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Biden Wins Florida Primary; Local Restaurant Closures; Virtual Library

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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about the coronavirus Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Wilmington, Del.


On Wednesday’s episode of First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross, we discussed voter turnout in Florida during the COVID-19 shut-down.

Joe Biden won the state of Florida in the presidential primaries. Rick Mullaney of Jacksonville University’s Public Policy Institute and Democratic political strategist Obi Umunna joined the show with more information on how the COVID-19 virus will impact the remainder of the presidential race.

Related: Local, State And National Coronavirus Coverage

Restaurant Closures 

Restaurants and bars continue to close their doors. Scott Schwartz, Chef and Owner ofEl Jefe in Murray Hill and Corey Adams, a Co-Owner of Southern Swells Brewing Co. in Jacksonville Beach gave us more information on how local businesses are being impacted by the virus. They also responded to the concerns of fellow industry workers who called in. Customers can continue to support their local restaurants and bars by purchasing take out orders or gift cards to be used later.

Virtual Library 

With kids at home from school and businesses working remotely, the citizens of Jacksonville could be searching for something to fill their downtime. Chris Boivin with the Jacksonville Public Library explained how you can visit virtually with your library card. 

Sarah Glenn can be reached at, 904-358-6317


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