Hendry County has 14th COVID-19 positive; Okeechobee County has 5; Glades County 4; Palm Beach County, 1,388

The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) website showed a 14th positive case of the COVID-19 virus in Hendry County on Friday. The seven men and seven women who have documented cases range in age from 28 to 72. All but one are Clewiston residents. According to the Hendry County Department of Health, four of the […]

Palm Beach County Courthouse limits hearings WEST PALM BEACH – Message from Chief Judge Krista Marx regarding COVID-19 and PBC Main Courthouse:

e are all experiencing unprecedented levels of stress and uncertainty as the public health emergency caused by the global spread of COVID-19 continues to impact Palm Beach County in ways that seemed unimaginable a few short weeks ago. It is in times of stress and uncertainty that the rule of law is most called upon. […]

Field Hospital Plan for South Florida Fairgrounds in place Special to the Lake Okeechobee News

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Palm Beach County is in the process of implementing a plan to stage a field hospital at the South Florida Fairgrounds. Palm Beach County has multiple plans for multiple hazards and is always refining and testing these plans. With the assistance of the state, this hospital will be setup in case […]

COVID19 message from the Florida Department of Health Hendry & Glades

The Florida Department of Health appreciates the desire to understand how many people in each community have been tested, received a negative test, or are under public health monitoring as a result of suspicion they may have COVID-19 or has been in contact with someone who has COVID-19. Balancing the privacy of the individuals being […]

Governor directs Floridians to ‘limit movements’

TALLAHASSEE — In an April 1 press conference, Gov. Ron DeSantis said he will sign an executive order “directing all Floridians to limit movements and personal interactions outside the home to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or to conduct essential activities.” “We’re going to be in this for another 30 days,” […]

Florida Healthy Kids takes proactive steps during COVID-19 outbreak

TALLAHASSEE — On March 26, in light of the ongoing coronavirus (aka COVID-19) outbreak across the nation and in Florida, the Florida Healthy Kids Corporation’s (FHKC) Board of Directors adopted and recognized benefit and eligibility adjustments to help ensure children face fewer barriers in accessing the care they may need during this emergency. CFO Jimmy […]

Glades County declares Local State of Emergency

GLADES COUNTY — On March 19, Glades County signed a Local State of Emergency in response to COVID-19. This was done solely out of precaution and allows Emergency Management to activate the County’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan and to request mutual aid resources from state and federal partners. There are no reported cases of COVID-19 […]

Florida Department of Health updates new COVID-19 cases, announces one new death related to COIVD-19 on March 18 at 6 p.m. Update

299 positive cases in Florida Residents and 29 positive cases in non-Florida residents TALLAHASSEE — To keep Florida residents and visitors safe, informed and aware about the status of the virus, The Florida Department of Health has launched a COVID-19 dashboard that will be updated twice daily. On March 18 as of 6 p.m., there […]

Call first before going to Hendry Regional clinics

Hendry Regional Medical Center

CLEWISTON – Hendry Regional Medical Center (HRMC) requests that patients seeking care for COVID19 at any of the HRMC clinics call before arriving. Staff members are equipped to assist and guide patients through a phone triage process and provide further directives for the patient prior to arriving. • Hendry Regional Convenient Care Center (LaBelle) 863-675-2356; […]

Palm Beach County’s water safe for consumption, no shortage of supply

PALM BEACH COUNTY — The Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department (PBCWUD) drinking water is safe from contamination of the COVID-19 virus. Furthermore, PBCWUD customers will experience no shortage of potable water supplies should the spread of the illness further impact Palm Beach County. Regulations established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concerning the treatment […]