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April 2020 Blog Archive

Volusia County to Implement a COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Grant Program. Wed, Apr 29, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News.       On Tuesday afternoon, Volusia County provided preliminary plans for a grant program that is set to help small businesses reopen their doors and make a comeback from ... Read More

AdventHealth’s eCare Video Visit Usage Triples for Volusia County Schools Families During Pandemic. Tue, Apr 28, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Families with Children in Volusia County Schools are utilizing AdventHealth Video Visits, formerly known as eCare, three times more than they were before the COVID-19 Pandemic. The v... Read More

Volusia County Government Kicked-off Their Daily Briefings Today. Mon, Apr 27, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Volusia County Government kicked-off their daily briefing this afternoon, from the Emergency Operation Center in Daytona Beach.   Kevin Captain, Interim Director of Community I... Read More

Volusia County Schools High School Back-up Graduations Plans. (Updated) Mon, Apr 27, 2020   Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News.   Updated: 4/28/2020 8:41 a.m.   According to a release sent out by Kelly Schulz, Director of Community Information Services, Sunday, the district has scheduled graduati... Read More

Volusia County Government Holds COVID-19 Update Press Conference. Fri, Apr 24, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communication News.   Volusia County Government Officials held a Press Conference this afternoon with updates on County efforts, and the plans for beginning phases to re-open the county.   The confer... Read More

Panel Discussion on County Resources for Individuals and Families. Fri, Apr 24, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News.   Last Friday, Volusia County Government began a weekly series of a Live Panel Discussions with information for the Small Business resources available in the county. This week focused ... Read More

Volusia County to Host Daily Briefings from County Government. Fri, Apr 24, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   On Monday, April 27, the Volusia County Government will begin hosting daily briefings four out of five days during the week. The briefings will take place on Monday, Wednesday, Thursd... Read More

Airport to Receive $21 Million in COVID-19 Relief Funds. Wed, Apr 22, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News Airport to Receive $21 Million in COVID-19 Relief Funds.   Air travel has been down by over 90% in recent weeks, and revenue has decreased at airports across the country. As such, Dayt... Read More

Volusia County Council Plans for Phased-in Relaunch of County Services. Wed, Apr 22, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News.   Volusia County has begun preliminary plans for a phased-in relaunch of services throughout the county. There is no definitive “open” date at this time, but County staff s... Read More

Daytona Beach Police Department Looking for Suspect in Car Break-in. Tue, Apr 21, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Have you seen this man?    Daytona Beach Police Department is looking for a man regarding a car break-in from Coquina Marina in Daytona Beach last week.   The vehi... Read More

Daytona Beach Shooting Range to Close due to Lead Removal. Tue, Apr 21, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The Robert Strickland Shooting Range, in Daytona Beach, will close as of May 4, 2020 for lead removal. The range will not re-open until 9 a.m. on May 14, 2020.   Annual pass ho... Read More

VCSO Seeking Public’s Help in Home Invasion Robbery. Fri, Apr 17, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   According to a release, Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is asking for information about those responsible for a home invasion robbery that happened early Monday in New Smyrna Bea... Read More

Volusia County Government to Host a Panel Discussion for COVD-19 Assistance for Small Businesses. Thu, Apr 16, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Volusia County Manager George Recktenwald will be hosting a Panel Discussion Friday, to give information to the community about financial assistance that is currently available to bus... Read More

Volusia County Schools Provide Updated High School Graduation Plans. Wed, Apr 15, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   In a release sent out by Kelly Schulz, Director of Community Information Services for Volusia County Schools, all High School Graduations are scheduled for some time in May. In the eve... Read More

Bethune-Cookman University Makes Accreditation Comeback during Global Pandemic. Tue, Apr 14, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Back in February, it was reported that Bethune-Cookman University was under probation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), and in jeopardy of losing their accre... Read More

USDA Approves Florida’s Request to Launch Online Grocery Purchase Pilot Program. Tue, Apr 14, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Last week Governor Ron DeSantis asked the Department of Children and Families (DCF) to request a waiver to permit the use of SNAP recipients to be able to purchase groceries online. &... Read More

