Governor Silvestri 2020-04-17
The is a transcript of the English transmission. There is also a Spanish transmission which I do not translate.
Note that it’s been re-ordered and some repetition collapsed.
Next scheduled transmission is Monday.
- Reminder that anything donated to the foundation will be doubled as of Friday. Every donation is needed, no matter how small.
- Current total (excluding the amount pledged for matching):
USD 199,195; HNL 4,945,752
- USD 37,345 USD still available as matching funds
- Donate to the foundation you’re most comfortable with, there are many (for example the Sol International).
- First project will be presented to the oversight committee soon.
- If you are on Utila in need of food, Tylenol or Aspirin, please send a message to @SupportUtila on Facebook
Some food drives, such as the Sol Foundation, are also providing food for pets
- 32 samples taken and negative
- 1 Guanaja
- 23 Roatan (including the man from the mayors office and the people who came into contact with the police)
- 5 Santos Guardiola
- 3 Utila
- Governor is prioritising getting rapid test kits so allow for broad testing.
- Rapid response kits have a 40-45% success rate, so are looking into getting a
highly accurate PCR based systems in order to do a blended testing regimen.
- PCR machines are USD 15,000 - 35,000
- Are looking to get one or two for the Bay Islands
- If you know someone who deals in PCR test kit analysis machines, please contact the governor.
Where COVID-19 cases will be handled:
- Roatan, Utila and Santos Guarodola all have isolation facilities
- Guanaja is working on one
Pre-testing people trying to enter the Bay Islands:
- Protocols vary globally, so we need to be sure that anyone tested has been tested to a level the islands are happy with.
- Main goal is to test people when they arrive, do rapid testing and if someone returns positive then do the PCR test.
If you have been volunteering send a bio to the governor.
Yesterday’s CODEM meeting was the result of the second attempt to get permission for the Bay Islands to open for local commerce. A third attempt is being worked on.