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Double Masking; Importance Of COVID-19 Vaccinations; Cummer Museum’s New CEO

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Transportation Secretary-designate Pete Buttigieg and his husband both wear two masks at the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.

Are two masks better than one?

Dr. Jeffery Godlhagen, Chief, Division of Community and Societal Pediatrics at UF Health Jacksonville, joined us to discuss this question, as well as other COVID-19 news.

Related: Local, State, And National Coronavirus Coverage

Why COVID-19 Vaccinations Are Important

Pat Geraghty, CEO of Florida Blue and Guidewell, joined us to  discuss the importance of obtaining the vaccine when it becomes more readily available. 

New Cummer Museum CEO

The Cummer Museum of Art & Garden’s new George W. and Kathleen I. Gibbs Director and Chief Executive Officer, Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, joined us to discuss her role and what she has planned.

What’s Good Wednesdays

This week's good news includes:

  • The non-profit “Blessings in a Backpack” received support from Buffalo Bills fans, who raised about $480,000 by 17,000 donors in honor of injured Baltimore Raven QB Lamar Jackson’s favorite charity.
  • Generation Wow, a local organization that empowers and elevates women, will be hosting a virtual two hour Zoom mentorship seminar for high school women to build their self esteem and leadership skills next week. They will also debut their WOW Mentee/Mentor program, “Connect with WOW,” which pairs young women up with a WOW mentor. 
  • WJCT Contributor and Board Member, Charles Griggs won the coveted “Golden Typewriter" award in Monday’s media golf competition at TPC Sawgrass, home ofTHE PLAYERS.
  • Thank you to Folio Weekly readers for choosing Melissa as “Best Radio Show Journalist” and First Coast Connect as “Best Local Radio Show” in the magazine's 2020 “Best of JAX” awards.

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