Coronavirus In Florida; Athena 40; Crocodile River Music

Mar 3, 2020

Two cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Florida, and two in Georgia. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis says about two dozen people in the state have been tested for COVID-19.

First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross took a closer look at what you need to know about coronavirus, everything from preventing infection, to information about the workplace, to questions about travel.

Director of Accreditation & Infection Prevention at UF Health Jacksonville, Chad Neilsen and Attorney Tyler White, who is Principal with Jackson Lewis, P.C. in Jacksonville, joined us with more information.

Athena 40

International Women's Day is Thursday, March 5. It will be celebrated around the world and here in Jacksonville. Basma Alawee of the Florida Immigrant Coalition was in Studio 5 with a preview. The event will take place Sunday, March 8, at 2 p.m. at Levant at 9041 Southside Blvd.  Alawee has also been nominated to be one of the Athena 40 women in the world who are making change. She will be in London in the coming month.

Crocodile River Music

Credit Heather Schatz / WJCT

Crocodile River Music - a team of performers and arts educators specializing in African and African-influenced music, dance and art experiences - is back in town. They’ll be performing at LaVilla School of the Arts Wednesday, March 4. Doors open at 6:3o.  Zach Combs and the band joined us for a preview and a performance. | Ticket information