Jacksonville

Jacksonville has been added to the list of cities that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has deemed “hotspot jurisdictions.”

As a result, federal temporary surge COVID-19 testing locations have opened in Jacksonville:

A new online petition is demanding a way for family members to visit their loved ones in Florida’s long-term care facilities. 

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. 

Duval County students returning to the classroom this fall will sit behind protective barriers meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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. 

Some are calling for a citywide mask ordinance ahead of part of the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Jacksonville this August.

Plans are in the works at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville to be able to substantially reduce the time patients spend in the hospital.

Mayor Lenny Curry says, effective immediately, city code enforcement will be monitoring businesses throughout Jacksonville to make sure state ordered capacity guidelines are being followed.

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Friday Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said that some are “clearly not taking this virus seriously,” as he urged people to wear face masks and continue to social distance.

Mayor Lenny Curry said Tuesday the percentage of positive COVID-19 cases has dropped as compared to the city’s peak.

A new wedding and event venue recently opened in Riverside. Then the pandemic hit.

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

The number of pollution violations issued in Jacksonville has significantly declined since coronavirus brought everything to a screeching halt in March. But it’s not clear whether there’s actually less pollution or it’s just because routine inspections have been put on hold during the pandemic.

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. 

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. 

Mayor Lenny Curry says Jacksonville is cautiously moving forward to “reopen” the economy and that he will soon release details on a plan to ease the financial burden being placed on local businesses by the coronavirus pandemic.

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced Monday that he is limiting the crowd capacity of establishments for recreational and social gatherings to 50 people and banning the sale of alcohol after midnight.

VA Considering Jacksonville Sites For Outpatient Clinic

Feb 20, 2020

The Department of Veterans Affairs is looking at sites in Jacksonville to construct and lease a new outpatient clinic.

A man convicted in the high-profile shooting death of a teen in a Jacksonville convenience-store parking lot in 2012 is appealing to the Florida Supreme Court. 

North Florida Congressman Al Lawson (D-FL 5th District) wants veterans to know he’s still pushing for a Veterans Administration hospital in Jacksonville, even though the project, he said, is currently on hold.

Jacksonville’s Military Affairs and Veterans Department (MAVD) is receiving a $231,750 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to support homeless veterans. 

The hospital at Naval Air Station Jacksonville is adding an eight bed in-patient behavioral health unit to better help service men and women suffering from acute mental illness.

The city’s newly-formed Task Force on Safety and Crime Reduction recently had its first meeting.

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is set to host two panel discussions highlighting the ways a changing environment may impact Jacksonville and Northeast Florida.

With World AIDS Day coming up on Saturday, city leaders and advocates kicked off a weeklong awareness campaign Monday at Jacksonville’s City Hall with the 19th annual AIDs Quilt Ceremony.

Construction Permit For St. Vincent's Heart Pavilion In Riverside Issued

Nov 19, 2018

St. Vincent’s HealthCare landed a permit Thursday to build a four-story riverfront heart and vascular pavilion at its Riverside campus at 1 Shircliff Way.

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In a case that started with an altercation at a Jacksonville Beach bar, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that a car could be considered a “weapon” in increasing the prison sentence of a man convicted of manslaughter.

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry says he’s ready to invest in a new approach to addressing violence.

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