Monroe County requires that all persons over the age of six wear a facial covering when unable to engage in social distancing whether indoors or outdoors
THE CLUB IS CURRENTLY MANDATING TEMPERATURE CHECKS AT THE FRONT GATE, AIRPORT and MARINA. THIS TESTING WILL INCLUDE ALL MEMBERS, MEMBER GUESTS AND CLUB ASSOCIATES. 
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Friday, January 15, 2021

Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen,

 

It is hard to believe the month of March is right around the corner.  It has been almost a year since most of us began to adopt CDC exposure mitigation best practices.  This has been a long haul and undoubtedly, for most of us, COVID fatigue is bound to set in.  Though encouraging news continues to stem from the development and distribution of vaccine options, we should reassure and support one another to continue to hold the course.   Positive COVID cases continue to surge.  Miami-Dade County’s positivity rate is hovering around 13.3% and Monroe county is 9%.   The wearing of a mask, the washing of hands, the use of sanitizer, the implementation of social distancing whenever possible and the minimization of large group activities should remain at the forefront of your daily considerations.
 
There are exciting vaccine developments around the corner.  Single dose options are on the horizon, both Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca/Oxford are nearing the conclusion of their respective trails.  Their applications for the EUA (Emergency Use Authorization) is expected to be submitted for consideration at the end of February.  These additions will prove to be game changers in the ongoing rollout of global vaccine initiatives.  In the interim, domestic distribution of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines continue.  I have included both the Florida Department of Health and CDC link(s) that provide all sorts of vaccine reference material.
 
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html
https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/covid-19-vaccines-in-florida/
 
CURRENT STATE OF FLORIDA ELIGIBLE POPULATIONS:

 

WHERE CAN I GET VACCINATED:
 
https://www.miamidade.gov/global/initiatives/coronavirus/vaccine/home.page
 

Updates to The Medical Center’s tracking grid are included in the link below:  As a reminder The Medical Center updates the below linked grid on www.MCOR.org daily.

View updated Coronavirus Dashboard

Additional information on guidelines can be found on the Medical Center’s website at: www.mcor.org
 
Thank you,

Keith Young
CEO
The Medical Center
  
Christopher Grant
COO
 The Medical Center
 

Friday, January 8, 2021

Good afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen,

 

As we begin to settle into 2021, it remains imperative we maintain all of the preventive measures we have honed throughout 2020.   Even when vaccinated these measures will continue to play a key role is driving down the spread of COVID-19.  As you may have heard, the variants of the coronavirus have been identified throughout the world.  Most recently in the continental United States.  Information about the characteristics of these variants is rapidly emerging. Scientists are working to learn more about how easily they might spread, whether they could cause more severe illness, and whether currently authorized vaccines will protect people against them. At this time, there is no evidence that these variants cause more severe illness or increased risk of death.
 
What we know:
Viruses constantly change through mutation, and new variants of a virus are expected to occur over time. Sometimes new variants emerge and disappear. Other times, new variants emerge and persist. Multiple variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 have been documented in the United States and globally during this pandemic.  The virus that causes COVID-19 is a type of coronavirus, a large family of viruses. Coronaviruses are named for the crown-like spikes on their surfaces. Scientists monitor changes in the virus, including changes to the spikes on the surface of the virus. These studies, including genetic analyses of the virus, are helping us understand how changes to the virus might affect how it spreads and what happens to people who are infected with it.  Multiple COVID-19 variants are circulating globally. In the United Kingdom (UK), a new variant has emerged with an unusually large number of mutations. This variant seems to spread more easily and quickly than other variants. Currently, there is no evidence that it causes more severe illness or increased risk of death. This variant was first detected in September 2020 and is now highly prevalent in London and southeast England. It has since been detected in numerous countries around the world, including the United States and Canada.
 
In South Africa, another variant has emerged independently of the variant detected in the UK. This variant, originally detected in early October, shares some mutations with the variant detected in the UK. There have been cases caused by this variant outside of South Africa. This variant seems to spread more easily and quickly than other variants. Currently, there is no evidence that it causes more severe illness or increased risk of death.

Another variant recently emerged in Nigeria. CDC is also monitoring this strain but, at this time, there is no evidence to indicate this variant is causing more severe illness or increased spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria.
 
What we do not know:
Scientists are working to learn more about these variants, and more studies are needed to understand:

  • How widely these new variants have spread
  • How the new variants differ
  • How the disease caused by these new variants differs from the disease caused by other variants that are currently circulating

 
What it means:
Public health officials are studying these variants quickly to learn more to control their spread. They want to understand whether the variants:

  • Spread more easily from person to person
  • Cause milder or more severe disease in people
  • Are detected by currently available viral tests
  • Respond to medicines currently being used to treat people for COVID-19
  • Change the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines. There is no evidence that this is occurring, and most experts believe this is unlikely to occur because of the nature of the immune response to the virus.

Updates to The Medical Center’s tracking grid are included in the link below:  As a reminder The Medical Center updates the below linked grid on www.MCOR.org daily.

Additional information on guidelines can be found on the Medical Center’s website at: www.mcor.org
 
Thank you,

Keith Young
CEO
The Medical Center
  
Christopher Grant
COO
 The Medical Center
 
 
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