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Jacksonville University announced Sunday that a student has tested positive for COVID-19.

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The elevated expressway next to TIAA Bank Field in Downtown Jacksonville will be closed Saturday, April 4, as the next phase of the Hart Bridge ramps' demolition gets underway.

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If you’re in St. Augustine, you may have the choice to have your temperature monitored as part of a pilot project to detect the presence of COVID-19.

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Duval County ranked No. 3 in the country for travel, despite people being encouraged to stay at home, according to an analysis  by The New York Times.

A child rides a scooter past barricades at the entrance of a park, which was closed to vehicular traffic to help encourage social distancing to slow the spread of coronavirus.
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Cases of child abuse and neglect are expected to rise in the coming weeks and months due to the coronavirus.

A student works through a math problem with their iPad at the ready.
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The FBI says there could be an increased risk for child exploitation during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Monday was the first day of online learning in St. Johns County, but things didn't go entirely to plan.

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Several local elected officials, with help from Farm Share, will get together and host a free food drive-through in Jacksonville on Saturday to help families in need get through the coronavirus pandemic.

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While many businesses have slowed down or been ground to a halt by COVID-19, one that is getting a boost is the digital notary business.

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A University of North Florida employee has tested positive for the coronavirus.

A woman wearing a protective mask watches television in her home.
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As people self-isolate and self-quarantine to help stop the spread of coronavirus, abusers frequently have greater access to their victims. Meanwhile, victims of sexual assault and domestic abuse have less acess to help.

Students with laptops
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Duval County Public Schools is expanding the times and distribution locations for students in need of laptops for virtual learning.

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The St. Johns Riverkeeper has launched a social media campaign to help Northeast Floridians cope with the coronavirus pandemic through nature.

Chef's Garden Catering & Events Executive Chef and co-owner Jamey Evoniuk.
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As governments start enforcing social distancing to stop the spread of coronavirus, businesses are being forced to explore creative solutions to deal with the economic ramifactions of the pandemic.

Jacksonville Beach
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All Duval County beaches will be closed to the public beginning at 5 p.m. Friday.

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The Northeast Florida Regional Council has put together a resource guide for small businesses struggling with the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville Executive Director Joy Young speaking at the Times-Union Center.
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The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville is asking City Hall for more money as it explores how to help local artists and nonprofits deal with the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. At the same time, the council itself is grappling with a $95,000 hole in its budget.

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As Florida’s 2020 legislative session comes to a close, lawmakers can celebrate the bills they passed. But hundreds of other proposals died along the way, including a bill that would have established a state-wide office of resiliency.

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Jacksonville will likely have two more COVID-19 testing sites by week’s end. 

Fresh produce was sparse Saturday morning, March 14, at the Deerwood Lakes Publix.
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Supermarkets across the First Coast have plans in place to keep the food and supplies flowing, despite demand surges on some items, and many are giving older shoppers time alone in the store before doors open to the general public.

Downtown Jacksonville Art Walk
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April's First Wednesday Art Walk has been canceled due 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. 

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry
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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said Wednesday he could enforce a city-wide lockdown if residents don't self-quarantine as more confirmed COVID-19 cases continue to pop up.

St. Augustine old town
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered Tuesday that all bars and nightclubs close for the next 30 days to help stop the spread of coronavirus. The city of St. Augustine is taking that a step further by banning alcohol sales at restaurants.

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Scattered throughout a $93.2 billion budget set to go before the House and Senate on Thursday are more than 750 line items --- collectively exceeding $400 million --- tied to proposals lawmakers filed months ago to bring money to regions they represent.

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Florida lawmakers will vote Thursday on a proposed state budget that includes spending $500 million to increase teacher salaries.

Cars lining up at Ascension St. Vincent's COVID-19 testing site.
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Ascension Medical Group St. Vincent’s has opened a drive-through testing site for COVID-19 in Jacksonville.

Cars line up outside the Central Outreach Wellness Center on the Northside of Pittsburgh Monday, March 16, 2020, for drive-by testing for COVID-19.
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Mayor Lenny Curry announced Monday that Jacksonville would be getting a drive up coronavirus testing site by the end of the week.

Mayor Lenny Curry speaking at a City Council meeting on COVID-19 on Monday.
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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced Monday that he is limiting the crowd capacity of establishments for recreational and social gatherings to 50 people and banning the sale of alcohol after midnight.

Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
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Hospitals across the First Coast, including Mayo Clinic and the Orange Park Medical Center, confirm they’re treating coronavirus patients. As the outbreak is expected to worsen, hospitals are taking steps to limit exposure to their patients and staff. Some of those measures pose a challenge to students who are required to have hands-on experience in medical facilities.

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