FDA issues warning for hand sanitizers containing ethanol

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers and health care providers that the agency has seen a sharp increase in hand sanitizer products that are labeled to contain ethanol (also known as ethyl alcohol) but that have tested positive for methanol contamination.

The agency is aware of people ingesting hand sanitizer products contaminated with methanol that has led to recent adverse events including blindness, hospitalizations and death.

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County Water Utilities warns residents to be aware of water testing scams

Don’t be fooled – stay safe! Citrus County Water Utilities would like to inform residents that county staff is performing required lead and copper home water-testing at this time.

Citrus County staff will arrive at your home only after the customer has contacted the county to volunteer for the water-testing program.

Citrus County staff will identify themselves as county employees and will be wearing a photo identification tag at all times.

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Join the Extension for Matter of Balance Class

Are you concerned about falling?  Join UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County for Matter of Balance Class.

WHO:    Have you turned down a chance to go out with friends or family because you were concerned about falling?

Have you cut down on a favorite activity because you might fall?  If so, A Matter of Balance is a program for you.

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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.

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No cost to check water quality

In June of 1991, the Environmental Protection Agency implemented the Lead and Copper Rule as part of the Safe Drinking Water Act.

This law mandates that Public Water Systems (PWS) conduct sampling and analysis for levels of lead and copper in households located within their distribution system.

Sampling and testing is scheduled for the month of August 2020 in the County’s Charles A. Black, Citrus Springs-Pine Ridge, and Sugarmill Woods PWS’ at no cost to our customers and takes only a few minutes of your time.

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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
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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Citrus County Transit expands door-to-door service

Citrus County Transit is offering citizens expanded door-to-door transportation from 6:00am to 6:00pm Monday through Friday, with fares waived during the county state of emergency.

Trips are available for work, shopping, doctor’s appointments, and other essential needs.

Door-to-door service is offered at this time for the general public, as well as residents with mobility needs.

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COVID-19 Update: The Centers, Inc. implements changes to services

OCALA, FL — The Centers is continuing to take precautions to keep our communities healthy during this time and prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus while continuing to care for those who need us most.

We strongly encourage all outpatient services to take place via telehealth until April 30, 2020.

During this time, our physical offices will remain open to accommodate patients who require in-person services; however, new temporary hours of Monday and Thursday 8:00am – 5:00pm have been implemented.

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Citrus County emergency management assisting in COVID-19 response

Citrus County Emergency Management is assisting our local government and community partners for donations of medical supplies, personal protective equipment (PPE) and disinfectants that can be used to help fight the spread of COVID-19.

These supplies will then be distributed, based on need, to critical-care facilities, local hospitals, long-term care facilities, medical offices and first responders.
Individuals and businesses are asked to donate ONLY the following items
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Scammers using coronavirus fears to spook Citrus County residents

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with other local law enforcement agencies and the Department of Justice, is working diligently to protect the public from scammers and fraudsters attempting to prey upon the public’s fears during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Some examples of these fraudulent schemes to be on the look out for include:

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