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Friday, October 30, 2020

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New COVID-19 rapid tests available to senior communities

New COVID-19 rapid tests available to senior communities

During a recent COVID-19 press conference in The Villages, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Division of Emergency Management is distributing BinaxNOW rapid tests across the state to senior communities and long-term care facilities, as well as other sites,…
Residents impacted by COVID-19 may apply for rent, mortgage funds

Residents impacted by COVID-19 may apply for rent, mortgage funds

Lake County Board of County Commissioners recently voted to allocate $15 million in CARES Act funding for resident assistance. Eligible Lake County residents who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 may receive up to $4,000 in rent or mortgage assistance…
Commissioners increase funds for businesses impacted by COVID-19

Commissioners increase funds for businesses impacted by COVID-19

The Lake County Board of County Commissioners has approved increasing grant award amounts for all qualified for-profit businesses and non-profit organizations impacted by COVID-19, according to a news release from county officials. The $16 million grants program – known as…
Lake County lists available COVID-19 testing locations

Lake County lists available COVID-19 testing locations

The following COVID-19 testing options are available for Lake County residents for the week of Aug. 10, according to a news release: Adult Medicine of Lake County Testing is $20 each for COVID-19 swab tests, antibody and rapid tests for…
Over 3,300 Lake residents test positive for COVID-19

Over 3,300 Lake residents test positive for COVID-19

The latest COVID-19 data for Lake County reported by the Florida Department of Health on July 20 shows 3,3119 residents have tested positive for COVID-19 with 169 hospitalizations and 35 deaths. The median age of residents affected by the virus…
Lake County launches COVID-19 locator of local testing sites

Lake County launches COVID-19 locator of local testing sites

Lake County has implemented an online testing site locator tool to allow users to find COVID-19 testing sites in the area, according to a news release. Users can enter their address and quickly identify where the closest testing site is, the type…
Could llamas be the unlikely cure to COVID-19?

Could llamas be the unlikely cure to COVID-19?

  As scientists and doctors search for effective treatments for the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers have found a possible cure in an unlikely source: llamas.  Scientists have long turned to llamas for antibody research, from HIV to Influenza. In 2016, researchers…
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