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Operating as usual

10/08/2021

Gilchrist County Health Department with the Florida Division of Emergency Management to begin Monoclonal Antibody Therapy
for COVID-19. For any additional information, contact the Gilchrist County Health Department at 352-463-3120

09/14/2021

Update Gilchrist County Court House

Gilchrist County Civil Deputy, Sgt. Stalvey was made aware of a suspicious package near the front door the court house. For safety purposes the courthouse was evacuated and a perimeter was set up to ensure the safety of our citizens. Sheriff Schultz’s staff contacted the Alachua County Sheriff’s Department bomb squad who quickly responded to assist and found that there was no credible threat to the courthouse or to our citizens. The courthouse has resumed to normal operations.

Sheriff Schultz would like to thank Trenton Public Safety Department & the Gilchrist County Fire Rescue & The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in this investigation.

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The Gilchrist County Sheriffs Office along with Trenton PD are in the middle of an investigation at the Gilchrist County Courthouse. The courthouse has been cleared, no injuries have been reported at this time. There is no immediate threat to the public, but please avoid the area at this time.

We will update as soon as we can.

09/14/2021

Update Gilchrist County Court House

Gilchrist County Civil Deputy, Sgt. Stalvey was made aware of a suspicious package near the front door the court house. For safety purposes the courthouse was evacuated and a perimeter was set up to ensure the safety of our citizens. Sheriff Schultz’s staff contacted the Alachua County Sheriff’s Department bomb squad who quickly responded to assist and found that there was no credible threat to the courthouse or to our citizens. The courthouse has resumed to normal operations.

Sheriff Schultz would like to thank Trenton Public Safety Department & the Gilchrist County Fire Rescue & The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in this investigation.

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The Gilchrist County Sheriffs Office along with Trenton PD are in the middle of an investigation at the Gilchrist County Courthouse. The courthouse has been cleared, no injuries have been reported at this time. There is no immediate threat to the public, but please avoid the area at this time.

We will update as soon as we can.

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) has partnered with Nomi Health to set up a tri-county COVID-19 Testing Site at th...
09/01/2021

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) has partnered with Nomi Health to set up a tri-county COVID-19 Testing Site at the Suwannee Fairgrounds weekly on Saturdays-Tuesdays from 10am to 6pm. The fairgrounds are located at 17851 90th Ave, Fanning Springs, FL 32693.

They will be starting TODAY, Monday 12pm-6pm, then regular schedule after that.

Residents and visitors looking to get their free testing should make an appointment online at testing.nomihealth.com/signup/fl

There is no cost associated with the testing and you do not need to be showing symptoms for testing. For more information, contact the Gilchrist County Health Department at 352-463-3120

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) has partnered with Nomi Health to set up a tri-county COVID-19 Testing Site at the Suwannee Fairgrounds weekly on Saturdays-Tuesdays from 10am to 6pm. The fairgrounds are located at 17851 90th Ave, Fanning Springs, FL 32693.

They will be starting TODAY, Monday 12pm-6pm, then regular schedule after that.

Residents and visitors looking to get their free testing should make an appointment online at testing.nomihealth.com/signup/fl

There is no cost associated with the testing and you do not need to be showing symptoms for testing. For more information, contact the Gilchrist County Health Department at 352-463-3120

