TRENDING NEWS Archives for 2020-04

Treasure Coast business owners celebrate reopening of state

STUART, Fla. —

The streets were still fairly quiet in Stuart Wednesday night, but there was definitely a different feel in the downtown area.

 

https://www.wpbf.com/article/treasure-coast-business-owners-celebrate-reopening-of-state/32324926

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Palm Beach County excluded from state's plan to re-open Florida

 

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced his plan to re-open the state of Florida following the COVID-19 outbreak.

 

The Governor announced that the re-opening plan does not include Palm Beach, Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

 

https://www.wpbf.com/article/gov-desantis-plan-to-reopen-florida/32320209

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Charities honor nurses, drop off much needed groceries

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. —

The vans pulled into the parking lot of Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach and were welcomed with a loud ovation.

 

https://www.wpbf.com/article/charities-honor-nurses-drop-off-much-needed-groceries/32309041?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Coronavirus%20Newsletter%202020-04-29&utm_term=wpbf_corononavirus_COMBINED

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Beaches reopen in St. Lucie and Indian River counties

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. —

Beaches in St. Lucie and Indian River Counties have reopened. However, it wasn't without some brief issues

 

https://www.wpbf.com/article/beaches-reopen-in-st-lucie-and-indian-river-co

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First Platform To Thank Medical Heroes Goes Live

During this time of crisis in our nation, it’s essential that we join together to honor and thank the first responders in the hospitals, nursing homes and health care facilities – both the seen (nurses, doctors, aids, pharmacists, medics, phlebotomists, etc) and the unseen (those who work in labs, food service, janitorial, security, administration, etc). They are putting their own health and the health of their loved ones back home at risk every single day.

These people are akin to the firefighters of 911 and the law enforcement officers who run toward a shooter. While the rest of us are social distancing, they’re choosing to walk into highly challenging conditions day after day. They face angry, panicked patients (many of whom don’t qualify for testing), overcrowded facilities and increasingly limited medical supplies, including personal protective equipment essential to keep themselves from contracting the virus and bringing it home to their loved ones. And they still face the same empty grocery shelves, childcare crises, etc that we all do.

This isn't anything like dealing with a natural disaster or mass shooting. In those instances, they're also called upon to be heroes. But they're not putting their own lives or the lives of their families at risk in answering the call. And there is an end point in those instances - usually a few days or weeks. This situation requires them to put others first and even ahead of their own loved ones and there isn't a person among us who can say how long this will last. Till there's a vaccine a year from now? They choose whether to go into work or not every day and we desperately need them to keep showing up. Our lives depend on it.

You alone can make a difference by recognizing the tremendous sacrifice they're making for you and your loved ones. Applaud their unbelievable courage. Build them up by sending them a message of love, support and encouragement. You can post a very personalized message to one or several facilities in your area or spread your love and gratitude to the heroes at 12,000+ US facilities. Let’s honor these heros who aren't hearing the words "thank you" in person very often.

I would like to personally thank three of my sisters out there on the front lines every day and Rosemarie Kleitz of A Balloon Affair in Binghamton NY (another sister) who has worked with me to get this initiative going. We could really use some volunteers to ensure this Honor and Thank campaign hits its mark. We believe it can save lives.

 

More: https://www.easyeventplanning.com/honor-and-thank/

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Radio Cares April 30 Covid 19 Event

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Radio Stations across America are setting the table for a hunger-free America during this Covid 19 crisis. Over 60 million people are now impacted in some way by hunger. The radio industry and our dedicated listeners, through the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks want to help. RadioCares.org is having a one day event hosted by over 10,000 radio stations across America inviting our listeners to help… to enable children, families, and seniors to sit down at the table and share a meal.

 

Will you give a gift today to help provide healthy meals to those in need?

To support radio’s efforts to end hunger, please click on the Donate button.

Together we can Set the Table™ for a hunger-free America. Thank you for your support!

Feeding America is the leading domestic hunger relief organization with a nationwide network of 200 food banks. As individuals, charities, businesses and government, we all have a role to play in ensuring every family has enough to eat and the Feeding America network of food banks is leading the charge in communities across the country. Every dollar you give helps share 10 meals with families, children, and seniors across America. 

 

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City of Palm Beach Gardens Announces Reopening of Some Recreational Facilities

City of Palm Beach Gardens Announces Reopening of Some Recreational Facilities

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

In a memo to the City's Mayor and Council, Palm Beach Gardens City Manager Ron Ferris announced that in accordance with Palm Beach County's recent emergency order the City will begin a phased approach to reopening certain recreational activities.

 

The following City recreational facilities will be open to the public on Wednesday, April 29 at sunrise for individual use:

·       The Gardens North County District Park

·       Joe Russo Athletic Complex

·       Gardens Park

·       PGA Park

·       Mirasol Park

·       Lilac Park

·       Plant Drive

·       Lake Catherine Sports Complex & Lake Catherine Park

·       Oaks Park

·       Twins Park

·       Thompson River Linear Park

·       Sandhill Crane Access Park

·       Riverside Linear Park

·       Burns Road Walking Trail

 

Sandhill Crane Golf Course will be open for calls to schedule tee times beginning Wednesday, April 29 and open to the public on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 7:00 a.m.

 

The Aquatic Center will only be open to pass-holder lap swimmers.

 

Single play at the Tennis & Pickleball Center will begin on Monday, May 4, 2020.

 

Ironwood Park and Riverside Youth Enrichment Center remain closed. The indoor facilities at Burns Road Community Center will remain closed.

 

All playground and exercise equipment will remain closed. Restroom facilities will be available and will be disinfected a minimum of two times per day.

 

On Sunday, May 3, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to noon, the Gardens 2 Go Drive-thru Produce and Product Market is set to begin at 10500 N. Military Trail. Patrons can pick up fresh produce and other food products from vendors but will not be permitted to leave their vehicles. A drive through operation has been organized by staff with a limited number of vendors.

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Palm Beach County to reopen several recreational places Wednesday

 

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. —

On April 29 at 12:01 a.m., Palm Beach County will reopen access to boating and marine recreation, golf courses, parks, tennis courts and community pools with restrictions.

