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Florida breaks record with more than 21,000 new COVID cases

The state has become the new national epicenter for the virus

Florida’s current situation:

Total Cases Positive Residents Hospitalized Deaths
2,275,365 2,232,820 92,348 35,831

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Last update (05/12/2021 at 10:00 am)

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Florida coronavirus cases jump 50% as surge continues

Gov. DeSantis barred school districts from requiring students to wear masks when classes resume next month.

Florida virus cases soar, hospitals near last summer’s peak

Hospital admissions of coronavirus patients continue to soar in Jacksonville and Brevard County.

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The delta variant of the coronavirus is causing infection surges across the state.

Orange County Mayor: ‘We are in crisis mode,’ as virus cases surge

The home to Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort is seeing about 1,000 new cases a day.

Florida among states scaling back virus reporting just as cases surge

The move to weekly instead of daily reporting marked a notable shift.

Virus’s impact: More relaxing and thinking, less socializing

The share of employed people working from home shot up from just 22% in 2019 to 42% in 2020.

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Disney World and Universal Studios loosen pandemic mask requirements

Florida’s major theme parks are adjusting their face mask policies.

‘Great day for America’: Vaccinated can largely ditch masks

If you are fully vaccinated, you no longer need to wear a mask.

Gov. DeSantis suspends all remaining COVID-19 restrictions in Florida

Some mayors decried Republican-led preemptions as a power grab.

New CDD guidelines: Fully vaccinated can go outside without mask

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its guidelines Tuesday on the wearing of masks outdoors, saying fully vaccinated Americans don’t need to...
US recommends ‘pause’ for J&J vaccine over clot reports

Johnson & Johnson vaccine resumes throughout Florida

Shots using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine resumed Sunday at federally supported mass vaccination sites.
Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million

Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million

The true number is believed to be significantly higher because of possible government concealment.
US recommends ‘pause’ for J&J vaccine over clot reports

US recommends ‘pause’ for J&J vaccine over clot reports

More than 6.8 million doses of the J&J vaccine have been administered in the U.S.
US colleges divided over requiring student vaccinations

Colleges divided over requiring student vaccinations

Colleges hoping for a return to normalcy next fall are weighing how far they should go.
Coming out of the cave: As life creeps back, some feel dread

Coming out of the cave: As life creeps back, some feel dread

People are coming together again, in some of the ways they used to. But not everyone is racing back.
DeSantis knocks critical race theory in civics curricula

Gov. DeSantis issues executive order banning ‘vaccine passports’

His action also barred any government agency in Florida from issuing such documentation.
COVID vaccine found highly effective in real-world US study

COVID vaccine found highly effective in real-world US study

The study is the government’s first assessment of how the shots have been working.

US tops 30 million confirmed cases of COVID-19

Coronavirus cases nationwide reached 30,001,245 nearly three months after the country hit 20 million.
Brighter outlook as vaccinations rise and deaths fall

Brighter outlook as vaccinations rise and deaths fall

70% of Americans 65 and older received at least one dose of the vaccine.
Married 66 years, husband, wife die minutes apart of virus

Married 66 years, husband, wife die minutes apart of virus

They complemented each other — he the bookworm, she outgoing and charismatic.
DeSantis knocks critical race theory in civics curricula

Vaccines will be available to age 50 and up in Florida

DeSantis said nearly 70% of Florida’s senior citizens have been vaccinated.
Vaccine eligibility expanded to Floridians age 60 and up

Vaccine eligibility expanded to Floridians age 60 and up

Florida is opening up vaccinations for the first time to people age 60 and up.
FL vs CA: Virus tolls similar despite governors’ contrasting actions

Virus tolls similar despite governors’ contrasting actions

Differing approaches, but California and Florida have experienced almost identical outcomes in COVID-19 case rates.
Fully-vaccinated people can gather without masks, CDC says

