Sebastian Update: Still no confirmed cases in Indian River County

Coronavirus update for Sebastian, Florida.
Coronavirus update for Sebastian, Florida.

As of 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 18th, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Indian River County. There is still one confirmed case in Brevard County.

In Florida, there are 216 cases and 7 deaths.

While Sebastian bars are shut down, most of the restaurants are open for business at 50% capacity, as well as take-out orders. We will publish a complete list by Thursday.

The Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) will be enforcing and providing further guidance. All restaurant owners or managers must screen employees for signs of coronavirus before each shift.

Overnight, the number of cases in the United States jumped nearly 40 percent to 6,519. There have been more than 100 deaths.

Globally, there are over 204,000 cases. Over 82,000 people have recovered, and there have been 8,200 deaths.

If you are taking preventative steps to reduce your risk of exposure, there’s no need to panic. Remain calm.

Stay home if you are ill or have a chronic health condition. Wash your hands regularly. Disinfect anything you touch, such as the steering wheel and door handle on your vehicle, the door handle to your home, sink faucets, etc.

Here’s a couple of articles we published about the coronavirus.

Sebastian Daily will continue to report updates. We will get through this, remain calm.

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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Jupiter, Florida. Andy has been a radio & TV personality since the 1980s. He has worked for WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. After spending 7 years in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1990s, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2000. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.