COVID Update: Dr. Daniel Haight, Lakeland Regional Health, Guest Speaker for the June Rath General Meeting
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The CDC has updated mask-wearing guidelines–to check out the latest, visit the CDC’s website HERE.
One of the many impacts of the Covid Pandemic on Central Florida has been the increase in meals provided to Seniors. Charlotte McHenry, CEO & President of the Senior Connection Center (SCC), reported in a presentation to the Rath monthly general meeting, pointed out that Polk County received $2.5 million from Covid relief bills, and most of that went to feed Seniors. Prior to the pandemic, Seniors in Polk County received about 70,000 meals per month, and now that number is over 180,000.
The SCC is the Area Agency on Aging and Aging & Disability Resource Center for the five county areas of Hillsborough, Manatee, Polk, Highlands & Hardee Counties.
As of Monday, March 22nd, the minimum age for those receiving the vaccine is extended to 50 years old. However, those 18 years of age or older may now register.
See the latest update from the Florida Health Department’s website HERE for specific information. The Polk County Health Department’s website had not been updated with this latest information at the time of this update to the our website.
Scams related to Covid-19 are on the rise!!! The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General is alerting the public about fraud schemes related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). You may visit their website HERE.
As of Monday, March 15th, the minimum age for those receiving the vaccine is extended to 60 years old. However, those 18 years of age or older may now register.
See the latest update from the Polk County Health Department’s website HERE for specific information.
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