 

https://www.wpbf.com/article/palm-beach-county-officials-hold-press-briefing-on-covid-19/32291821

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Virtual Run to Feed America 5k-to help feed Americans in need due to COVID-19

 

Boynton Beach, FL: David Fleisher announced the “Virtual Run to Feed America 5k”. This FREE running event for charity brings us together as a community and benefits Feeding America.  Feeding America is the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization which has seen a huge increase in demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This virtual run takes place nationally on May 9th at 9am in each time zone.

 
"When COVID-19 paralyzed the US, I was trying to see how I could help without being a danger to myself, my kids and others. Early on, I called the hospital to ask if there was anything I could do, but they were still trying to figure it all out themselves. While I was out running, the aha moment came where I could create a virtual run with donations going to a charity. I chose Feeding America because I learned the food banks were desperate for help and had seen  a 50% plus increase in demand. Americans were in need of food due to the immediate loss of jobs. The mission is simple. I am striving to bring together family, friends and community to have some fun, get out of the house running, walking exercising and helping to feed Americans in need." says David Fleisher, Race Organizer. 


This is a virtual run. So at 9am in your respective time zone you start your time and run, walk, jog, run on your treadmill for 3.1 miles which is a 5k. You then log in your time on the registration site at RunSignup.com where you register for the event and donate if you choose.  We will have a singer sing the National Anthem at 8:50am ET.  
Visit RunSignup at the link below to register for event and donate to Feeding America (Free event)

Sign up here!

https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/BoyntonBeach/VirtualRuntoFeedAmerica5k
https://www.facebook.com/groups/790784578396458/

 

David Fleisher is available for a Zoom interview

upon request.  For press inquiries, please contact Kat at 3054905911 or email publicist@femme-preneur.com

 

About: David Fleisher is an avid runner, realtor and dad of two girls ages ten and twelve.  In 2009 during the great recession, David lost everything he had worked for and had to start over.  He knows what it's like to need help from others to put food on the table. David Fleisher is available for a Zoom interview
upon request.  

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Severe thunderstorm warning issued for north Palm Beach County

First Warning Weather Day

The National Weather Service in Miami has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for northern Palm Beach County until 1:30 p.m.

 

https://www.wpbf.com/article/severe-thunderstorm-warning-issued-for-north-palm-beach-county/32280481

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United Way COVID-19 Response Fund Palm Beach County

Because of our community's continued generosity, United Way's COVID-19 Response Fund has raised nearly $1.2 million! We have awarded $540,000 to 42 nonprofit partners who are providing food, housing support, access to healthcare, and basic needs to thousands of residents. 

 

We celebrate the ways nonprofits are meeting critical needs in our community every day, however the need continues to be great. To date, more than $23.2 million in funding has been requested by 423 local nonprofits to serve residents facing sudden economic strain.

 

Please consider making a gift and continue to give hope to our community. 100% of all individual donations to the COVID-19 Response Fund for Palm Beach County will be dispersed to agencies within Palm Beach County to ensure our most vulnerable residents are provided access to the basics.

 

https://unitedwaypbc.org/coronavirus-donate/

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Unsettled weather this weekend with a chance of strong storms

 

  • Today

    Thunderstorms likely this morning. Then a chance of scattered thunderstorms this afternoon. Storms may contain strong gusty winds. High 91F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

  • Tonight

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Low near 75F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Tomorrow

    Thunderstorms likely. Gusty winds and small hail are possible. High 86F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

  • Tomorrow Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low 68F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

 

https://www.wpbf.com/weather

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West Palm Beach Wawa closes after employee tests positive for coronavirus

 

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. —

The Wawa located on Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach is temporarily closed.

 

https://www.wpbf.com/article/west-palm-beach-wawa-closes-after-employee-tests-positive-for-coronavirus/32265732

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Palm Beach Gardens-based Garden of Life gives vitamins and supplements to local community heroes

I am excited to share this latest bit of news from Garden of Life, in case you’re working on any stories on organizations and companies giving back to those on the front lines during the pandemic. 

 

Garden of Life, which is based in Palm Beach Gardens, recently donated its vitamins and supplements to first responder and medical heroes in the community as a way to express gratitude for their efforts.

 

Donations include:

 

  • Over 3,000  units of Garden of Life products including Raw Organic Protein, Organic Grass Fed Whey Protein and Organic Fit Bars to JFK Medical Center, an acute care and surgical facility serving Palm Beach County, on Monday, April 20  
  • Over 14,500 bottles of Garden of Life products -- including mykind Organics Vitamin C Spray, mykind Organics Vitamin D3 spray and Dr. Formulated Probiotics Platinum Immune -- to Palm Beach Gardens emergency medical technicians, firefighters, police force and administrators on Tuesday, April 21 

 

Attached are some photos from the recent donations. If you are interested in further images/videos or hearing more from a Garden of Life executive about these community donations, please let me know and I can set up an interview.

 

Best,

Alyssa

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Garden of Life donation to  Palm Beach Gardens emergency medical technicians, firefighters, police force and administrators

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Palm Beach County School District announces dates for virtual graduations

 

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. —

The Palm Beach County School District has announced when schools will hold

virtual graduations.

 

https://www.wpbf.com/article/palm-beach-county-school-district-announces-dates-for-virtual-graduations/32242626

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Publix steps in to purchase farmers' food and donate to food banks

LAKELAND, Fla. —

Publix announced Wednesday a new initiative to purchase fresh produce and milk to assist farmers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Publix will donate these products directly to Feeding America member food banks in its operating area, according to a news release

 

https://www.wpbf.com/article/publix-steps-in-to-purchase-farmers-food-and-donate-to-food-banks/32243856

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SAP Virtual Take Your Child To Work Day (Thursday)

 

#SAP4KIDS - Our special guests are excited to join us for our Virtual Take Your Child to Work Day event this Thursday, 4/23 at 12pm EDT. Be sure to join us, we hope to see you there! http://sap.to/605612Lop

 

Virtual Take Your Child to Work Day

SAP is opening its “virtual doors”

with some special guests, to support

a great cause, No Kid Hungry, on 

Thursday, April 23 at 12pm EDT

 

SAP 4 KIDS Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/SAP/featured

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Over 28,300 cases of COVID-19 in Florida; 893 deaths in the state

 

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — According to the Department of Health, there were

28,309 total cases of COVID-19 in Florida as of Wednesday.

