Florida Department of Health Issues Rabies Alert for Port Orange

The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia) issued a rabies alert for the South-Eastern portions of Port Orange. This is in response to a cat that tested positive for rabies on June 8. The recent rabies alert is for 60 days. Port Orange Area under Rabies Alert for 60 Days The center of the rabies alert is at Briarwood Mobile Estates in Port … Continue reading Florida Department of Health Issues Rabies Alert for Port Orange

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Volusia County Face Mask Policy

Due to the Executive Order issued by Governor Ron DeSantis Tuesday, May 3, the City of Daytona Beach and other surrounding cities are no longer requiring face masks to be worn indoors when social distancing is not possible. The county recommends people follow the prevention guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to protect themselves from COVID-19 and get a vaccine. The Governor’s Executive Order also rescinded … Continue reading Volusia County Face Mask Policy

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Face Masks Still Required on Votran Buses and in Facilities

On Friday, April 30, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) extended the face mask requirement for individuals across all transportation networks throughout the United States, including commuter buses. TSA’s initial face mask requirement went into effect on Feb.1 and was set to expire May 11. On Monday, May 3, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued two executive orders, 2021-101 and 2021-102, suspending and invalidating all remaining local … Continue reading Face Masks Still Required on Votran Buses and in Facilities

INSIDE LOOK: Prime IV Hydration and Wellness

426 Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach 32168 (386) 428-4848 PrimeIVhydration.com Discover the endless benefits that Prime IV Hydration & Wellness has available. Their IV Therapy infusions are administered in as little as 30 minutes, and you begin to feel the effects immediately with 100 percent absorption and complete rehydration. Managed by proficient medical professionals, their IV therapy is not only safe but is also highly … Continue reading INSIDE LOOK: Prime IV Hydration and Wellness

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COVID-19 Vaccines Winding Down at Fairgrounds, NSB Testing Site to close April 30

After operating for over three months and providing more than 74,000 vaccines, COVID-19 activities at the Volusia County Fairgrounds are beginning to wind down. The last day for first dose vaccines at the site will be Friday, April 30, and second dose vaccines will be provided as scheduled through Friday, May 28.  “When vaccine efforts started in January, the partnership between the county and Department … Continue reading COVID-19 Vaccines Winding Down at Fairgrounds, NSB Testing Site to close April 30

Get Rid of Unwanted Meds: It’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

This Saturday is the 20th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, which means Volusia County residents can safely rid your homes of unwanted medications to help reduce accidental or intentional misuse. VSO To Collect Unwanted Meds Saturday at District Offices National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is 10 a.m. -2 p.m. For Saturday’s Take Back Day, sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Volusia … Continue reading Get Rid of Unwanted Meds: It’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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Think Yourself Well

You would be kidding yourself if you thought you weren’t emotionally affected in some way by the anxiety and fears we are all forced to deal with right now. What we all need to do is more self-care. Stop the inner guilt trips about eating or drinking a little too much or watching too many movies or playing on your computer. We are all in … Continue reading Think Yourself Well

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How Are Your Kids Coping During COVID-19?

I’ve always looked forward to having a great relationship with my children, bonus kids and youth that I encounter on a daily basis. Over the past year, I’ve noticed that so many of our youth were not as happy or engaged. I am a strong believer in them finding a safe space to express and relieve some of the stress of everyday life. Our youth … Continue reading How Are Your Kids Coping During COVID-19?

AdventHealth Opens Clinics for Pioneering Antibody Therapies for COVID-19 Patients

AdventHealth has opened a clinic offering monoclonal antibody therapies. The 11-chair outpatient infusion unit, located on the AdventHealth Orlando campus, is treating adult patients with the monoclonal antibody bamlanivimab, as well as a combination therapy of the monoclonal antibody treatments casirivimab and imdevimab, commonly known as Regeneron. Both treatments are intended for those who have developed COVID-19 symptoms within the past 10 days, are not … Continue reading AdventHealth Opens Clinics for Pioneering Antibody Therapies for COVID-19 Patients

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Top 5 Best Local Fitness Centers or Gyms

Each place featured below was voted as the BEST by ECC Facebook Fans. Be sure to “Like” our page to participate next month.  Ask a Local: Between quarantine and the holidays, some of us may be looking for ways to lose that “COVID 19.” Each of these local favorite fitness centers and gyms has something different to offer, from personal trainers to unique classes, to fit everyone’s … Continue reading Top 5 Best Local Fitness Centers or Gyms