Fully-vaccinated people can gather without masks, CDC says

Fully-vaccinated Americans can gather with other vaccinated people indoors without wearing a mask or social distancing.
People vaccinated against COVID-19 still wait for advice

People vaccinated against COVID-19 still wait for advice

The Biden administration said it’s focused on getting the guidance right..
Gov. DeSantis faces growing charges of vaccine favoritism

Gov. DeSantis faces growing charges of vaccine favoritism

He faces scrutiny as seniors in a wealthy enclave in Key Largo received hundreds of life-saving vaccinations.
FDA says Johnson & Johnson 1-dose shot prevents COVID

FDA says Johnson & Johnson 1-dose shot prevents COVID

Overall the vaccine is about 66% effective at preventing moderate to severe COVID-19.
Latinos face barriers like fear, language in getting vaccine

Florida surpasses 30K coronavirus deaths as more get vaccine

Meanwhile, nearly 1.4 million people in the state have received both the first and second doses of the vaccine.
US deaths at brink of 500K, confirming virus’s tragic reach

US deaths at brink of 500K, confirming virus’s tragic reach

Experts warn that over 100,000 more deaths are likely in the next few months.
Four federal mass vaccination sites coming to Florida

Four federal mass vaccination sites coming to Florida

Miami, Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville will be the locations of the new Community Vaccine Centers.
Latinos face barriers like fear, language in getting vaccine

Latinos face barriers like fear, language in getting vaccine

Latinos face daunting barriers to getting COVID-19 vaccines, creating risks for public health.
Volunteer army helps Florida elders book coveted COVID shots

Volunteer army helps Florida elders book coveted COVID shots

Jenn Greenberg found the time to help dozens of seniors she has never met.
Virus variant from South Africa detected in US for 1st time

Virus variant from South Africa detected in US for 1st time

The mutated version of the virus was found in two cases in South Carolina.
Some Black communities in Florida have no vaccine access

Some Black communities in Florida have no vaccine access

Mayors of Belle Glade, Pahokee, and South Bay sent DeSantis a letter asking to expand distribution.
Virus numbers drop, but race against new strains heats up

Virus numbers drop, but race against new strains heats up

The improvement in numbers around the country appears to reflect a “natural peaking and then plateauing.”
DeSantis ask for more COVID-19 vaccine doses, Biden admin challenges

DeSantis wants more COVID vaccines, Biden admin challenges

CDC data shows 53% of the doses the state has been supplied has been administered.
Florida’s 2020 dominated by virus, economy and election 1

Gov. DeSantis walks back claim over 1 millionth shot

The Democrats faulted him and his administration for the delay in establishing a statewide system.
Florida restricts COVID vaccine to state residents only

Florida restricts COVID vaccine to state residents only

Uncertainty over the vaccine supply has prompted concern over medical tourism.
DeSantis downplays reports of medical tourism for vaccines

Concern grows over more contagious COVID strain in Florida

California had been the U.S. epicenter of the new strain, but Florida has since eclipsed that.
A new COVID-19 challenge: Mutations rise along with cases

A new COVID-19 challenge: Mutations rise along with cases

The coronavirus is becoming more genetically diverse, high rate of new cases is the main reason.
Florida COVID cases at record high as deaths also rise

Florida COVID cases at record high as deaths also rise

The state has reported approximately 140 coronavirus deaths per day over the last week.
Florida has nearly half of known US cases of COVID variant

Florida has nearly half of known US cases of COVID variant

A CDC map shows that Florida had 22 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant that emerged in Britain.
Gov. DeSantis warned hospitals against stockpiling vaccinations

Gov. DeSantis to hospitals: Use the COVID shots or lose them

DeSantis urged hospitals to work more quickly to administer vaccines to Floridians who are 65 and older.
Some businesses thrived, many lagged during pandemic in 2020

Some businesses thrived, many lagged during pandemic in 2020

Wall Street recovered after March; Main Street is still struggling.
Race to vaccinate millions off to slow, messy start

