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DeSantis vague about Florida’s reopening phase two, but Trump plan a likely guide

May 1, 2020
The Center Square – Phase one of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ “Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step” reopening plan goes into effect Monday and, as the governor had cautioned, […]
Covid-19

Heroes of the pandemic: Bread of the Mighty Food Bank steps into the gaps and takes on hunger

Apr 29, 2020
 What is the biggest issue facing the world?  COVID-19 might be the obvious answer, but what about before the coronavirus? Or after?  At the top of […]
Covid-19

UF researchers report mixed results in safety study of drugs seen as possible COVID-19 therapeutics

Apr 28, 2020
University of Florida College of Pharmacy researchers studying the safety of two classes of drugs touted as potential therapeutics for COVID-19 report mixed results. Their analysis […]
Covid-19

COVID-19 testing in Alachua County evolves

Apr 28, 2020
A 79-year-old patient with underlying health issues who was showing symptoms for COVID-19 was taken to a North Florida Regional Medical Center freestanding ER in Jonesville […]
Covid-19

DeSantis: Florida’s ‘slow and steady’ reopening to unfold in ‘baby steps’

Apr 28, 2020
The Center Square – Gov. Ron DeSantis’ safer-at-home order expires Thursday, and the Re-Open Florida Task Force has submitted proposals on how nonessential businesses can reopen.  […]
Covid-19

In a time when resources need to be prioritized, GNV Cares package should focus on those in the most need

Apr 27, 2020
I should be overjoyed about the GNVCares package that was passed last week.  I’m not and here’s why.  With every decision, every dollar, every conversation we have […]
Covid-19

Tampa hospitals poised to open May 11th

Apr 27, 2020
 As the May 8th deadline for executive order that shut down Florida approaches, Gov. Ron DeSantis is methodically visiting the largest hospital systems in the state […]
Covid-19

Florida insurance chief: Pandemics not covered under most business interruption policies

Apr 27, 2020
The Center Square – Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier delivered some good news and some bad news Friday to business leaders planning the state’s post-pandemic recovery. […]
Government + Politics

When will Alachua County businesses re-open? Board Chair weighs-in

Apr 27, 2020
 The Alachua County Board of Commissioners Chair Robert Hutchinson released a statement last night that outlines his thoughts on re-opening Alachua County:    “Everybody is trying […]
Government + Politics

Re-Open Florida Task Force launches public comments portal; FDOH announces daily updates

Apr 26, 2020
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The State of Florida is responding to COVID-19. In an effort to keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware regarding the status of the […]
Government + Politics

Florida Department of Health upgrades its dashboard

Apr 26, 2020
The Florida Department of Health announced that, in order to provide more comprehensive data, the Department will now release this report on COVID-19 cases in Florida […]
Faith + Inspiration

Beating coronavirus requires faith leaders to bridge gap between religion and science

Apr 26, 2020
While many religious communities have embraced physical distancing measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus, some still encourage gatherings despite strong public health messages that […]
Health

4 ways to help nurses during the coronavirus pandemic

Apr 25, 2020
Family Features –  America’s nurses are on the front lines of the fight against coronavirus, providing safe, quality, compassionate and nondiscriminatory care to those they serve, […]
Government + Politics

COVID-19 case spike clouds Florida’s evolving reopening plans

Apr 25, 2020
The Center Square – The Florida Department of Health reported Friday afternoon 1,046 people in the state have died from COVID-19, while 4,817 are hospitalized and […]
Government + Politics

Governor wants licensed pharmacists to administer COVID-19 tests

Apr 25, 2020
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said he wants to advance testing in the State and that includes a plan to allow pharmacists to administer COVID-19 tests.  “It’s […]
Health

WHO

Mar 19, 2020
When and how to use masks Myth-busters Advice for health workers Getting workplace ready   These materials are regularly updated based on new scientific findings as the […]
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