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Travelling to Fort Myers

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We are travelling to Fort Myers tomorrow for an 11-day stay. Anyone live there or vacationing there? Just wanted to get a report from the ground as to COVID situation. I know Florida has a lot of new cases, but it seems to be concentrated in Miami-Dade and Broward.
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Re: Travelling to Fort Myers

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You might ask on the City-Data forum site: https://www.city-data.com/forum/fort-my ... oral-area/
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Re: Travelling to Fort Myers

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Cumulatively Lee County (of which Fort Myers is the county seat) has about the same number of Covid-19 cases and deaths per capita as Florida overall, but less than Dade County. Here are the latest figures.

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                USA   Florida   Lee County  Dade County
Totals         ----   -------   ----------  -----------
  Population   330m     21.5m       771k       2.76m
  Cases        3.4m      270k     10,100      64,400
  Deaths       137k     4,242        187       1,139

Per 1,000 population
  Cases        10.3      12.6       13.1        23.3
  Deaths       0.42      0.20       0.24        0.41
Click [See Dashboard] at the bottom of this webpage for the latest data. Then choose the [Cases by County] tab at the bottom and select "Lee" at the top-right. You can drill down further by choosing the [Cases by Zip Code] tab.
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Re: Travelling to Fort Myers

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Checking online news outlets for radio/TV/newspapers in Fort Myers area and the major news everywhere is COVID19. Seems to be ever incresing and record number of cases pretty much everywhere in Florida. People are worried.

As long as yoru transporation and houisng are self-sufficient (own vehicle, RV or self-owned vacation home) and you don't have to go shopping or go out in public for anything you MIGHT be okay. Problems always arise in pandemics when you have to rely upon the practices and actions of others for your own safety (residential cleaning and food supply/preparation for example). You might care more about your own health and well-being than others do.
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Re: Travelling to Fort Myers

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#Cruncher wrote: Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:42 pm Cumulatively Lee County (of which Fort Myers is the county seat) has about the same number of Covid-19 cases and deaths per capita as Florida overall, but less than Dade County. Here are the latest figures.

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                USA   Florida   Lee County  Dade County
Totals         ----   -------   ----------  -----------
  Population   330m     21.5m       771k       2.76m
  Cases        3.4m      270k     10,100      64,400
  Deaths       137k     4,242        187       1,139

Per 1,000 population
  Cases        10.3      12.6       13.1        23.3
  Deaths       0.42      0.20       0.24        0.41
Click [See Dashboard] at the bottom of this webpage for the latest data. Then choose the [Cases by County] tab at the bottom and select "Lee" at the top-right. You can drill down further by choosing the [Cases by Zip Code] tab.
This is good data but is cumulative for the entire pandemic. I understand that Florida's cases have increased dramatically in last 2 months, so this data may be a little misleading as to current situation.
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Re: Travelling to Fort Myers

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I'm a permanent resident here. If you believe in wearing masks, you should not have a problem.

However, you must be aware that there is a mandatory quarantine period if you are arriving from certain states. There are restrictions on certain beaches. There are many stores requiring masks. Some restaurants are closed or only serving outdoors.

This is not the best time to visit! There are still things to do and places to see. Most hospital are nearly full.

Take care of your health.
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Re: Travelling to Fort Myers

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BoomerM3 wrote: Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:03 pm I'm a permanent resident here. If you believe in wearing masks, you should not have a problem.

However, you must be aware that there is a mandatory quarantine period if you are arriving from certain states. There are restrictions on certain beaches. There are many stores requiring masks. Some restaurants are closed or only serving outdoors.

This is not the best time to visit! There are still things to do and places to see. Most hospital are nearly full.

Take care of your health.
Thanks. We're coming from California, so no quarantine for us, and we're used to wearing masks inside. We're staying in a privately-owned condo at the Marriott Sanibel Harbour, so we won't have daily cleaning staff entering our place. Hoping there are still water activities in the harbor. Either way, it's new scenery with a corner unit and wrap around balcony overlooking the harbor.
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