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UF Nursing opens leading-edge simulation and learning lab

Jan 14, 2021
University of Florida College of Nursing students and faculty can now hone their skills using the latest technology in patient safety and learning assessment following an […]
Health

UF Health expanding access to COVID-19 vaccinations

Jan 6, 2021
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With the novel coronavirus continuing its unabated march through communities local and global, University of Florida Health is moving into the next stage […]
Government + Politics

DeSantis: Reduce COVID-19 vaccine allotments for hospitals not getting ‘shots in arms’

Jan 4, 2021
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Monday that hospitals not administering vaccine allotments quick enough will receive smaller future shipments. DeSantis spoke from Orlando Health and addressed […]
Health

North Florida, South Georgia VA hospitals begin COVID-19 vaccination

Dec 29, 2020
North Florida/ South Georgia Veterans Health System is offering COVID-19 vaccination to health care personnel and Veterans residing in the VA long term care facilities.  The […]
Education

Alachua County presents elementary, middle and high school virtual winter concert series

Dec 28, 2020
Throughout winter break, Alachua County Public Schools is releasing winter concerts from area schools for all to enjoy from the comfort of home. Music teachers throughout […]
Health

Registration for COVID-19 vaccine available for Alachua County residents over 65

Dec 28, 2020
ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – The Florida Department of Health in Alachua County anticipates receiving its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines this week. “This represents a significant […]
Health

UF Health Shands Hospital ranked best in Florida

Dec 25, 2020
University of Florida Health Shands Hospital emerged as Florida’s top health center and one of the nation’s elite in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 […]
Health

Alachua County adult ICU beds now 90 percent occupied

Dec 24, 2020
Florida’s Agency for The Health Care Administration (AHCA) is reporting that of the 308 adult ICU beds available in Alachua County hospitals on Christmas Eve, only […]
Business

Moderna vaccinations begin for health care employees at UF Health in Gainesville

Dec 23, 2020
GAINESVILLE — University of Florida Health faculty and staff today began receiving a vaccine developed by Moderna, the second of two authorized vaccines upon which rest the […]
Health

UF Health chief epidemiologist debunks common COVID-19 vaccine myths

Dec 22, 2020
Here is a link to the UF Health COVID-19 website, for more information about the vaccine: https://coronavirus.ufhealth.org/vaccinations/ As the new vaccines developed to combat COVID-19 begin to […]
Health

TOP story of 2020: UF doctor’s discovery used on every continent to battle COVID-19 spread

Dec 21, 2020
In the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, UF Health Anesthesiologist Dr. Bruce Spiess says he woke up in the middle of the night with an epiphany […]
Government + Politics

In case you missed it: Hawthorne Hornets, UF Health, and Alachua County

Dec 20, 2020
It was a busy news week in our community. Among the stories Mainstreet Daily News covered were: The Hawthorne Hornets came one win away from its […]
Health

COVID-19 testing: We’ve come a long way

Dec 18, 2020
The parking garage at UF Health Springhill was a different scene back in April when COVID-19 testing was new to Alachua County and test results took […]
Health

UF Health in Gainesville begins vaccinating high-risk health care employees against COVID-19

Dec 16, 2020
After months of anguish and anticipation, after the long days and the longer nights of a pandemic that has stressed communities across Florida, the nation and […]
Health

UF Health Gainesville receives 4,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines

Dec 14, 2020
UF Health in Gainesville announced that it received 4,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines from UF Health Jacksonville Monday afternoon.   “We plan to begin providing the […]
Health

UF Health Jacksonville first in Florida to administer COVID-19 vaccine

Dec 14, 2020
A group of 10 front-line health care workers at UF Health Jacksonville are believed to be the first in Florida, and possibly the Southeast, to receive […]
Health

Freezers at UF Health Shands ready for doses of COVID-19 vaccines

Dec 13, 2020
CDC vaccine advisers voted to recommend the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine Saturday, and freezers at UF Health Shands are ready to receive a share of […]
Government + Politics

Alachua County Health: Don’t let your COVID-19 guard down

Dec 10, 2020
Alachua County Health Department Director Paul Myers said sources of new cases of COVID-19 in the county are being linked back to household transmission, family and […]
Health

Free COVID-19 testing and flu shots available this Saturday in Gainesville

Dec 8, 2020
The Alachua County Health Department together with the COVID-19 Student Service Corps @ UF will provide free drive-thru COVID-19 testing and flu shots this Saturday at […]
Business

Florida businesses to see 2021 unemployment tax increase, workers’ compensation rate cut

Dec 7, 2020
The Center Square – Florida businesses will pay higher unemployment taxes but lower workers’ compensation rates in 2021, a bad news-good news scenario fostered by the […]
Government + Politics

In case you missed it: Hawthorne Hornets, High Springs, Kirby Farms

Dec 6, 2020
It was a busy news week in our community. Among the stories Mainstreet Daily News covered were: The Hawthorne Hornets advanced to the state finals with […]
Government + Politics

Alachua County Housing Program awarded over $500,000 in COVID-19 relief funds

Dec 5, 2020
The Alachua County Housing Program has been awarded funding, through the Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF), in the amount of $556,533.00 to assist with back rental, mortgage, […]
Health

Existing antihistamine drugs show effectiveness against COVID-19 virus in cell testing

Dec 4, 2020
Three common antihistamine medications have been found in preliminary tests to inhibit infection of cells by the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, University of Florida Health researchers […]
Government + Politics

Gainesville Cold Night Shelter Program anticipated December 5th-10th

Dec 4, 2020
City of Gainesville officials anticipate severe weather conditions, including temperatures below 45 degrees Fahrenheit during evening hours, Saturday, Dec. 5 through Thursday, Dec. 10. The anticipated […]
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