 

https://www.wpbf.com/article/florida-coronavirus-covid-19-cases-deaths-april-22/32237073

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DOEA Collaborates with Alzheimer's Association to Bring Gift of Music to Families Living With Dementia

The Florida Department of Elder Affairs and the Florida Alzheimer’s Association Collaborate to Bring the Gift of Music to Families Living With Dementia

 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., — This week, the Florida Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) began delivering over 1,000 pre-loaded MP3 players to socially isolated seniors and adults living with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia (ADRD). The gift of music is made possible through a donation from the Florida Alzheimer’s Association. Each unit will be mailed to the caregivers and families of those living with ADRD. 

 

“Protecting individuals with ADRD from further vulnerability and providing support for the caregivers of persons with ADRD remains a primary focus for this Department,” said Elder Affairs Secretary Richard Prudom. “I commend Governor Ron DeSantis for making ADRD a priority in the State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP). The music project helps improve engagement between caregivers and their loved ones, and music may help lessen social isolation by allowing people living with dementia to access long-term memories. I am grateful to the Alzheimer’s Association for donating the MP3 players to support this initiative.”

 

As Florida encourages social distancing and self-quarantining to reduce the spread of COVID-19, especially for the 65 and older population, it is equally important to ensure those same adults do not become socially isolated. Many caregivers have sheltered in place with their loved ones. Music may benefit both caregivers and those living with dementia by reducing stress or distress, enhancing their moods, and increasing the ability to effectively communicate.

 

"Although music cannot slow or prevent cognitive decline, it can improve quality of life for people with dementia. Numerous studies have shown that listening to familiar music can reduce anxiety, depression and aggressive behavior.” said Michelle Branham, vice president of public policy for the Florida region of the Alzheimer's Association. “We know that music soothes the soul and now, more than ever, older adults may feel overwhelmed and isolated. We hope these music players bring comfort and a sense of peace to seniors."

 

Each device is pre-loaded with various musical genres ranging from patriotic and country to Broadway tunes and gospel.  The distribution of music will be matched to the preference of the recipient, or with input provided by the caregiver whenever possible. Because areas of the brain linked to memories of music are often left undamaged by dementia, listening to music becomes an important part of treating and interacting with persons living with ADRD.

 

Music can be powerful. Studies have shown music may reduce agitation and improve behavioral issues that are common in the middle-stages of the disease. Even in the late stages of Alzheimer's, a person may be able to tap a beat or sing lyrics to a song from childhood. Music provides a way to connect, even after verbal communication has become difficult.

 

About the Florida Department of Elder Affairs

The Florida Department of Elder Affairs, the State Unit on Aging, helps Florida’s elders to remain healthy, safe, and independent. The Department provides most direct services through its Division of Statewide Community-Based Services, which works through the state’s eleven Area Agencies on Aging and local service providers to deliver essential services to a vital segment of the population. For more information, please visit www.elderaffairs.org.

 

About the Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia – by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's and all other dementia. Visit www.alz.org.

  


The Florida Department of Elder Affairs, the State Unit on Aging, helps elders to remain healthy, safe, and independent. For more information, please visit elderaffairs.org

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Family band turns front yard into concert stage during coronavirus outbreak

WILMINGTON ISLAND, Ga. —

With their normal venues closed and their normal source of income depleted, the band Keystone Postcard is making their front yard their new stage, and their neighbors are their audience.

 

https://www.wpbf.com/article/family-band-turns-front-yard-into-concert-stage-during-coronavirus-outbreak/32211525

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Over 27,000 cases of COVID-19 in Florida; 823 deaths in the state

According to the Department of Health, there are 27,058 total cases of COVID-19 in Florida as of Monday evening.

 

https://www.wpbf.com/article/over-27000-cases-of-covid-19-in-florida-823-deaths-in-the-state/32214749

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Georgia to Reopen Movie Theaters on April 27

Georgia will allow movie theaters and restaurants

to reopen on April 27, the governor announced on

Monday

 

https://variety.com/2020/biz/news/georgia-theaters-reopen-april-27-1234585204/

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Gov. Ron DesSantis to hold Task Force meeting to discuss reopening the state's economy

 

The Task Force Gov. Ron DeSantis is forming to make plans for reopening Florida’s economy will meet for the first time Monday.

 

https://www.wpbf.com/article/gov-ron-dessantis-to-hold-task-force-meeting-to-discuss-reopening-the-states-economy/32209026

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No business should have to close their doors as a result of the #COVID19 pandemic

 

 

 

That’s why the U.S. Chamber Foundation is teaming up with a coalition of companies to establish the #SaveSmallBusiness Fund and provide $5,000 grants to help employers get through the days and weeks ahead.

 

Learn more at: https://www.savesmallbusiness.com/

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Teen starts website to deliver groceries to seniors during coronavirus outbreak

CINCINNATI —

Trip Wright, 17, is using his quarantine time to start a food delivery service for seniors.

 

https://www.wpbf.com/article/teen-starts-website-to-deliver-groceries-to-seniors-during-coronavirus-outbreak/32130620

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First responders hand out free masks to Palm Beach residents

The Palm Beach Police and Fire Foundation are helping residents of the island by passing out six face masks per person. WPBF's Wakisha Bailey has the details.

 

https://www.wpbf.com/article/first-responders-hand-out-free-masks-to-palm-beach-residents/32190567

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One World: Together At Home -- Global Citizen, Together With Lady Gaga, Announced $127 Million In Commitments

 

NEW YORK, April 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International advocacy organization Global Citizen, together with Lady Gaga, tonight announced $127 million in commitments to date in support of healthcare workers in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

https://prnmedia.prnewswire.com/news-releases/one-world-together-at-home-301043169.html

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25,492 cases of COVID-19 in Florida; nearly 750 deaths in the state

According to the Department of Health, there are 25,492 total cases of COVID-19 in Florida as of Saturday evening.

 

https://www.wpbf.com/article/25492-cases-of-covid-19-in-florida-nearly-750-deaths-in-the-state/32197348

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PBCSD Campuses will Remain Closed for 2019-2020 School Year

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced today that due to COVID-19, all K-12 school campuses in the state will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

 

https://www.palmbeachschools.org/news/what_s_new/april_2020/pbcsd_campuses_will_remain_closed_for_2019-2020

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Kids won't go to sleep? Disney is bringing back its bedtime hotline

 

 

   

   Heads up all you sleepless parents! Disney is looking
   to make bedtime a little easier for your little ones by
   bringing back its bedtime hotline.

