covid-19

Residents and businesses brighten Easter holiday for Sanctuary on 8th students

Residents and businesses brighten Easter holiday for Sanctuary on 8th students

The Easter holiday was made a little brighter for some Springfield families trying to cope with concerns about the Coronavirus, loss of employment, and the pressures of keeping children focused on school and entertained with limited resources.  Several generous residents and businesses, including those from the Marina at Ortega Landing, blessed the families of students […]

Mayor to allow gradual opening of nonessential businesses

Mayor to allow gradual opening of nonessential businesses

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry is eager to take the next step to get his city “gradually and cautiously” back to work. During a ZOOM press conference April 28, Curry announced that he is amending his executive order to allow Jacksonville’s beaches to be open all day starting on Monday, May 4. He is also repealing […]

Ascension to open vascular center, expects fewer COVID-19 cases

Ascension to open vascular center, expects fewer COVID-19 cases

Ascension St. Vincent’s Riverside had two great pieces of news to share in mid-April: The completion and upcoming opening of a brand-new, $55 million center for heart patients, and what hospital officials believe to be a falling off of new Coronavirus infections. Ascension completed construction of its new, $55-million Delores Barr Weaver Heart and Vascular […]

Village Bread donates 1,000 loaves to Feeding Northeast Florida

Village Bread donates 1,000 loaves to Feeding Northeast Florida

Village Bread is initiating a bread drive by donating 1,000 loaves of bread to Feeding Northeast Florida on Friday, April 10. “We are asking our local community to join us in giving back to those impacted by Covid-19,” said Vinny Jubani, president of Village Bread & Bagel. “Last Friday, April 3, we teamed up with […]

COVID-19 changes way neighborhood church observes Holy Week

COVID-19 changes way neighborhood church observes Holy Week

Religious institutions around the world are changing the way they connect with people during the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition to offering virtual services, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church is engaging its parishioners during Holy Week by using a different “outside-the-church” idea. Beginning Holy Monday through Good Friday, parishioners are invited to walk, drive or bike the […]

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 […]

CDC: Companion pets won’t get you sick

CDC: Companion pets won’t get you sick

Pet owners, who question if the new coronavirus COVID-19 can infect or harm animals, will take comfort in the constantly updated information now available. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), in coordination with the scientific veterinarian community and leading animal experts and organizations, have released pet owner and pet safety guidelines to […]

Residents find creative ways to connect after closures

Residents find creative ways to connect after closures

There’s the old cliché: “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb,” but in 2020, the reverse was true.  Thanks to the spread of COVID-19, an unknown form of a known family of viruses that has sickened people throughout the world, Jacksonville residents have been advised by Mayor Lenny Curry to […]

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