Three More Testing Sites to Open Across Volusia County Monday; Two Drive-thru, One Walk-up. Sat, Apr 11, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz  Belden Communications News     Family Health Source, a group of medical centers in Pierson, Deltona, DeLand, and Daytona that are operated by Northeast Florida Health Services, confirms a tweet sent ou... Read More

State of Florida Requests Waiver to Allow Families to Purchase Groceries Online. Fri, Apr 10, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Governor Ron DeSantis has directed Florida’s Department of Children and Families (DCF) to begin developing a plan to implement an online purchasing program for Supplemental Nutr... Read More

Public Viewing Area and In-person Comment Kiosk to be Established for County Council Meetings. Fri, Apr 10, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     Volusia County Government have been ever-evolving in recent weeks due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. As of Tuesday, April 14, Council Members will be meeting weekly to stay up-to-da... Read More

Volusia County Schools to Distribute Food to Students on New Schedule Effective Monday, April 13. Fri, Apr 10, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communication News   Since March 30, Volusia County Schools has provided students with daily meals during this unprecedented crisis. Monday through Thursday they have provided Breakfast and Lunch to student... Read More

No County Parking Sites Open for Residents Engaging in Exercise-Related Activity on Beaches. Thu, Apr 09, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News.   While Volusia County has lifted certain restrictions on county-wide beach access to allow exercise-related activities, many questions have a rose about where residents can park thei... Read More

AdventHealth to Provide Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing at Daytona International Speedway Friday, April 10. Thu, Apr 09, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News.   AdventHealth will be setting up a Coronavirus drive-thru testing site, at the Daytona International Speedway as of Friday, April 10.   According to the new website set up by ... Read More

Volusia County Anticipates an Additional $1.5 Million in COVID-19 Relief Funds. Wed, Apr 08, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Dona Butler, Community Services Director for Volusia County, informed the Volusia County Council, Tuesday, of receiving informal word about the County being granted additional funds to... Read More

Daytona Beach Police Department to Utilize a New Talking Drone. Tue, Apr 07, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News.   Daytona Beach Police Department is promoting its acquisition of a new talking drone from DJI Enterprises. While DBPD received their drone on loan from the company, this is not the fi... Read More

Volusia County Council Confirms Plans for Testing Sites; Start Date still Unclear. Tue, Apr 07, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz   Belden Communications News.   In a virtual County Council meeting today, Volusia County Council Members reflected on the statement put out by Representative David Santiago yesterday.   Council Membe... Read More

Volusia Beaches Remain Closed, but Residents are Allowed to Engage in Exercise-Related Activities Only. Sat, Apr 04, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Volusia County Officials have sent out a release that relaxes the prohibition on beach closures throughout the County.   While Volusia County beaches are still closed, restricti... Read More

Volusia County Beaches Closed, Burn-ban Initiated, and Daytona Beach Curfew Retracted in Volusia County Government News Conference. Thu, Apr 02, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The Volusia County Government held a news conference this afternoon at the Emergency Operations Center in Daytona Beach with updates on the COVID-19 situation in the county.   T... Read More

A Fatal Shooting in Daytona Beach leads to Death of 10-year-old Boy and Injured 5-month-old Infant. Thu, Apr 02, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   A South Florida Man is in custody this morning after a shooting early this morning lead to the death of a 10-year-old boy.   Daytona Beach Police Department responded to a cal... Read More

Governor DeSantis Issued a State-Wide 30-Day Stay-at-Home Order for Florida. Wed, Apr 01, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz   Belden Communications News.   Governor Ron DeSantis has issued a state-wide 30-day stay-at-home order for Florida, Wednesday afternoon during a COVID-19 briefing.   The issuance followed a conversat... Read More

Daytona Beach to Initiate City Wide Curfew Starting Thursday, April 2. Wed, Apr 01, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz   Belden Communications News   The City of Daytona Beach will be initiating a city-wide curfew from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. starting Thursday, April 2. The curfew will be in place until April 8, unless termin... Read More

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