08/23/2021

For Immediate Release:
August 23, 2021
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and will now be marketed as Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee), for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. The vaccine also continues to be available under emergency use authorization (EUA), including for individuals 12 through 15 years of age and for the administration of a third dose in certain immunocompromised individuals.
“The FDA’s approval of this vaccine is a milestone as we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. While this and other vaccines have met the FDA’s rigorous, scientific standards for emergency use authorization, as the first FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine, the public can be very confident that this vaccine meets the high standards for safety, effectiveness, and manufacturing quality the FDA requires of an approved product,” said Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock, M.D. “While millions of people have already safely received COVID-19 vaccines, we recognize that for some, the FDA approval of a vaccine may now instill additional confidence to get vaccinated. Today’s milestone puts us one step closer to altering the course of this pandemic in the U.S.”
Since Dec. 11, 2020, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine has been available under EUA in individuals 16 years of age and older, and the authorization was expanded to include those 12 through 15 years of age on May 10, 2021. EUAs can be used by the FDA during public health emergencies to provide access to medical products that may be effective in preventing, diagnosing, or treating a disease, provided that the FDA determines that the known and potential benefits of a product, when used to prevent, diagnose, or treat the disease, outweigh the known and potential risks of the product.
FDA-approved vaccines undergo the agency’s standard process for reviewing the quality, safety and effectiveness of medical products. For all vaccines, the FDA evaluates data and information included in the manufacturer’s submission of a biologics license application (BLA). A BLA is a comprehensive document that is submitted to the agency providing very specific requirements. For Comirnaty, the BLA builds on the extensive data and information previously submitted that supported the EUA, such as preclinical and clinical data and information, as well as details of the manufacturing process, vaccine testing results to ensure vaccine quality, and inspections of the sites where the vaccine is made. The agency conducts its own analyses of the information in the BLA to make sure the vaccine is safe and effective and meets the FDA’s standards for approval.
Comirnaty contains messenger RNA (mRNA), a kind of genetic material. The mRNA is used by the body to make a mimic of one of the proteins in the virus that causes COVID-19. The result of a person receiving this vaccine is that their immune system will ultimately react defensively to the virus that causes COVID-19. The mRNA in Comirnaty is only present in the body for a short time and is not incorporated into - nor does it alter - an individual’s genetic material. Comirnaty has the same formulation as the EUA vaccine and is administered as a series of two doses, three weeks apart.
“Our scientific and medical experts conducted an incredibly thorough and thoughtful evaluation of this vaccine. We evaluated scientific data and information included in hundreds of thousands of pages, conducted our own analyses of Comirnaty’s safety and effectiveness, and performed a detailed assessment of the manufacturing processes, including inspections of the manufacturing facilities,” said Peter Marks, M.D., Ph.D., director of FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research. “We have not lost sight that the COVID-19 public health crisis continues in the U.S. and that the public is counting on safe and effective vaccines. The public and medical community can be confident that although we approved this vaccine expeditiously, it was fully in keeping with our existing high standards for vaccines in the U.S."
FDA Evaluation of Safety and Effectiveness Data for Approval for 16 Years of Age and Older
The first EUA, issued Dec. 11, for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for individuals 16 years of age and older was based on safety and effectiveness data from a randomized, controlled, blinded ongoing clinical trial of thousands of individuals.
To support the FDA’s approval decision today, the FDA reviewed updated data from the clinical trial which supported the EUA and included a longer duration of follow-up in a larger clinical trial population.
Specifically, in the FDA’s review for approval, the agency analyzed effectiveness data from approximately 20,000 vaccine and 20,000 placebo recipients ages 16 and older who did not have evidence of the COVID-19 virus infection within a week of receiving the second dose. The safety of Comirnaty was evaluated in approximately 22,000 people who received the vaccine and 22,000 people who received a placebo 16 years of age and older.
Based on results from the clinical trial, the vaccine was 91% effective in preventing COVID-19 disease.
More than half of the clinical trial participants were followed for safety outcomes for at least four months after the second dose. Overall, approximately 12,000 recipients have been followed for at least 6 months.
The most commonly reported side effects by those clinical trial participants who received Comirnaty were pain, redness and swelling at the injection site, fatigue, headache, muscle or joint pain, chills, and fever. The vaccine is effective in preventing COVID-19 and potentially serious outcomes including hospitalization and death.
Additionally, the FDA conducted a rigorous evaluation of the post-authorization safety surveillance data pertaining to myocarditis and pericarditis following administration of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine and has determined that the data demonstrate increased risks, particularly within the seven days following the second dose. The observed risk is higher among males under 40 years of age compared to females and older males. The observed risk is highest in males 12 through 17 years of age. Available data from short-term follow-up suggest that most individuals have had resolution of symptoms. However, some individuals required intensive care support. Information is not yet available about potential long-term health outcomes. The Comirnaty Prescribing Information includes a warning about these risks.
Ongoing Safety Monitoring
The FDA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have monitoring systems in place to ensure that any safety concerns continue to be identified and evaluated in a timely manner. In addition, the FDA is requiring the company to conduct postmarketing studies to further assess the risks of myocarditis and pericarditis following vaccination with Comirnaty. These studies will include an evaluation of long-term outcomes among individuals who develop myocarditis following vaccination with Comirnaty. In addition, although not FDA requirements, the company has committed to additional post-marketing safety studies, including conducting a pregnancy registry study to evaluate pregnancy and infant outcomes after receipt of Comirnaty during pregnancy.

08/18/2021
All county boat ramps are closed until further notice
08/11/2021

All county boat ramps are closed until further notice

All county boat ramps are closed until further notice

06/21/2021

The National Weather Service in Jacksonville Florida has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Southeast Gilchrist County until 2:00PM. At 1:25PM a Severe Thunderstorm was located near Trenton moving Northeast at 10MPH.
Hazard: 60MPH wind gust are possible, a chance of Hail is possible.