 

 

 

https://www.wpbf.com/article/kids-wont-go-to-sleep-disney-is-bringing-back-its-bedtime-hotline/29071397

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Florida beaches will start reopening THIS EVENING

 

 

Jacksonville Beach amid the coronavirus outbreak. Beaches and parks in Jacksonville are set to reopen at 5pm on Friday evening 'with restrictions for essential activities only'

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8229933/Beaches-Florida-start-reopening-EVENING.html?ito=facebook_share_article-top&fbclid=IwAR25ydv6j7IYTPeClyQCJNSZyBBMdJv9hwpxCEx5nGOtP72Er4Mc4GukCnQ

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Man says he was struck by lightning during a Facebook Live video while trying to capture a storm

(CNN) HONOLULU (Video from KITV via CNN) — A Hawaii man says he was struck by lightning while attempting to capture video of a storm as he was standing on the roof of a Honolulu building.

 

https://www.wpbf.com/article/man-says-he-was-struck-by-lightning-during-a-facebook-live-video-while-trying-to-capture-a-storm/32167373

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Over 23,300 cases of COVID-19 in Florida; Death toll climbs to 668 in state

 

According to the Department of Health, there are 23,340 total cases of COVID-19 in Florida as of Thursday.

 

https://www.wpbf.com/article/over-23300-cases-of-covid-19-in-florida-death-toll-climbs-to-668-in-state/32177257

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St. Lucie County announces that graduation ceremonies will be streamed online

 

St. Lucie County Public Schools announced Thursday that they will be holding virtual graduations to celebrate and recognize the class of 2020.

 

https://www.wpbf.com/article/st-lucie-county-announces-that-graduation-ceremonies-will-be-streamed-online/32175025

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Palm Beach County schools announce virtual graduations for class of 2020

 

The Palm Beach County School District announced Thursday that they will be hosting virtual graduation ceremonies for the class of 2020.

 

https://www.wpbf.com/article/palm-beach-county-schools-announce-virtual-graduations-for-class-of-2020/32159687

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Gov. DeSantis announces text hotline for COVID-19 updates

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday a new hotline for Florida residents to be updated with COVID-19 information. DeSantis said periodic updates and additional information, like new testing sites, would be sent to those who register.

 

https://www.wpbf.com/article/gov-desantis-announces-text-hotline-for-covid-19-updates/32147299

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21,019 cases of COVID-19 in Florida; 499 deaths in the state

 

According to the Department of Health, there are 21,019 total cases of COVID-19 in Florida as of Monday evening.

 

https://www.wpbf.com/article/21019-cases-of-covid-19-in-florida-499-deaths-in-the-state/32133360

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Palm Beach County issues emergency order urging people to wear face coverings

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. —

On Saturday, Palm Beach County issued Emergency Order 20-004, which states all residents, employees and visitors in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain should wear face coverings to help slow the spread of COVID-19

 

https://www.wpbf.com/article/town-of-palm-beach-west-palm-beach-strongly-encouraging-public-to-wear-facial-coverings/32115127

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Palm Beach Outlets to Serve as Feeding South Floridan Food Distribution Center Starting Monday, April 13, 2020

Palm Beach Outlets to Serve as

Feeding South Florida Distribution Center

 

Drive Through Available Every Monday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Starts Monday, April 13, 2020

 

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (April 2020) - Palm Beach Outlets (PalmBeachOutlets.com) is partnering with Feeding South Florida to be a Drive-Up Food Distribution Center beginning Monday, April 13, 2020 and every Monday thereafter through May, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The program welcomes anyone who needs food on a first come, first served basis. Each donation will consist of an approximate one-week supply of a protein, fresh produce, eggs, milk, and other essential goods. The Palm Beach Outlets distribution center anticipates providing donations to 700 to 800 families each week.

 

Feeding South Florida, a local 501c3 non-profit, is the state’s largest food bank, supporting 25 percent of the state’s food insecure population. The organization’s staff, volunteers and local officers will be on-site at the Palm Beach Outlets’ Congress Avenue parking lot to facilitate the weekly distribution. All Feeding South Florida organizers will follow health guidelines by wearing gloves, masks, and practicing social distancing.

 

“During this challenging time many families are struggling to put food on their tables,” says Trina Holmsted, Marketing Director of Palm Beach Outlets. “Palm Beach Outlets is proud to host this much-needed food and supply distribution effort,” she adds.

 

https://www.palmbeachoutlets.com/news/drive-up-food-distribution-at-palm-beach-outlets/2130005738

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BREAKING NEWS: 19,347 cases of COVID-19 in Florida; over 450 deaths in the state

 

According to the Department of Health, there are 19,347 total cases of COVID-19 in Florida as of Sunday. At least 452 Florida residents have died from COVID-19.

 

https://www.wpbf.com/article/19347-cases-of-covid-19-in-florida-over-450-deaths-in-the-state/32118902

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Town of Palm Beach, West Palm Beach strongly encouraging public to wear facial coverings

On Saturday, the Town of Palm Beach issued Emergency Order 2020-02 which strongly encourages residents, employees and visitors to wear facial coverings to help slow the

spread of COVID-19.

 

West Palm Beach Mayor Keith A. James and the City of West Palm Beach Emergency

Management team also announced they encourage the use of face coverings in public

settings where social distancing measures are difficulty to maintain.

 

Facial masks can take any form as long as the mouth and nose are covered. Homemade

masks have been made using scarfs, bandanas, handkerchiefs and other cloth coverings.

