St Johns County COVID19 Update – April 7

April 7 COVID19 update from St Johns County, FL brought us the latest news and comments from the public on the national crisis and how it is affecting us here.

St Augustine, COVID19, France & Tango

Here is an update on news of St Augustine and beyond as we wait another day. Please stay safe and wear a mask.

St Johns County Emergency Meeting

St Johns County Emergency Meeting to update its residents went down today at 9:00am, so here it is in a nutshell. Stay safe and listen to the experts.

Angela’s Common Health Story

Angela Stewart is fighting cancer, and as many other Americans had health insurance. She also ran into the typical roadblocks that so many others run into, as the system becomes more expensive, more complicated, and throws the patient who needs to heal into a world of stress and an unpredictable financial future.

Kombucha with Style

First Coast.TV got a chance to meet Steve Kombucha at his laboratory where he makes some of the best Kombucha in town. The lines around his kiosk at the farmers market in St. Augustine a test to the quality of his brew. He was kind enough to sit with us and explain his madness behind his wonderful drink.


The Zika Virus and St Johns County

The Zika Virus is all over the news, on CNN, NPR, ABC, CBS, Fox and many other media outlets are covering this. So First Coast.TV decided to go to Anastasia Mosquito Control District to ask questions about the Zika Virus threat to St Johns County and neighboring counties, We spoke with Christhopher Bibbs, and got some awesome information.

2016 Yoga Asana Championship

On Saturday, April 2, 2016, USA Yoga and its sponsors presented the 2016 Florida USA Yoga Asana Championship. Welcoming competitors from any yoga school or style, this regional competition is divided into youth, adult, and senior divisions, with men and women categories in each age division. Competitors score on balance, flexibility, and strength in up to six performed yoga postures. The first place winners in each division will be invited to compete in the USA Yoga Asana National Championship.

First Coast.TV got a chance to talk to Kate Vivenzio and take a look at the competition.

2016 Mosquito Control Conference & Workshop

The 13th Arbovirus Surveillance and Mosquito Control Workshop, in conjunction with the Northeast 1443 Regional Project Annual Meeting,
was held in AMCD’s new Base Station Complex located at 120 EOC Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32092, from March 29th through March 31, 2016.

The joint workshop and meeting is sponsored by AMCD,USDA/CMAVE, and the NE Group.
Dr. Michael Turell, Virologist, US Army, will be the Keynote Speaker.

The purpose of this conference & worksop was to exchange and share information about mosquito-borne disease and vector mosquito population surveillance data, review recent
developed techniques for surveillance and control of mosquitoes, and provide training for professional employees.

It was attended by Entomologists, Biologists, Epidemiologists, mosquito control workers, administrators, field inspector/sprayers/technicians,
public health workers, and Veterinarians.

Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony At VA Clinic

The St. Augustine Community Based VA Outpatient Clinic, run by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, opened a new location last Monday. The clinic’s temporary location at 195 Southpark Blvd, St Augustine, in St. Johns County is now open, according to Cindy Snook, a VA spokeswoman. The clinic, which is a modular facility, hosted VA Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday,30 Oct. 2015 at 1100 am, at the new Interim CBOC location.

Green Cove Springs and the Council on Aging of Clay County

Derek Hankerson had an opportunity to sit down with Andrew (Drew) DeCandis, Executive Director and Shereen Snare, Marketing and Community Manager of Council on Aging of Clay County regarding the services provided to seniors in various locations in Clay County.

To include potential course offering and transportation services for Clay County residents through Clay Transit.