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

Sober Living In Hollywood Florida

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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.

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Broward County Emergency Order 20-06 Issued

BROWARD COUNTY, FL –  Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry issued Emergency Order 20-06 today, effective as of 12:01AM Friday, April 10, 2020.The Emergency Order clarifies essential businesses and essential services, as well as encourages essential businesses to provide enhanced sanitary practices at their locations.

The Governor’s Executive Order 20-89 issued on March 20th requires Broward County to restrict public access to business and facilities deemed nonessential under Miami-Dade Emergency Order 07-20. The Governor’s subsequent Executive Order 20-91 issued on March 30th orders that all persons in Florida limit their movements and personal interactions outside of their homes to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or conduct essential activities. The current order clarifies and codifies the Governor’s order to make it applicable to Broward County.

In addition, all businesses providing essential services are strongly encouraged to:

– Provide alcohol-based hand sanitizers for use by customers and employees;

– Provide disinfecting wipes at points of entrance, cash registers, and/or other appropriate locations for customers to disinfect carts, shopping baskets, and point of sale terminals; or, alternatively, designate staff responsible for disinfecting carts, shopping baskets, and points of sale terminals after each customer use; and

– Implement procedures for custodial or janitorial staff to sanitize frequent touch points through the day, including point of sale terminals at registers, conveyor belts, door handles, door plates, shelves, and other appropriate locations.

This Emergency Order does not limit religious services at any location, but all persons performing or attending religious services are urged to fully comply with all measures advised by the CDC including limiting gatherings to no more than ten (10) people and practicing social distancing of at least six (6) feet between persons.

Except as otherwise provided or required by any other applicable Executive Order, this order does not affect or limit the operations of Broward County, any public utility, any municipality, the Broward County School District, the North Broward Hospital District, the South Broward Hospital District, any other local government entity in Broward County, or any State or federal office or facility.

For the latest updates, visit FloridaHealth.gov, email [email protected] or call the Call Center at 954-357-9500. To learn what Broward County is doing, visit Broward.org/Coronavirus.

See Essential Services Frequently Asked Questions.

DATE: April 9, 2020 
MEDIA CONTACT: Ric Barrick, Assistant Director
Office of Public Communications
PHONE: 954-357-8541
EMAIL: [email protected]

News Releases:

https://www.broward.org/CoronaVirus/Pages/Updates.aspx?=Releases