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By Noreen Nickola-Williams

November 21, 2022

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, FL – In accordance with the Florida Governor’s Order issued on November 17, 2022, the Florida Department of Health in St. Johns County (DOH-St. Johns County) will be closed on November 23rd, December 23rd and December 30th in addition to regular holiday office closures.

The holiday office closure schedule is now updated to the following:

  • Thanksgiving: Wednesday, November 23rd; Thursday, November 24th; and Friday, November 25th, 2022.
  • Christmas: Friday, December 23rd and Monday, December 26th, 2022.
  • New Year’s: Friday, December 30th, 2022 and Monday, January 2nd, 2023.

ABOUT THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH - The Department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. For more information about the programs and services provided by DOH-St. Johns County, a county health department within the integrated, state public health agency, please call 904-506-6181 or visit the following website:


Take that Extra Step This Thanksgiving:
Try These Recipes

Preventing diabetes and living well with diabetes means taking care of yourself for a longer, healthier life. The choices of regular exercise and healthier food that are good for preventing and managing diabetes, are really healthier choices that work for everyone, every day. So don’t pause your good choices for the holidays—there are healthier recipes for roasted turkey, mashed potatoes and even pumpkin pie! Download these diabetes-friendly recipes chosen by Florida Department of Health’s educators and nutritionists.


Here are some diabetes friendly recipes that can help in diabetes prevention and management.