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    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...
      Marion County received confirmation of five additional cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, today. This brings Marion County’s total case count to 55. The most recent individuals confirmed to have the virus are a 26-year-old female, two 29-year-old females, a...
    Scientists are now rushing to try and figure out what other species of animals could possibly become infected with COVID-19 after a Brox Zoo Malayan tiger named Nadia tested positive Sunday. The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed the case to...
    Two Marion County residents -- an 88-year-old male and a 58-year-old male -- passed away this weekend after contracting COVID-19. Both were Ocala residents. These are the first two deaths linked to COVID-19 in Marion County. As of 6 p.m.,...
    OCALA, Fla.—As of 6 p.m. Friday, April 3, Marion County has 38 total COVID-19 cases. The most recent individuals confirmed to have the virus include a 53-year-old female, a 59-year-old female, a 35-year-old male, and a 63-year-old male (all...
    At the request of Governor DeSantis, and in accordance with the federal Families First Coronavirus Act, the Department of Children and Families (DCF) will waive work requirements for individuals participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary...
    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 as a move by a police state. Others say they feel it is a necessary move...
    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 also create a close proximity to other patrons and facility operators, which presents many opportunities...
    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), the use of gloves out in public provides a false sense of security and represents...
    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 of its third positive case of COVID-19. The individual is a 48-year-old male with a travel...
    The Florida Department of Health in Marion County has issued a rabies alert for the area within the following boundaries: Northwest Highway 320 to the north • West Highway 326 to the south Interstate 75 to the east County Road...
    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 — As of Friday, there are 520 total Florida cases. The Ocala Post has provided...
    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 revised CDC guidelines limiting groups of people in any single location to 10 or less. In...
    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 directly from The Florida Department of Health. This COVID-19 surveillance tracker has been authenticated and will...
    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 novel coronavirus, COVID-19. As part of continued local and state efforts to help the public understand,...
    Tallahassee, Fla. -- On March 17, 2020, the Department of Education and Commissioner Richard Corcoran used executive authority to support the Florida Division of Emergency Management to ensure Florida citizens are kept safe. “The containment of COVID-19 is essential, and...
    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 came after Ocala Post received dozens of emails from concerned parents and teachers alike. Parents...
    While the coronavirus should be taken seriously, the public should not panic and stockpile goods as it is creating an unnecessary shortage of many items such as toilet paper. In addition to toilet paper disappearing off of shelves, on Thursday,...