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Marco Island is CLOSED to tourists

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Beaches are closed, there is NO public access. Don't even come here
 

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We have NO reported cases of Corona virus and want to keep it that way.
 

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Here is a copy of the press release. There are no confirmed cases on Marco Island because they are NOT testing at NCH (the local hospital). Local physicians are having a hard time getting people tested and those with symptoms and scripts can not get tests. I am sure the virus is on Marco and we have to act like it is to keep everyone safe.
 

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I meant to ask...
Do the dolphins miss the tour boats,
or are they happier to be left alone?
 

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The dolphins still have plenty of boats to play with, just not as many as usual.

As of today, cases of virus in certain counties I am tracking:
Dade (Miami) - 616
Broward (Ft Lauderdale) - 504
Orange (Orlando) - 110
Collier (Naples) - 65
Lee (Ft Myers) - 56

 

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Here is a copy of the press release. There are no confirmed cases on Marco Island because they are NOT testing at NCH (the local hospital). Local physicians are having a hard time getting people tested and those with symptoms and scripts can not get tests. I am sure the virus is on Marco and we have to act like it is to keep everyone safe.
NCH is NOT the primary hospital for Marco Island. The last 2 times I called 911 to get my wife an ambulance, Physicians Regional on 951 was where they went. Also, her surgical Staff is all centered at Physician's Regional on Pine Ridge. Given the number of diagnosed cases, obviously there is testing going on. Do you work for CNN? You seem full of FAKE NEWS. Personal opinion - NOT FACTS
 
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I have worked in healthcare in Naples/Marco for 12 years. And there is NO primary hospital designated for Marco Island just so you know.

By the way, one confirmed case on Marco and the patient has been hospitalized as of yesterday. So yes the virus has crossed the bridge!
 

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I have worked in healthcare in Naples/Marco for 12 years. And there is NO primary hospital designated for Marco Island just so you know.

By the way, one confirmed case on Marco and the patient has been hospitalized as of yesterday. So yes the virus has crossed the bridge!
Sorry to hear of the case on Marco. Keeping my distance and going out only for prescriptions here in estero, where I believe we have four cases. Wish we knew something about those who have it. Were they traveling. Do they work at a grocery store as a mailman, etc.
 

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Sorry to hear of the case on Marco. Keeping my distance and going out only for prescriptions here in estero, where I believe we have four cases. Wish we knew something about those who have it. Were they traveling. Do they work at a grocery store as a mailman, etc.
HIPPA "privacy protection", while certainly of good and noble intent, seems to have some unintended negative consequences when, in the interest of protecting individual privacy (a concept I greatly respect), the general public cannot obtain enough useful details that might help others to assess their own vulnerability, recent contacts, direct exposure, etc. :ponder:
 
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HIPPA "privacy protection", while certainly of good and noble intent, seems to have some unintended negative consequences when, in the interest of protecting individual privacy (a concept I greatly respect), the general public cannot obtain enough useful details that might help others to assess their own vulnerability, recent contacts, known direct exposure, etc. :ponder:
Right!
 

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Totally agree with you. The purpose of the test is also to reduce transmission. The only way that will be accomplished is if those that are positive inform others that they have had close contact with so they can isolate. We were notified that there was someone who tested positive on my daughters school campus in Naples but they would give no further information as to if it was a student, parent or teacher. I have since found out it was a teacher!

I am just coming back from meeting with a physician who lives on Marco Island. He said "they are really not testing anywhere in the county right now" (Collier County) so yes it may look like there are few cases on paper but in reality there are probably thousands walking around Naples with it.
 

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HIPPA "privacy protection", while certainly of good and noble intent, seems to have some unintended negative consequences when, in the interest of protecting individual privacy (a concept I greatly respect), the general public cannot obtain enough useful details that might help others to assess their own vulnerability, recent contacts, known direct exposure, etc. :ponder:
Hippa a major issue. My state is not even letting us know how many tests were done. Of those that test positive where in the county they are either is not known.
 

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Totally agree with you. The purpose of the test is also to reduce transmission. The only way that will be accomplished is if those that are positive inform others that they have had close contact with so they can isolate. We were notified that there was someone who tested positive on my daughters school campus in Naples but they would give no further information as to if it was a student, parent or teacher. I have since found out it was a teacher!

I am just coming back from meeting with a physician who lives on Marco Island. He said "they are really not testing anywhere in the county right now" (Collier County) so yes it may look like there are few cases on paper but in reality there are probably thousands walking around Naples with it.
so scary. there are many in my subdivision who are playing golf in foursomes and sharing carts, who are gathering outside condos and sitting in circles close to each other, etc, If someone has it in my subdivision, it will spread. I have had no contact with anyone here for 17 days so should be okay, as long as pharmacist, mailman, checkout clerk do not have it.
 

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Estero Florida. Walmart subdivision adjoining Walmart told that anyone who shopped there today should quarantine for ten days
 

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HIPAA (Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) doesn't mean you cannot give general information about a situation. It just means you cannot give specific information about a person's medical condition. There should be no reason why they cannot give the number of cases in a town, especially if they give the number in a county. Currently we have two cases on Marco and I haven't heard of any deaths in Collier County. One in Ave Maria (not the island, the inland community) and the rest of them in Naples. Total of 85 in Collier since 5PM last night. https://floridadisaster.org/covid19/

Governor DeSantis has instructed that there be no vacation rentals for the next 14 days and they should be cancelled. If someone was arriving on Saturday, March 28, they would be permitted to stay. But after that, no.

There are no hospitals on Marco. There is an NCH Urgent Care Center at Bald Eagle and San Marco Road. But Collier County EMS will transport to Naples Hospitals and Life Flight will transport emergent cases to Lee County. Marco Island EMS are only permitted to stabilize until Collier County arrives.

Lee County stopped testing on Thursday because they ran out of swabs. Last I heard they were still testing in Naples based on physician's orders.
 
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