The Town of Palm Beach states the use of N95 rated masks should be avoided as they are

a necessity for healthcare workers

 

https://www.wpbf.com/article/town-of-palm-beach-west-palm-beach-strongly-encouraging-public-to-wear-facial-coverings/32115127

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How to host a virtual Easter egg hunt with family and friends

With some creativity (and videoconferencing skills), the restrictions won't damper your family's favorite

festivities on Easter Sunday

 

https://www.wpbf.com/article/virtual-easter-egg-hunts/32102607

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Federal Programs For FREE MEDICINE (PAP) In All 50 States

 

Health and Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs

NACo’s Live Healthy Programs (Discount Prog.) 877-321-2652

https://www.nacohealth.org/

 

Advocate My Insurance 888-350-1370

http://advocatemyinsurance.com/

 

Prescription Care 866-299-0857

https://www.prescriptioncare.com/

 

ALABAMA

• Madison County Senior Assistance Programs 256-532-3345

https://www.madisoncountyal.gov/services/senior-rx

• Alabama Assistance Program 877-507-5445

https://www.rxresource.org/free-plans/alabama.html

 

ALASKA

• Rx Assistance Program 800-380-6369

https://www.staterxplans.us/alaska.html

• Chronic and Acute Medical Assistance 800-780-9972

http://dhss.alaska.gov/dhcs/Pages/medicaid_medicare/helpline.aspx

• Denali KidCare (Childrens Health Care Assistance) 888-318-8890

https://www.benefits.gov/benefit/1595

 

ARIZONA

• Medical Assistance Programs 855-432-7587

https://des.az.gov/about-des/contact-us/des-program-and-services-contact-numbers

• State Health Insurance Assistant Program 800-432-4040

https://www.caregiver.org/state-health-insurance-assistance-program-ship

• Arizona Coppe RX (Senior or Disabled) Program 888-227-8315

http://www.arizonaselfhelp.org/programs/detail/17/

 

ARKANSAS

• Arkansas Financial Assistant Programs 800-950-8233

https://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/arkansas_assistance_programs.html

• ARKids First 888-474-8275

• Health Care Access Program 800-950-8233

 

CALIFORNIA

• Health Insurance Counseling Advocacy Program 800-434-0222

https://cahealthadvocates.org/hicap/

 

COLORADO

• Colorado Assistance RX Programs 720-539-1424

https://www.staterxplans.us/colorado.html

 

CONNECTICUT

• Connecticut Drug Card 877-202-2214

https://ctdrugcard.com/index

• Connecticut Health Care Service Programs

https://portal.ct.gov/DSS/Services/Health-and-Home-Care/Health-Care-Services

 

DELAWARE

• Delaware Prescription Assistance Program 800-996-9969

https://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dmma/dpap.html

• Medicaid and Medical Assistance Program 800-996-9969

https://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dmma/

 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

• DC Rx Card 800-931-5042

https://dcrxcard.com/

• DC Healthy Families 888-557-1116

https://www.dchealthyfamilies.com/Home/Default.aspx

• Medical Assistant Programs 202-442-5988

https://dhcf.dc.gov/page/medical-assistance-programs-information-and-eligibility

 

FLORIDA

• Prescription Assistance Program RX Card 850-764-1919

https://floridarxcard.com/

• Shine For Florida Elderly 800-963-5337

http://www.floridashine.org/

• The Assistance Fund 877-245-4412

https://tafcares.org/

• Simple Fill 877-386-0206

https://simplefill.com/

• Martin County- Prescription Assistance Program 606-298-0413

http://www.martincountyhealth.org/

 

GEORGIA

• Georgia Drug Card 888-214-7721

www.pparx.org

• Georgia Medicare and Patient Assistance Program 866-552-4464

https://www.mygeorgiacares.org/Medicare/Financial-Assistance-Programs-LIS-MSP-and-PAP

• Peach Care (18 and under) 877-427-3224

https://dch.georgia.gov/peachcare-kids

 

HAWAII

• Hawaii RX Card 800-214-9458

www.hawaiirxcard.com

• Hawaii State Health Insurance Assistance Program 888-875-9229

https://hawaiiship.org/

 

IDAHO

• Children Health Insurance Plan 877-456-1233

https://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Medical/Medicaid/IdahoHealthPlanforChildren/tabid/219/

Default.aspx

• Idaho Medicaid 877-456-1233

https://www.benefits.gov/benefit/1627

 

ILLINOIS

• Illinois RX Card 888-618-1988

https://illinoisrxcard.com/

• Cook County Illinois Access to Care 708-531-0680

https://accesstocare.org/

• Illinois All Kids Health Care Coverage 866-255-5437

https://www.illinois.gov/hfs/MedicalPrograms/AllKids/Pages/application.aspx

• Illinois Medical Programs 217-785-8036

https://www.illinois.gov/hfs/MedicalClients/Pages/medicalprograms.aspx

 

INDIANA

• Indiana RX Card 888-446-3979

https://www.staterxplans.us/indiana.html

• Hoosier Healthwise (children, Pregnant women, low income families) 800-899-9949

https://www.in.gov/medicaid/members/174.htm

• Hoosier Rx 65+ 866-267-4679

https://www.in.gov/fssa/ompp/3526.htm

• Indiana State Health Insurance Assistance Program 800-452-4800

https://www.in.gov/ship/index.htm

 

IOWA

• Iowa Senior Health Insurance Information Program 800-351-4664

https://www.staterxplans.us/iowa.html

• Iowa Drug Card 877-321-6755

https://iowadrugcard.com/

• Children’s Health Insurance 800-257-8563

https://dhs.iowa.gov/hawki

• Community Health Free Clinic 319-221-1586

https://www.communityhfc.org/contact/

 

KANSAS

• Medicaid Healthwave Medicade (19 under) 800-792-4884

http://www.kdheks.gov/hcf/medical_assistance/eligibility_children.html

• Kansas Drug Card 913-638-8415

https://kansasdrugcard.com/

• SHICK (Senior Health Insurance Counseling Kansas) 800-860-5260

https://www.kdads.ks.gov/commissions/commission-on-aging/medicare-programs/shick

• Rx Assist

https://www.rxassist.org/

 

KENTUCKY

• KPAP (Kentucky Prescription Assistance Program) 800-633-8100

https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dph/dpqi/hcab/Pages/kpap.aspx

• Medicare Savings Programs 502-564-6890

https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dms/dpo/epb/Pages/enroll.aspx

 

LOUISIANA

• Louisiana Drug Card 877-454-8787

https://louisianadrugcard.com/

• Senior RX 225-342-7100

https://www.louisianaanswers.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=88&Item

id=487

• LA CHIP (Children Health Insurance Program under 19) 877-252-2447

http://www.ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/222

• Senior Health Insurance Program 800-259-5300

http://www.ldi.la.gov/consumers/senior-health-shiip

• Louisiana Health Access Program 504-568-7474

https://www.lahap.org/

 

MAINE

• Insure Kids Now (children and pregnant women) 877-543-7669

https://www.insurekidsnow.gov/

• Maine Rx Card 800-931-5042

https://mainerxcard.com/

• Maine Rx Plus 866-796-2463

https://www.payingforseniorcare.com/maine/drugs-for-elderly-rx-plus

• Maine State Health Insurance Program 877-353-3771

https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oads/community-support/ship.html

