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Florida faith leaders see hope in face of COVID-19

May 24, 2020
Despite all the losses, challenges and restrictions brought on by the coronavirus, some faith leaders are leaning in to help find solutions to common problems. In […]
Government + Politics

Tuesday county commission meeting will include COVID-19 discussion, and charter amendments

May 23, 2020
​The Alachua County Commission will conduct their Virtual Regular Meeting on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at 11:30 a.m. The evening portion of this meeting is canceled. […]
Education

In case you missed it: Graduations, Skate Park, Commissioners

May 23, 2020
It was a noteworthy news week in Alachua County. From face mask debates and votes, to skate park controversies, to a virtual swearing-in ceremony, it was […]
Government + Politics

Newberry claims less density deems mandatory face mask rule unnecessary

May 22, 2020
Newberry Mayor Jordan Marlowe signed an Emergency Order on May 21st that mirrors the state’s current order and removes the requirement of wearing a face mask […]
Health

Is it safe to go to a pool, the beach or a park? A doctor offers guidance

May 22, 2020
Even if we escaped getting sick from the coronavirus, we are all sick of staying at home, practicing social distancing and wearing masks. While case numbers […]
Education

UF mobilizes campus, Exactech expertise to make vital COVID-19 nasal swabs

May 21, 2020
When University of Florida Health needed a massive supply of nasal swabs for expanded COVID-19 testing, the solution was right on campus and just across town. […]
Health

How to stay safe from coronavirus while eating out: Restaurant advice from an infectious disease expert

May 21, 2020
As restaurants and bars reopen to the public, it’s important to realize that eating out will increase your risk of exposure to the new coronavirus. Two […]
Government + Politics

Gainesville expands mobile COVID-19 testing

May 21, 2020
The City of Gainesville, using tests provided by the Department of Health, is expanding access to COVID-19 testing in Gainesville communities.   Starting May 21, the […]
Government + Politics

Breaking News: Newberry plans to issue Emergency Order that mirrors State

May 20, 2020
The City of Newberry has voted during an emergency meeting on May 20th to draft a mirror Emergency Order to be in line with the governor’s […]
Education

Florida’s public universities to plan for campus reopenings this fall

May 20, 2020
The Center Square – A State University System of Florida task force is developing guidelines for how Florida’s 12 public universities can safely welcome 420,000 students […]
Health

Here’s how to stay safe while buying groceries amid the coronavirus pandemic

May 20, 2020
Wear a mask, but skip the gloves. Don’t sanitize the apples. And if you are older than 65, it’s probably best to still order your groceries […]
Government + Politics

Newberry mayor calls for emergency meeting in response to “the chaos” of county’s order

May 20, 2020
The Newberry commission will hold an emergency meeting on tonight at 8 p.m. in response to the county applying more restrictions than the state in the […]
Government + Politics

High Springs City Hall rolling out three phase re-opening plan

May 20, 2020
For the last several weeks, your High Springs City Hall has been attempting to balance the health and safety of city staff while still delivering the […]
Government + Politics

Commission reverses course: Face masks back on in Alachua County

May 19, 2020
Gainesville City Commissioner Harvey Ward implored his Alachua County commission colleagues to reconsider removing the mandatory face coverings rule from the emergency order during a joint […]
Business

Uber: Florida Veterans ride free to VA appointments during COVID-19

May 19, 2020
The Florida Veterans Foundation today announced its partnership with Uber to create the ‘Veterans Ride Program’ for Florida Veterans who may have limited transportation options when […]
Government + Politics

Breaking News: County Commission drops face mask mandate

May 19, 2020
The Alachua County Board of County Commissioners voted 3-2 at a special emergency meeting today to drop the mandatory face mask order, instead making it strongly […]
Government + Politics

Alachua County and Gainesville virtual joint commission meeting includes COVID-19 response and recovery efforts

May 19, 2020
The Alachua County Commission and City of Gainesville Commission will hold a Virtual Joint Meeting today at 3 p.m. The meeting includes a COVID-19 Update and […]
Government + Politics

Florida’s reopening Phase 2 marks end of daily state issued COVID-19 updates

May 19, 2020
As Florida reopens and increases activity, the COVID-19 dashboard launched on March 16th to keep Florida citizens, researchers and media informed of case trends is set […]
Health

How do you stay safe now that states are reopening?

May 19, 2020
Editor’s note: Now that states are relaxing social distancing restrictions, people desperately want to see friends and family, go to a restaurant and let our kids […]
Covid-19

COVID-19 Testing Offered in Newberry

May 18, 2020
The City of Newberry and the Alachua County Health Department have partnered to offer a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at the Newberry Fire Station (310 N […]
Education

UF Health to provide coronavirus test-and-trace program to help reopen university

May 18, 2020
University of Florida Health is rolling out plans for a rigorous “test-and-trace” program to support the phased reopening of UF, an expansive data-driven effort that will […]
Covid-19

The effects of the pandemic on minorities subject of next Gainesville Telephone Town Hall

May 18, 2020
The City of Gainesville is hosting a one-hour telephone town hall Monday, May 18 at 5:30 p.m. to explore the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on […]
Government + Politics

Alachua County issues Order to match State’s Phase 1 revision

May 17, 2020
Alachua County has issued Order 2020-25 in response to and cooperation with the Governor’s Executive Order 20-123. Highlights include all businesses the Governor is allowing to […]
Health

Tombots: An alternative form of companionship for isolated older adults during COVID-19

May 17, 2020
TALLAHASSEE – This week, the Florida Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) began delivering over 375 therapeutic robotic pets to socially isolated seniors and adults living with Alzheimer’s […]
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