Maryland – December 25 2020. If you need food, shelter, medical reach out to the County you live in. If you need a COVID test rapid or PCR – Check your County and clinics Dial 211
WEAR A MASK IN PUBLIC – in common areas like apartment hallways, storage or laundry rooms.
THANK YOU EVERYONE- WE LOWERED the METRICS. MASKS, HANDWASH, DISTANCE, LESS PARTY — FANTASTIC
TRACKING & MODELS | REG FLU AND COVID
Regular Flu is tracked by the ILI – National, Regional and State
Covid Each State has an official page for tracking, others come from Hopkins and other Data feeds and no real consistent metric meaning all use the same.
PROJECTION MODELS COVID
https://covidactnow.org/ This group posts cases per 100k for each state and county.
STATE Guides for COVID TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS
NO Canada or EU travel allowed yet for ski trips.
IT GETS COMPLICATED – Most resorts will need your contact info
Colorado https://covid19.colorado.gov/data/covid-19-dial/covid-19-dial-dashboard at 15% Positive Colorado shuts down
MD- if you go to states not adjoining MD- requires a negative test or 10 day quarantine
SKI INDUSTRY will follow reservations and cashless
Avoid Weekends When Possible. Enjoy Afternoon/Night Skiing. Avoid Historically Busy Days (holiday, after a fresh snowfall, School out)
Thanks to SIA and SAM for guidance – Associations of the retail, mfg, and resort management. Real news real source.
June 25, 2020: SIA Town Hall #10_Opportunities for Winter Outdoor Recreation in 20-21 and Beyond – at that moment in time the survey said less will fly and more will drive to destinations.
SIA+SAM Town Hall #1: Resort Ops-An Update on the 20_21 Winter Season Learn about what changes to expect. rentals, Lessons, Food, beverage, and how to achieve social distance. ( we are lucky many use eye and mask cover in snow sports) The single line will be gone at the lift only PODS ie family or groups who came can ride together.
KIDS AND COVID INFO LINKS
OVER 1 million children in USA have been infected.
This is a 130+ page list of studies for Kids school covid https://skidome.org/ZardozRen/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/COVID-19-School-and-Community-Resource-Library_July-6-2020.pdf
NO pro or con for any study.
MARYLAND STRONG PLAN
The Maryland Strong Roadmap to Recovery is divided into three stages:
a. Low Risk
b. Medium Risk
c. High Risk
LIMIT CONTACT STAY SAFE- AGE 60/High RISK BMI>30, COPD, Asthma, Heart, Diabetes, Sickle Cell
Native American, Black and Hispanic have a 4 to 5 time higher chance of catching covid. (CDC)
HOPE – Treatments Studies
CURRENT Therapeutics Remdesivir FULL APPROVAL and Dexamethasone EUA are approved and working to decrease the time spent in hospitals by 30%, less use of ventilators, and the reason the death rate has dropped from the beginning 6 months.
REGENERON FDA Authorizes Monoclonal Antibodies for Treatment of COVID-19.
VACCINES – Three show over 90% effective
4300 + Clinical studies and trialshttps://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?cond=covid&term=&cntry=&state=&city=&dist=
HOPKINS LINK look for the Treatments. This link is comprehensive.
TRAVEL IDEAS and Tools
Planning used to be work, plane, weather, and fun now we add the COVID which adds complexity. Most states list travel restrictions and many you cannot legally travel to.
Know your chronic health issues and risk assessment. Age, demographic, Heart, Diabetes, Sickle cell, the list is at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/index.html
Can a person plan around probability and risk of infection? Maybe so explore a few tools. This link you can compare multiple states at once infection rate per 100k is what drives quaranteen.https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/colorado?view=infections-testing&tab=compare&test=infections