • Schools continue distance learning until further notice

  • Visits to senior living facilities are prohibited

  • Elective surgeries can resume

  • Restaurants may offer outdoor seating with 6-foot space between tables and indoor seating at 25 percent capacity

  • Large venues like movie theaters will remain closed

  • Retail can operate at 25 percent of indoor capacity

  • No change for bars, gyms, and personal services such as hairdressers (they will remain closed…

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Today, Martin County leaders will meet up and discuss the county’s next steps in reopening. County Commissioners are holding a meeting this morning at the Blake Library in downtown Stuart. 

The meeting today will review the state guidelines that Governor DeSantis laid out earlier this week about Florida’s plan to reopen in phases. The County Commissioners are currently meeting to make the best decision for the Martin County residents. 

The County can decide whether or not to participate the Governor’s Phase One Reopening Plan, which allows retail shops to open at 25% capacity.  Also included in Phase One is restaurants can do outdoor seating with social distancing and indoor seating with 25% capacity.  All salons, gyms and movie theaters will…

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has eased some of the physical distancing guidelines for people who’ve been exposed to the new coronavirus

The guidance, which updated yesterday, will allow asymptomatic people who’ve been exposed to the virus to go back to work as long they take their temperature twice a day, practice physical distancing, and wear a face mask.

According to the CDC, critical workers who have had an exposure but remain asymptomatic should adhere to the following practices prior to and during their work shift:

  • Pre-Screen: Employers should measure the employee’s temperature and assess symptoms prior to them starting work. Ideally, temperature checks should happen before the individual enters the…

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