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Is the Gym Safe Now?

Gyms, fitness centers and studios are open but, is it safe to go? Exercising regularly builds and maintains a healthy immune system. But, most professionals agree, exercising outdoors is preferable to a gym or confined space.

“The decision on where to workout is an individual decision regarding personal risk,” says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s largest independent homeowners insurance agency.

If you go to the gym at least make sure your fitness center is following the guidelines from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

  • Capacity at 50 percent
  • Readily available disinfectant on hand
  • Thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting surfaces throughout the day
  • Keep restrooms open, functional, clean and disinfected
  • Check employees for symptoms

Best practice recommendations,

  • Signage on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19
  • Keeping doors open to improve ventilation and reduce the amount of times people touch the door
  • Remove frequently touched and unnecessary items such as magazines, newspapers, service menus, paper products and décor from waiting areas and locker rooms

More specific instructions will differ from county to county across Florida such as, taking temperatures or making an appointment to attend.

“Apprehension about going to the gym is usually, concern over asymptomatic spread from others,” says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s top independent homeowners insurance agency.

There are ways to minimize risks for those who cannot resist the urge to go to the gym.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommends wearing a cloth mask, maintaining six feet apart from others, bringing your own water bottle and sweat towel. However, they do not advise wearing gloves. Gloves do not get washed often, so hand washing is better.

As far as a mask goes, you might have to limit the intensity of your workout because a mask can make it difficult to breathe. The Mayo Clinic suggests using disposable masks for working out since they will most likely get sweaty. Then you can throw them out. Also, use the bathroom at home and skip the showers.

Sports medicine specialist Caitlin Lewis, MD told Cleveland Clinic, “The biggest concern with coronavirus is being in close contact with other people and the exposure to their respiratory droplets, which are usually transmitted through cough, sneezing or heavy breathing.” The article went on to say, “And although there is a lack of research that says COVID-19 is spread through sweat, often time’s respiratory particles can get mixed in with sweat.”

Taking safety precautions at the gym will lower the risk of COVID-19 transmission, while you work to keep your mind and body in healthy shape.

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More Stores are Requiring Masks

“Face masks are a continual source of debate, says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s top independent homeowners insurance agency.

So, where is the public with wearing masks? Most Americans are in favor of wearing masks. July of this year, Gallup found 44 percent “always” wear a mask outside the home with 28 percent wearing them, “very often” outside their homes.

In addition, there is growing evidence to support their use. A recent editorial published by the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA), they confirm, face masks are critical in the fight against COVID-19.

JAMA writes, “Community-level protection afforded by the use of cloth face coverings can reduce the number of new infections and facilitate cautious easing of more societally disruptive community interventions such as stay-at-home orders and business closings.” These conclusions are based on newly published data as well as two recent case studies. regarding face masks.

With increasing evidence that masks help slow the spread of COVID-19, an increasing number of retailers are requiring the use of masks. The National Retail Federation is encouraging retailers to set nationwide masks policies to protect shoppers and employees.

Acme

Albertsons

Aldi

Apple

AT&T

Athleta

Banana Republic

Bed, Bath & Beyond

Best Buy

BJ’s Wholesale Club

Circle K

Costco

Cub

CVS

Gap

Great Clips

H-E-B

Home Goods

Home Depot

Jewel Osco

Kohl’s

Kroger (and their additional supermarket chains)

Life Time athletic clubs

Lowe’s

Macy’s

Marshalls

McDonalds

Menards

Natural Grocers

Noodles & Company

Office Depot and Office Max

Old Navy

Panera Bread

Petco

Planet Fitness

Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn Kids

Publix

Safeway

Sam’s Club

Schnuck Markets

Smart & Final

Southeastern Grocers

Staples

Starbucks

Target

T.J. Maxx

Traders Joes

Vons

Verizon

Walgreens

Walmart

Winn-Dixie

West Elm

Whole Foods Market

Williams Sonoma

“Keep checking your favorite stores as the list is expected to grow,” says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s largest independent homeowners insurance agency.

