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COVID-19 Updates, County Commission to Review Mask Order on Sep. 3
Dear Members,

Collier County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Special Meeting this Thursday, September 3, at 1:00 p.m. The Board’s agenda will include whether to extend the Emergency Executive Order of the BCC of Collier County, mandating that individuals wear a face covering in certain circumstances. The Board approved the Order on July 21, 2020, and it will expire on September 3, 2020, at midnight, unless extended by the Board. Meeting Agenda

CCMS President Dr. Rebekah Bernard will participate in the Department of Health presentation to the commissioners. CCMS members are encouraged to request an extension of the mandate during the public comment portion (see below) or by contacting their commissioners. For supporting data, feel free to contact CCMS.

Individuals who would like to participate remotely, should register online prior to the beginning of the discussion about the item. Individuals who register will receive an email in advance of the meeting detailing how to participate. Individuals who would like to participate in person - Board of County Commissioners chambers, third floor, Collier County Government Center, 3299 Tamiami Trail E, Naples - must complete and submit a speaker form onsite prior to the beginning of the discussion about the item.

The meeting will be broadcast live with closed captioning on Collier Television channel 97/98 and via live streaming at and social media at
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COVID-19 Updates/Resources:

Florida's COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard (Collier confirmed cases 8/31, 11am - 11,609)

Small businesses (50 full-time equivalent (FTE) or fewer employees) in Collier County that have suffered significant temporary loss of revenue or job losses directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly businesses that have been directly affected by state business closure orders, are eligible.

News on the CDC's Provisional Death Count: Forbes | Axios

Updated Testing Sites from DOH-Collier [Note - drive-thru testing at 3339 E. Tamiami Trail will be discontinued effective Thursday, September 3. DOH-Collier Determined High Priority Group Testing will continue at this location.]
More testing sites (note, this list is not for antibody testing):

On wearing masks and other guidance:
- How to Wear Facial Coverings Flyers and Posters (available in English, Spanish, and Creole)
- Mask Education Flyers from DOH (English & Spanish)

Collaborate, celebrate, and commiserate with your colleagues during this outbreak via the CCMS/SWFL Private Facebook Groups: Physicians | Practice Administrators/Office Staff

CCMS member updates on COVID-19 are archived on our Health Resources webpage. To contact CCMS with inquiries related to COVID-19 or other issues, email April Donahue, Executive Director or Nancy Wood, Executive Assistant, or call 239-435-7727 (if you reach our voice mail, please note a good time to return your call).

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