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Red Tide Reports and Information for South Walton & 30A Florida

Red Tide can ruin a day at the beach in Walton County, Florida. Luckily, Red Tide is pretty rare in South Walton. The 30A beaches rarely get Red Tide, but when it come it is no fun. Sometimes it is very mild and people think it is an allergy attack. Sometimes it is severe and makes you feel like you have the flu.

Visit the SoWal Forum for local reports and current red tide status for South Walton & 30A Florida >

Point Washington Medical Clinic Seeking Volunteers

Point Washington Medical clinic is a donation-based clinic serving the SoWal community and has been overwhelmed with people seeking medical care and testing for COVID-19. Volunteers are needed NOW for a rewarding experience helping with all types of duties on clinic days - parking assistance, front desk, interpreters, health educators, nurses and health providers. You can also volunteer to help with special events or projects. Contact Shannon Kramolis by email or phone  850-213-1133.

Free Coronavirus Testing for Walton County Residents

Until recently Walton County’s coronavirus testing has lagged far behind neighboring counties and the state. When the virus was first discovered taking hold in cities across the country, residents were overwhelming officials with requests for tests that just weren’t available. Lots of people were sick and wondered if they might have gotten the virus. Others were just wondering if they had been exposed.

“We had to turn a lot of people down,” said Holly Holt, administrator of the Walton County Health Department.

Get Fit in SoWal

We are lucky to have superb weather here in SoWal for much of the year, and being active is just a way of life. If you're looking to keep that beach bod throughout the seasons and want to mix it up with a new routine, here's our latest SoWal List with a few excellent ways to move and groove in South Walton.

 

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