Tuesday October 6, 2020

The Hendry County School Districts COVID-19 dashboard shows 43 students currently under quarantine, 15 of them from LaBelle Middle School, 13 of them from Clewiston High. Three students have confirmed positive district wide. Two staff members have tested positive between Clewiston High and LaBelle Middle Schools while three staff remain in quarantine. County wide in Hendry, cases have reached 2,089. Forty-two people have died. Remember, the key to avoiding the Coronavirus is good personal hygiene. Washing your hands for at least 20-30 seconds with soap and water or using a hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol in it is recommended. Avoid touching your eyes or face with unwashed hands. Practice social distancing by keeping at least six feet away from someone when greeting them and not shaking any hands. Avoid shopping at peak hours and use delivery services instead.  Avoid places where there are 10 people or more.

The voter registration deadline has passed! Now its time to prepare to go to the poll! www.hendryelections.org and www.voteglades.com have detailed information about the voting process. Not to mention polling locations, local candidates, sample ballots and election dates and time. Brenda Hoots, Supervisor of Elections for Hendry County says, early voting is the focus right now, as the elections office is making accommodations. Visit www.hendryelections.org and www.voteglades.com for more.

Two organizations led by teenagers are helping Belle Glade residents when it comes to the U.S. Census and staying safe during the pandemic. The organization “Stand Up, Be Counted”, which is founded by two Glades Central High School students, along with “Hello Hygenics”, which is a Spanish River High School student organization went into Palm Beach County communities on Sunday to encourage people to fill out the census. The census deadline has recently been extended. Visit https://my2020census.gov/ to start the questionnaire.

The Goodwill Mobile Job Link will return to the Montura Community on Wednesday October 7 from 9:30 to 12:30 at 509 Hope Circle. The job link has 12 computers with internet access. They assist with employment services, resumes and cover letters, unemployment applications, ACCESS Florida, FASFA application and more. Gian Carlos Castano is the coordinator for the mobile job link. He says, people should call 239-634-9601 today to make an appointment.