Local Clinics now offer telehealth appointments

Clewiston – An appointment with a healthcare provider at a Hendry Regional Medical Center (HRMC) Clinic is now as easy as picking up the phone. HRMC is now offering telehealth appointments through the its clinics, Dr. James D. Forbes Family Care Center (Clewiston) and Hendry Regional Convenient Care Center (LaBelle), so patients do not have […]

Modified COVID-19 testing schedule at Health Departments due to tropical weather

HENDRY/GLADES COUNTIES — The Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties announces a change in COVID-19 testing July 31 through August 7. Due to the uncertainty of the tropical weather, the health department has made modifications to the COVID-19 testing schedule: • Hendry County Health Department in LaBelle: 1140 Pratt Blvd., 863-674-4041Friday, July […]

Winn Dixie reverses decision on wearing masks in their stores plus a list of major chains requiring masks

At Southeastern Grocers, we put people at the center of each and every decision we make for our stores. Our decisions have always been shaped by listening to our people and our communities. As we have navigated through the complexities and challenges of the pandemic, we have progressively shaped our operations and are continuing to […]

Testing by Appointment at Health Departments in Hendry & Glades counties

Hendry/Glades– The Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties continues to provide free COVID-19 Testing. Notices for available testing sites, days and times will be sent out on a weekly basis. (Please note: New time-frame) There are no criteria for testing, however, appointments are required and individuals must be 18 years and older. […]

Winn-Dixie encouraging, but not requiring face masks

While many grocery and drug stores will require customers to wear face masks starting next week, Winn-Dixie stores will only “encourage” masks, according to a statement from the Southeastern Grocers, Winn-Dixie’s parent company. “Currently, we are adhering to all local safety mandates within each of our stores and strongly encouraging those who are medically able […]

Your right to refuse to wear a mask ends at others’ six feet of space

Is a requirement to wear a cloth face covering in public spaces an infringement on individual freedom?Some Florida counties and cities have made masks mandatory in public buildings. Others have refrained from passing an ordinance or executive action but encouraged residents to voluntarily wear masks. The reason to wear cloth face coverings is to protect […]

Notice of changes for entering Hendry County Courthouse

LABELLE – Please be advised that, starting on June 8, all persons entering the Hendry County Courthouse must enter through the courtyard on the east side of the Judicial wing (facing S. Bridge Street) and exit through the south side doors toward the courthouse parking lot. Upon entering the building, all persons must proceed through […]

Free COVID-19 testing sites available in Hendry and Glades counties

Asymptomatic cases of people infected with COVID-19 virus are being discovered locally. Our public officials and medical experts are urging people to get tested for the novel coronavirus, and have opened up multiple test sites throughout Hendry and Glades counties. These tests are administered to any Hendry or Glades resident, age 18 and up, they […]

COVID-19 Safety Course

LaBELLE – The Hendry County Economic Development Council, along with the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce has collaborated with the Hendry County Health Department to offer a free COVID-19 safety course for businesses and employees. The safety course will go over policies and procedures that can and should be utilized in order to protect both staff […]

Hendry County Health Department urges residents to follow guidance:

Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19 Hendry County, FL – Hendry County is currently experiencing a number of COVID-19 outbreak clusters that are a result of close contact environments. Information from the health department’s contact tracing process has indicated that some of the cases may be originating from individuals who have traveled outside of Hendry […]