The Florida Department of Health in St. Johns County is now vaccinating people 65 and older after receiving its first shipment of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. However, new appointments are not currently being accepted, the county said, and people should "check back this weekend" for further information.
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Clay and Putnam counties due to Tropical Storm Eta. The storm is expected to affect the First Coast as a depression beginning overnight on Thursday, with the worst effects expected in Jacksonville around sunrise on Thursday.
Conditions are expected to rapidly improve by Thursday afternoon across most areas of the state.
With flooding in St. Augustine due to rain, high tides and Hurricane Teddy in the Atlantic Ocean, the city is offering residents free parking at the multi-level Historic Downtown Park Facility Monday, Sept. 21, and Tuesday, Sept. 22.
The St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce will once again host its “Politics in St. Johns” event this year, but due to crowd restrictions imposed in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the event will be held online instead of in-person.
A St. Johns County Commissioner proposed a mandatory mask mandate during Tuesday’s special emergency meeting, but the motion failed as none of the other commissioners were willing to second the proposal, even as one of their colleagues is in “critical” condition due to complications from COVID-19.
WJCT News partner News4Jax reports that St. Johns County School Board members on Tuesday asked the school district to explore pushing back the school start date to give the district more time to implement COVID-19 safety plans and allow parents to make decisions.