The Woodlands of Stuart

Corona Virus Vaccinations

 
Colleen Sample (samplethegoodlife@gmail.com)To:you + 41 more Details
Good Morning:
Since I have been involved in many issues for our development over the past 33 years, I thought I would contact the county with regards to making distribution of the vaccine to our neighborhood.  They are going to be doing the over 55 communities and not sure they will do everyone in those but target the over 65 ages.  They said they will consider doing older communities that are over 65 years old.  We have many in our neighborhood that this applies too.  They sent me an email and asked If I would volunteer to be the contact person and coordinate a vaccine event in our neighborhood.  I told them I would.  We can have it in my driveway under the carport in case of bad weather.  Also, Jane, who is a nurse in the Woodlands, volunteered to help administer the injections.  So.....I have nor heard further.  These emails back and forth with the county only started about 6 days ago. I did receive an automatic phone call from the county this am which I think everyone received that states they have no vaccine at the moment but tells you who to call and what web site to go to.  This call was not from the contact I have at the county.  I will update you when I hear more.  I will continue to be in contact with them whether they have vaccine or not.  There are some who have gotten the vaccine that should not have as you have read in the paper or gotten in emails for news. 
If you have already sent an email to join in...don't send another one at this time. 
Contact me directly by email so Heather doesn't have to forward to me.
Thank you
Colleen
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Safety and Security


Scam of the Week: Exploiting the Coronavirus: Financial Assistance Scams          (Posted 1/25/2021)       

While the world continues to navigate life during a pandemic, countless families and individuals are struggling financially. In a truly malicious response to the situation, scammers are launching phishing attacks that claim to offer financial assistance to those in need.


The phishing email impersonates your local government and it states that you are eligible to receive financial aid. You’re directed to click a link in the email for more information. If you click the link, you are taken to a phony government website. The site asks for personally identifiable information, including your social security number. Once you’ve provided this information, the site claims that you will be contacted regarding your aid. Don’t be fooled! Anything you enter here is sent directly to the cybercriminals.

Here’s how you can stay safe from scams like this:

•          Never click on a link in an email that you weren’t expecting. Even if the sender appears to be a legitimate organization, the email address could be spoofed.
•          Stay up-to-date on response efforts through official government websites and trusted news sources.
•          If you feel the email could be legitimate, use another means of communication to reach out to the sender, such as calling their official phone number—not the one listed in the suspicious email.


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FRAUD ALERT --  CITIZENS RECEIVING FRAUDULENT LETTERS REGARDING MASK ORDINANCE FINES

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens to be on alert for fraudulent letters being sent out regarding mask fines.  The letters are being printed on what resembles Florida Health Department letterhead.  In this case, the letter specifically sites the citizen was seen not wearing a mask at a local grocery store, which is close the citizen’s home.  The fraudulent paperwork indicates that the resident is now facing a fine of up to $10,000.  THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO SCAM YOU.   This letter is signed by Fred G. Sanford. If you get this letter, a similar letter, or you receive a call from anyone attempting to collect a fine from you for a mask ordinance violation, disregard it.  It is also important to note that the Martin County Sheriff’s Office will never call you or a send you a letter indicating you owe any money for a mask ordinance violation. We will never call you to tell you that you have a warrant for your arrest because of a mask ordinance violation.  Please share this information with your family, friends and members of your community.

Our Criminal Investigations Division has been made aware of these fraudulent letters.  If anyone has any information about their source, please contact the Martin County Sheriff’s Office.

This is an actual copy. It Looks Real and Official


 



















Distraction Burglaries – Gypsies
Occurred at 6111 SE Georgetown Place, Hobe Sound
Male and female came to the victim’s home stating that they worked for the HOA and sent a letter about roof repairs. When the complainant stated she did not receive a letter, the male walked to the back of the residence. The female suspect then also walked through the house after the male ½ left.
Suspects stole large amount of jewelry.
Gypsies move and work fast. They will pose as HOA workers, tree trimming worker, home or driveway repair. Anything to try and get inside the house.



* Martin County Information Sites

​https://www.martin.fl.us/SpecialNeeds Martin County Emergency Management: Special Needs Registry
https://www.martin.fl.us/EM Martin County Emergency Management: Hurricane Information 
https://www.martin.fl.us/AlertMartin ALERT Martin Notification Sign up 
https://www.martin.fl.us/Coronavirus#main-content COVID-19 Information from Martin County 


Dr. Deborah Birx, response coordinator for the White House COVID task force praises the DOH COVID-19 dashboard on Face the Nation. Watch here: https://twitter.com/HealthyFla/status/1251935249963122688?s=09

  •  DOH has published a list of long-term care facilities that have had a confirmed case of COVID-19 in staff and residents: https://s33330.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/LTCF-List-041920.pdf
  • DOH-Martin has a local call center for COVID-19 questions, M-F, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm : 772-221-4000 option #9
  • DOH-Martin updates on Twitter @GoHealthyMartin


Thank you for all that you are doing to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community!

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Messages from Sheriff Snyder


AUTO THIEVES ACCESSING GATED COMMUNITIES – TARGETING UNLOCKED VEHICLES, OR VEHICLES WITH KEYS LEFT IN CAR



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A MESSAGE FROM A NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH COORDINATOR


Put your car keys beside your bed at night. 

 If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies.

 This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator. Next time you come home for the night and you start to put your keys away, think of this: It's a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation. Test it. It will go off from most everywhere inside your house and will keep honking until your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on the key fob chain. It works if you park in your driveway or garage.

 If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break into your house, odds are the burglar/rapist won't stick around. After a few seconds, all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and sure enough the criminal won't want that. And remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the same way there. This is something that should really be shared with everyone. Maybe it could save a life or a sexual abuse crime.

 P.S. I am sending this to you because I think it is fantastic. Would also be useful for any emergency, such as a heart attack, where you can't reach a phone. My Mom has suggested to my Dad that he carry his car keys with him in case he falls outside and she doesn't hear him. He can activate the car alarm and then she'll know there's a problem.