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
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
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
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
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
Since testing started, 179 Okeechobee residents and two non-residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been hospitalized, according to the FDOH. Glades County had 46 residents hospitalized. Hendry County had 190 residents hospitalized. more
The Florida Department of Health in Okeechobee will offer free walk-up testing for COVID-19 in Okeechobee on Wednesday, Sept. 30, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. more
Okeechobee County officials are concerned that limited testing for COVID-19 in the county has skewed the county’s positive percentage. more
Forty-three students and one staff member have been sent hone from Central Elementary School for 14 days, due to possible exposure to COVID-19. more
OKEECHOBEE – The Florida Department of Health reported the 23rd death in Okeechobee County related to COVID-19 on Sept. 19. The most recent death added to the report is that of a 96-year-old individual whose positive test was entered in the state data base on Sept. 1. more
By Patty HarrisNineteenth Judicial Circuit Court OKEECHOBEE -- Effective immediately, Sept. 16, until further notice the Okeechobee County Courthouse (Judicial Center) is reverting back to … more
OKEECHOBEE — Upgrades to county buildings and addition of free WiFi hot spots are under consideration by Okeechobee County. Okeechobee County is processing applications for grants funded for … more
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