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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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North Florida Rep.  Al Lawson (D-FL 5th District) joined us with a look at the $2 trillion relief package  passed by Congress that's aimed at helping soften the economic blow the coronavirus pandemic has caused.

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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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Isolation can really do a number on our mental equilibrium, and it’s easy to become overwhelmed with depression and anxiety right now, given the circumstances.

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

 

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This week has been a challenging one for teachers, students and parents, as many of us across Florida with school-aged children are adjusting to virtual learning at home instead of the daily routine of going to school. Superintendent Dr. Diana Greene is supervising this massive undertaking in Jacksonville for all students in the Duval County Public Schools, and joined us with more.

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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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In an effort to help expedite relief funds for the food and beverage industry, which has been devastated by the coronavirus crisis, a locally-led coalition of more than 115 industry owner/operators has sent a letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis urging him to provide immediate support.

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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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On Friday's First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Media Roundtable we discussed the latest Coronavirus news:

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We began Thursday's program with the latest coronavirus news.

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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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Despite fears of coronavirus, the polls are open on this presidential primary election day in Florida.

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We broadcasted live from The PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach Thursday morning. We were at the 17th Challenge, by the Nicklaus entrance. Guest host Charges Griggs was joined by Chris Reimer, VP Communcations for The PLAYERS Championship.

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

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Florida's presidential primary is just one week from today on March 17. But first, voters in six other states including Michigan will cast their votes tonight, March 10.

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We’re just a little more than a week away from the Florida Presidential Primary, which takes place on March 17, with early voting already underway around the First Coast.

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With Elizabeth Warren and Michael Bloomberg ending their active campaigns, the race for the Democratic presidential nomination is shaping up as battle between Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden.

Bloomberg is throwing his support to the frontrunner in the Democratic primary race - former Vice President Biden.

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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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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.

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

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Hours after the White House rejected the idea of appointing a coronavirus czar, President Donald Trump on Wednesday put Vice President Mike Pence in charge of the administration's response to the disease during a news conference. 

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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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Tuesday we looked at how some corporations are using a variety of methods to create doubt about the facts behind science and how that can influence health and safety. 

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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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The flu remains a far deadlier illness to worry about in Florida than the coronavirus, state lawmakers were told this week.

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

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The public celebration of the life of the late Jacksonville Mayor Jake Godbold is set for this Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. The event is free and open to anyone. Godbold’s lifelong friend Mike Tolbert joined us to talk about the big event. Godbold was mayor from 1979 to 1987. He was called a "mayor of the people" and has often referred to as Jacksonville's greatest mayor.

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Monday, February 17, on First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross we discussed changes in immigration law.

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