Denetra Lee

WJCT INTERN - SUMMER 2020

Denetra Lee is joining WJCT from the University of North Florida as a news intern for the summer 2020 semester. 

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A new piece of public art is coming to life in Avondale, thanks to some Douglas Anderson graduates and resident Ron Rothberg.

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On Tuesday’s program, we discussed Gov. Ron DeSantis’ decision to lift all restrictions on youth activities, including summer camps, immediately. Dr. Mark Hudak of UF Health Jacksonville and Jessica Morgan of Jacksonville Golf & Country Club and Jacksonville Mom, joined us for a closer look.

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School districts are working on plans to welcome students and staff back into buildings this August. 

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Florida gyms reopened this week, but with restrictions due to the pandemic. Black Hive Athletics owner Brent Parrish, shared the safety measures he is practicing and how his clients have been responding to them.

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Some areas of Florida, such as Miami, are just beginning to reopen parts of their economy, while others, like Jacksonville, are planning to expand their reopening. Ron DeSantis announced Friday in Jacksonville that restaurants, stores, and museums can ramp up to operating at 50 percent capacity. Gyms can reopen Monday. 

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On Friday’s episode of First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross, our Media Roundtable examined some of the major stories impacting Northeast Florida this week, including:

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Despite the current stats of the COVID-19 pandemic, barbershops and salons are now the latest to reopen for business in Florida.