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Two More Residents At Sunland Center in Marianna Test Positive For COVID-19

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Valerie Crowder
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Two more residents at the Sunland Center in Marianna have tested positive for COVID-19. That raises the number of infected residents to four. The center cares for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Florida Department of Health officials visited the Sunland Center earlier this month to test residents and staff for COVID-19. None of the results came back positive from that visit. Now, four residents are sick. The facility released a statement saying that all four lived in a house together. They are now at the Jackson County Hospital, and until they can get a negative from two tests, that’s where they will stay. Testing for Sunland Center staff and residents is now mandatory. Today, all staff and residents will get tested.

Robbie Gaffney graduated from Florida State University with degrees in Digital Media Production and Creative Writing. Before working at WFSU, they recorded FSU’s basketball and baseball games for Seminole Productions as well as interned for the PBS Station in Largo, Florida. Robbie loves playing video games such as Shadow of the Colossus, Animal Crossing, and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles. Their other hobbies include sleeping and watching anime.