Jacksonville working to convert COVID-19 testing sites to vaccine locations
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The City of Jacksonville is attempting to convert COVID-19 testing sites into locations where citizens can receive the vaccine. Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the city Brian Hughes said Monday morning during a Jacksonville City Council committee meeting that the hope is that at least two of the testing sites will be converted to vaccine sites as soon as next week. “I’m not guaranteeing that because, again, there are several elements of that out of control.”MORE | Jacksonville seniors begin getting COVID-19 vaccinesHe didn’t say which sites would be converted first but added that the testing sites at Regency Square Mall and the Legends Center are in play. “People are very interested in getting this vaccine and I’m glad to hear that,” Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said during an afternoon press conference. “I understand that residents had trouble getting through on the appointment line that the Department of Health set up for this purpose.
COVID-19 frustration bubbles over in European basketball
Europe's top basketball league features teams from 10 countries navigating COVID-19 cases, international travel restrictions and last-minute postponements. NBA great Tony Parker's team in France has played only half of its scheduled games in the EuroLeague. The chaotic start prompted Milan coach Ettore Messina on Monday to call for suspending the season until March or April. Germany, France, Italy, Greece and Spain — all home to EuroLeague teams — have implemented tougher restrictions. While European soccer leagues have managed to continue mostly uninterrupted, basketball has been a grind.