 

MARYLAND

• State Medical Assistance Programs 800-456-8900

https://health.maryland.gov/gethealthcare/Pages/Home.aspx

• Maryland Rx Card 877-321-6755

https://marylandrxcard.com/

 

MASSACHUSETTES

• Massachusetts Drug Card 800-617-2645

https://madrugcard.com/

• Catastrophic Illness in Children Fund 800-882-1435

https://www.mass.gov/catastrophic-illness-in-children-relief-fund-cicrf

• Healthy Start 800-841-2900

https://www.bmc.org/pediatrics-special-kids-special-help/pay-your-childs-healthcare/healthystart-program

• SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs Everyone) 800-243-4636

https://shinema.org/

 

MICHIGAN

• Michigan Rx Card 888-908-8889

https://michiganrxcard.com/

• Michigan Health and Human Services Assistance Program 517-241-3740

https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-71547---,00.html

 

MINNESOTA

• Minnesota Drug Card 877-321-6755

https://mndrugcard.com/

• Minnesota Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare 651-539-2099

https://www.mnsure.org/shop-compare/financial-help/ma-mncare/index.jsp

 

Mississippi

• Prescription Saving Card 877-321-6755

https://www.superrxcard.com/what-is-the-super-rx-card/

 

MISSISSIPPI (con’t)

• CHIP (childrens health insurance program) 800-844-3222

https://medicaid.ms.gov/chip-enrollment/

• Mississippi Assistance Programs 800-421-2408

https://medicaid.ms.gov/programs/

 

MISSOURI

• Missouri Rx Plan 800-375-1406

https://dss.mo.gov/morx/

• Missouri Drug Card 314-919-2019

https://missouridrugcard.com/

• MC + For Kids 888-275-5908

https://www.rxresource.org/prescription-assistance/mc-for-kids.html

• Missouri HealthNet (assistance programs) 800-735-2966

https://mydss.mo.gov/healthcare

 

MONTANA

• Montana Prescription Assistance Programs 866-913-2323

https://dphhs.mt.gov/montanahealthcareprograms/prescriptiondrugassistance

• Healthy Montana Kids 877-543-7669

https://www.staterxplans.us/montana.html

• Montana Health Insurance Assistance 800-551-3191

https://dphhs.mt.gov/sltc/aging/ship

 

NEBRASKA

• Nebraska Rx Card 402-909-1128

https://nebraskarxcard.com/

• Nebraska Medicaid Program 855-632-7633

http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Medicaid-Eligibility.aspx

• Kids Connection 800-746-8420

https://nrrs.ne.gov/resources/display.php?display_resid=1592654

• Rx Assistance

https://www.rxassist.org/

 

NEVADA

• SHIP (Senior Health Insurance Program) 800-307-4444

http://adsd.nv.gov/Programs/Seniors/SHIP/SHIP_Prog/

• State Disability Rx Program 800-772-1213

http://adsd.nv.gov/Programs/Physical/DisabilityRx/DisabilityRx/

• Nevada Medical Assistance Programs 800-992-0900

http://dhhs.nv.gov/Find_Assistance/Medical_Assistance/

• Nevada Drug Card 888-826-8636

https://nevadadrugcard.com/

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

• Medication Bridge Program 603-225-0900

https://www.healthynh.com/medication-bridge.html

• VA New England Health Care System 800-892-8384 ext 6073

https://www.newengland.va.gov/

• NH Service Link 866-634-9412

https://www.servicelink.nh.gov/medicare/index.htm

• New Hampshire CHIP (Child Health Insurance Program) 877-464-2447

https://nashp.org/new-hampshire-chip-fact-sheet/

 

NEW JERSEY

• New Jersey Drug Card 877-233-3866

https://newjerseydrugcard.com/

• Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund 800-335-3863

https://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/cicrf/home/

• New Jersey Assistance Programs 800-356-1561

https://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dmahs/clients/medicaid/

• Pharmaceutical Assistance to Aged and Disabled 800-792-9745

https://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/doas/services/lua/

• Charity Care Service 866-588-5696

https://www.state.nj.us/health/charitycare/

 

NEW MEXICO

• New Mexico Medicaid 505-827-3100

https://www.hsd.state.nm.us/Medical_Assistance_Division.aspx

• New Mexico Drug Card 505-764-3740

https://newmexicodrugcard.com/

• New Mexi Kids Childrens Health Insurance Program 888-997-2583

https://www.benefits.gov/benefit/1319

 

NEW YORK

• Rx Assistance 800-931-2297

https://newyorkrxcard.com/index

• Child Health Plus 800-698-4543

https://health.ny.gov/health_care/child_health_plus/

• Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance 800-332-3742

https://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/epic/application_contact.htm

• Community Health Advocates 888-641-5400

http://communityhealthadvocates.org/

 

NORTH CAROLINA

• North Carolina Drug Card 828-638-4567

https://northcarolinadrugcard.com/

 

NORTH CAROLINA (con’t)

• North Carolina Health Choice 800-367-2229

https://medicaid.ncdhhs.gov/medicaid/get-started

• Medicaid 800-662-7030

https://medicaid.ncdhhs.gov/medicaid/

• Medicare Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) 919-807-6900

https://www.ncdoi.gov/consumers/medicare-and-seniors-health-insurance-informationprogram-shiip

• Rx Drug Card 828-638-4567

https://northcarolinadrugcard.com/

 

NORTH DAKOTA

• Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP) 877-543-7669

http://www.nd.gov/dhs/services/medicalserv/chip/

• North Dakota Rx Card

https://northdakotarxcard.com/

• Prescription Connection For North Dakota 888-575-6611

https://www.nd.gov/ndins/consumers/prescription-connection

 

OHIO

• Ohio Drug Card 513-257-0517

https://ohiodrugcard.com/

• Healthy Families 800-324-8680

https://medicaid.ohio.gov/FOR-OHIOANS/Programs/Children-Families-and-Women

• SCHIP (state childrens health insurance program) 800-324-8680

https://medicaid.ohio.gov/RESOURCES/Reports-and-Research/SCHIP

• Ohio’s Best Rx 866-923-7879

https://ohiobestrx.org/en/index.aspx

• Prescription Assistance Program of Ohio 440-352-1999

 

