Researchers created a test to determine which masks are the least effective

The quest began when a professor at Duke’s School of Medicine was assisting a local group buy masks in bulk to distribute to community members in need. The professor wanted to make sure the group purchased masks that were actually effective.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/08/us/duke-university-face-mask-test-trnd/index.html

The actual study:
https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/early/2020/08/07/sciadv.abd3083
In the study published Friday, researchers with Duke’s physics department demonstrated the use of a simple method that uses a laser beam and cell phone to evaluate the efficiency of masks by studying the transmission of respiratory droplets during regular speech.

Researchers tested 14 commonly available masks including a professionally fitted N95 mask, usually reserved for health care workers. First the test was performed with a speaker talking without wearing a mask. Then they did it again while a speaker was wearing a mask. Each mask was tested 10 times.

Neck fleeces, also called gaiter masks and often used by runners, were the least effective. In fact, wearing a fleece mask resulted in a higher number of respiratory droplets because the material seemed to break down larger droplets into smaller particles that are more easily carried away with air.
Folded bandanas and knitted masks also performed poorly and did not offer much protection

Covid-19 Testing sites in Broward Country

PLEASE NOTE: Broward County COVID-19 Hotline does not have access to individual test results. For test results, you must call the Florida Department of Health in Broward County at 954-412-7300, option 1.

https://www.broward.org/CoronaVirus/Pages/Collection-Sites.aspx

Be Sure to check the website for the latest information

Mitchell Moore Park (Walk-Up)
901 NW 10th St.
Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Mullins Park (Walk-Up) – Will Test Asymptomatic
10150 NW 29 Street
Coral Springs, FL 33065

Publix at Coral Ridge (Walk-Up) – Will Test Asymptomatic
11600 W. Sample Road
Coral Springs, FL 33065

Tamarac Recreation Center
7531 N. University Drive
Tamarac, FL 33321

Bergeron Rodeo Grounds (Walk-Up) – Will Test Asymptomatic
4201 Rodeo Way
Davie, FL 33314

Boulevard Heights Community Center (Walk-Up)
6770 Garfield St.
Hollywood, FL 33024

C.B. Smith Park (Drive-Through) – Will Test Asymptomatic and Children
900 N. Flamingo Road
Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

Cleveland Clinic Florida – Weston Main Campus
3250 Meridian Parkway
Weston, FL 33331

Faith Center
5555 Nw 95th Ave
Sunrise, FL 33351

Holiday Park (Drive-Through) – Will Test Asymptomatic
1150 G. Harold Martin Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Lincoln Park (Walk-Up) – Will Test Asymptomatic
600 NW 19th Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

Markham Park & Target Range (Drive-Through) – Will Test Asymptomatic and Children
16001 W. State Road 84
Sunrise, FL 33326

Miramar Youth Enrichment Center
7000 Miramar Pkwy, Miramar
Miramar, FL 33025

Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex
445 SW 2nd St.
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Sawgrass Mills Mall
12801 W Sunrise Blvd
Sunrise, FL 33323

Newest Hurricane Season Forecast Predicts an Even More Above Average Season

On Tuesday, Colorado State University released its newest projection for the remaining hurricane season, forecasting 20 named storms by the end of the year – four more than what was originally predicted.

Of those 20 storms, nine are expected to become hurricanes, four of which could be major hurricanes – Category 3 or higher.

Read more… https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/newest-hurricane-season-forecast-predicts-an-even-more-above-average-season/2259071/

Eco Simplista New Location in Fort Lauderdale, FL

We are officially open. Come stop in, say hi and check out our new store!

EcoSimplista-Eco-friendly Building Supplies, Home Solutions, Decorative Concrete and Unique Recycled FurnitureOne stop shop for eco-friendly home improvement including flooring (bamboo, cork, and more), toxin-free interior and exterior paint, cleaning supplies, and countertops. Come in for design ideas, professional direction, or just to see how eco-friendly you can be!

At Eco Simplista, we are dedicated to providing our community with non-toxic solutions to improve your health, update and enhance your home, and better our world. We strive to make natural and healthy products more accessible to the everyday shopper by taking the guesswork out of choosing the most effective products for the task at hand.

All materials we offer have been hand-selected not only because they are “green”, but because they perform, endure and are of the highest quality. If you are a consumer, homeowner, builder, architect, designer or industry professional looking for safer building and home improvement supplies, Lifestyle Products and such, Eco Simplista is the answer.

Please visit our retail store or browse through our exclusive web page for an assortment of innovative, rapidly renewable and/or recycled products.

EcoSimplista – Eco-friendly Building Supplies, Home Solutions, Non-Toxic Paint, Decorative Concrete and Unique Recycled Products
217 SW 33rd Court, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
Phone: (954) 565-5900
STORE HOURS
MON- FRI / 8:00 am- 6:00 pm

https://www.ecosimplista.com
https://www.facebook.com/EcoSimplista

As Florida’s leader and supplier of eco-friendly building supplies and home solutions, the mission of EcoSimplista is quite simple. We believe the use of non-toxic, sustainable products and services will update and enhance your home, while bettering our world. For us home design is a combination of functionality, style and endurance, combined with a moral, social and environmental responsibility. At EcoSimplista design is about creating solutions from natural elements. EcoSimplista is here to help you to live, create, and innovate an environmentally responsible lifestyle.

