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    Marion County COVID-19 update for April 28

      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

    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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    Four Northern Michigan sheriffs uphold Constitution, take stand against governor during protest

          Video courtesy of Ricky Giannetti via Michiganders Against Excessive Quarantine   Michigan -- In what many are calling a historic event, thousands protest in Michigan Wednesday...
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    Ocala Christmas Parade canceled

    The December 2020 Ocala Christmas Parade has been canceled due to COVID-19. The City of Ocala provides a permit for the parade and that permit...
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    Marion County is offering guidance on mass gatherings regarding COVID-19, after-school activities, sports canceled

    OCALA, Fla.—To help protect the health of those most vulnerable to the threat of COVID-19, the Florida Department of Health in Marion County is...
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    Marion County kindergartners switched to online classes due to COVID-19

    Ocala, Florida -- Kindergarteners at Emerald Shores Elementary will switch to online schooling following a single positive case of coronavirus connected to the class. The...
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    COVID-19 update for Marion County

    Ocala — The Department of Health in Marion County is reporting 1,043 cumulative cases of COVID-19 as of this morning. This is an addition...
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    Marion County school updates for teachers, parents, and students

    The following are Marion County school district updates and actions taken due to COVID-19. These updates were issued on Monday, May 11, 2020. Class of...
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    Work requirements waived for SNAP and TANF

    At the request of Governor DeSantis, and in accordance with the federal Families First Coronavirus Act, the Department of Children and Families (DCF) will...
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    Veto overruled, masks now required in Ocala, businesses vow not to allow deputies in...

    Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods bans employees from wearing face masks On Wednesday, the Ocala City Council overturned Mayor Kent Guinn's veto after striking down...
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    Ocala Fire Rescue paramedics staffing COVID-19 testing site

    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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    Temporarily suspension, nursing home and Intermediate Care Facility assessment payments

    Tallahassee -- In order to address the financial burden caused by COVID-19, the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) has issued Emergency Order AHCA...
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    Major issues with latest Windows 10 update, especially for teachers and students

    Microsoft released Windows 10 update KB4549951 on April 14. The update was supposed to apply several security fixes, but, instead, the update caused numerous...
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    Health department not consulted before sheriff banned employees from wearing masks

    Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods believes that there is no real evidence that wearing a mask lessens the spread of COVID-19. On August 11, the...
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    Important Marion County school updates for April 22

    Marion County – Marion County Public Schools’ update for April 22, 2020, includes the following actions taken related to COVID-19: · Per the governor’s order,...

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    On June 26, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation suspended the on-premises consumption of alcohol at all bars in Florida. As stated in...
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    Officer placed on paid leave following video chastising other officers who violate Constitution

    Port of Seattle Police Officer Greg Anderson said three hours after he was told by his department they were in full support of his...
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    Department of Health in Marion County moving COVID-19 vaccination operations to Paddock Mall

    Marion County -- The Department of Health in Marion County is moving its COVID-19 vaccination operations to the Paddock Mall, located at 3100 SW...
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    Florida Department of Education announces additional 2019-20 school year information regarding COVID-19

    Tallahassee, Fla. -- On March 17, 2020, the Department of Education and Commissioner Richard Corcoran used executive authority to support the Florida Division of...
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    Marion County update on COVID-19 and antibody tests

    Marion County is reporting 193 COVID-19 cases -- 189 residents and four non-residents --  as of 1 p.m. Tuesday. The most recent individuals confirmed to...