Tuesday, November 10, 2020

The Health Care District of Palm Beach County will provide COVID-19 testing this week.  Due to Tropical Storm Eta, the Health Care District’s Belle Glade COVID-19 testing site at Lakeside Medical Center, and the FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach plan to reopen for testing on Wednesday, November 11th.

A Clewiston man has died in a single-vehicle accident which happened in Broward County. The 57-year-old was traveling southbound on Interstate 75 at about 8:20 yesterday morning. For unknown reasons, he lost control of the vehicle, traveled off the roadway and into a canal. The car overturned onto its roof and filled with water while the driver was seat belted behind the wheel. He was transported to Broward General Hospital where he later succumbed to the injuries caused by the crash. This case is still pending investigation.

With the lifting of the Tropical Storm Warning in Hendry, Glades, Palm Beach and Okeechobee County, area schools are back in session again today. Okeechobee County School Superintendent Ken Kenworthy says he and his staff made the decision yesterday to cancel school because of the high wind speeds and the dangers of school buses on the road in those conditions. Kenworthy says though he believes school will not be interrupted again this week based on the current track of the storm, he’s keeping a close watch on it (Kenworthy-Tropical Storm Eta Concerns 1). Any further questions can be directed to the school board offices.

Florida’s resident death toll from coronavirus rose to 17,179 with the addition of 58 more reported fatalities while the state added 3,924 more positive cases of COVID-19 for a total to date of 847,821. The total in Hendry County has reached 2,295 and the death toll stands a 44. Glades has a total of 626 and 6 deaths.

A special event today will help our heroes get hired. CareerSource Southwest Florida will host a “Paychecks for Patriots” virtual hiring event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The free event connects active military and veteran candidates – and their spouses – to potential employers. For more information and to register, go to careersourcesouthwestflorida.com.

The Department Health is helping families figure it out this holiday season. Traditional Thanksgiving gatherings with family and friends are fun but can increase the chances of getting or spreading COVID-19 or the flu. The safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving this year is to celebrate with people in your household. If you do plan to attend a gathering, the DOH RECOMMENDS you bring your own food, drinks, plates, cups, and utensils; wear a mask, and safely store your mask while eating and drinking; avoid going in and out of the areas where food is being prepared or handled, such as in the kitchen; and use single-use options, like salad dressing and condiment packets. 

If having guests to your home, be sure that people follow the steps that everyone can take to make Thanksgiving safer. Other steps you can take include:

  • Have a small outdoor meal with family and friends who live in your community.
  • Limit the number of guests.
  • Have conversations with guests ahead of time to set expectations for celebrating together.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and items between use.
  • If celebrating indoors, make sure to open windows.
  • Limit the number of people in food preparation areas.
  • Have guests bring their own food and drink.
  • If sharing food, have one person serve food and use single-use options, like plastic utensils

Whatever you decide to do, please be safe and considerate of the fact that we are still in a global pandemic. And it is the responsibility of all of us, to practice safety and in accordance with all safety protocols. Visit the link for more.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays/thanksgiving.html

Kat Dolan, Expresco Foods was guest for our segment today. Below are some Holiday Recipe Hacks from the show:

Expresco’s Cranberry Sauce Dip

Ingredients

  • 1 pound frozen cranberries
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 3 cups ginger ale
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 orange, zested

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a non-reactive saucepan (stainless steel), and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30 to 45 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half.
  2. Carefully puree in blender until smooth. Check for seasoning and serve in small ramekins.

Cider Honey Chicken Skewers

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup hard cider or apple cider
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Directions

  1. Combine ingredients in a sealable container.
  2. Add chicken skewers making sure they are fully covered and refrigerate overnight.
  3. On the day of, preheat the oven to 400°F and heat for 10-12 minutes. Turn the skewers over once halfway through.
  4. Serve up with some sweet mustard dipping sauce!