USDA Announces Continued Progress on Implementation of China Phase One Agreement

(Washington, D.C., March 10, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that China has continued its progress in implementing the U.S.-China Phase One Economic and Trade Agreement and has taken several additional actions to realize its agriculture-related commitments.

The agreement entered into force on February 14, 2020, and the actions announced today build upon the measures announced on February 25. The most recent actions include:

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BOCC’s meeting over EMS ‘failings’ ends with angry words

Tempers flared on Feb. 13 at the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting.

The BOCC is not satisfied that the Nature Coast EMS (NCEMS) is providing quality ambulance service in the county.

The meeting ended as the NCEMS lawyer attempted to speak, but was subsequently asked to sit down (February 13, 2020).

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EMS response time questioned

A group of Ozello  residents have complained that EMS response times are far higher than what they believe they should be.

They told Citrus County Commissioners that, for them, the longest wait time for paramedic service by Naturecoast EMS was 80 minutes. (December 16, 2019).

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County health officials warn of mosquito-borne illness

The Florida Department of Health in Citrus County (DOH-Citrus) today advised residents there has been an increase in mosquito-borne disease activity in areas of Citrus County.

Several sentinel chicken flocks have tested positive for West Nile virus infection. The risk of transmission to humans has increased.

Citrus County Mosquito Control District and DOH-Citrus continue surveillance and prevention efforts.

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Dept. of Health warns of phone call scams

The Florida Department of Health in Citrus County has recently been informed of scam calls that look to have originated from our main number: (352) 527-0068.

These callers will ask for personal information such as your social security number, Medicaid number or other vital information. These fraudulent calls do not originate from this number.

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