BOCA RATON, Fla., March 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Gift of Life Marrow Registry announced today it has donated 10,000 urgently needed swabs to Boca Raton Regional Hospital, part of Baptist Health, to aid in testing patients for COVID-19. Area hospitals, like those across the country, are short of the supplies needed to identify coronavirus cases. Gift of Life uses the swabs to test tissue type when volunteer donors join the registry to determine donor compatibility with patients batting blood diseases such as leukemia, lymphoma and sickle cell.
The U.S. Small Business Administration South Florida District Office will host virtual office hours to answer questions about the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. Limited to 250 callers at one time. Participants may call at anytime and are welcome to enter and exit at will. Callers will be muted upon entry and will be taken in the order they are received.
Phone: (202) 765-1264; Conference ID – 162817288
Dear Palm Beach County neighbors,
More than 100 Scripps Research scientists are working to decipher the dangerous new coronavirus responsible for outbreaks of respiratory illness across the globe. On both U.S. coasts, teams of chemists and biologists are focused on developing antiviral therapies and vaccine prototypes which are optimized for both safety and effectiveness.
March 30, 2020 – PALM BEACH COUNTY – As the nation works to combat a new set of circumstances presented by the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB) is working with many partners to ensure the public and economic health of our residents and businesses.
Congress has just passed a critical piece of legislation called the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARE) Act. This bill will provide direct financial relief to American families, support our small businesses and their employees, as well as help our hospitals and medical professionals combat this virus.
In light of the ongoing impact of COVID-19, Palm Beach County employers are having to make some difficult business decisions. That said, it’s fortunate that we started all this from a position of economic strength and we are optimistic that this pandemic will be short-lived so that companies large and small can get back to normal soon.
Florida’s Healthcare and Public Health (HPH) sector is vital to maintaining the state’s public health and increasing community health resilience. The sector includes federal, state, local, and private hospitals, health systems, research facilities, as well as medical suppliers and manufacturers. The HPH sector’s economic value and access to personal information may make it a target for malicious actors. 1. Cyberattacks – Cyberattacks using malware continue to occur in the HPH sector. Cyberattacks on this sector could impact medical equipment, access to health and safety information, and risk the exposure of the personal health data of patients and healthcare personnel.
A MESSAGE FROM BIOFLORIDA:
On behalf of the hospitals, healthcare systems, life sciences companies and thousands of healthcare workers of Florida, we are writing to ask all life sciences and other organizations to consider how you may be able to help bring additional supplies and other resources to our healthcare institutions so they can continue to test and treat patients with COVID-19.
Through a partnership with the Edward Lowe Foundation, GrowFL is launching today a Virtual Roundtable program that will allow second-stage business owners to meet April through June to help navigate through the COVID-19 crisis through peer to peer collaboration.