05/31/2021
05/30/2021

🚨 FOUND SAFE 🚨
THANK YOU Gilchrist County, and FWC, FDLE , Gilchrist County Fire & Rescue & Alachua Fire & Rescue!
ONE TEAM, ONE MISSION!

If you have any information or seen this missing juvenile please contact the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office at 352-463-3410

PLEASE SHARE!

** Effective Immediately**Gilchrist County is under a mandatory burn ban until June 2, 2021.
05/26/2021

** Effective Immediately**
Gilchrist County is under a mandatory burn ban until June 2, 2021.

** Effective Immediately**
Gilchrist County is under a mandatory burn ban until June 2, 2021.

Restaurant Revitalization FundThis program provides emergency assistance for eligible restaurants, bars, and other quali...
04/29/2021
Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Restaurant Revitalization Fund
This program provides emergency assistance for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19.
Registration for the SBA application portal will begin on Friday, April 30, 2021, at 9 am ET. Applications will open on Monday, May 3, 2021, at noon ET.

For more information click- https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/covid-19-relief-options/restaurant-revitalization-fund#section-header-8

This program provides emergency assistance for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19.

03/31/2021
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A friendly reminder concerning animals-
From our Gilchrist County Ordinances-
Sec. 14-41. - Prohibiting dogs at large; exceptions.
(a)It is in violation of this article for any owner of a dog to allow the dog to run at large on any public or private property, without the consent of the property owner or lessee. All dogs, when not on the premises of the dog's owner or on the premises of another who consents thereto, shall be under the direct control of such owner or a person competent to control such dog at all times.

Sec. 14-35. - Rabies vaccination required for dogs, cats and ferrets.

For more information see our Gilchrist County Code of Ordinances-
https://library.municode.com/fl/gilchrist_county/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=COOR_CH14AN

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03/30/2021
Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners Current Employment Opportunities - Gilchrist County BOCC

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03/26/2021
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03/18/2021

Significant Weather advisory issued for Gilchrist County until 2:45PM. At 2:02 the weather service were tracking a strong thunderstorm 7 miles south of cross city moving northeast at 50MPH. Gilchrist County is starting to see the beginning of the severe weather. Please remember to monitor your local weather stations for updates.

03/18/2021

The National Weather Service in Jacksonville Florida has issued a Tornado Watch for Gilchrist County until 6PM

Photos from Gilchrist County Fire Rescue & Emergency Management's post
03/18/2021

Photos from Gilchrist County Fire Rescue & Emergency Management's post

Photos from US National Weather Service Jacksonville Florida's post
03/17/2021

Photos from US National Weather Service Jacksonville Florida's post

03/12/2021
03/08/2021
03/04/2021

You can contact the Florida Department of Health in Gilchrist County to make your appointment at 352-463-3120

02/22/2021
02/11/2021
The Florida Office of Broadband within the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) is conducting a survey on the availa...
02/10/2021
Florida Office of Broadband - Survey on the Availability and Accessibility of Broadband Internet Service

The Florida Office of Broadband within the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) is conducting a survey on the availability and accessibility of broadband internet service.

Broadband, or high-speed internet access, is becoming increasingly vital to businesses and residents in the state of Florida as being online has become an important part of our everyday lives – from email and tele-medicine to online banking and virtual schooling. Broadband provides a faster, more convenient way of accessing a huge range of services.

The Florida Office of Broadband works with local and state government agencies, community organizations, and private businesses to increase the availability and effectiveness of broadband internet throughout the state, specifically in small and rural communities. Through these partnerships, the Office encourages investment in grant funding opportunities for the broadband program that focus on the expansion of broadband.

Please help to complete the Office of Broadband’s short, three-minute survey to better understand the availability and accessibility of broadband internet service across the state. Your response will assist the office in identifying the goals, challenges, and the outlook of broadband internet service in your area.
The survey is available until March 1 and can be accessed at: Florida Office of Broadband - Survey on the Availability and Accessibility of Broadband Internet Service https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9FQ98CL

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02/01/2021
01/27/2021

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR GILCHRIST...WESTERN ALACHUA AND SOUTHWESTERN COLUMBIA COUNTIES UNTIL 4:00 PM EST...

* At 305 PM EST, National Weather Service meteorologists were
tracking showers and a strong thunderstorm near Cross City, moving east at 45 mph.

* Winds in excess of 45 mph possible with this storm.

* Locations impacted include...
Trenton, Bell, Alachua, High Springs, Archer, Fort White and
Newberry.

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