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    March 20, COVID-19 update – Marion County, complete updated report for Florida

    Last updated on March 20, at 7:15 p.m. The DOH reported that Marion County has its first confirmed case of COVID-19. More information to follow. Original article TALLAHASSEE...
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    State line checkpoint put in place for those trying to enter Florida

    The Florida Highway Patrol now has a checkpoint in place at the Florida state line. Some citizens are angry over the checkpoint, referring to it...

    Rabies alert for Marion County

    The Florida Department of Health in Marion County has issued a rabies alert for the area within the following boundaries: Northwest Highway 320 to...
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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, April 23, COVID-19 update, 145 cases, including 7-year-old

    OCALA, Fla.—Marion County is reporting 145 COVID-19 cases as of 6 p.m. April 23, 2020. The most recent individuals confirmed to have the virus are: ...
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    COVID-19 updates for Marion and Florida

    OCALA, Fla.— DOH-Marion is reporting 315 cumulative cases of COVID-19 as of Monday. The most recent individuals confirmed to have the virus are: 27-year-old...
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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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    FDA: Rat meat being served as chicken in Chinese and other restaurants

      Have you ever wondered what rat meat would taste like? Well, Chinese law enforcement has arrested over 900 people for selling rat and tainted meat...
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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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    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....
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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...

    Citrus County officials report first death from COVID-19

    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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    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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    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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    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...
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    Need more reasons to eat chocolate? Here you go, doctor’s orders

    A new study shows that chocolate can actually help gout flare-ups by decreasing the level of uric acid in the body as well as...

    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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    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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    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...

    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...