Race to vaccinate millions off to slow, messy start

The race to vaccinate millions of Americans is off to a slower, messier start than expected.
Seniors begin swarming COVID-19 vaccination sites across Florida

Seniors begin swarming COVID-19 vaccination sites across Florida

In southwest Florida, hundreds of seniors formed long lines outside testing sites.
First reported US case of COVID-19 variant found in Colorado

First reported US case of COVID-19 variant found in Colorado

The coronavirus variant was found in a man in his 20s who is in isolation southeast of Denver and has no travel history.
Biden gets COVID-19 vaccine, says ‘nothing to worry about’

Biden gets COVID-19 vaccine, says ‘nothing to worry about’

The president-elect took a dose of Pfizer vaccine at a hospital not far from his Delaware home.
Are new coronavirus strains cause for concern

Are new coronavirus strains cause for concern?

Viruses naturally evolve as they move through the population, some more than others.
Food and Drug Administration clears Moderna vaccine for COVID-19

Food and Drug Administration clears Moderna vaccine for COVID-19

The move marks the world’s first authorization for Moderna’s shots.
COVID-19 vaccination rolls out in Florida nursing homes

Walgreens rolls out COVID-19 shot at Florida nursing homes

The plan is for the pharmacy to eventually vaccinate 3 million residents.
COVID-19 vaccination rolls out in Florida nursing homes

COVID-19 vaccination rolls out in Florida nursing homes

Nursing homes around Florida began inoculating patients and staff.
Florida facing delay in delivery of Pfizer vaccine

Florida facing delay in delivery of Pfizer vaccine

DeSantis said production issues could prevent them from being delivered.
US health workers start getting COVID-19 vaccine

‘Relieved’: US health workers start getting COVID-19 vaccine

Workers at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center gave the first injections to applause.
Task force recommends stricter virus measures for Florida

Task force recommends stricter virus measures for Florida

Measures for stopping the virus including mask wearing at all times in public.
COVID-19 vaccine shipments begin in historic US effort

COVID-19 vaccine shipments begin in historic US effort

Shipments of the Pfizer vaccine will set in motion the biggest vaccination effort in American history.
Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine is looking 90% effective

Florida to get 179,400 initial doses of Pfizer vaccine

It will help to inoculate nursing home patients and health care workers most exposed to the virus.
UK gives 1st COVID-19 vaccine doses

‘Route out’ of pandemic: UK gives 1st COVID-19 vaccine doses

Margaret Keenan, who turns 91 next week, got the shot on what has dubbed “V-Day.”
Governors ratchet up restrictions ahead of Thanksgiving

Will the US ever have a national COVID-19 testing strategy?

Such a strategy could systematically check more people for infections and spot surges before they take off.
Florida coronavirus cases again spiking with no end apparent

Florida coronavirus cases again spiking with no end apparent

After a dramatic three-month decline that began in July, Florida’s confirmed cases began rising again in October.
Vaccine rollout could ease crisis, but who gets it first

Vaccine rollout could ease crisis, but who gets it first?

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine to the right people could change the course of the pandemic.
Florida quickly approaching 1 million COVID-19 cases

Florida quickly approaching 1 million COVID-19 cases

The state also confirmed 81 new deaths on Saturday, bring the total during the pandemic to 18,442.
The Latest: US to start distributing experimental virus drug

The government to start distributing experimental virus drug

The U.S. government on Tuesday will start distributing 30,000 doses of an experimental antibody drug to fight COVID-19, the one President Donald Trump received...
3rd major COVID-19 vaccine shown to be effective and cheaper

3rd major COVID-19 vaccine shown to be effective and cheaper

AstraZeneca says late-stage trials showed its coronavirus vaccine was up to 90% effective.
Florida mayors plead with governor to take action on virus

Florida mayors plead with governor to take action on virus

Florida has seen a mid-autumn climb in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.
Governors ratchet up restrictions ahead of Thanksgiving

