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COVID-19 cases spike in Florida; JSO; Sickle Cell Awareness Day; Sip and Stroll


COVID-19 cases in Florida are increasing once again. The state is averaging more than 10,000 new cases daily. Florida also is the only state in the union not to preorder the long-awaited COVID vaccines for children under 5 years old.

Guest: Chad Neilsen, director of accreditation and infection prevention at UF Health Jacksonville.

JSO residency debate

Jacksonville’s recently resigned sheriff, Mike Williams, isn’t the only one who was policing the county while living elsewhere. Data obtained by Jacksonville Today shows that about 35% of the officers in the agency live outside of Duval.

Guest: Claire Heddles, Jacksonville Today reporter.

Sickle Cell Awareness Day

This Saturday, LifeSouth Community Blood Centers will partner with the Richard Webster-Bass Health Institute for its Sickle Cell Awareness Day and blood drive at the Museum of Science and History.

Guest: James Skahn, district community development coordinator for LifeSouth.

Sip and Stroll

If you’ve never heard of or have been to a silent disco, here’s your chance to discover what all the excitement is about. Tonight’s Sip & Stroll on the Southbank will feature a Silent Disco.

Guest: Katherine Hardwick, vice president of marketing and research, Downtown Vision Inc.

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