Searching for an at-home COVID-19 test? Does it matter which brand you find?
While you hunt for an at-home COVID-19 test, should you worry about which brand you find? News4JAX consumer investigator Lauren Verno gets answers inside a local lab, finding out if the brand matters and learning what you need to do first after opening the box.
Owners of embattled COVID-19 testing company under microscope for lavish lifestyle
The owners of a company operating hundreds of pop-up COVID-19 testing sites across the country, including one in Jacksonville, have been the subject of several investigations by major media outlets over how they’re spending their money.
Where will free N95 masks be available in Florida?
The Biden administration will begin making 400 million N95 masks available for free to U.S. residents starting next week, now that federal officials are emphasizing their better protection against the omicron variant of COVID-19 over cloth face coverings.
School families grapple with soaring COVID cases, suspended contact tracing
When the Florida Department of Health opted to suspend contact tracing in Duval County Public Schools Friday, it left families concerned about the rapid spread of COVID-19′s omicron variant confused — and wondering how to surveil a disease that can be transferred between asymptomatic patients.
Florida adds 430,000 infections to weekly caseload, setting record
With the highly contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus continuing to spread, Florida totaled more than 430,000 cases of COVID-19 during the week that ended Thursday, according to a report released Friday by the state Department of Health.
COVID-19 testing available for Nassau County students, school district says
The Nassau County School District on Friday announced COVID-19 testing will be available for students who are symptomatic or have previously tested positive for COVID-19 and would like to return to school, verified by a negative test, before 10 days of isolation are complete.
What NE Florida districts say about WH distributing more COVID-19 tests to schools
With parents and school systems all across the country struggling to manage an increase in coronavirus cases, the White House announced it will be distributing 10 million more COVID-19 tests per month to schools nationwide to keep up with the intense demand.
1M expired COVID tests to be used in Florida after FDA grants new extension, DeSantis says
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said 1 million Abbott COVID-19 rapid tests that expired in a warehouse in December are now “going out” to testing sites after their usage date was extended to March 2022 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
WHO: Record weekly jump in COVID-19 cases but fewer deaths
The World Health Organization says a record 9_5 million COVID-19 cases were tallied over the last week as the omicron variant of the coronavirus swept the planet, a 71% increase from the previous 7-day period that the U_N_ health agency likened to a “tsunami.”.