USDA to implement Trump’s executive order on meat, poultry processors

(Washington, D.C., April 28, 2020) — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue released the following statement after President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order to keep meat and poultry processing facilities open during the COVID-19 national emergency.

“I thank President Trump for signing this executive order and recognizing the importance of keeping our food supply chain safe, secure, and plentiful. Our nation’s meat and poultry processing facilities play an integral role in the continuity of our food supply chain,” said Secretary Perdue.

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Tuesday’s state COVID-19 stats

TODAY’S TAKEAWAYS

Reminder in today’s news section – In 2009–10, 60 million Americans had H1N1, and 18,000 died
Multiple recent studies from Iceland, Germany, USC, Stanford and New York City all suggest that the fatality rate if infected is likely far lower than early estimates, perhaps under 0.1 to 0.4 percent, i.e., 10 to 40 times lower than estimates that motivated extreme isolation.

In the Big Apple, with almost one-third of all US deaths, the rate of death for all people ages 18 to 45 is 0.01 percent, or 13 per 100,000 in the population, one-eightieth of the rate for people age 75 and over.

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Wife charged with murder in Crystal River homicide case

Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes detectives Monday night arrested 50-year-old Victrina Marie Crites-Worley for the murder of her husband, 77-year-old Lawrence Howard Worley, Sr.

On March 30, deputies responded to a residence in Crystal River in reference to a well-being check, where Crites-Worley was located inside the residence and the lifeless body of her husband was discovered on the property.

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Marion County Senior Services receives $25,000 grant to support COVID-19 measures for elderly clients

OCALA, Fla. (March 30, 2020) – Community partnerships are the backbone of helping those in need at any given time.

During the global COVID-19 pandemic, they’re even more critical.

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Illness temporarily closes county animal shelter

Citrus County Animal Services has temporarily closed the shelter, until further notice, due to an unknown highly contagious upper respiratory infection.

The shelter medical staff and administration have consulted with Veterinarians from the University of Florida Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program who are experts in the field of treatment and management of illnesses in shelters.

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