Back to School Safety

Well, it finally happened…Volusia County spring break has officially ended. It’s hard to believe that all those kiddos left school for a two-week break back in March, only to have it extended five months due to COVID-19. Never in my life have I heard so many kids actually say they WANT to go back to school! Parents have had to make some tough choices during … Continue reading Back to School Safety

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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

Shark Attacks Drop During Coronavirus Lockdown

Shark attack numbers have sunk to dramatic lows, likely a side effect of closed beaches and widespread quarantines, according to experts at the University of Florida’s International Shark Attack File. Summer Shark Bites Down in 2020 Only 18 unprovoked shark bites have been confirmed globally from Jan. 1 to June 18, down from 24 over the same time period in 2019 and 28 in 2018. … Continue reading Shark Attacks Drop During Coronavirus Lockdown

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

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Volusia Real Estate Update: How has COVID Impacted the Housing Market

Florida Governor Ron Desantis declared residential and commercial real estate, including settlement services, essential on April 1, 2020. Christopher Krebs, the nation’s Director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, designated real estate services as part of the nation’s “critical infrastructure.” How have Realtors Changed their Practices during the Global Pandemic? Realtors, buyers and sellers are able to abide by COVID-19 … Continue reading Volusia Real Estate Update: How has COVID Impacted the Housing Market

Volusia County Distributing FREE Face Masks

JULY 16, 2020 UPDATE: Volusia County provides additional 117,500 free face masks After distributing 119,000 nonsurgical masks to nine sites throughout the county last week, Volusia County Public Protection is distributing another 113,000 face masks to an additional eight locations. Residents may stop by any participating location and pick up two masks per person during regular operating hours. Pickup sites include: • Daytona Beach Regional … Continue reading Volusia County Distributing FREE Face Masks

Port Orange Mayor Issues Face Mask Proclamation

An official statement from the City of Port Orange on Monday, July 6, 2020 at 5:30 PM By proclamation of the Mayor of Port Orange, Donald O. Burnette proclaims this month of July 2020 as “wear a face covering” month in the City of Port Orange. This month will highlight the necessity of the wearing of face coverings when social distancing is not attainable throughout … Continue reading Port Orange Mayor Issues Face Mask Proclamation

DeLand Votes to Require Face Masks with Penalties for Violation

An official statement by the City of DeLand on July 2, 2020 The City Commission voted Thursday to require residents and visitors wear masks in indoor public spaces or where social distancing is not possible. The Commission voted to approve the measure effective immediately. Those in violation of the ordinance could be subject to a fine through a civil citation. A first offense would be … Continue reading DeLand Votes to Require Face Masks with Penalties for Violation

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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