OKLAHOMA

• Oklahoma Drug Card 918-640-9395

https://oklahomadrugcard.com/

• Oklahoma Senior Health Insurance Program 405-521-6628

http://www.okdrs.org/guide/senior-health-insurance-counseling-program-ship

• Oklahoma Health Assistance Programs 888-365-3742

https://www.okhca.org/individuals.aspx?id=94&menu=42

 

OREGON

• Oregon Prescription Drug Program 800-913-4284

https://www.oregon.gov/oha/hpa/dsi-opdp/Pages/index.aspx

• Healthy Kids 877-314-5678

 

PENNSYLVANIA

• Pennsylvania Drug Card 800-901-2185

https://padrugcard.com/

• APPRISE 800-783-7067

https://www.aging.pa.gov/aging-services/medicare-counseling/Pages/default.aspx

• CHIP (Childrens Health Insurance Program) 800-986-5437

https://www.chipcoverspakids.com/chip-resources/Pages/ContactUs.aspx

• PACE Prescription Assistance 800-225-7223

https://www.aging.pa.gov/aging-services/prescriptions/Pages/default.aspx

• Special Pharmaceutical Benefits Program 877-356-5355 option 2

https://www.dhs.pa.gov/providers/Providers/Pages/Health%20Care%20for%20Providers/Speci

al-Pharm-Benefits-Program.aspx

 

RHODE ISLAND

• Rhode Island Rx Card 401-484-7479

https://floridarxcard.com/

• Rhode Island Pharmaceutical Assistance 401-462-3000

• PACE (55+) health care and insurance 401-490-6566

https://pace-ri.org/

• Family with Children Health Care Programs 855-697-4347

http://www.eohhs.ri.gov/Consumer/FamilieswithChildren/HealthcarePrograms.aspx

• Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) 888-884-8721

https://www.shiptacenter.org/about-medicare/regional-ship-location/rhode-island

• Assistance Programs

http://www.dhs.ri.gov/Eligibility/index.php

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

• SC Drug Card 843-259-2902

https://southcarolinadrugcard.com/

• SC Medicaid 888-549-0820

https://www.scdhhs.gov/

• Welvista Prescription Assistance 800-763-0059

https://www.welvista.org/prescription-assistance/eligibility-and-enrollment/

• Partners for Healthy Children 888-549-0820

https://www.benefits.gov/benefit/1342

• I-Care Department on Aging 800-868-9095

https://aging.sc.gov/programs-and-initiatives

 

South Dakota

• Medicaid 605-773-4678

https://dss.sd.gov/medicaid/

• State RX Card 605-951-4638

https://southdakotarxcard.com/

• CHIP (childrens health insurance program) 855-808-9380

https://dss.sd.gov/medicaid/generalinfo/medicalprograms.aspx#chip

• State Assistant Programs 605-773-3165

https://dss.sd.gov/medicaid/generalinfo/medicalprograms.aspx#chip

• SHIINE (Senior Health Information Insurance Education) 605-333-3314

http://shiine.net/

 

TENNESSEE

• Tennessee Drug Card 888-987-0688

https://tennesseedrugcard.com/

• SHIP (State Health Insurance Program) 877-801-0044

https://www.tn.gov/aging/our-programs/state-health-insurance-assistance-program--ship-.html

• TennCare 855-259-0701

https://www.tn.gov/tenncare/members-applicants.html

 

TEXAS

• TEXAS CARD 855-469-8979

https://texasdrugcard.com/

• CHIP (children’s health insurance plan) 877-543-7669

https://www.texaschildrenshealthplan.org/

• Medicaid 800-647-6558

https://hhs.texas.gov/services/health/medicaid-chip

 

UTAH

• Prescription Assistance Program 800-292-6363

https://health.utah.gov/asthma/basics/rxassist.html#what

• Together Rx Access Card 800-444-4106

https://www.togetherrxacces.com/

• RxConnect Utah 866-221-0265

http://health.utah.gov/rxconnectutah/

• Free Drug Card 888-670-0039

https://www.freedrugcardsite.com/

• Merck Patient Assistance Program 800-506-3725

https://www.merckhelps.com/

• State Health Insurance Programs

https://health.utah.gov/disparities/healthcareinutah.html

 

VERMONT

• Vermont Rx Card 800-931-5042

https://vermontrxcard.com/

• Vermont State Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) 800-642-5119

https://www.cvcoa.org/insurance-medicare-counseling.html

• Vermont Medicaid Plans 855-899-9600

https://info.healthconnect.vermont.gov/Medicaid

 

VIRGINIA

• Virginia Drug Card 866-413-9778

https://virginiadrugcard.com/

• Virginia Medicaid 804-726-7000

https://www.virginiamedicaid.dmas.virginia.gov/wps/portal/

• FAMIS 855-242-8282

https://coverva.org/

• Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program 800-552-3402

https://www.scc.virginia.gov/boi/cons/sr/vicap.aspx

• Virginia Prescription Discount Card 877-321-2652

https://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/virginia_prescription_assistan.html

• Virginia Patient Assistance Program 866-262-5510

http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/disease-prevention/patient-assistance-programs/

 

WASHINGTON

• Washington Drug Card 866-775-6971

https://washingtondrugcard.com/

• Apple Health for Kids 877-543-7669

https://www.hca.wa.gov/health-care-services-supports/program-administration/health-carechildren

• First Steps (pregnant women) 800-322-2588

https://www.hca.wa.gov/health-care-services-supports/apple-health-medicaid-coverage/firststeps-maternity-and-infant-care

 

WEST VIRGINA

• WV Rx Card 888-808-0099

https://westvirginiarxcard.com/

• WVCHIP (children’s health insurance plan) 877-982-2447

https://chip.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx

• Medicaid 800-642-8589

https://dhhr.wv.gov/bms/Members/Apply/Pages/default.aspx

• Golden Mountaineer Discount Card 877-987-3646

http://www.wvseniorservices.gov/

 

WISCONSIN

• Wisconsin Drug Card 414-215-9432

https://wisconsindrugcard.com/

• Badger Care Plus for Children 800-362-3002

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/badgercareplus/index.htm

• Senior Care 800-657-2038

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/seniorcare/index.htm

 

WYOMING

• Prescription Assistance Program 800-503-6897

https://health.wyo.gov/healthcarefin/medicaid/pharmacy-services/prescription-drugassistance-program/

• Wyoming Dept. of Health Pharmacy Services 307-777-7531

https://health.wyo.gov/healthcarefin/medicaid/pharmacy-services/

• Wyoming Medication Donation Program 855-257-5041

https://health.wyo.gov/healthcarefin/medicationdonation/

• CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) 877-543-7669

https://health.wyo.gov/healthcarefin/CHIP/

• Wyoming Rx Card 888-918-8195

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A Day of Giving: Supporting the COVID-19 Response Fund for Palm Beach County

Thousands of our neighbors are living with the unintended consequences of the pandemic from hunger relief to loss of income, and more will become in need of assistance.

