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    Marion County -- Marion County residents ages 65 and older will soon be able to get their first COVID-19 vaccination. The Department of Health in Marion County is slated to receive its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine for residents...
    Doctors in Britain reported severe allergic reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine shortly after it had been administered. Britain health officials then notified the CDC. The CDC called the reactions rare. However, on Wednesday, December 16, Juneau, Alaska health officials reported to...
    Marion County — The first doses of COVID-19 vaccine have arrived in Florida and have begun to be used in the state. In Marion County, that means some long-term care staff and residents may soon be vaccinated. The state of...
    Ocala, Florida—Marion County is reporting 13,462 cumulative cases of COVID-19 as of this afternoon. This is an increase of 182 cases from yesterday (Dec. 2). Of Marion COVID-19 tests from Dec. 2, 11.3% were positive. The daily positivity rate...
    GOP state Rep. Anthony Sabatini filed HB 6003 to strip the state's power to require mandatory vaccines during a pandemic. Gov. Ron DeSantis has said that Florida would not force anyone to get a COVID-19 vaccine, but Sabatini said he...
    Wednesday night, and without public announcement, the Florida Department of Health, which oversees medical marijuana, published a new set of rules that will allow marijuana dispensaries to sell edible marijuana. The new rules take effect immediately. The health department was able...
    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 same day Woods had a phone conference with President Donald Trump, Woods sent out a...
    Marion County is reporting 2,550 cumulative cases of COVID-19 as of July 20. This is: - An addition of 127 cases since yesterday (July 19) - An increase of 1,823 cases since July 1 Of Marion COVID-19 tests from July 19, 21.1% were...
    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 of 57 cases from yesterday and 793 cases from June 1. Key themes in new...
    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 male from Ocala 45-year-old female from Ocala 54-year-old female from Ocala 55-year-old male from Dunnellon ...
    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 offer other health benefits. Uric acid is a chemical created when the body breaks down substances...
    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 have the virus are: 33-year-old male from Ocala 34-year-old female from Nevada 39-year-old female from...
    Marion County is reporting 175 COVID-19 cases as of 11 a.m. today. The most recent individuals confirmed to have the virus are: 1-year-old male from Ocala 30-year-old female from Summerfield 45-year-old male from Ocala 50-year-old female from Ocala 55-year-old...
      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 male from Summerfield 23-year-old female from Ocala 21-year-old female from Ocala 47-year-old male from Ocala ...
    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: 35-year-old male from Ocala 7-year-old male from Ocala 73-year-old female from Ocala 27-year-old male from...
    Governor Ron DeSantis announce Saturday that Florida schools will remain closed and continue distance learning for the remainder of the school year. The announcement came after school Union reps urged DeSantis to keep schools closed. Marion County Currently, Marion County is reporting...
          Video courtesy of Ricky Giannetti via Michiganders Against Excessive Quarantine   Michigan -- In what many are calling a historic event, thousands protest in Michigan Wednesday as tensions surrounding the state stay-at-home order mount. Healthcare workers, EMTs, off-duty police officers, some military...
    Tallahassee -- In order to address the financial burden caused by COVID-19, the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) has issued Emergency Order AHCA 20-002 to temporarily suspend nursing home and Intermediate Care Facility assessment payments for March 2020. “The...
    A 49-year-old female from Marion County passed away over the weekend after contracting COVID-19. She was an Ocala resident and did not have any underlying health conditions. This is the third death related to COVID-19 in Marion County. Florida Department of...
    The US Centers for Disease Control says there have been reports of people sanitizing groceries and washing produce with dish detergent. The CDC says that there is zero evidence to suggest that COVID-19 spreads through food packaging. Rutgers University Microbiologist Donald...