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Nick Watney’s positive COVID-19 test: a breakdown or a success?

Did the PGA Tour having one player testing positive for the coronavirus in the second week of its “Return to Golf” constitute a breakdown in the exhaustive protocols?

But one thing was certain in the wake of Nick Watney testing positive for the virus on Friday at the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head Island, S.C., -- two days after a negative test that enabled him to play in the first round -- the Tour can try to maintain its Jacksonville Cryptocurrency News tournament “bubble” but players are still exposed to the outside world, and one of them after another told the Associated Press of the crowded conditions in restaurants and other public areas around the Harbour Town Golf Links

Coronavirus: Confirmed Florida cases and where they are located

At least 20 JSO inmates test positive for COVID-19

At least 20 inmates at a correctional facility linked to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office have tested positive for COVID-19, the Sheriff’s Office confirmed Sunday.

The Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that the first of these positive tests involved two inmates on Friday. Jacksonville Stock Market JSO also said that inmates and employees were exposed Friday to a contract employee who also tested positive for the disease.

‘Incredible’ Jacksonville-area nonprofits recognized for collaboration, innovation

Seven Northeast Florida nonprofits have been honored for going above and beyond to serve the community in the past year, including four organizations that launched projects related to the coronavirus pandemic.

The two “Local Focus. Lasting Impact” awards were founded in 2011 by the Nonprofit Center, The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida and the Jessie Ball duPont Fund.

 Whitey’s Fish Camp, three St. Augustine restaurants close

The bar and restaurant scene on the First Coast remains chaotic, with Whitey’s Fish Camp in Orange Park closing for the weekend, two restaurants on Anastasia Boulevard in St. Augustine Beach, Gas Full Service Restaurant and Blackfly, and Collage on Hypolita Street, closing for longer periods — all due to employees either testing positive for the COVID-19 virus or coming into contact with someone who had tested positive.

In addition, Scarlett O’Hara’s in St. Augustine has opened only its outdoor bar and is serving beverages, with no food service.

As college athletes return, waivers and questions await

Across the country, universities have begun the process of getting ready to play through a public health crisis.

As athletes return to campus, what are they signing up for

Florida adds more than 3,400 COVID-19 cases

The Florida Department of Health again added more than 3,000 new coronavirus cases, with 207 of those in Duval County, in Sunday morning’s daily report on the coronavirus pandemic.

The report listed 97,291 COVID-19 cases around Florida, Jacksonville Press Release Distribution an increase of 3,494 from Saturday’s report — the third-highest increase on record, although fewer new cases than reported Saturday.

Korn Ferry Tour officials not ruling out a return of the tour to First Coast

Although success was hard to measure with no fans and no corporate hospitality, two Korn Ferry tournaments in a row played on the First Coast in the last two weeks might be a signal that the tour could return to the area on a permanent basis.

The two tournaments were played at the Valley and King & Bear as part of the revamped schedule in which five new tournaments were added on a one-off basis to give players more opportunities to ply their trade, after losing three months because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Jaguars, other NFL players advised by NFLPA not to work out together this offseason due to COVID-19 concerns

Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew will not be leading any more voluntary workouts with his teammates at the Episcopal School of Jacksonville’s football stadium as he did last week.

That is because the National Football League Players Association medical director Thom Mayer is advising players to avoid working out with teammates in private workouts before training camp opens next month to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Behind closed doors: Mental health issues compounded by COVID-19 quarantine

For Northeast Florida residents with substance dependency, rocky relationships, mental health issues and other challenges, Jacksonville Political News COVID-19 added another layer of stress that left unchecked, experts fear, could lead to worse outcomes.

IMAX Theater at World Golf Hall of Fame to reopen June 26

The World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater announced it will reopen June 26, with new business hours from noon to 7 p.m.

Theater capacity will be 50% and many safety precautions are being taken.

Mark Woods: Sorry, but you’re stuck with me on Father’s Day

This seems like a good day to step away from the news. Maybe go for a paddle on the St. Johns, watch the return of Liverpool FC, and tell my daughter on this Father’s Day, I’m particularly grateful to be her dad.

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