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With coronavirus cases back on the rise in South Florida it is important for residents to maintain safe social distancing while keeping a close eye on their own overall health. If you feel unwell, you should closely monitor your symptoms and, if you experience one or more of these common symptoms of COVID-19, schedule an appointment to get tested ASAP.

Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath is not usually an early symptom of Covid-19, but it is the most serious. It can occur on its own, without a cough. If your chest becomes tight or you begin to feel as if you cannot breathe deeply enough to fill your lungs with air, that's a sign to act quickly

Fever

Fever is a key sign of Covid-19. Because some people can have a core body temperature

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Independence Day is coming up this Saturday and many are wondering how they can celebrate while still practicing safe social distancing

Watch on TV

Many cities have canceled their festivities, and with that, the main draw: fireworks. But some are moving forward. Your best, and safest, bet is to watch either in your backyard or on a TV or computer screen. No, it won’t be as good as the real thing. But it’s a small price to pay for your health and safety.

In New York City, Macy’s fireworks show, a spectacle that usually beckons residents to rooftops and parks on July 4, will take place on several unspecified nights from Monday through the holiday, with each display lasting only five minutes. They will be set off from unannounced locations

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Staying physically active is one of the best ways to keep your mind and body healthy. In many areas, people can visit parks, trails, and open spaces as a way to relieve stress, get some fresh air and vitamin D, stay active, and safely connect with others.

While these facilities and areas can offer health benefits, it is important that you follow the steps below to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

Do

  • Visit parks that are close to your home: If you are sick with COVID-19, were recently exposed (within 14 days) to someone with COVID-19, or just don’t feel well, do not visit public areas including parks or recreational facilities. Follow recommended steps to take if you are sick.

  • Traveling long distances to visit a park

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Palm Beach County residents will soon find reusable face masks in their mailboxes. Each package, which will be sent out in early July, will have two cloth and two disposable masks.

Palm Beach County residents are required to wear masks in public places in all but a few instances including exemptions for children under 2, people with medical conditions for whom masks can be dangerous, or for religious reasons.

The mask can come off if someone is actively eating at a restaurant, exercising at the gym, physically distanced from others at a park, beach, boat or golf course, but masks must be worn when coming and going from these places or when others are within close proximity.

There’s no designated registration or card that will prove that a

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The following order has been re-posted verbatim to prevent misinterpretation. For updated information, please visit The Bahamas website.

COVID-19 RT-PCR TESTING WILL CONTINUE TO BE REQUIRED AFTER JUNE 30. THERE IS NO END DATE FOR THIS REQUIREMENT AT THIS TIME.

 

Below are the procedures currently required by the Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas for the entering the country. We will continue to add details as they are announced.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR BOATERS AND BAHAMAS MARINAS FOR 2020

REQUIREMENTS FOR BOATERS AND BAHAMAS MARINAS for 2020:

  • COVID-19 PCR Swab Test results (not more than 10 days old) to be handed in upon arrival in The Bahamas to Customs & Immigration. This requirement will not end on July 1st.
  • Children
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As more people recover from the novel coronavirus and seek to resume their normal activities, there’s been a lot of talk about testing for COVID-19 antibodies.

But what are antibody tests, exactly, and how do they differ from diagnostic tests for COVID-19? What do the results indicate for the people who take these tests? And what do they mean for how we should conduct ourselves during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Here are 5 things to know about the coronavirus antibody testing according to the MD Anderson Cancer Center.

What is antibody testing? and how is it different from diagnostic testing?

Diagnostic testing for COVID-19 involves looking to see whether an active virus is present — in this case, the coronavirus formally known as SARS-CoV-2.

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Even if you are social distancing, in South Florida there’s no reason you and your family can’t still have fun. Here are 5 fun (and safe) things to do in South Florida while social distancing.

See a Play

If you’re craving a bit of culture while cooped up inside, The Globe and The National Theater are at your rescue.

A 2009 performance of William Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet” is streaming on The Globe theater’s YouTube channel. It will be available until May 3.

The National Theater is putting star power on its stream with its upcoming showing of “Frankenstein." Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller trade off the roles of Dr. Frankenstein and his creation. Cumberbatch performs as the creature from April 30 until May 7. Miller is the

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While video games are often thought of as timewasters, during this time of social distancing they may actually offer a fun and safe way to connect with friends and family.

If you don’t have an Xbox or PlayStation, don’t worry, there are many games you can play with others straight from your phone. Here are a few you might enjoy:

AdVenture Capitalist

Idle games are a blast because they don't require a ton of critical thinking or hard work. AdVenture Capitalist is as easy as it is fun, and you can play it passively. Start with a single lemonade stand and work your way up to owning decillions of shrimp boats, all just by tapping stuff on your phone screen.

  • For Android

  • For iOS

Florence

Florence isn't your typical

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Whether you are looking for a safe place to vacation this Summer or considering a major move, Jupiter, and the Palm Beaches in general, is the perfect post-Corona destination.

Great Outdoor Spaces

Jupiter is known not only for its beautiful beaches but also as the home of many great parks and outdoor spaces. If you live in Jupiter, you’ll have convenient access to:

  • DuBois Park

  • Jonathan Dickinson State Park

  • John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

  • Riverbend Park

  • Jupiter Beach Park

  • Carlin Park

  • And Many Others

Health and Fitness

The importance of health and fitness has taken on even greater weight as the coronavirus seems to have a greater impact on the less-healthy. Now more than

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If you want to stay healthy this summer and possibly even give yourself a better chance of avoiding the coronavirus, it’s important to follow these tips to boost your immune system.

Get Enough Sleep

Sleep and immunity are closely tied.

In fact, inadequate or poor-quality sleep is linked to a higher susceptibility to sickness.

Those who sleep fewer than 6 hours each night were more likely to catch a cold than those who sleep 6 hours or more each night.

If you’re having trouble sleeping, try limiting screen time for an hour before bed, as the blue light emitted from your phone, TV, and computer may disrupt your circadian rhythm or your body’s natural wake-sleep cycle.

Eat Whole Plant Foods

Whole plant foods like fruits, vegetables,

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