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COVID-19 In High Risk Communities; The Eddy Awards; Spring Break Travel Advice

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The pandemic has affected everyone, but it has hit some communities harder than others.

The Agape Family Health Center, in partnership with the city of Jacksonville, is providing COVID-19 testing intended to target communities of higher risk. 

Testing will also include opportunities to share information on how individuals and families can lower their risk of infection, and improve overall health outcomes. Mia Jones, CEO of Agape Family Health, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), that provides medical home and primary care services to specific areas of town, joined us with more.

Related: Local, State, And National Coronavirus Coverage

The Eddy Awards

As the pandemic continues, education too continues, both online and in-person.  The EDDY Awards will be recognizing some of the heroes in this pandemic: teachers. 

Rachael Tutwiler Fortune, CEO of the Jax Public Education Fund, joined us with a preview.

Spring Break Travel

Author and travel expert Christopher Elliott joined us with some tips on how to travel safely during spring break this year, for those who are planning to do so. 

Bernie Meme Merch Produced In Jacksonville

Well last week’s inauguration of a new president was a serious affair - except for one thing. Memes of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders have gone viral from the event.

People can’t seem to get enough of the memes they’ve inspired - which are now being commemorated on merchandise, too. Bobby Kelly, owner ofBobby K. Boutique in Springfield, joined us to discuss the phenomenon.

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Michael Gonzalez is joining WJCT News as a spring intern from Jacksonville University.