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LifeSouth seeks recovered COVID-19 patients to help by donating plasma

LifeSouth seeks recovered COVID-19 patients to help by donating plasma

LifeSouth is partnering with medical centers in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama to collect plasma from COVID-19 patients who have recovered from the virus, to transfuse to patients with COVID-19 to help with recovery. Recovered COVID-19 patients who were tested and found positive, can donate plasma if they have not had symptoms for at least 14 […]

American Heart virtual challenges help families curb cabin fever

American Heart virtual challenges help families curb cabin fever

The American Heart Association is helping families stay active and healthy through its Kids Heart Challenge and American Heart Challenge. The virtual experience includes a 10-day challenge, featuring fun, engaging activities that will not only help combat a case of cabin fever, but it will also allow students and parents to stay connected while not […]

Families benefit from Salvation Army care packages

Families benefit from Salvation Army care packages

The Salvation Army of Northeast Florida assembled and delivered care packages to 50 families, providing food and supplies to 184 children and adults. The Army learned of the need through a concerned citizen, who had partnered with a local school to identify the community where elementary and middle school students were unable to get free […]

Nonprofits adapt quickly to cope with health shifts, more need

Nonprofits adapt quickly to cope with health shifts, more need

While business as usual has come to a halt all over Northeast Florida as residents heed government orders to shelter in place, several nonprofits continue to serve the needs of Jacksonville’s most vulnerable citizens. Feeding Northeast Florida, Sulzbacher, City Rescue Mission, Clara White Mission, Aging True, UCOM and the Salvation Army, all nonprofits that assist […]

Hospital CEOs in Northeast Florida create Virtual Community Command Center

Hospital CEOs in Northeast Florida create Virtual Community Command Center

The health and safety of our patients and our community remains our top priority. We understand there may be concerns related to future demand for acute care, and our region’s ability to meet these needs. While we have hospital bed capacity today, we are looking ahead, working around the clock to ensure we are ready […]

Community group makes progress in restricting 5G equipment

Community group makes progress in restricting 5G equipment

Jacksonville City Council members and members of the Stop 5G Jax group are working together to keep large telecommunication equipment out of residential neighborhoods and other areas where they could become an eyesore.  Duval County has an ordinance in place that echoes state and federal legislation that allows telecommunications companies seeking to create a new […]

Linear park system to link Downtown to Riverside, San Marco

Linear park system to link Downtown to Riverside, San Marco

Plans are becoming a reality for a 30-mile network of walking and biking trails set to link Downtown with multiple neighborhoods and historic districts including Riverside and San Marco. Groundwork Jacksonville is using a $30,000 grant to begin the first phase of the project, called The Emerald Trail, to connect a converted section of railroad […]

Curry issues stay-at-home order

Curry issues stay-at-home order

Mayor Lenny Curry issued a stay-at-home executive order April 1 that closes non-essential businesses in Duval County and requires county residents to stop traveling to them and to stay at home for any other reason than attending to “critical needs.” The order doesn’t restrict residents from taking a walk, riding a bike or going to […]

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