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May 2020 Blog Archive

County Offices to Reopen as of Monday, June 1 Liftingoff the Next Phase of Relaunch Volusia. Sat, May 30, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     County offices will be opening back up to the public, as of Monday, June 1. This next step represents the liftoff of the next phase of Relaunch Volusia.   The reopening ... Read More

Votran to Resume Fare Collection and Front Door Boarding on all Vehicles as of Monday, June 1. Sat, May 30, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     Votran will resume fare collection and front door boarding on all vehicles, effective Monday, June 1.   According to a release, customers who purchased a multi-day bus ... Read More

Tax-free Holiday Begins Today for Hurricane Preparedness. Fri, May 29, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The official start to the 2020 hurricane season is Monday, June 1. To get ahead of the 2020 season, and get Florida Residents prepared, the disaster preparedness tax-free weekend begi... Read More

State of Florida Approves Implementation of Pandemic EBT Program. Thu, May 28, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   In a release by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), Florida’s request to implement the Pandemic EBT Program has been approved.   The Pan... Read More

COVID-19 Relief Funds Allocated for Local Non-Profits and Cities. Wed, May 27, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     During what was supposed to be a short council meeting yesterday, Volusia County Council approved another $2.5 Million to be used for non-profit agencies that have experienced... Read More

College Students Being Targeted in Latest COVID-19 Scams. Wed, May 27, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News       In a new blog posted on the Federal Trade Commission Site, Ari Lazarus warns college students of potential scams targeting them.   No one is new to the world of... Read More

Votran Route Changes for Memorial Day Holiday. Sat, May 23, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News       A limited service schedule will be available Monday, May 25, for the Memorial Day Holiday. Votran riders should plan their travel to avoid confusion.   East Vol... Read More

Colorado Man with Dementia Went Missing in Ormond Beach, Found in Bunnell According to Police. Thu, May 21, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The Ormond Beach Police were looking for Nathan Snyder, White Male, 47 years old, who was last seen at the Makai Motel in Ormond Beach on Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 at around 10:20pm. &... Read More

Embry-Riddle University to Resume Face-to-Face Learning as of June 30. Thu, May 21, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     The Board of Trustees for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University announced this morning, that both residential campuses in Florida and Arizona, will be resuming face-to-face lear... Read More

ALERT! Beware of COVID-19 contact tracing text scams, authorities warn. Thu, May 21, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News.     According to a blog post found on the Federal Trade Commissions (FTC) website by Collen Tressler, a Consumer Education Specialist at the FTC, scammers have taken to posing as... Read More

Officials Draft and Finalize Volusia County’s Plan for Approval to Operate Vacation Rentals. Tue, May 19, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     Adhering to the Governor’s Order 20-123, Volusia County Council approved the county’s drafted plan to operate Vacation Rentals, today.    The Departmen... Read More

Relaunch Volusia Individual Rent or Mortgage Grant Program Passed by County Council. Tue, May 19, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     The Volusia County Council Members held their regularly scheduled Council meeting earlier today, where they passed a new grant available to Individuals and Families.   ... Read More

The City of Daytona Beach Cancels Memorial Day and Fourth of July Fireworks Show Canceled; Summer Entertainment Series Postponed until July 10. Tue, May 19, 2020   Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News       The city of Daytona Beach has canceled its annual Memorial Day and Fourth of July fireworks show due to restrictions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. At... Read More

Daily Briefings from Volusia County Government to Move to an as Needed Basis. Mon, May 18, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News       The Volusia County Government announced today at their regularly scheduled Daily Briefing Press Conference, that they will be moving the conferences to an as-needed ba... Read More

Furry Friends Honored as Special Guests at Volusia County Government’s Daily Briefing Press Conference. Fri, May 15, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The Volusia County Government held its daily briefing press conference today, with a few special guests at the Emergency Operations Center this afternoon. Kevin Captain, Interim Direct... Read More

End of Year Information for Students to Pick-up Personal Items, or Drop-off Electronic Devices. Thu, May 14, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News.   In a release sent out by Kelly Schulz, Director of Community Information for Volusia County Schools, the following dates have been determined for student pick-up/drop-off of per... Read More

Relaunch Volusia Efforts Projected Date Set for June 1; Farmer’s Market to Re-Open Wednesday, May 20. Tue, May 12, 2020   Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News.     Volusia County Council met this morning for their weekly COVID-19 update meeting. Throughout the meeting council members heard from the different division leaders that... Read More

Volusia County’s Small Business Recovery and Resiliency Grant Goes Live Thursday, May 14, 2020. Tue, May 12, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communication News     Over the last month, the Volusia County Council has made tireless efforts to the battle the COVID-19 Pandemic, here in our community. During today’s COVID-19 Update meetin... Read More

Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Weekend May 29 – June 4, 2020. Tue, May 12, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   With Hurricane Season upon us, it is that time of year for the annual Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Weekend. This year the sales tax holiday will begin on Friday, May 29, a... Read More

Structure Fire in Daytona Beach, Leaves Home Damaged but Still Standing. Fri, May 08, 2020   Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News.   Around 10:30 a.m. this morning, a structure fire broke out in Daytona Beach, on the corner of A1A and Lenox Ave.   According to release by the Daytona Beach Fire Depar... Read More

Select Vehicular Access Ramps to County Beaches to Open Tomorrow. Fri, May 08, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communication News   During the Volusia County daily briefing press conference, County Chair Ed Kelley announced 14 vehicular access beach ramps in seven different sections will be opening up tomorrow morn... Read More

Volusia County Community Assistance Division to Begin Taking Applications for Covid-19 Mortgage Assistance Program Monday, May 11. Thu, May 07, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     Carmen Hall, Director of Volusia County Community Assistance Division shared that the county has opened its COVID-19 Mortgage Assistance Program, during County Government&rsqu... Read More

Restrooms and Showers to open Saturday, May 9, at County Beach Facilities. Wed, May 06, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News.   Volusia County Government held its Daily Briefing Press Conference this afternoon.   During the press conference County Chair, Ed Kelley has announced that county officials ar... Read More

7th Judicial Circuit Court Plans for Reopening of Volusia County’s Justice System. Fri, May 01, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   During the Volusia County Government's Daily Briefing, Chief Judge Raul Zambrano spoke on the approach of reopening the 7th Judicial Circuit Court here in Volusia County.   Back... Read More

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