apparent that testing has become the prevailing method for protection of people and
prevention of the spread of the virus
To protect our island tests should be given at points of entry:
the ferry docks, the marinas, the Coast Guard station at the lighthouse
Tests must be rapid with instant results and not involve laboratories or body fluids to be practical
Herewith are some available test methods that are rapid response and relatively simple to administer
The simplest and most immediate way is the temperature taking which was and still is used at some Hospitals and other facilities
Anyone with a fever would be turned away
Here is but one example of rapid result devices currently available
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Timely results enable
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Click here to see other devices:
Tim Mooney re: testing
Hope all is well.
Funny you should mention that, we are considering looking into the same
thing. We are looking to work with Southside and Good Sam.
We will keep everyone posted via the website if we make any progress.
THIS JUST IN:
Ferries says passengers with COVID-19 symptoms won't be allowed to board
Roxanne Egan-Elliott / Times
APRIL 5, 2020 04:26 PM
Monday, B.C. Ferries will perform health checks on passengers. B.C.
Ferries has started screening passengers for COVID-19 symptoms or recent
international travel before allowing them to board. Anyone who has specific
symptoms — including a fever, cough and difficulty breathing — or who has been
refused boarding in the past 14 days due to a COVID-19 related medical reason
will be denied boarding, said B.C. Ferries spokeswoman Deborah Marshall. "If you are traveling home and have not been
tested positive and [are] not presumptive, are not exhibiting fever and a
cough, fever and breathing difficulty, then you can travel," Marshall said. The
company will put up posters at terminals showing the screening questions, and
ticket agents can make sure passengers understand the questions being asked,
she said. Transport Canada announced new measures on Sunday regulating
commercial passenger vessels and ferries aimed at reducing the risk of
spreading COVID-19. The order includes guidelines that health checks should be
conducted where feasible on every passenger for trips longer than 30 minutes.
Marshall said B.C. Ferries was already doing many of things Transport Canada is
now requiring. “The missing piece was just the screening.”
The Transport Canada order also requires operators to reduce the maximum number
of passengers by 50 per cent or implement other measures to reduce the risk of
COVID-19, such as keeping passengers in their vehicles and adopting enhanced
B.C. Ferries has seen about an 80 per cent drop in passengers due to COVID-19,
and even with significantly reduced sailings, vessels are operating below 50
per cent capacity, Marshall said. The company has also stepped up cleaning and
The Federal government is bringing in further measures to reduce the risk of
spreading COVID-19 on commercial passenger vessels and ferries. Transport
Minister Marc Garneau announced that starting Monday all commercial marine
vessels with the capacity of 12 or more passengers will stop non-essential
activities, such as tourism or recreation. Ferries and essential passenger vessel
operators are to immediately reduce the maximum number of passengers carried on
board by half in an effort to comply with social distancing rules.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A Day At The Beach In The Age Of COVID-19
By SABRINA GARONE • APR 30, 2020
president of the Fire Island Association on Long Island, says park
police are limited in the amount of social distancing enforcement they can do,
but restrictions on parking can help.
“If hordes of people
are coming into Robert Moses State Park in cars, they’ll divert the cars into
other parking lots, try to keep people moving along. But, there’s not much that
they can do in terms of tighter enforcement of that.”
Some beach communities
have tried their best to limit visitors.
Last weekend, East
Hampton Town Police issued over 170 tickets in Montauk for parking violations
after a wave of seasonal homeowners and tourists went to the beach.
Police say spots have
been limited for a reason. So if the lot is full, they ask that you find
another place to visit.
Goldhirsh says social
distancing at parks and beaches comes down to personal responsibility.
“What is the personal
level of risk that each individual and then family group are going to decide
they want to maintain?
And Goldhirsh says
Fire Island residents, like many beach communities, want to know what’s going
to happen this summer.
“The big question is,
what is social distancing in the summer, in public, in recreational areas going
to look like? It’s not going to be enforceable, it’s going to be up to personal
responsibility. And I think the governor will set a tone there.”
Suffolk County wants to have that figured out long before Memorial Day when
tourism is at its peak. County Executive Steve Bellone says Long Islanders are
not out of the woods yet.
“It’s going to be a
different kind of summer. It’s not going to be the same kind of summer that
we’re accustomed to, that we’ve experienced in the past, because we have to
have these measures in place to protect public health and prevent us from going
into a more restrictive economy again.”
Another factor is how
long face masks will be required in public — that could make for some strange
beach tan lines.
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