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WJCT NEWS INTERN SUMMER 2019

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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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While other major U.S. cities have announced an extension to stay-at-home orders into mid-May, Jacksonville could be headed in the opposite direction.

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said Tuesday afternoon, the City Council will consider two emergency bills that allow recently retired Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department firefighters and Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office police and corrections officers to work during the COVID-19 crisis without it having an impact on their pensions.

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry extended his local emergency declaration for another 30 days, until at least May 13. 

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was at the TIAA Bank Field Lot J COVID-19 testing site in Jacksonville on Friday afternoon, where he announced testing criteria will be loosened for people who are asymptomatic.

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced a first responder with Jacksonville Fire and Rescue has tested positive for COVID-19.

One Jacksonville attorney’s office is offering free legal help with end-of-life documents like wills in the midst of the coronavirus. 

As hospitals across the nation face national shortages of masks and other protective equipment for medical professionals, some facilities are forced to find ways to extend the usage of their resources. 

The Mayo Clinic announced it will begin testing its own patients who meet the CDC criteria. 

Sally Messenger is a retired hospice nurse. She also has two daughters who are nurses. 

An executive order by Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry went into effect Tuesday at 8 a.m. 

Jacksonville will likely have two more COVID-19 testing sites by week’s end. 


Jacksonville bride Natalie Smith was set to hold her wedding April 15 at the Brick and Beam in Springfield. She had family flying in from Europe for the occasion.

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