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Martha Hirth, Key Training Center (KTC) Resident Manager

State association recognizes Key Center staff

Martha Hirth, Key Training Center (KTC) Resident Manager, was recently recognized by the Florida Association of Rehabilitation Facilities and Florida Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (DSP) as one of the 30 DSPs across the State of Florida who is making a meaningful difference in the lives of the people they serve. DSPs are the backbone...


CDC chief green lights COVID-19 shots for children under 5 years old

THE HILL –-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky on Saturday backed an advisory committee’s recommendation that will allow children under the age of 5 years old to receive the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, capping off the last step needed before children can start getting inoculated. Vaccinations for children aged six months...


Fauci tests positive for COVID-19

THE HILL — Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement on Wednesday from the National Institutes of Health. A statement from the NIH says that Fauci tested positive for COVID-19 through a rapid antigen test and is “currently experiencing mild symptoms.” He...


U.S. hits 1 million deaths from COVID-19

THE HILL — The United States has reached 1 million reported deaths from COVID-19, according to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a number that shows the shocking toll the virus has taken on the nation. The U.S. has had more deaths per capita than Western Europe or Canada, and while new...


Building a better community with youth safety

By Marnie Ward, Ph.D. Long shadows were forming under the live oak trees at Florida Best Blueberry Farm, as families and volunteers gathered for the first Citrus County 4-H Progressive Agriculture Safety event. Each year, Progressive Agriculture Safety Days© reach tens of thousands of kids across the United States and Canada with potential life-saving education....


Local woman seeks 5G moratorium

The controversy over 5G’s implementation has reached Citrus County. On Tuesday, a woman called “Miss Beatrice” spoke to county commissioners about the health effects of the 5G communications network coming soon to a town near you. Below is a video of the woman’s presentation, and the responses of the officials.


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. Access the list here Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step Governor’s Office Announces Recovery Plan Read the plan here —- The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity...