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The Florida Local Donates Portions of T-Shirt Sales to Help Locals

Feature photo by Philomena Polizzi  Local boutique and coffee shop, The Florida Local, will be donating $5 from every sale of their NSB Vernacular shirt (pictured below) to Foundation 37 which will be redistributing the funds raised back to NSB businesses and residents affected by closures due to coronavirus COVID-19. Although the shop is currently closed, the shirts are available to order online here. Locals are encouraged … Continue reading The Florida Local Donates Portions of T-Shirt Sales to Help Locals

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Town of Ponce Inlet COVID-19 Response

Town Parks Restrictions Due to the current coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the town of Ponce Inlet is making major changes to their public areas. Effective March 20, 2020, restroom facilities at all Ponce Inlet parks will remain locked and water fountains are now bagged to prevent use. Like all other areas in the state, groups must be limited to ten people or less, with a six … Continue reading Town of Ponce Inlet COVID-19 Response

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Volusia County Reduces Hours for Public Offices

In an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus COVID-19 in Volusia County, county officials have decided to the limit public access hours of all public offices in the county. The new hours will take effect on Monday, March 23, 2020. Volusia County Public Offices The new temporary hours are: Mondays: 8 a.m. to noon Tuesdays: 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday: 8 a.m. to noon … Continue reading Volusia County Reduces Hours for Public Offices

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Florida State Parks Closed Until Further Notice

UPDATE 3/23/2020 Effective today, Monday, March 23, 2020, all Florida State Parks will be closed and remain closed until further notice due to coronavirus COVID-19. Although Florida State Parks limited their hours and capacity limits last week, this did not create the needed reductions in residents visiting the parks in order to slow the spread of the virus. March 21, 2020 While many Floridians are … Continue reading Florida State Parks Closed Until Further Notice

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Hangover: The Party’s Over

Was it Worth it? Regardless of who you are, if you have ever drank too much, you know how terrible a hangover can be. The overwhelming thirst, a spinning room, unimaginable fatigue and crippling nausea; they are the ingredients of a well-earned hangover. A hangover is nature’s way of telling you that you need to find a better hobby. Who in their right mind would … Continue reading Hangover: The Party’s Over

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How to Seek Coronavirus Testing in Florida

With growing concerns over the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, more and more people are seeking testing for the virus. Getting Tested for Coronavirus COVID-19 in Florida Each state is responsible for their testing and how to handle the efforts and guidlines. The Florida Department of Health has issued their guidelines for residents that believe they have been exposed to the virus and are seeking testing. … Continue reading How to Seek Coronavirus Testing in Florida

Volusia Businesses & Employers: Plan, Prepare and Respond

Local business owners and employers can access Volusia County’s Division of Economic Development at http://www.FloridaBusiness.org to find updated interim guidance for helping to prevent workplace exposures to acute respiratory illness in non-healthcare settings, including the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The resources are provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States Department of Labor and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration … Continue reading Volusia Businesses & Employers: Plan, Prepare and Respond

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Preparing Your Meals Ahead of Time

How to be ready to stay at home during the COVID-19 outbreak  Instead of panicking and buying anything and everything you can think of, be strategic and plan out the next couple of weeks so you are ready and prepared for eating breakfast, lunch and dinner at home. Meal prepping isn’t as hard as you may think and can really help out during this time. Just … Continue reading Preparing Your Meals Ahead of Time

Outdoor Things to Do in Florida that Allow Social Distancing

All Photos/Text by Kelsey Walters By now we have all heard the reccomendations made by the Centers for Disease Control and the Florida Department of Health to help tamper the spread of coronavirus COVID-19. These include self-isolation and social distancing. What is Social Distancing? Social distancing refers to the act of making a conscious effort to avoid and reduce human-to-human contact by keeping a reasonable … Continue reading Outdoor Things to Do in Florida that Allow Social Distancing

Coronavirus Precautions Planned At Volusia Sheriff’s Office

In a Facebook post on March 12, 2020, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office issued the updates regarding their response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The office is taking the necessary precautions to help stop the spread of the outbreak, much like other local government offices. They are also providing information on numbers to call, such as the Call a Deputy service, rather than stopping by … Continue reading Coronavirus Precautions Planned At Volusia Sheriff’s Office