Sky Lebron

WJCT NEWS INTERN SUMMER 2019

Sky is joining WJCT News as an intern from the University of Florida.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is allowing jail employees who continue to test positive for coronavirus to return to work after a set time, under a new policy based on updated federal guidelines for health care professionals. 

Duval County Public School teachers, parents, students, along with local representatives, continue to demand that schools remain in a distance learning format until new COVID-19 cases in the county are minimized. 

With new regulations put in place by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) regarding international students, some universities are saying they’ll change their Fall 2020 schedules to keep them from having to leave the country.  

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said he believes his countywide mandate is not government overreach or illegal. 

Outside the Duval County Courthouse, more than 100 unmasked protesters joined Florida House Rep. Anthony Sabatini as he announced a lawsuit against the city of Jacksonville to remove its current countywide mask ordinance.

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry gave his reasoning for a countywide mask mandate Wednesday afternoon. 

Starting Monday, June 29 at 5 p.m., a mask mandate in Duval County goes into effect. At all indoor and public locations where social distancing isn’t possible, a mask will be required. 

St. Augustine City Commission voted unanimously on Friday to enforce an indoor mask mandate, with enforcement beginning Saturday at 12:01 a.m.

Clay County’s recently reported COVID-19 case numbers have been fluctuating in the state’s online database. 

Initially, Jacksonville city officials thought they received $159 million in Federal CARES Act funding. 

With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Duval County, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry is still against mandating mask-wearing.

Researchers from the Mayo Clinic have transfused thousands of COVID-19 patients with convalescent plasma, and the results show it is a safe method for treating the disease. 

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry joined local health executives Thursday at TIAA Bank Field to once again address the importance of mask-wearing. 

Youth sports and summer camps will be free to continue operations, after a Friday morning announcement from Gov. DeSantis lifting all restrictions on the activities effective immediately. 

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry is continuing to urge people to wear masks in public settings, saying he thinks there’s a “disconnect of the importance of it” among residents. 

With gyms and other fitness facilities like martial arts and yoga studios reopening on the First Coast, the demand for cleaning supplies is intensifying, with hand sanitizer being one of things that can be hard to find.

In his first in-person news conference in two months, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced the dates for the reopening of Duval County libraries and city buildings. 

In Duval County, 45 kids have tested positive for coronavirus as of May 15. Twelve cases among children were confirmed within the past two weeks alone, six of them in the past week. 

After conducting 679 tests at all of Jacksonville’s homeless service providers, Quest Diagnostics confirmed that no one tested positive for COVID-19. 

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced that beginning May 18th, his local work-from-home executive order will end. 

Telescope Health has started coordinating with patients to get them antibody testing. 

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said the mortgage, rent and utility relief program that will give $1,000 payment cards to 40,000 households scheduled all available appointments within 24 hours of opening the applications Friday. 

Clay County is additional testing sites as it begins its reopening.

The Jacksonville City Council unanimously approved a $159 million stimulus package that Mayor Lenny Curry’s office proposed late last week.

Baptist Health wants people to know they shouldn’t hold back from going to the hospital because of concerns they won’t be seen or they’ll catch COVID-19 while there. 

At a Saturday morning press conference, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said the overall trend for hospitalizations for COVID-19 in the state is “going in a good direction.”

At a Wednesday Clay County news conference, officials announced that seven of the 28 long-term facilities in the county now have confirmed COVID-19 cases. 

Nursing homes and other so-called long-term care facilities in Northeast Florida are receiving help from a state emergency team to curb COVID-19 outbreaks. 

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry responded to criticism on Monday that he’s faced since announcing the limited reopening of beaches and parks in Duval County.

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