Monday, March 23, 2020

2 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Palmetto Bay. Important update from Palmetto Bay Council Member David Singer

Important update from Palmetto Bay Council Member David Singer (Monday, March 23, 2020:

To all Palmetto Bay Residents,

As of today March 23, 2020 there are 1171 reported cases of the coronavirus in the State of Florida with 21% here in Miami-Dade county.

Closer to home, I am sad to report the first two confirmed cases within the Village of Palmetto Bay (none in Pinecrest or Cutler Bay). It is time for action, not platitudes and certainly not an attempt at self-relevance. Therefore, I propose having our park closures strictly enforced by using our idle park employees turning our patrons away and doing so in protective masks and gloves and by practicing social distancing while on duty.

This in turn will free up our police officers to patrol our village.

I also propose having our code officers individually doing wellness checks on local offices to ensure they are following County mandated emergency ordinances on closure.

I ask all residents to strictly follow CDC guidelines, keep safe distances and stay patient and together we will overcome this fight against this virus, stay strong Palmetto Bay.

Together we will get through this Unprecedented situation. Please stay healthy and safe.

David Singer
Council Seat 2
Palmetto Bay

Thank you Council Member Singer for getting out actual numbers, warnings and being the point member for action during this pandemic. I appreciate your forward thinking use of staffers to keep Palmetto Bay safe. I do have some follow up requests to Council Member Singer:

·                While protecting identity, is there any information available that may allow other residents to determine if there is any need to be tested or increase self-isolation from elderly or otherwise at risk family members?
·                Can we eliminate these 2 cases from any participation, exposure (primary or secondary) at the Village Picnic. While it was early, this event was not cancelled and there were significant food and other lines where there was no 6 foot social distance buffer.

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