How Marion has kept its COVID-19 numbers low

(Ocala Gazette www.ocalagazette.com) The number of new COVID-19 cases in Ocala/Marion County has jumped sharply in recent weeks.  Yet the community remains among Florida’s best at avoiding the ravages of coronavirus, according to state data. As of July 1, Marion County reported 727 total coronavirus cases, with 477 added just since June 1, state Health[…]

New rescue amid COVID-19 situation

Late last night, we received a call to rescue an African serval – a small wild cat. “Simba” – the 2-year-old serval had not done anything wrong; he was simply an attempted pet and found himself in an inappropriate situation. With all of the quarantine and stress of the Coronavirus pandemic, we needed a little[…]

What about animals and COVID-19?

The CDC announced from recent studies on COVID-19 that a portion of individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms or who are pre-symptomatic can transmit the virus to others. This means that the virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity—for example, speaking, coughing, or sneezing—even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms, according to the[…]