News 3-27-2020

The amount of positive COVID-19 positive patients continues to rise in Florida. The latest numbers, according to a release from the Florida Department of Health is 2,484 total reported cases as of 6 p.m. March 26th.  2,359 of those are actually Florida residents. The death toll has risen to 29. There are no positive cases reported in Hendry, Glades or Okeechobee County. But don’t just take our word for it. Visit the COVID-19 Dashboard here: https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/96dd742462124fa0b38ddedb9b25e429

Hendry County Emergency Management released some pertinent information to help you slow the spread of the Coronavirus. Social distancing (meaning 6 ft from others) and washing your hands throughout the day are the best prevention methods. Residents not just in Hendry County but throughout the state are encouraged to stay home as much as possible, use pick up and drive-thru options, take advantage of 211 for community assistance or call 866-779-6121 for questions about Coronavirus. And remember, www.preparehendry.com is always open.

Road work to look out for includes US. 27 from Fifth Street to north of State Road 78 getting a facelift. They’ll be improving the drainage, sidewalks and road shoulders, and installing curb and gutter, signage and pavement markings, and water and sewer lines along U.S. 27. Work also includes replacing traffic signals at Sixth Street and Tenth Street and adding new streetlights at 10th Street and S.R. 78 intersections. Motorists should expect periodic nighttime and daytime lane closures on U.S. 27 during construction. Please use caution and watch for workers in the construction zone. Estimated project completion is summer 2020.

Effective April 1 through July 31 Florida Teacher Certification Examinations candidates may register for FTCE exams free of charge. Vouchers will remain valid for up to one year from the date of registration. However, test site availability through April 16, 2020 is currently limited due to COVID-19-related closures in Florida and nationally due to federal and local safety guidelines.

As testing sites open, Florida examinees will be scheduled for testing on a first-come, first-served basis. Beginning April 1, 2020, you may visit http://www.fl.nesinc.com/ to register for free examinations through midnight, July 31. Please note that any FTCE registrations made prior to April 1, 2020 are subject to current fees. However, examinees who have paid these fees may cancel registrations up to 24 hours prior to their scheduled test time and receive a full refund.

Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County is Searching for Danathan Facen his last known address is West Palm Beach Rd., South Bay. He’s wanted for VIOLATION OF PROBATION on FELONY BATTERY charges. IF you have any information on the whereabouts of Danathan Facen, Contact Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach county.