Sarah Glenn

SPRING 2020 FIRST COAST CONNECT WITH MELISSA ROSS INTERN ​

Sarah is joining WJCT as a spring intern from the University of North Florida, where she is majoring in multimedia journalism.

Gov. Ron DeSantis held a Monday news conference at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.
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After mounting pressure, Governor Ron DeSantis issued a safer at home order for the entire state of Florida this week, to try and slow the spread of COVID-19.

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On Friday’s First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Friday Media Roundtable we discussed how COVID-19 continues to impact Florida.

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On Wednesday’s episode of First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross, we discussed possible new CDC recommendations regarding face masks.

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Publix will now allow some of its workers to wear personal protective equipment while on duty, Maria Brous, director of communications for the grocer, told WJCT News in an email.

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On Monday’s episode of First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross, we discussed the arrival of rapid COVID-19 testing. 

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Governor Ron DeSantis has resisted pressure to shut down the state. Critics say he’s being too timid in the face of the coronavirus crisis.

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On Friday's First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Media Roundtable we discussed COVID-19’s continued impact on Florida:

 

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A recent statistical model shows that Florida may have only one week to contain the coronavirus before hospitals will be overwhelmed. 

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On Wednesday’s episode of First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross we discussed a possible statewide lockdown while broadcasting remotely. 

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As COVID-19 continues to spread, doctors and nurses are facing a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE).

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On Monday’s episode of First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross we discussed the risks doctors and nurses are facing as they treat patients exposed to the coronavirus. 

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  As COVID-19 shutdowns take effect all over the state of Florida, local restaurants, bars and other small businesses have been seriously impacted. 

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

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Jacksonville City Council members investigating the attempted sale of JEA have run into delays in public records requests sent to the utility.

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Wednesday on First Coast Connect, Charles Griggs sat in for Melissa Ross.

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On Wednesday’s episode of First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross, we discussed Florida voter’s reactions to the Super Tuesday results.

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On Monday’s First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross, we discussed Democratic presidential candidate, Elizabeth Warren.

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On Wednesday's First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross, we discussed Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg and why some Florida political leaders are supporting him.

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Advocates and opponents to Spaceport Camden are speaking out as a Federal Aviation Administration application process continues.

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Monday on First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross, we had a robust conversation about the potential Camden County spaceport.

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On this episode of First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross we discussed education news.

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On today’s program we discussed teacher pay and E-Verify, as Florida lawmakers prepare to reconvene on January 14.