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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...

    Marion County commission enacts ordinance for temporary closures

    The BOCC says that based on testimony received by local law enforcement officials, certain establishments beyond restaurants involve handling and touching many surfaces. The establishments...

    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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    Wearing gloves in public is a waste of time, spreads germs, masks under certain...

    Health officials say that wearing latex gloves while you are out and about is not a good idea. According to the World Health Organization (WHO),...
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    Businesses could face license suspensions if they do not comply with executive order

    The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation announced this week that bars, restaurants, and nightclubs that do not adhere to the restrictions outlined...
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    Testing had been non-existent, third case confirmed in Marion County

    The fourth case was confirmed by the DOH at 9:54 p.m. Original story OCALA, Fla.— On March 22, the Marion County Department of Health received notice...

    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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    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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    Fatal shooting in Ocala, one man dead

    Ocala, Florida -- Ocala police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened in the 2800 block of Southeast Fourth Street on Thursday at approximately...
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    Coast Dental delivers an upsetting blow to employees over PTO

    Special to Ocala Post Employees with Coast Dental say they could not believe their eyes when they received an email from Human Resources this week...
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    43,000 students to be provided with a “Grab & Go” meal

    Per a directive from the Florida Department of Education, all public schools in Florida will be closed through April 15. This is primarily due to...
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    COVID-19 surveillance tracker

    To keep Florida residents and visitors safe, informed and aware of the status of the COVID-19 virus, Ocala Post has provided this up-to-date information...
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    Central Florida Expressway Authority is temporarily suspending cash collection for tolls

    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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    DOH Marion County COVID-19 update

    OCALA, Fla.— The Florida Department of Health in Marion County (DOH-Marion) has continued heavy activities this week as part of its response to the...
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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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    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...
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    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...
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    The public is creating its own crisis by stockpiling out of fear over COVID-19

    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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    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...