If you are looking for a face mask, try any store and over 100 online retailers. Many who are skilled at sewing are making them, chances are you know someone who has made some.

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Hand Sanitizer Recall

“Keeping your hands clean has never been so crucial as it is now,” says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s top independent homeowners insurance agency.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the most effective way to clean your hands is to wash them with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If you are unable to wash them, an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent ethanol or ethyl alcohol is good.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for hand sanitizer has soared. During March it became difficult to find it stocked on store shelves. Even now, stock is constantly fluctuating.

The demand has unconventional companies making hand sanitizer. Beauty brands and even ExxonMobil is making hand sanitizer. Distilleries are also using their supply of high proof alcohol to produce hand sanitizer. Local Florida distilleries making hand sanitizer include, St. Augustine Distillery and Copper Bottom Craft Distillery.

“Even though many companies are getting into hand sanitizer making, leave it to the professionals,” says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s largest independent homeowners insurance agency.

Officials at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have tested hand sanitizers and found many are not safe. Numerous hand sanitizers have tested positive for methanol or wood alcohol. Methanol can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested. The FDA explains, substantial methanol exposure can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system or death.”

The FDA found, products containing methanol do not have it listed among the ingredients in the product. So far, 87 hand sanitizers have been added to the growing recall list. Newly added products include those made by Scent Theory, Herbacil, Jaloma and Leiper’s Fork Distillery.

The recalled products are manufactured in Mexico and one in Tennessee. Some are sold at popular retailers such as Target, Costco, BJs Wholesale Club and Walmart. The FDA’s investigation into methanol contamination is ongoing. The agency recommends not only throwing out the contaminated sanitizers but avoiding hand sanitizers from the companies on their list.

The full list can be found at this FDA link.

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Celebrating the Fourth of July

This 4th of July will certainly look different from years past. “Independence Day is a day of unity across the US, we could really use that this year,” says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s top independent homeowners insurance agency.

Closings and Cancellations

Anxiety over coronavirus and the civil unrest over systemic racism in our country has many people on edge and a unified celebration would be welcome. However, with coronavirus surging in Florida, many municipal Independence Day activities, such as parades and fireworks displays are modified or cancelled. Some beaches across the state are closing as well.

Nevertheless, do not let the cancellations get you down. Not all activities are quashed. Before making any plans, check to see what is open. Location openings and closings and scheduled events change daily.

To check your local beach openings, see the following link.

https://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/2020/06/30/coronavirus-florida-beaches-closed-open-july-4-holiday/3277961001/

For state parks checkout the website: https://www.floridastateparks.org/

Community social networking pages are a good resource to find out what is happening in your area.

Fireworks

Whether you enjoy them or despise them, fireworks are having a moment. According to NBC News, fireworks sellers expected to see a 20 to 50 percent drop in sales this year due to COVID-19. However, some fireworks stores are experiencing a 200 percent plus increase in sales. Sellers attribute the spike to boredom.

This year, Gov. DeSantis signed a bill making fireworks legal on July 4th, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Florida’s fireworks law defines “fireworks” as everything that goes into the air or explodes.

“Always use caution when lighting fireworks. Adult supervision is a must, says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s largest independent homeowners insurance agency.

Also, The National Safety Council urges never re-light a malfunctioning firework and keep a bucket of water nearby to fully extinguish fireworks that do not work.

If you prefer someone else oversee the fireworks display, you can watch NBC’s Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks from New York at 8-10 p.m.

PBS is broadcasting A Capitol Fourth from D.C. at 8-9:30p.m. Both shows will include live performances as well as fireworks. Many local firework shows will be streamed live on Facebook.

Social Distance Celebration

If you are not ready to be around crowds, you can enjoy a fun and safe celebration from home. Host a family 4th of July run or bike ride. Race bibs and medals are available online and do not forget prizes to motivate the family.

An Outdoor movie or games such as badminton and corn-hole or turning on the sprinkler can provide fun.

If you decide to host a cook-out, the following are tips to keep everyone healthy.

