Coronavirus: City of Jacksonville to hold virtual Memorial Day ceremony

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More than 46,000 people in Florida and 37,000 people in Georgia have been infected with the new coronavirus, and the number of deaths from the outbreak continues to rise. Officials are attempting to contain the COVID-19 outbreak in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia as schools, businesses and public events are closed or canceled.

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City of Jacksonville to hold virtual Memorial Day ceremony

May 21, 12:45 p.m.: During a press conference held by the City of Jacksonville, Mayor Lenny Curry announced the city would be holding a virtual Memorial Day ceremony.

The digital observance will be posted to the City of Jacksonville YouTube Channel and social media platforms on Memorial Day, May 25 at 8 a.m. The video will contain remarks from Mayor Lenny Curry, local officials and military leadership, musical selections from the Jacksonville Voices, Jacksonville Pipes & Drums and Navy Band Southeast, a wreath-laying ceremony and more.

“This year’s observance is notably different than how Jacksonville normally honors our heroes on this sacred day,” said Mayor Lenny Curry. “As our city and communities throughout America work to recover from the COVID-19 crisis, we must still pause and reflect on those who lost their lives in service to our nation. Jacksonville will never forget their sacrifice.”

Jacksonville mayor to give COVID-19 update

May 21, 10:25 a.m.: Mayor Lenny Curry is expected to give a COVID-19 update today at 12:10 p.m.

He will discuss status of vacation rentals, reducing the impact on small business, and the City of Jacksonville’s annual Memorial Day ceremony.

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Jacksonville doctor explains new mysterious illness attacking children

May 21, 8:37 a.m.: Action News Jax’s Letisha Bereola spoke with a local doctor from Wolfson Children’s Hospital to discuss Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), a new mysterious illness that may be linked to COVID-19 and is attacking children. Click here to watch.