Rabies Alert: NSB

Health officials issue rabies alert for NSB and portions of unincorporated Volusia County The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia) issued a rabies alert for New Smyrna Beach and portions of unincorporated Volusia County. This is in response to a horse that tested positive for rabies on June 29. All residents and visitors in Volusia County should be aware that rabies is present … Continue reading Rabies Alert: NSB

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

Hurricane Season Kicks Off – It’s Time to Assemble your Hurricane Disaster Supplies

The Atlantic Hurricane Season starts on June 1st! Just having enough supplies to make it through a hurricane isn’t enough. You need plenty to make it through what could be a long recovery period, too. Atlantic Hurricane Season: June 1-November 30 Water and electricity could be out for a week or more. Have enough non-perishable food, water and medicine to last each person in your family … Continue reading Hurricane Season Kicks Off – It’s Time to Assemble your Hurricane Disaster Supplies

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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 The Governor’s Executive Order also rescinded … Continue reading Volusia County Face Mask Policy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

Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins

Turtle nesting season officially starts May 1, which means hundreds of sea turtles will be emerging from the surf to lay eggs on the beach in the next few months. Sea Turtle Nesting Season: May 1 – October 31 Although leatherback and loggerhead sea turtle nesting has already begun on other beaches in southern and central Florida, Volusia County managed beaches have yet to receive … Continue reading Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins

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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

New Alert for Local Scam using Uber Drivers

In a new twist on a common crime, scam artists are now sending Uber drivers or other couriers straight to their victims’ homes to pick up thousands of dollars in cash. Alert issued as scammers hire Uber drivers to pick up cash from victims; Sheriff Chitwood offers $25K  The Volusia Sheriff’s Office has seen three similar cases over the past month, and a fourth was … Continue reading New Alert for Local Scam using Uber Drivers

County Residents Receive Sexual Predator Alert in Error

This afternoon, many Volusia County residents received a text alert in error notifying them of a sexual predator who moved within 1,000 feet of their residence. This alert went to users across Volusia County instead of only those within the defined radius of the address. A follow-up text alert was just sent correcting the error, and clarifying information has also been posted on the Sheriff’s Office Twitter and Facebook accounts. The … Continue reading County Residents Receive Sexual Predator Alert in Error

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Volusia County: Two Prescribed Burns Set for Today

Based on favorable weather conditions, Volusia County’s Land Management staff will conduct two prescribed burns today.  Prescribed Burns today in Osteen and New Smyrna Beach A 20-acre prescribed burn will take place north of the campground at Hickory Bluff Preserve, Osteen. Trails, the campground and pavilion will be closed temporarily.  Another 20-acre burn will be conducted on the Kemcho tract of Deep Creek Preserve, which … Continue reading Volusia County: Two Prescribed Burns Set for Today