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Treasure Coast coronavirus cases up slightly
Statewide, the Department of Health reported 270 additional cases today, for a total of 1,682 cases. Twenty-two people have died from the disease in the state.
The Treasure Coast now has two dozen confirmed cases of coronavirus: 12 in Indian River County, eight in St. Lucie County and four in Martin County. Only one case has required hospitalization.
Today’s report showed that just 21 additional tests taken in the three counties from the report a day earlier. The reports released by the Department of Health are not in real time and lag by several days. The department typically releases two reports daily: in the morning and evening.
Statewide, the Department of Health reported 270 additional cases today, for a total of 1,682 cases. 185 additional cases today for a total of 1,412 cases in Florida. Twenty-two people have died from the disease in the state.
DETAILS OF CORONAVIRUS CASES (RED DENOTES NEW CASES SINCE TUESDAY'S NEWSLETTER)
Sunrise Theatre releases rescheduled season
The Sunrise Theatre on Wednesday released its schedule of canceled and rescheduled shows as it continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the best interests of the community in mind, all public performances at the Sunrise Theatre for the Performing Arts and Black Box have been postponed or cancelled effective through April. The theater will continue to announce rescheduled dates as more information becomes available.
The theater asks that if you have tickets to a show that has been postponed or cancelled that you wait until the new date is announced to decide if you can attend. Once the rescheduled date is announced, if you are no longer able to attend that event, you can exchange your tickets for a future date or alternate show, return the tickets for a tax deductible donation to the Sunrise Theatre, receive a credit voucher or receive a full refund by contacting the box office, [email protected] or 772-461-4775 Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
An Evening With David Foster - Rescheduled Feb. 9, 2021
An American In Paris - Canceled
The Edwards Twins - Rescheduled to Jan. 21, 2021
Rocktopia - Canceled
Marilyn McCoo /Billy Davis, Jr. - Rescheduled TBD
Rodney Carrington Live - Rescheduled to July 10, 2020
The Four Tops - Rescheduled to Sept. 13, 2020
The Gin Blossoms - Rescheduled to Nov. 21, 2020
Chris Botti - Rescheduled to Jan. 27, 2021
Bruce In The USA - Rescheduled to July 18, 2020
The Psychedelic Furs - Rescheduled TBD
Smokey Joe’s Café - Canceled
David Allan Coe - Rescheduled TBD
One Night of Queen - Rescheduled to May 8, 2021
Marshall Tucker Band - May 30, 2020
Renaissance Charter School –The Little Mermaid - Rescheduled to June 26, 27, 28, 2020
SLC Clerk’s Office emphasizes Web access
The St. Lucie County Clerk’s Office encourages residents to visit stlucieclerk.com to access many of its services from the convenience of home. The office’s website can be used to make a payment, view court and official records, get documents certified, submit a public records request, and even sign up for a payment plan.
The office is also providing limited services from the lobby of its downtown Fort Pierce office. Couples can schedule an appointment to purchase a marriage license. Customers can also visit the office to get assistance with a domestic violence case, Baker Act, Marchman Act, and other essential court filings. For the latest information on services, visit stlucieclerk.com/emergency.
Brewery’s beer, food available for carryout
Pareidolia Brewing Co. , 712 Cleveland St., Sebastian, remains open for carry out beer of their many specialty brews and food from noon to 6:30 pm Tuesday to Sunday. Full menu for food and all beer and cider offered in 32-ounce growler cans or glass growler fills. Customers can call ahead at 772-571-5693 or walk up. See more at pareidoliabrewing.com.
Printer now provides pickup
Minuteman Press in Vero Beach and Port St. Lucie remains open and now provides pick-up service for orders.
“We have implemented steps to ensure we are able to serve our clients and provide goods and services that are critical to their financial well-being while at the same time keeping staff and clients safe. “We have some people working remotely and split production shifts to maintain social distancing.’’
Fast Signs and ABC Printing in Vero Beach remains open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. “We are currently open for business with no changes or interruptions to our regular production time,’’ a statement from the company said. Both curbside dropoff and pickup are available if requested.
In response to the COVID-19 heath crisis, the St Lucie County Education Foundation has announced fundraising initiative to purchase new laptops for use by St. Lucie Public Schools students and teachers.
“Our goal is to raise $100,000 as soon as possible,” said President Thom Jones.
The foundation is accepting donations of cash through Facebook, Venmo, mail in or online at www.efslc.org. The Education Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 not for profit direct support organization for St. Lucie Public Schools.
St. Lucie Public Schools will resume distance learning instructions beginning March 30. The school district has already distributed 8,500 laptops to ensure that every household has access to at least one laptop or digital device. St Lucie Public Schools has more than 40,000 students, with over 64 percent economically disadvantaged.
St. Anastasia Catholic Church livestreaming daily Masses
While the Diocese of Palm Beach has closed Masses to the public, St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Fort Pierce is livestreaming Mass daily at 8:15 a.m. Monday through Saturday and on Sunday at 7:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Masses can be accessed at www.stanastasiachurch.org and on the church’s Facebook page.
Mental Health Association’s groups canceled, counseling still available
All Mental Health Association in Indian River County classes and groups have been canceled until further notice.
The association’s Walk-In & Counseling Center will continue to remain open during normal business hours Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm for same-day mental health screenings, crisis intervention, emergency visits, and new patient evaluations.
The association is using telehealth for follow-up therapy for current patients and psychiatric medication refills. It is also available by phone for triages should anyone wish to avoid leaving their home or coming to the office.
Current patients are asked to stay home if sick and they will be treated via the telehealth services . The association’s peer-run Drop-In and Recovery Centers also remain open during normal business hours. Peer members are also asked to avoid coming to the Drop-In Center if they have a fever or are feeling sick. For more information call 772-569-9788 or visit mhairc.org.
Vero Heritage, Citrus Museum temporarily closing
Vero Heritage Inc will be temporarily ceasing business operations starting today until further notice. Until the coronavirus pandemic normalizes, Vero Heritage Inc will not be accepting any reservations or temporary holds for event rentals.
If you already have a temporary hold and/or an actual reservation, Vero Heritage will keep those dates on the calendar as is. The Indian River Citrus Museum is also temporarily closed until further notice.
“We look forward to hosting your special events and gatherings as soon as we are able,’’ said a statement issued by Vero Heritage. “And we will miss you dearly in the interim.’’
Do you have a hometown hero?
Do you know somebody on the Treasure Coast who should be singled out for praise because of their actions during the coronavirus pandemic? Whether it’s a nurse at the local hospital, a volunteer at the local food bank or a grocery clerk going the extra mile, Indian River Magazine Inc. will help you sing their praises in our new online feature Hometown Heroes of the Treasure Coast. Visit www.indianrivermagazine.com/hometown-heroes/
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