State report on COVID19 as of July 14

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Juvenile injured by stray July 4 bullet

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the community’s assistance in locating the person(s) responsible for events leading up to the injury of a 12-year-old Citrus County resident.

On July 4, 2020, around 9 p.m., a 12-year-old was in front of their residence with family members watching fireworks, when a stray bullet struck the child.

This incident occurred in the area of West Rolling View Place, and West Southern Street, Lecanto. It is unknown what direction the projectile was fired from.

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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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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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