WPBF 25 has teamed up with the United Way to support them through our virtual telethon. Any contribution directly supports local programs to help your neighbors have enough food, a safe place to sleep, access to care and financial stability.

 

 

https://www.wpbf.com/article/palm-beach-county-covid-19-response-fund-support/32098118

 

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HealthCare Worker Relief Facebook-A-Thon With JOHN TESH

 

HealthCare Worker Relief Facebook-A-Thon

Date:  Friday, April 17th

Time: 3pm EST (12noon pm PST)

Length:  6 hours

 

https://www.facebook.com/JohnTesh

 

Donations To Help Jupiter Medical Center Frontline Workers

https://www.gofundme.com/f/health-care-worker-relief-fund

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Pharmacy Workers Are Coming Down With COVID-19 — But They Can't Afford to Stop Working

Photo by Polina Tankilevitch from Pexels

 

 

“Someone will come into work sick and there’s nothing anyone can do about it,” a pharmacist says

 

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/pharmacy-workers-covid-19-cvs-walgreens-981204/

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Palm Beach Gardens Good Friday Holiday Closure

City Administrative offices will be observing Good Friday on April 10, 2020, therefore all remote online and teleconferencing services from the Building, Engineering, Fire Inspections and Planning & Zoning Departments will resume on Monday, April 13, 2020 at 8:00 am

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Unemployment Resources in South Florida

Many people have been furloughed or let go from their jobs due to the economic impact of COVID-19. Here are a list of resources to help you get through these difficult times:

 

https://www.wpbf.com/article/unemployment-resources-in-south-florida/32067154

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Officials announce plans for field hospital at South Florida Fairgrounds

Officials in Palm Beach County announced Wednesday that they are implementing a plan to stage a field hospital at the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach.

 

https://www.wpbf.com/article/officials-announce-plans-for-field-hospital-at-south-florida-fairgrounds/32085250

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Sen. Bernie Sanders Set To Drop Out of Presidential Race

Sen. Bernie Sanders is poised to end his quest to secure the Democratic presidential nomination, clearing the path for former Vice President Joe Biden to face off against President Donald Trump in November

 

https://variety.com/2020/politics/news/bernie-sanders-presidential-race-out-democrat-1234574598/

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Opera singer Andrea Bocelli will perform live on Easter from Italy's empty Duomo Cathedral

 

(CNN)Like most churches this Easter, the historic Duomo Cathedral in Milan, Italy, will be closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic. But over the empty pews on Sunday, the voice of famed opera singer Andrea Bocelli will echo through the cathedral during a special audience-free concert, which will be livestreamed.


http://AndreaBocelli.lnk.to/LiveFromDuomo

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Graduation ceremonies cancelled in Palm Beach County

The following letter was sent from Dr. Donald Fennoy to students and parents of the School District of Palm Beach County Class of 2020.

 

https://www.wpbf.com/article/graduation-ceremonies-cancelled-in-palm-beach-county/32073474

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Singer-songwriter John Prine dies at 73 from coronavirus complications

John Prine, the ingenious singer-songwriter who explored the heartbreaks, indignities and absurdities of everyday life in “Angel from Montgomery,” “Sam Stone,” “Hello in There” and scores of other indelible tunes, died Tuesday at the age of 73.

 

https://www.wpbf.com/article/singer-songwriter-john-prine-dies-at-73-from-coronavirus-complications/32074264

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Second Coronavirus Drive-Through Testing Site

The second Palm Beach County Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing site, located at South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road in Delray Beach, is open. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, call (561) 804-0250. Pre-approval and appointments required. 

 

For more information about the Coronavirus testing sites in Palm Beach County, click here. 

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URGENT: Covid-19 Has Effected Fundraising For American Cancer Society

As the coronavirus spreads, cancer patients and survivors are facing mounting uncertainty and risk.

 

That’s because right when these patients need us most, we’ve had to postpone or cancel thousands of fundraising events critical to protecting the people we serve. Overnight, our single greatest source of revenue vanished.

 

But cancer hasn’t stopped. Cancer patients still need us. And they still need you.

 

Please make an EMERGENCY gift right now to support cancer patients. We’ve never needed you more. Help us raise $1,000,000 online by April 8.

 

While much remains unknown about coronavirus, experts agree that cancer patients are at much greater risk. Chemo and radiation often leave a patient’s immune system severely compromised. People with cancer often have a higher risk of getting an infection, and these infections can be more serious than in people who do not have cancer.

 

This year alone, 1.8 million people will be newly diagnosed with cancer. For those newly diagnosed, for cancer survivors, for caregivers, we cannot stop.

 

Our 24/7 helpline can’t stop. Since the outbreak, 80% of our calls are related to COVID-19. Cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers need vital information, and we need to be there to provide it. In addition to our helpline, we’re providing digital one-on-one support every day. We’re updating our website in real time, with the latest news and medical reports, for one of our most vulnerable populations. And during this time, our lifesaving research to find new prevention methods and treatments has not stopped.

 

But we truly can’t do this without you.

 

This is an emergency: Please donate now to the American Cancer Society and help us continue providing crucial, lifesaving programs to cancer patients.

 

There’s only one way we’re going to get through this: Together, with your support.

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Florida governor issues stay-at-home order after weeks of resistance

The governor said "it makes sense to do this now" after President Donald Trump announced earlier this week that the administration is extending its social distancing guidelines another 30 days.

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6.5 magnitude Earthquake rocks several states

The 6.5 magnitude earthquake ratted Idaho with shaking felt across the region including Washington State, Utah, Nevada, and Canada. The epicenter was located 78 miles northeast of Boise.

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