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Dana Derek at the new store – offering eco-friendly home improvement solutions

Sober Living In Hollywood Florida

Cleveland House is a sober living home that provides 24/7 counseling support coupled with a client-specific plan with the aim of helping the client achieve independence from drug and alcohol abuse. Since 2003, we have been providing Sober Living In Hollywood Florida.

We believe that everyone with an addiction problem has an intrinsic motivation to change and the ability to do so. However, because we understand addiction to be a chronic relapsing illness that causes multi-dimensional problems, we know that this will take time.
Our treatment mission is to help clients recover from addiction within the setting of their own lives. We believe that there can be no better way to recover than to do so in the real world, which means that our job is to provide a safe, confidential and supportive environment within which this change-process can unfold. https://www.recoveryflorida.com  is an excellent option for those who have been struggling with Alcohol Dependency and Drug Substance Abuse.

We believe in the power of group meetings where sharing our journey brings real freedom from drug and alcohol addiction. We also understand the wonder of one-on-one counseling where revelations happen and new plans and drug free strategies for the future are developed.

We believe in creating individualized treatment plans to meet the needs of our diverse client base, while maintaining an environment with structure, support, and accountability to provide residents with the best chance at long term recovery. All residents are required to attend meetings and participate in a 12-Step program. Individual counseling is provided, as well as weekly in-house group therapy sessions, and daily morning meditation groups.

To fully support you in your recovery, our recovery center has a mentorship program where you will associate with like-minded people. The senior residents will also assist you to get sponsorship which will further aid in your recovery.

We offer a comprehensive life-changing curriculum that includes:

1. Addiction recovery education
2. Nutritious, home-cooked meals and clean clothing
3. Safe, supportive transitional housing
4. Individual mentoring and group counseling
5. Academic upgrading and advancement
6. Recreational and physical wellness activities

All of the staff at Sober Living In Hollywood Florida hold the core belief that “addiction is a spiritual malady” and recovery is a process that heals mind, body, and spirit. With that in mind, treatment is provided through medical, psychological, spiritual and holistic healing to treat the whole person.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us today.

Cleveland House  - Sober Living In Hollywood Florida Cleveland House
320 Cleveland St, Hollywood, FL 33019
954-925-3553
www.recoveryflorida.com

Habitat Broward ReStore Reopen

Habitat Broward ReStore Reopen FORT LAUDERDALE – Habitat Broward ReStore is now open to the public Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with social distancing protocols and procedures. It is located at 505 W Broward Blvd, Fort Lauderdale.

Staff will only pick up donated items curbside or from garages. Additional store safety measures are as follows:

• All customers must wear masks
• Remain six feet away from others
• Follow one-way signs
• Maximum of 10 customers at a time

Habitat Broward ReStore is a nonprofit home improvement store and donation center that sells new and gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories, building materials and more to the public at a fraction of the original retail price. Proceeds from the store are used to help Habitat Broward partner families build better lives for themselves.

Habitat Broward ReStore
505 W Broward Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Miami – South Florida Weather Forecast

Severe Storms and Heavy Rainfall Across the Central U.S. Today

A slow moving frontal boundary will produce severe thunderstorms with damaging winds, large hail, and possibly a few tornadoes from the Central Plains to Lower Great Lakes today. Heavy rainfall from these thunderstorms will also produce flash flooding in some areas. Meanwhile, a subtropical depression or storm may form near or north of the Bahamas this weekend.

Visit this link to see the weather maps:
https://www.weather.gov/mfl/

Palm Beach Commercial Auto Scratch Repair

Paint Shuttle is a Mobile Auto Body Shop & Paint Repair Service in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

Attention Palm Beach Auto Dealers:
Do vehicles that have scratches, dents or blemishes on any of the cars in your lot?

You do not have to spend your time locating, driving and waiting at an auto body shop.

Paint Shuttle offers a mobile body shop service to repair your minor vehicle damages like scratches, dents and dings right at your lot. We cover all of Palm Beach

We have been in business for over 20 years performing our special service to auto dealers across Palm Beach. Now offering our expert auto scratch repair service to the public.

All minor auto body damages like auto paint scratches are sanded, filled and painted to match the exact color of paint using our computerized paint matching system.

PaintShuttle Ft Lauderdale & Boca Bumper RepairsWe can even repair clear coat damage depending on the auto finish.

It will be almost impossible to tell that a car was ever scratched because your car will look as if it was never damaged!

We can fix most any minor body damage:
• Auto Dent Repairs • Door Dings • Car Scratch Repairs • Minor Body Damage
• Paint Scuffs • Key Scratches • Cosmetic Auto Repairs • Minor Collision Repairs
• Hail Damage • Paintless Dent Repairs • Paint damage • Plastic Bumper Repair
• Minor fender benders • Damaged Fenders • Foreign or Domestic • Vans & Trucks
• Fenders • Hoods • Doors • Trunks
• Door Frames • Grills • Roofs • Bumpers
• Quarter Panels • Rocker Panels

Best of all, our prices are very affordable, compared to traditional auto body shops.

Contact us today to see how our auto scratch repair services can help you.

Call us at 954.551.3200 for a free estimate at your home or office
Use our online Contact Form for one of our agents to contact you.

Paint Shuttle provides a mobile body shop service for minor auto body repairs at your home or office in Palm Beach County.

265 S. Federal Highway – Suite 293 · Deerfield Beach, Florida 33441 · USA
PHONE: 954-551-3200 – EMAIL US