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Should Florida Lockdown Again?; Hugh Greene; 'Wild Florida'; Artist Stacy Cushman

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File of people on a Florida boardwalk

Florida bars, indoor dining, gyms and any other indoor spaces where masks are not worn 100% of the time should be closed down to stop the spread of COVID-19, according to a recommendation from the White House Coronavirus Task Force.

The recommendation was issued because Florida remains a red zone for COVID-19 cases. Tim Gibbons, Editor in Chief of the Jacksonville Business Journal, shared his take on the subject with us.  

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Hugh Greene On Coronavirus Vaccines

Florida’s seniors are receiving vaccinations for coronavirus, but the troubled efforts to vaccinate the 65 and over population, and others at risk, have come under heavy criticism. Our contributor, Hugh Greene, retired President & CEO of Baptist Health shared his thoughts on the topic with us.  

Wild Florida

One activity we can all safely do during the pandemic is get outside and enjoy a beautiful time of year in the Sunshine State. That includesgetting on the back of a horse. Contributor, environmental journalist, and Florida Master Naturalist Lisa Grubba shared details with us.  

Local Art

Artist Stacy Cushman is nationally renowned for her three-dimensional ceramic work and she’s opened up a new studio here in our area. We spoke with her about her work and an open house she’s hosting this weekend. 

Patrick Cantin can be reached at and on Twitter here.  

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Patrick Cantin is joining WJCT from the University of North Florida as a news intern for the fall 2020 semester.