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The Fate of 2020 Biketoberfest

On Wednesday evening, September 9, 2020, the Daytona Beach City Commission voted on the fate of the upcoming Biketoberfest event, held annually in Daytona Beach. The commission had concerns over whether or not to allow the event to be held this year, due to COVID-19. According to Biketoberfest.org, “Biketoberfest is not one event, but a collection of activities that take place at venues and businesses … Continue reading The Fate of 2020 Biketoberfest

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COVID-19 Emergency Repair Available to Residents

Volusia County will accept applications from homeowners that have been financially impacted by COVID-19 and are in need of one or both of the following emergency repairs to their home: Septic tank pump out Central heat & air (HVAC) unit repair or replacement Program Eligibility Home is owned by the applicant and is the primary residence Home is not a pre-1994 mobile or manufactured home … Continue reading COVID-19 Emergency Repair Available to Residents

National Weather Service Melbourne confirms EF-2 tornado in DeLand

All photos and video provided by City of DeLand, FL After visiting the area Wednesday, Aug. 19, meteorologists from the National Weather Service in Melbourne confirmed that an EF-2 tornado tore through DeLand on the afternoon of Tuesday, Aug. 18. The tornado touched down at approximately 3:48 p.m. and traveled east northeast for 4.6 miles before lifting at approximately 4 p.m. At its widest, the … Continue reading National Weather Service Melbourne confirms EF-2 tornado in DeLand

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Emergency Management monitors Hurricane Isaias – Sandbags become Available

Volusia County Emergency Management officials are monitoring Tropical Storm Isaias as it tracks northwest in the Atlantic Ocean. The system is the ninth named storm of the 2020 season. Volusia County is participating in daily conference calls with the Florida Division of Emergency Management and National Weather Service Office in Melbourne. Additionally, a countywide call took place yesterday with city managers to discuss the status … Continue reading Emergency Management monitors Hurricane Isaias – Sandbags become Available

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Ormond Beach Distributing Sandbags Throughout August

Ormond Beach to begin early distribution of sandbags with self-serve sand for the entire month of August The City of Ormond Beach is encouraging residents to begin preparing for hurricane season by picking up their sandbags early this year.  A self-serve sand pile and fillable sandbags will be available all month, beginning Saturday, August 1, 2020 at the Nova Community Center (440 N Nova Rd, … Continue reading Ormond Beach Distributing Sandbags Throughout August

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Volusia County Schools Extends Pre-Registration and Offers Parent Info Sessions

Important VCS updates: Pre-registration, Parent Information Sessions, Dual Enrollment and athletic practices As Volusia County Schools continues to prepare for Back to School, there are several important updates to share: Deadline for pre-registration extended, more Parent Information Sessions scheduled Dual Enrollment opportunities expanded Athletics practices delayed until Aug. 24 Pre-registration deadline extended to noon Thursday; new Parent Information Sessions added, including two in Spanish The … Continue reading Volusia County Schools Extends Pre-Registration and Offers Parent Info Sessions

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County Council Adopts Resolution Urging the Wearing of Face Masks

The Volusia County Council has ramped up messaging urging the use of face coverings in the ongoing battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, the council unanimously adopted a resolution encouraging everyone working, living, visiting or doing business in Volusia County to wear face coverings in any business where social distancing can’t be maintained. The resolution also encourages businesses to prohibit entry of anyone not … Continue reading County Council Adopts Resolution Urging the Wearing of Face Masks

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Port Orange Fall Family Days Canceled

An announcement on July 17, 2020 from Port Orange Community Trust It is with great sadness that the Port Orange Community Trust Board of Directors has made the decision to cancel our 25th Family Days this year. (The event was originally scheduled for September 24 – 27) This was not an easy decision to make. An as nonprofit organization, we depend on Family Days, as … Continue reading Port Orange Fall Family Days Canceled

FREE COVID-19 Testing Available by Appointment in Volusia County

The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County is offering free COVID-19 testing by appointment.  To make an appointment, people should call the location where they’d like to be tested between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Appointments are being scheduled through July 24.  Testing will be available by appointment at these locations, weather permitting:• 1845 Holsonback Drive, Daytona Beach – Call (386) … Continue reading FREE COVID-19 Testing Available by Appointment in Volusia County

Volusia County Face Mask Requirements and Recommendations

Things are ever-changing these days when it comes to public health. Currently the state of Florida and Volusia County do not have a statewide or countywide face covering mandate. That leaves the decision up to individual cities and towns to make a decision on what they will require or recommend. Are you looking for face mask requirements in Volusia County? For information on each city’s … Continue reading Volusia County Face Mask Requirements and Recommendations