On Monday, Florida reported 85,707 new COVID cases from Saturday and Sunday as the number of patients hospitalized with the virus approached 6,000 for the first time since late September. Collier County had a positivity rate of 18.8% and the number of patients hospitalized with COVID in Florida had risen 110% in a week. Yesterday, Collier County’s positivity rate went to almost 28%, 51,644 new cases of COVID were reported in Florida, the number of patients hospitalized with COVID hit 7,000, with 1 out of every 6 patients in Florida hospitals being treated for COVID and every county in Florida is experiencing HIGH transmission rates. Given the current COVID environment, we are postponing all the Community Center informational meetings and exchanges scheduled for next week. We hope to be able to reschedule them as soon as the Collier COVID trend decreases below the 10% positivity level.