A new monoclonal antibody site may be opening soon in Collier County, but its location is causing concern.
The site is planned for the Naples Beach Hotel.
Governor Ron DeSantis came to Collier County two weeks ago and promised a new monoclonal treatment site, but nearly two weeks later, the only suggestion of such a site was discussed at a City Council meeting Naples.
Naples Mayor Teresa Heitmann and the city council are concerned because they didn’t know anything about it until Tuesday.
While the Naples government does not believe it is the right location for a monorail site, Collier County Emergency Management believes the hotel has ample parking and will cause the least disruption to operations. other business.
City of Naples interim director Pete DiMaria said it looked like Thursday could be a light start for the team.
DiMaria told the city council that the Collier County Office of Emergency Management is operating at the Naples Beach Hotel.
Naples city leaders agreed the location was necessary but did not consider the Naples Beach Hotel to be the appropriate location.
“If they were really looking for a place that would be more central, it wouldn’t be the Naples Beach Hotel,” said Naples Mayor Teresa Heitmann.
A spokesperson for the Florida Department of Health in Collier County said the health department is waiting for the state to give the green light before announcing anything about a potential location.
“I appreciate the staff and county for trying to get things done, I just think it would be better if they were a little more transparent and engaged in a more centralized location,” said Heitmann.
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