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State-run COVID-19 testing extended through January

Thanks to the state and the City of New Smyrna Beach, COVID-19 testing provided by the Florida Division of Emergency Management will continue through Jan. 31. The site, located at the City Gym, 1000 Live Oak St., New Smyrna Beach, was initially scheduled to close at the end of the month. COVID-19 Testing Available Through January in Volusia County “We’re just so thankful for the … Continue reading State-run COVID-19 testing extended through January

Events THIS Weekend in Volusia County

Find a listing of events all over town happening THIS WEEKEND, November 7 and 8, here: Follow the link of each event title to find more info, details, pricing and locations. SATURDAY: First Saturday Events on Canal Street 10 AM – 4 PM Canal Street, NSB Art Vendors & FREE Live Entertainment, Gallery Openings, Artists Workshop on Canal and Galleries on Riverside Drive and Douglas … Continue reading Events THIS Weekend in Volusia County

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New State Executive Order Removes Most COVID-19 Occupancy Restrictions on Restaurants and Businesses

 Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-244 on Friday,  September 25, 2020, and transitioned the State to Phase 3 of the COVID-19 reopening process. Effective  upon issuance, the new Executive Order:  Removes state-level restrictions on businesses, such as restaurants.   Provides that no COVID-19 emergency ordinance may prevent an individual from working or  operating a business.   Provides that restaurants may not be limited by a … Continue reading New State Executive Order Removes Most COVID-19 Occupancy Restrictions on Restaurants and Businesses

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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