  • Smaller is better
  • Stay outside as much as possible
  • Keep plenty of hand sanitizer around
  • Provide drinks from individual bottles and cans
  • Use disposable utensils and plates
  • Designate one person to cook at the grill
  • Offer individually wrapped and packaged snacks, condiments and desserts
  • Place trash cans around

While this Independence Day we might have to sacrifice our usual traditions, it is still a day to be thankful. Enjoy, celebrate and stay safe.

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What to do if your car is stuck in sand, mud or water

Getting stuck in the sand, mud or water is at some point inevitable for most drivers. Beaches and the occasional flash flood in Florida make it easy to get your car stuck.

“Depending on your auto insurance policy, a tow truck could save the day,” says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance.

However, without car insurance, a tow truck can be expensive and cost serious time. You can phone a friend with a tow strap or chains, but their vehicle must be powerful enough to pull you out of the elements. With clever know how you can get yourself unstuck and back on the road quickly.

Sand & Mud

If your wheels are slipping and you are not going anywhere, you are stuck. Do not continue to press the gas. Spinning your tires will dig a hole sinking further into the sand or mud.

Firestone recommends a simple solution, use a car mat. A car mat will increase traction under your tire, allowing your car to pull forward over the mud or sand. Other items that work as well include, sticks, cardboard, a blanket, pieces of carpet or a truck liner.

Follow these steps:

  1. Place your car into park.
  2. Dig dirt or sand away from the front of each tire stuck.
  3. Take your car mat and place the tip of the mat under the stuck tire, with the rest of the mat in front of the tire.
  4. Get back into the car and drive slowly forward until you reach solid ground. Don’t forget to pick up your floor mat!

Water

“Never attempt to cross a flooded road,” says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s largest independent auto insurance agency. Water can conceal dips, holes and depth.

Floodwaters can damage roadways washing away the entire road surface and a significant amount of ground. A mere 6 inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars causing loss of control or possible stalling. AccuWeather reports, one foot of water will float many vehicles and two feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles including SUV’s and pick-up trucks.

  • If your call stalls in water, try restarting the engine.
  • If you cannot restart your vehicle and you become trapped in rising water, abandon it immediately and climb to higher ground. Do not climb on top of your vehicle, it could be carried away.
  • Try to open the door or roll down the window to get out of the car. Do not break the window, glass can go inward.
  • If you are unable to get out safely, call 911 or get the attention of a passerby or someone standing on higher ground so they may call for help.

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Florida Fishing is Not Cancelled

March through July is prime fishing season in Florida. “A combination of COVID-19 fears, boat ramp closures and confusing rules have many anglers getting a later start on fishing,” says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance Florida’s largest independent boat insurance agency in Florida.

While much of the fishing season has been lost on boating restrictions, there is still time for some exciting catches.

Before Heading Out

Make sure you have the proper license and it is updated. Also, social distancing is required for fishing according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, FWC. Follow CDC-guidelines for social distancing and personal safety. A group size cannot exceed 10 people, even outside.

Verify that the location you are headed is open. Most beaches are open however, some remain closed and others are open but have restrictions. Those heading to a fish management area, FMA, can check the following link for the area’s open/close status. To check the status of a boat ramp, use the FWC’s Florida Public Boat Ramp Finder. It is updated every 24-hours. If the boat ramp is not run by the FWC, call the managing entity.

What is biting?

  • Bass fishing is keeping anglers busy around central Florida.
  • Freshwater- Tarpon, Snook, Trout
  • Saltwater- King mackerel and yellowtail
  • Red snapper season begins in June, June 11 for private recreation vessels and June 1 for federally permitted for-hire operators.

Starting July 1, 2020, if you are fishing for popular reef fish, such as red snapper on a private recreational vessel anywhere in Florida, you are required to get the State Reef Fish Angler designation. This includes anglers 65 and older.

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An Active 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Florida has survived the first tropical storm (Arthur), before hurricane season has arrived. Hurricane season runs from June 1-November 30.

