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    Marion County officials want to expand phase 1 beyond Governor’s guidelines

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    Marion County Commissioner Kathy Bryant said she is urging Gov. DeSantis to let Marion County officials make their own decisions when it comes to...

    Emergency Order temporarily restricting visitation to nursing homes

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    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – At Governor DeSantis’ direction, Florida Division of Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz issued an Emergency Order temporarily restricting visitation to nursing...
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    Central Florida Expressway Authority is temporarily suspending cash collection for tolls

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    The Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX), said, "To reduce the potential exposure of both drivers and employees to the COVID-19 virus, CFX is temporarily...
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    City of Ocala electric customers will see a little savings

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    The City of Ocala electric customers will notice some financial relief beginning in May. On Tuesday, April 21, Ocala City Council members approved a reduction...
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    Ocala mayor refuses to enforce governor’s order, many businesses can reopen on Monday

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    During a press conference on Friday, Ocala Mayor Kent Guinn said that he told the Ocala Police Department not to enforce Gov. Ron DeSantis...
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    Marion County Public School updates and actions for COVID-19

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    Below is the Marion County Public School updates and actions related to COVID-19: · “Parking Lot Wi-Fi” is now available at three schools and coming...

    Citrus County officials report first death from COVID-19

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    On Wednesday, the Citrus County Department of Health reported the first COVID-19 death in the county. An 80-year-old Citrus County resident diagnosed with COVID-19 passed...
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    The public is creating its own crisis by stockpiling out of fear over COVID-19

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    While the coronavirus should be taken seriously, the public should not panic and stockpile goods as it is creating an unnecessary shortage of many...
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    Having a hard time with Florida’s unemployment website or phoning in? You are not...

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    The website to apply for unemployment in Florida, connect.myflorida.com, is broken. You read correctly, broken. The website, which cost taxpayers $77 million, keeps crashing because...
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    Two Ocala residents die from COVID-19

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    Two Marion County residents -- an 88-year-old male and a 58-year-old male -- passed away this weekend after contracting COVID-19. Both were Ocala residents....
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    Marion County Public Schools’ update for 4-20-2020

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    Marion County – Marion County Public Schools’ update for April 20, 2020, includes the following actions taken related to COVID-19: · Per the governor’s order,...
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    Marion County update on COVID-19 by zip code

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      Marion County received confirmation of five additional cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, today. This brings Marion County’s total case count to 55. The most...
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    COVID-19 cases in Florida, Daytona Bike Week information

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    TALLAHASSEE — People ask the same question time, and time again. Question Please explain to me how this is any worse than any strain of the...
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    Marion County school updates, graduation, summer school & more

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    Marion County Public Schools’ update and actions taken related to the COVID-19 are as follows: · Class of 2020 cap and gown deliveries start Monday...
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    Food for students and families who otherwise would not eat

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    MARION COUNTY – To support this backpack nutrition program while campuses are closed, Marion County Public Schools encourages local residents to “share what they...
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    Marion County COVID-19 update for April 28

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      OCALA, Fla.—Marion County is reporting 160 COVID-19 cases as of 11 a.m., April 28. The most recent individuals confirmed to have the virus are: 55-year-old...
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    Hampton Center COVID-19 testing site dates extended

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    Ocala Fire Rescue (OFR) paramedics have been staffing a COVID-19 testing site at the Hampton Center, 1501 W Silver Springs Blvd., for the last...
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    Ocala Fire Rescue paramedics staffing COVID-19 testing site

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    Ocala Fire Rescue paramedics will be staffing a temporary COVID-19 testing site at the Hampton Center, located at 1501 W Silver Springs Blvd. Testing will...
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    Hand sanitizer and antifreeze are not the same thing

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    There have been dozens of posts in regards to hand sanitizer(s) and pets. In one post, Judith David, wrote, "PET OWNERS PLEASE BE AWARE THAT...
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    First-ever appointed superintendent of Marion public schools starting this fall

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    Marion County - Members of the Marion County School Board unanimously chose Dr. Diane Gullett to be its first-ever appointed superintendent starting this fall. Gullett...