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By Brian Ackley
City of Lake Wales 

City Tracking 8 Local COVID-19 Cases


Last updated 4/19/2020 at 2:10pm

Fire Chief Joe Jenkins, Emergency Operations Director

Although Lake Wales leaders don't know the specifics about local COVID-19 cases, those confirmed to have been sickened by the virus are still being closely monitored.

Emergency Operations Director Joe Jenkins, who is also the Lake Wales Fire Chief, said while he is not kept updated on each infected person, officials from the Polk County Department of Health monitor them on an almost daily basis.

"The Department of Health has that list. They know who those people are. They check on those people and make sure they are doing the right thing," Jenkins noted. "They monitor all the confirmed cas...

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