“It’s difficult to wrap your head around the idea of storm potential, when coming off quarantine or still in quarantine,” says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s largest independent homeowners insurance.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, NOAA announced today, it is expecting a busy Atlantic hurricane season. NOAA is forecasting a likely range of 13 to 9 named storms (winds of 39mph or higher), of which 6 to 10 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 3 to 6 major hurricanes (category 3, 4, or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher). NOAA  stands behind their predictions with a 70 percent confidence. How does this forecast compare to previous hurricane seasons? The average hurricane season produces 12 named storms, of which 6 become hurricanes, including 3 major hurricanes.

“The combination of several climate factors is driving the strong likelihood for above-normal activity in the Atlantic this year. El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) conditions are expected to either remain neutral or to trend toward La Nina, meaning there will not be an El Nino present to suppress hurricane activity. Also, warmer-than-average sea surface temperatures in the tropical Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, coupled with reduced vertical wind shear, weaker tropical Atlantic trade winds, and an enhanced monsoon all increase the likelihood for an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season,” reports NOAA.

 NOAA is not the only group expecting an active hurricane season. “Nearly all seasonal projections that have been issued by various agencies, institutions and private forecasting companies call for this season to be quite busy,” says Taylor Ward, CNN Meteorologist.

However, it is good to know NOAA and other weather agencies are not making a landfall forecast. It is possible to have an active hurricane season with no US hurricane landfalls. In fact, most don’t make landfall. However, it only takes one big hurricane landfall to cause destruction.

As with every hurricane season, hurricane preparedness is important. Keep in mind, you may need to adjust your current arrangements based on the latest health and safety guidelines from the CDC and your local officials.

GreatFlorida Insurance offers dependable property insurance for Floridians. Our homeowners insurance can cover hurricane damage incurred by windstorms. However, most home policies do not include flood damage.

We offer flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program, NFIP. Floridians have another year before they see a hike in flood insurance premiums. New rates are expected in October 2021.

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A Guide to Staying Safe During Re-Opening

We are now entering a new phase of the coronavirus as Florida eases public health restrictions.

“Re-opening doesn’t mean we are completely out of the woods yet, so caution is advised when going in public,” says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s largest independent home insurance agency.

This means that in many cases, you’ll have to try to make an informed decision about what’s safest for you and others. Lindsey Marr, Professor at Virginia Tech laid out the basic calculus in an article in The Atlantic: “It depends on your own health, your age, preexisting conditions, how much risk you’re willing to tolerate, and the benefit that the activity could provide to you.” Another crucial variable: how much risk you might be introducing for everyone else around you.

Listed are strategies from public health experts to reduce transmission as you emerge from your home out into public.

Work

If possible, continue working from home.

Take stairs instead of an elevator to minimize crowding.

Disinfect your work surfaces daily.

If you work in an open space, wear your mask all day.

Hold all meetings virtually.

Avoid shared spaces and consider eating outside or 6 feet apart from a co-worker.

Restaurants & Bars

Wear a face mask and only remove to eat food.

Don’t eat with your hands.

Sit outside if possible.

Reflect on whether the experience of eating in a restaurant is worth the risk, takeout is better.

Salons & Hairdresser

Getting your nails or hair done means close contact.

Make sure time between appointments is spaced out for cleaning after the prior customer.

You and your hairdresser should wear a face mask.

Parks, Beaches, Pool

Experts agree that socializing in well ventilated spaces, preferably outdoors is recommended.

You must be able to keep distance between you and others in and out of the water, public bathrooms or ice cream stands could make this a problem.

If the destination is too crowded, go somewhere else.

Shopping & Malls

Curbside pick-up is preferable.

Go during off peak hours.

Pay online or over the phone ahead of time.

Space out when waiting in line.

Gyms

Call ahead to find out safety protocols.

Keep six feet apart.

Bring your own towel and water bottle.

Wipe down equipment yourself.

Traveling

The consensus is driving is better than flying.

On long drives, try to minimize stops as much as possible.

Most airlines are requiring masks be worn on flights.

