St. Lucie County issues new mask mandate

first_imgAuthorities in St. Lucie County have issued a mandate requiring the public to wear face coverings while in public places.The emergency order was established Monday after health officials identified 3,061 cases of COVID-19 in the area.“Our numbers have continually increased,” said Health Director for St. Lucie County Clint Spreber.  “Protection increases when all people are wearing face coverings.”Under the order, those in the area are required to wear face coverings in all public buildings and businesses, as well as in outdoor areas when social distancing cannot be observed.Face mask must also be worn at indoor and outdoor restaurants at all times except for when “actively consuming food and beverages.”The mandate does not apply to children under the age of two or to those with severe medical conditions or disabilities that prevent them from wearing a mask.The mandate will remain in place for the next 30 days. Those who do not obey the order will be subjected to fines up to $125.last_img read more


first_imgA Co Donegal man who runs a sanctuary for abandoned donkeys has had a huge response to a public appeal for help.Danny Curran, from Falcarragh, runs the sanctuary in Raphoe where he now lives.And after an appeal in a national newspaper last week, he has been inundated with offers of help. “It’s been a great response,” said Danny. “We have almost 30 animals here now and they are being well looked after but we need more help to look after them.”He is now seeking the help of a lorry driver. He explained: “A farmer in Laois has offered us a lorry load of silage but we don’t have the transport for it.“So if there is anyone who can help, we’d be very grateful.”He urgently needs food and support to get the donkeys over the Christmas period. And there is an adopt-a-donkey initiative which local schools have helped with, costing €25 per month. “Some are abandoned because people can’t afford to keep them any longer. I found one tied to a scrapped car. Other people buy them as pets and put them in their gardens only to realise that they ruin your lawn,” said Danny. If you can help with funding log on to: HUGE RESPONSE TO DONEGAL DONKEY SANCTUARY PLEA was last modified: December 18th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegal donkey sanctuarylast_img read more