| January, 2022

Broward Opens New Monoclonal Antibody Therapy Treatment Site

Posted on 21 January 2022 by JLusk



To facilitate the distribution of lifesaving therapeutics, the state has opened a new monoclonal antibody therapy treatment site in Broward County starting Tuesday, January 18, 2022. The site will be at Markham Park, 16001 W. State Rd. 84 in Sunrise, and will operate from Monday through Sunday, 9 AM to 5 PM.

On January 3, 2022, Governor Ron DeSantis called on the federal government to increase the supply of monoclonal antibody treatments for COVID-19 to Florida to at least 30,000 doses per week. On January 7, 2022, Governor Ron DeSantis announced 15,000 doses of Regeneron had been secured for the people of Florida and would be immediately utilized to support new monoclonal antibody sites. 

The State of Florida has successfully deployed and expanded state-run, lifesaving monoclonal antibody therapy treatment sites statewide throughout the pandemic. A full list of state-supported or previously state-supported operational monoclonal antibody therapy sites can be found by visiting this LINK. 

Benefits of Treatment: 

Monoclonal antibodies help the immune system recognize and respond effectively to the COVID-19 virus. 

Monoclonal antibody therapy treatment is for individuals who have contracted or been exposed to COVID-19. Monoclonal antibody therapy treatment can prevent severe illness, hospitalization, and death in high-risk patients who have contracted COVID-19. Specifically, it: 

• Reduces the risk of death/hospitalization by 70%-85%. 

• Reduces the risk of developing symptomatic disease by over 80%.

For more information contact the Florida Department of Health at 866-779-6121 or 954-412-7300 in Broward.

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Suspect Wanted for Attempted Murder–Pompano

Posted on 21 January 2022 by JLusk


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Broward Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives are releasing a photo of a suspect wanted for attempted murder in an effort to locate him.
Investigators have obtained an arrest warrant for Otis Washington, 27 (dob 1/19/95), for a shooting that occurred shortly before 3:30 a.m. on Dec. 31, 2021, near the 1400 block of Northwest 31st Avenue in Pompano Beach. Deputies responded to the area after receiving a ShotSpotter alert and found an adult male victim. He was transported to an area hospital and survived his injuries.
Homicide detectives said Washington should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact detectives John Curcio or Samantha Cottam in the BSO Homicide Unit at (954) 321-4210 or the BSO non-emergency number 954-764-4357 (HELP). 
If you know where Washington is and wish to remain anonymous, please contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at browardcrimestoppers.org. Anonymous tips that lead to an arrest are eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.

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New COVID Testing Walk-Up Site Now Open

Posted on 19 January 2022 by JLusk

The City of Deerfield Beach, in coordination with the Broward Department of Health, will open a COVID-19 walk-up testing site on Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Oveta McKeithen Recreation Complex (OMRC), 445 SW 2 St.
The site hours are as follows:
Tuesday – Saturday
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
This testing site is open to everyone. There is no residency requirement.
For more information, call Community Events at 954-480-4429.

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MLK Ceremonies & Parade CANCELED

Posted on 14 January 2022 by JLusk

The City of Deerfield Beach and the African American Heritage Committee said it is saddened and disappointed to announce that the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration is canceled due to the COVID-19 Omicron variant currently spreading in our communities and across the nation. They said, “This is an incredibly difficult decision, but the safety of our community is our utmost concern, and we will continue to monitor data as we move forward with future event planning and programming.”

For more info. visit https://www.deerfield-beach.com/1088/Dr-Martin-Luther-King-Jr-Celebration

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