Immunity

*The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the East Coast Current. What a crazy year we’ve had so far. 2020 has given us the worst pandemic in over 100 years, and the resulting quarantine/shutdown has created a global economic crisis. It’s truly a scary time, in which a lot of people … Continue reading Immunity

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COVID-19 Testing in Volusia County

***Testing information is continuously changing and evolving. Please contact your healthcare provider or facility when possible to confirm information regarding testing.*** Pop up locations also become available for 2 – 3 days at a time when available throughout the county. Check Facebook often for temporary locations available. CDC guidance regarding testing Read the CDC guidelines regarding who should be tested (testing eligibility criteria.)  According to the … Continue reading COVID-19 Testing in Volusia County

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How Can I Celebrate the 4th of July at Home?

A message from Volusia County Community Information It’s an American tradition to have fireworks on Independence Day. But handling pyrotechnics yourself is dangerous. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, fireworks were involved in more than 9,000 injuries treated in U.S. hospitals emergency departments in 2018.With public fireworks displays canceled or postponed across the county, Volusia County Fire Rescue officials are concerned that some … Continue reading How Can I Celebrate the 4th of July at Home?

Florida Suspends Alcohol Sales in Bars

In a statement posted on Twitter today, June 26, 2020 at 11:13 a.m., the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation announced that, “Effective immediately, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation is suspending on premises consumption of alcohol at bars statewide.” This affects on-site consumption of alcohol, which was only just readmitted recently during the state’s “Phase 2” plan of reopening. It does not … Continue reading Florida Suspends Alcohol Sales in Bars

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Free Meals for Kids and Teens

Kids and teens can still get free balanced meals this summer while schools are closed! Summer BreakSpot locations are a place for kids and teens to grab a free meal with no application necessary. This year, there are thousands of meal sites statewide – many are located at places like parks, libraries and churches and offer breakfasts, lunches, snacks or supper. Summer BreakSpot is available … Continue reading Free Meals for Kids and Teens

SaniPro NSB Helps Create the Safest Environment for Businesses Reopening

The owners of SaniPro NSB, Melissa Tyo-Grooten and Jodi Hinkle are local residents and are committed to helping business owners and vacation rental property owners navigate the “Reopen Florida” Guidelines, regain the confidence of their customers and achieve economic recovery quickly and effectively. SaniPro NSB identified the leading-edge, EPA Approved, Green Seal Certified™ disinfectant products and emerging technology, and blended it with carefully selected equipment … Continue reading SaniPro NSB Helps Create the Safest Environment for Businesses Reopening

Volusia Cities Begin Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing

Port Orange City of Port Orange will begin Drive Thru Testing for COVID-19 starting June 10 at 9:00 am – 1:00 pm through Friday, June 12 on Halifax Drive (across from Aunt Catfish’s). Below is a list of FAQ’s on what to expect when you arrive to the testing site, as you enter from Dunlawton Ave. To get through the line faster, residents should pre-register. … Continue reading Volusia Cities Begin Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing

Hydrate to Eliminate & Rejuvenate

Our bodies are supposed to be composed of 70 percent water and, coincidentally, the earth’s surface is 70 percent water. Water is the most important element in life. In fact, the presence of water is one of the most important criteria for NASA’s search for extraterrestrial life on other planets. Our bodies need water to function properly. Mineral-rich water conducts electricity and the brain communicates … Continue reading Hydrate to Eliminate & Rejuvenate

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Volusia Beaches’ Line in the Sand: Which Side are You On?

All photos//text: Mimi McKee The views and opinions expressed are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect those of East Coast Current Volusia residents honoring the state and federal orders to “stay home” have taken to social media outlets like Facebook, Instagram and NextDoor to express their opinions on whether the public beaches should close temporarily or remain open for essential fitness activities. … Continue reading Volusia Beaches’ Line in the Sand: Which Side are You On?