Covid-19
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The mobile testing bus can provide test results in 45 minutes. more
The Okeechobee County School District has been notified by the Department of Health that a staff member at Okeechobee Achievement Academy tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member was last on campus Friday, Oct. 23. more
On Thursday, Oct. 22, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the antiviral drug Veklury (remdesivir) for use in adult and pediatric patients 12 years of age and older and weighing at least 40 … more
The Florida Department of Health of Glades County, 1021 Health Park Drive in Moore Haven, will provide free COVID-19 testing to adults and children over 5 years of age on Saturday, Oct. 24. more
COVID-19 deaths per 1,000 residents in Florida are higher than the U.S. average and some of the counties around Lake Okeechobee have higher death rates than the Florida average, according to data from the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). more
The Florida Department of Health in Hendry County will offer free COVID-19 testing on Saturday, Oct. 24, at Barron Park. more
Twenty-seven students were excluded from Osceola Middle School for a period of 14 days following their possible exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. more
The COVID-19 positive rate has declined in Okeechobee County in the past two weeks, according to the report given by Tiffany Collins of the Okeechobee Health Department at the Oct. 15 Okeechobee County Commission meeting. more
According to letter sent to students and parents, nine students and two staff members were excluded from Yearling Middle School for a period of 14 days following a potential COVID-19 exposure. more
OKEECHOBEE – Okeechobee County deaths related to COVID-19 rose to 32 last week. Recently reported deaths include a 30-year-old Okeechobee man whose first positive test was documented in July. more
Parents all over the country wonder what to do about Halloween. Is it safe to allow trick or treating? more
Vice Mayor Robert Weinroth announced that the Board of County Commissioners has agreed to allocate additional CARES Act more
The Florida Department of Health in Collier County will host flu clinics on Saturday, October 3, 2020 and Saturday, October 10, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Naples and Immokalee campuses. more
The Florida Department of Health in Glades County will offer free COVID-19 testing on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot next to the Doyle Conner Building, 998 U.S. 27 (between Ninth and 10th St.) in Moore Haven. more
The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) approved Florida Public Utilities Companies’ (FPUC) and Utilities Inc. of Florida’s (UIF) separate requests to track and record COVID-19 related costs. more
Early Friday morning, President Donald Trump announced via tweet that he and first lady, Melania have tested positive for the coronavirus and will immediately begin quarantining at home. more
Martin County residents are encouraged to wear masks or cloth face coverings to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus, but the county may rescind the current mask ordinance and instead just encourage residents to do the right thing and wear the masks to protect others. more
The Florida Department of Health reported the 28th death in Okeechobee County related to COVID-19 on Oct. 1. more
The Florida Department of Health reported the 27th death in Okeechobee County related to COVID-19 on Sept. 29. more
As the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic impacts have continued to complicate things, experts agree that complications relating to substance abuse and mental illness are on the rise. more
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