Twenty-one pedestrians and 17 bicyclists were hit on the state road from January 2016 to March 2021, according to data from the Gainesville Police Department. Three additional pedestrians were hit in the parking lot of the Circle K at 20 NE Waldo Rd during the same time frame.
The data will be used to determine if and when a booster COVID-19 vaccine would be necessary, Oak Hammock CITRUS study manager and RN Tiffany Bach said.
The Florida Department of Health will no longer release COVID-19 statistics daily, switching to reporting COVID-19 cases and vaccinations on a weekly basis. The number of fatalities will also no longer be provided.
Alachua County Public Schools students, parents and teachers reflect on a full school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic
Alachua County Public Schools had 40 students and faculty members in quarantine as of Tuesday evening — a decrease of 45 cases since June 8, according to the school district’s COVID-19 dashboard.
Gainesville’s City Commission unanimously passed a motion that will notify residents of any future land development updates. The notifications would be sent to affected neighborhood associations and anyone who voluntarily signs up to receive them.
Blood donation centers nationwide are still experiencing shortages caused by the pandemic. The center is in critical need of type O-, the universally accepted blood type, and O+, which can be accepted by everyone with a positive blood type.
Audrey Cheves and her mother, Melissa Cheves, were hit by a car on Northwest 39th Avenue while driving out of the Publix parking lot June 5. Audrey Cheves was pronounced dead at the scene. She was 18 years old.
UMOJA, a Celebration of Black Artists in Alachua County, opened May 25 and will fill both galleries at 1314 S Main Street until June 19. The word ‘umoja’ means unity in Swahili, and the exhibit serves as a step toward a more accurate representation of the community around the gallery.
Parking accessibility for RVs and tiny houses could expand as Alachua County commissioners consider amending rules for RVs and tiny homes.
The Alachua County Public School superintendent did not renew nine administration members’ contracts, removing them from their positions at the school year’s end.
Alachua County Public Schools had 85 students and faculty members in quarantine as of Tuesday evening — an increase of about 15 cases since June 1, according to the school district’s COVID-19 dashboard.
At the beginning of the Fall semester, the staff had one outstanding task — documenting a year of Hyflex classes spent wearing masks and on Zoom.
The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office found 13-year-old Delia Young’s body on Wednesday after she had been reported missing on May 16.