Back To Social Distancing

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With COVID-19 cases surging in the state of Florida, the Fort Myers Beach town council will begin social distancing again during its meetings at town hall. Council members will be at least six feet apart from one another beginning this Thursday when the group meets for its M&P session.

Lee Health announced on Monday that it was restricting visitation in Lee Convenient Care sites “due to the highly contagious COVID-19 Delta variant and current patient flow at these locations.” Lee Health announced restricted visitation to hospital emergency rooms last week.

Visitors will only be granted access in Lee Convenient Care if they are needed to gather information related to providing care, or in the event of a special circumstance, which would be at the discretion of our staff.

Over the last several days, the volume of people in the Lee Convenient Care sites is rising significantly due to COVID-19, and patients may experience longer wait times.

The Fort Myers Beach town council briefly discussed masks on Monday but were advised by town attorney John Herin that nothing could really be done with COVID-19 Executive Orders put in place by Governor DeSantis.

There are now 298 COVID-19 patients in Lee Health System hospitals. Since Friday, 117 new COVID-19 patients were admitted while there were 57 COVID-19 discharges