Today at the Editor’s glance: City Repertory Theatre’s “Twisted”, a comic adult musical with adult themes and language, directed by Beau Wade, closes out its run with a 3 p.m. matinee at its City Marketplace theater. Tickets are $10 for students, $25 for everyone else. Tickets available here. From the Borowitz Report: “In his most scathing assignment of blame to date, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis blasted the other forty-nine states for conspiring to make his own look bad. ‘Our covid numbers wouldn’t seem so terrible if other states’ numbers weren’t better,’ he said. ‘You don’t have to be a detective to figure out who stands to benefit from this scenario.'”
Vaccinations and Covid testing: Given the unprecedented volume of positive Covid-19 cases in our community, the Flagler County Health Department has modified its testing and vaccination schedules for the first and second weeks of August. All testing and vaccination will take place Monday, Aug. 2, and Tuesday, Aug. 3 from 4:00 to 6:30PM at the Flagler County Health Department, 301 Dr. Carter Blvd, Bunnell.
Snyder also shared that the department is prioritizing testing for individuals with COVID symptoms and that testing is by appointment only. Reservations can be made by calling 386-437-7350 ext. 0, weekdays between 8AM and 4:30PM. Since the health department has stopped offering COVID testing for travel, residents requiring this verification will need to coordinate with a Flagler County pharmacy.
The department is prioritizing testing for individuals with Covid symptoms and that testing is by appointment only. Reservations can be made by calling 386-437-7350 ext. 0, weekdays between 8AM and 4:30PM. Since the health department has stopped offering Covid testing for travel, residents requiring this verification will need to coordinate with a Flagler County pharmacy.
The health department will transition to offer testing and vaccinations five afternoons a week starting Monday, August 9, with the potential to add a second location (120 Airport Road, 2nd floor) in the coming weeks. No appointments are necessary for vaccinations. The health department currently offers the Pfizer vaccine, which is approved for adults and children over age 12.
Snyder added, “On July 28, the CDC updated its guidance that even vaccinated people in high risk communities like Flagler County should wear masks indoors. The Delta Variant is highly contagious, which helps to explain why we had 665 positive cases this week compared with 400 a week ago. Please get vaccinated, wear a mask, wash your hands and social distance whenever possible. If you need to get tested and don’t have symptoms, reach out to any pharmacy in the area. This is our shot, Flagler. Stay safe.” For more information about COVID-19 vaccination and testing efforts, please visit https://flhealthcovid19.gov/.
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Flagler County Drug Court Convenes
Uncouth: Open Mic Night
Free For All Fridays With Host David Ayres on WNZF
Blue 22 Forum
11th Annual Spoonbills & Sprockets Cycling Tour
First Saturday Creative Bazaar Arts & Crafts Market
Flagler Beach Farmers Market
Grace Community Food Pantry on Education Way
Family Farm Festival at Florida Agricultural Museum
Michael Butler at AAUW: What is Academic Freedom and Why Does It Matter?
Sunshine and Sandals Social at Cornerstone
Jazz Appreciation Month Concert
For the full calendar, go here.
“We were bred of earth before we were bred of our mothers. Once born, we can live without mother or father, or any other kin, or any friend, or any human love. We cannot live without the earth or apart from it, and something is shriveled in a man’s heart when he turns away from it and concerns himself only with the affairs of men.”
–Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, from “Cross Creek” (1942). Rawlings was born on this day in 1896 in Washington, D.C. She died in St. Augustine in 1953.
The Geode says
The title of this cartoon should read: “If you are afraid of sharks, DON’T GO IN THE WATER”. Just like people have the option to wear masks, get vaccinated, OR STAY HOME
You don’t need a “governor” to hold your hand or tell you this…