CF Citrus Campus EMT program looking for students

LECANTO, Fla. (July 8, 2020) — The College of Central Florida’s Emergency Medical Technician program and Paramedic program are looking for students who are interested in pursuing a short-term certificate program this fall.

Both programs are financial aid eligible.

The EMT program is a 15-week course that includes lectures, skills labs and clinical experiences on ambulances and in an emergency department. Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for state certification and may find work as an EMT on ambulances, in hospitals, in industrial settings and more.

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CF offers virtual open house on July 29

OCALA, Fla. (July 6, 2020) — The College of Central Florida invites recent high school seniors and those looking to advance their career to a virtual open house on Wednesday, July 29.

This drop-in event is from 10 a.m.-noon and 2-5 p.m. online and will give participants an opportunity to speak one on one with CF staff from Admissions, Financial Aid, the Health Sciences program and more.

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Hand Sanitizer Products by Eskbiochem: CDER Alert

TOPIC: Hand Sanitizer Products by Eskbiochem: CDER Alert – FDA advises consumers not to use hand sanitizer products manufactured by Eskbiochem
AUDIENCE: Consumer, Health Professional
ISSUE: FDA advises consumers not to use any hand sanitizer manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico, due to the potential presence of methanol (wood alcohol), a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested.

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Citrus County Affordable Housing Committee to meet in July

The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee will meet on Wednesday, July 15, at 5:00pm, at the Citrus County Resource Center, in the café, 2804 West Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto, Florida.

Any person desiring further information regarding this meeting may contact Citrus County Housing Services, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto, FL 34461 (352) 527-7520.

County Animal Shelter suspends Community Cat Program

As the cases of COVID-19 once again increase in our state and country, we are taking extra precautions at Citrus County Animal Service (CCAS) to ensure the safety of our staff, visitors, and animal guests.

At this time, we have made the decision to temporarily suspend our Community Cat Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate Return (TNVR) program.

Effective immediately, we are unable to take in community cats at the shelter.

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Labor Dept. cites Boca Raton contractor

BOCA RATON, FL – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Action Roofing Services, Inc. – based in Pompano Beach, Fla. – for exposing employees to fall hazards at a worksite in Boca Raton, Fla.

The roofing contractor faces $51,952 in penalties.

OSHA initiated the inspection as part of the Regional Emphasis Program for Falls in Construction. The agency cited the company for allowing employees to engage in roofing activities without a conventional fall protection system. It is the third such citation that OSHA has issued the contractor in the last three years.

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Roadwork to begin on N. Citrus Springs Blvd.

Resurfacing of N. Citrus Springs Blvd. from US41 to Withlacoochee Trail (CR 39) is scheduled to be begin June 29, 2020.

Work should be completed in 100 calendar days, not including the upcoming holidays.

The contractor for the work is Pave-Rite, Inc. at a project cost of $970,546.58. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is funding 75% of this project through the Small County Outreach Program (SCOP).

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County provides $70,000 local match for Colonnade Park Apartments project

Tammy Harris, Housing Services Director, John Edstrom, Rehab Specialist and Michelle Alford Housing Coordinator, conduct an on-site inspection and walk-through of the Coon Thursday, June 11, 2020.)

Citrus County Housing Services (CCHS) Division provided a $70,000 local match using State Housing Initiative Program (SHIP) funds for the Colonnade Park affordable housing development in Inverness on Colonnade Street.

The development consists of 106, one-and two-bedroom units, and is slated for completion by the end of 2020.

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State COVID 19 statistics for June 15

By Florida House Speaker Jose R. Oliva
COVID-19 Testing Sites – Florida
Drive-Thru Testing sites available are listed by county.
Each walk up site can test up to 200 individuals per day.
Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step
Governor’s Office Announces Recovery Plan
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The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is now giving daily updates on Florida’s Reemployment Assistance program in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
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2020 CCBA Candidate Stump set for July 15

Citrus County Builders Association

The Citrus County Building Alliance (CCBA) will hold their 4th Candidate Stump on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, beginning at 5:30pm at 1196 S Lecanto Hwy, Lecanto FL 34461.

This year’s stump will feature primary and general election candidates from the 2020 county and state political races.

The stump will also feature a lighthearted “FUN”raiser for CASA Citrus where attendees and candidates can make a minimum donation to have other attendees and candidates “arrested”.

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