I have important news to share, and interestingly, I became aware of it from Facebook.
First — the Board of Collier County Commissioners will hold an emergency special meeting to discuss COVID-19 and declaration of a local state of emergency Monday at 2 PM in County Commission chambers.
- County news release
- Coastal Breeze News’ Facebook Page
The meeting will be broadcast live with closed captioning on Collier Television channel 97/98 and via live streaming at colliercountyfl.gov/ctv and social media at facebook.com/colliergov.
Also — yesterday, Governor Ron DeSantis activated the state’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to Level 1, which requires all functions of state government to coordinate emergency response to the coronavirus through the EOC.
- Gov. DeSantis directs EOC to level one operations, FDOH to hire additional staff
- Sen. Kathleen Passidomo Facebook Page
Finally — you can monitor the number of reported cases of coronavirus in Florida by county at the Florida Department of Health website here. According to the website, most recently updated as of 1:51 a.m. yesterday:
Positive Cases of COVID-19
107 – Florida Residents (incl 5 in Collier County)
7 – Florida Residents Diagnosed and Isolated Outside of Florida
9 – Non-Florida Residents
Be informed … stay safe … and please share to help inform fellow Floridians.