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    Covid-19, Ocala news, hand sanitizer, Florida schools, Ocala Post

    Parents say schools are not doing enough to prevent germs from spreading

    A recent investigation shows that most Florida school districts might not be doing enough to prevent the germs that cause more serious illnesses. The investigation...
    Covid-19, antifreeze, hand sanitizer, Ocala news, Ocala post

    Hand sanitizer and antifreeze are not the same thing

    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...
    ocala-news, ocala post, marion county news, health

    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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    COVID-19 cases in Florida, Daytona Bike Week information

    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...

    Emergency Order temporarily restricting visitation to nursing homes

    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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    New coronavirus guidelines include a mandatory self-isolation following certain travels

    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Health is responding to COVID-19. In an effort to keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware of...
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    Residents encouraged to attend women’s health forum on depression

    OCALA, Fla.—Mental health topics can be less understood and less spoken about compared to physical health topics due to stigma and other issues. This...
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    EPA releases list of disinfectants to use against COVID-19

    WASHINGTON -- On Thursday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a list of EPA-registered disinfectant products that have qualified for use against SARS-CoV-2,...
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    DOH announces two presumptive positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, risk to Florida remains low

    The Florida Department of Health (Department) has announced there are two presumptive positive cases of 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Florida. At this time, both...
    ocala-news, ocala post, marion county news, health

    Residents encouraged to sign up for chronic health condition management classes

    Marion County -- Managing chronic health conditions can be overwhelming, but it’s a reality that many residents face. According to the Centers for Disease Control...
    hepatitis a, mill tavern, citrus county news

    Case of Hepatitis A surfaces at Old Mill Tavern

    Citrus County — The Florida Department of Health in Citrus County (DOH-Citrus) has identified a positive case of hepatitis A in a food service...
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    The Citrus County School Board warns parents of possible Hepatitis A exposure

    The Citrus County School Board sent out a letter Thursday, January 30, 2020, warning parents that their child “may have been exposed to Hepatitis...
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    Marine Corps Veteran suspended from Belleview High School for private medical marijuana use

    Original story Belleview High School’s student services manager, Mike Hickman, 50, fired for using medical marijuana in the privacy of his home. The issue came about...
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    Selling homemade Coquito over Facebook? You might want to rethink it

      Coquito, meaning "Little Coconut" in Spanish, is a traditional Christmas drink. The drink, which originated in Puerto Rico, is a coconut-based alcoholic beverage similar to...
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    Drive-through hepatitis A vaccination event

    Marion County is continuing to see an increase in cases of hepatitis A locally and is encouraging residents to get vaccinated for the virus....
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    Officials combat hepatitis A outbreak affecting Marion County

    Ocala Fire Rescue (OFR) and the Department of Health in Marion County (DoHMC) have partnered to combat the hepatitis A outbreak affecting our community....

    Fort McCoy free dental and vision event

    Fort McCoy First Baptist Church and FreeD.O.M. Clinic USA present free dental and vision event The free clinic will be held on Saturday, September 14....

    This story is nuts: Florida man drops the ball during failed castration

    Florida -- On Sunday, August 18, just before midnight, a deputy responded to a home on Orday Road in Sebring after a 911 hang-up. The...
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    Facts not rumor: what’s really happening with hepatitis A in Marion County

    Marion County -- Recently, there has been outrage on social media aimed toward the Florida Department of Health in Marion County for providing press...

    HEALTH ALERT: Hepatitis A vaccination recommended after Charlie Horse worker tested positive

    OCALA, Fla.—The Florida Department of Health in Marion County (DOH-Marion) has identified a positive case of hepatitis A in a food service worker in...