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If your kids are still stuck at home, here are some fun things they can do to have fun and keep busy.

For many stay-at-home activities, you won’t even need to break out your wallet.

Online Zoo or Aquarium

Many zoos throughout the country are offering live looks at their exhibits and animals. Your kids can see tigers, penguins, elephants, koalas, and more through the world-renowned San Diego Zoo’s live feeds. The Monterrey Bay Aquarium is offering live looks at jellyfish, sharks, sea otters and more.

Over at the Georgia Aquarium live feeds, they can feast their eyes on their beluga whale, sea lion and piranha exhibits. And if that’s not enough, you can see a lion or giant panda on the feed at Smithsonian’s National Zoo.

Exercise

They…

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How the coronavirus relates to animals like cats, dogs, horses, and others is not yet totally clear. What we do know, however, is that pet-owners should take precautions to keep both themselves and their pets healthy and corona-free. Here are some suggestions on keeping your pet safe during the coronavirus.

Can My Pet Contract the Coronavirus?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the disease is spread to humans through person-to-person contact. There have been no reports of pets or livestock becoming ill or spreading the coronavirus in the U.S. Likewise, the World Health Organization has stated that there is no evidence that dogs or cats have become ill with this particular virus.

Wash Your Hands

Although there is no…

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Good news yesterday as, for the third day in a row, no new coronavirus deaths were reported in Palm Beach County as the toll rose by 7 to 2,259 in the state after a holiday weekend, the Florida Department of Health announced Tuesday morning.

The county's deaths have remained at 315 since Saturday when 4 fatalities were reported.

The state reported an additional 4 deaths Sunday and 15 on Monday after 43 on Saturday. One week ago, the rise was 55 in the state and 9 in the county.

No deaths were reported in the Treasure Coast area. On Monday, St. Lucie increased by 1 to 29 -- a 69-year-old woman -- as Martin and Indian River each stayed at 9 and Okeechobee none.

All this means that Palm Beach County is headed in the right direction and that,…

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There’s something about being stuck inside for an extended period of time which makes you want to fulfill those little dreams you’ve never got round to. And while, for some, that might mean sorting out their wardrobe or starting a new creative project, for others, the lockdown has presented the perfect opportunity to brush up on their gardening skills.

What tools do you need to grow plants from seeds?

You don’t really need any tools if you’re just sowing right at the beginning, because even when it comes to needing to pot them and put them into their right places, you can make do with a spoon if you don’t have a trowel.

According to Stylist Magazine, what you do need is something to sow into. You can make a lot of this from home – you can use…

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While the state of Florida is moving as fast as it can toward full re-opening, we still need to keep in mind all of the essential CDC guidelines. The governor’s office released the following reminders. Noting that, we must bear in mind that, as Floridians, we are all in this together and we have a responsibility to continue practicing mitigation measures.

These general mitigation guidelines are minimum recommended health protocols and are designed to be utilized at every phase of re-opening.

For Individuals

  • Practice social distancing, as the virus is most transmissible indoors under close, sustained contact. If you are around other people, try to maintain 6 feet of separation.

  • Avoid hugs, handshakes, large gatherings and close…

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The FITTEAM Ballpark testing center is closed today due to flooding over the weekend. All patients scheduled for testing at the ballpark site can reschedule their appointments by calling the Health Care District’s COVID-19 Testing Hotline tomorrow after it opens at 8 a.m. at 561-642-1000.

If you would like to get your COVID-19 test elsewhere in South Florida, there are still a number of sites open, including:

MD NOW West Palm Beach Urgent Care

Address: 2606 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Phone: (954) 737-4531 Please call to set up an appointment

MD NOW West Palm Beach Urgent Care

Address: 2606 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Phone: (954) 737-4531 Please call to set up an appointment

CareSpot Urgent Care of…

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The Jupiter Lighthouse will reopen to the public on a limited basis starting Saturday, May 30, according to its website. Beginning that day, the lighthouse grounds will be open Thursday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until further notice, with the last admission taking place at 3 p.m.

The lighthouse museum, the Tindall Pioneer House and Keeper’s Workshop will all remain closed for now, however, and there will be a bevy of safety precautions.

Among them: Masks are required inside the tower and on its deck, at the museum entrance and in the gift shop. No more than 10 people can climb the tower at the same time. Social distancing markings will be flagged on the lighthouse deck.

There also will be hand sanitizer available throughout the grounds…

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Palm Beach County is doing its part to help struggling small business owners get back on their feet. The local county government announced it is preparing to award $60 million in grants for businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic. An online portal to submit an application will open at 8 a.m. Friday at discover.pbcgov.org.

According to the Palm Beach Post, the county has set aside $50 million, from the $261 million it received from the CARES Act, for businesses employing 25 people or fewer. Another $10 million will be available for businesses with more than 25 employees.

The grants cannot exceed $25,000, meaning the county has enough for grants to at least 2,000 small businesses and at least 400 businesses with more than 25 employees. How…

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With Summer here, and the coronavirus still limiting some of your kids’ favorite activities, you may be wondering what kinds of fun things they can do while still practicing safe social distancing. Here are a few suggestions.

Kids Under 5

  • Make this simple DIY ball ramp game.

  • Play free games featuring Elmo, Daniel Tiger and more at pbskids.org.

  • ABCmouse.com offers a 30-day free trial of their interactive lessons and games.

  • Try out Post-It Match—a DIY name recognition activity.

  • Watch astronauts read children’s books from space.

  • Through the quarantine, Other Goose is offering their charter school-approved curriculum for free.

  • Disney+ is a favorite in our house, and they offer a seven-day…

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With many of Florida’s coronavirus restrictions slowly being lifted, you may be wondering about travel into and out of the state. So far, many of the limitations and recommendations on travel remain unchanged. Here’s what you need to know.

Out-of-State Travelers

New York

New Yorkers traveling into Florida are instructed to self-isolate for 14 days, including those who have arrived in Florida within the past 14 days. Violators could face second-degree misdemeanor charges and up to 60 days in prison or a $500 fine.

Louisiana

Gov. DeSantis announced on Friday that anyone traveling to Florida from Louisiana needs to immediately self-isolate for a period of 14 days. The restrictions are an extension of the order that applies to New Yorkers.

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