If you have not made plans for the spring or summer, consider holding off until a later date.

“Individuals will have to weigh the consequences of non-essential activity for themselves and the community,” says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s top independent home insurance agency.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC continues to stress observing basic precautions. Those include, keeping your distance from others, washing hands regularly, using hand sanitizer in public, avoid touching your face, wearing a mask and staying home if you are feeling sick.

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Creating an Outdoor Refuge

While the world is slowly opening back up, it will be sometime before we are out and about as we were pre-coronavirus. “Although most areas are reopening in Florida, many want to take a cautious approach in getting out in public,” says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance Florida’s largest independent home insurance agency.

While numerous businesses are struggling to stay afloat, home improvement stores such as Lowes, Ace Hardware and Home Depot are experiencing consistent traffic.

Home is now the place we spend most of our time. Creating or enhancing a pleasant environment can foster joy and peace. Fresh air and sunshine only contribute to your well-being.

As you turn your attention outdoors, what changes in your yard would make you happy? A good place to start is deciding the function of your outdoor space.

If you like to entertain, ample space for guests, seating and dining with proximity to a cooking area, like the kitchen or grill is priority.

You want to create a relaxing get away? Winding walkways a distance from your home that lead to a private garden with comfortable seating and a water feature to drown out the noise would suit you well.

Wanna play? Your recreation area should include partial shade and a soft floor such as grass, sand or a rubberized surface.

Your outdoor space can also be divided up for multiple uses. If you are looking for an easy DIY outdoor project to up your yard game, you can enhance with one of the following suggestions from HGTV:

Adding string lights

Plant or buy container gardens

Put in solar lighting along a pathway

Hang squirrel or bird feeders- these are sure to provide entertainment

Add pavers, rocks, mulch or ornamental grass along the border of your yard

If you are looking to commit to a bigger project to transform your backyard one of the succeeding might be for you.

Patio

Deck

Pool

Sports court

Front porch

“Outdoor projects can increase your property’s appearance, value and your enjoyment,” says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance Florida’s top independent home insurance agency.

Don’t forget the shade. The sun is nice, but you will need some relief from the heat. Shape options include an umbrella, sun shade, shade sail, pergola, lattice or awning.

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Transitioning from Staying at Home

On Wednesday, Gov. Ron DeSanits will address the state and outline a plan for easing restrictions and re-opening businesses.

“Floridians can expect a phasing in,” says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s leading independent home insurance agency.

“Phase One is a baby step,” DeSantis said during a news conference at Tampa General Hospital. “We are deliberately going to be very methodical, slow and data-driven on this because I think people want to have confidence things are going in a good direction.” He said a slow approach would also give the state an opportunity to step in to handle any spikes in the disease that might occur.

Social distancing, face coverings and limiting the number of customers from normal capacity will likely be included. The guidelines may well follow those suggested in the “Opening Up America Again,” a document from The White House and the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

It recommends states shouldn’t start to reopen until they have a downward trajectory of documented cases in a 14-day period or a downward trajectory of positive tests as a percent of total tests in a 14-day period.

Phase 1 emphasizes individuals to continue practicing good hygiene such as, hand washing and keeping your hands off your face. It also urges those vulnerable and sick to stay home and minimizing non-essential travel as well as avoiding socializing in groups of 10 or more.

Employers are encouraged to telecommute, returning to work in phases and closing common areas. Elective surgeries can resume, gyms can open but bars and large venues should remain closed. Visits to hospitals and senior living facilities should be prohibited.

Americans overwhelmingly support state-imposed restrictions on business and the size of public gatherings to slow the spread of coronavirus, according to a poll from The Washington Post and University of Maryland.

While there is plenty of talk about opening businesses and getting our economy back on track, the poll finds many Americans’ still have concerns about becoming seriously ill. The findings suggest that even as states begin to reopen on a gradual basis, many citizens could be cautious about resuming activity.

Some are concerned reopening too soon could prompt a second wave of infections. “Each person must weigh the risk of health and the economy in moving forward,” says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s largest independent home insurance agency.

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