Governors ratchet up restrictions ahead of Thanksgiving

A record-breaking nearly 70,000 people were hospitalized with the coronavirus in the U.S. as of Sunday.
Some coronavirus restrictions ease up in South Florida

10,000 new coronavirus cases in Florida added in one day

According to Florida Department of Health, 885,201 people in the state have contracted the virus.
Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine is looking 90% effective

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine is looking 90% effective

Pharmaceutical companies and various countries are in a global race to develop a vaccine against the virus.
Health insurers are starting to roll back coverage for telehealth

Health insurers are starting to roll back coverage for telehealth

In less than a year, telehealth has gone from a niche rarity to common practice.
Orange County: No birthday parties to keep virus away

Orange County: No birthday parties to keep virus away

The top health official is discouraging parents from hosting birthday parties for their children, no matter the size.
Florida reports 5,558 new COVID-19 cases and 57 deaths

Florida reports 5,558 new COVID-19 cases and 57 deaths

The rates of positive tests also have been ticking upward, with close to 7% of test-takers positive.
CDC redefines COVID-19 close contact, adds brief encounters

CDC redefines COVID-19 close contact, adds brief encounters

The CDC advises anyone who has been in close contact with a COVID-19 patient to quarantine for two weeks.
Some coronavirus restrictions ease up in South Florida

Florida reports 2.5K new cases of the coronavirus

Over the past week, the daily average of new infections stood just shy of 3,000.
Possible safety issue spurs pause of COVID-19 antibody study

Possible safety issue spurs pause of COVID-19 antibody study

Independent monitors have paused enrollment in a study testing the COVID-19 antiviral drug remdesivir.
2nd COVID-19 vaccine trial paused over unexplained illness

2nd COVID-19 vaccine trial paused over unexplained illness

The pause is at least the second such hold to occur among several vaccine tests in the U.S.
COVID-19 coverage safety net has plenty of holes

COVID-19 coverage safety net has plenty of holes

COVID-19 can do more than torment patients physically. It also clobbers some financially.
Trump’s diagnosis shows US vulnerability to the coronavirus

Trump’s diagnosis shows US vulnerability to the coronavirus

Eight months after the virus first reached the US, worrying signals mount of what’s ahead.
President Trump and First Lady tested positive for coronavirus

President Trump and First Lady tested positive for coronavirus

Trump’s diagnosis was sure to have a destabilizing effect in Washington.
Florida governor reopening state’s economy despite spread

Florida governor reopening state’s economy despite spread

DeSantis says the threat has eased and the time has come to reopen for business.
US death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000

‘Unfathomable’: US death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000

A figure unimaginable eight months ago when the scourge first reached the world’s richest nation.
Hemingway’s favorite Key West bar reopen from virus shutdown

Hemingway’s favorite Key West bar reopen from virus shutdown

By noon, the bar had already reached the 50% capacity allowed by law, including three Ernest Hemingway look-alikes.
Jeff Lello Jeff Lello From a stable job to a tent A waiter’s homeless struggle

From a stable job to a tent: A waiter’s homeless struggle

Lello is one of an estimated 20 million Americans who are likely to experience homelessness.
Florida bars allowed to reopen next week at 50% capacity

Florida bars allowed to reopen next week at 50% capacity

Florida bars will be allowed to reopen at 50% capacity starting Monday.
Vaccine by Nov. 3? Halted study explains just how unlikely

Vaccine by Nov. 3? Halted study explains just how unlikely

AstraZeneca has put on hold studies of its vaccine candidate in the U.S. and other countries.
Florida faces pressure, sees record high virus deaths

Florida death toll from COVID-19 passes 12,000

The average number of deaths over the past week was 105 per day.
Palm Beach County to reopen movie theaters, bowling alleys

Palm Beach County to reopen movie theaters, bowling alleys

DeSantis said Palm Beach County will take the step on Tuesday, the day after Labor Day weekend.
DeSantis will lift the state’s ban on visiting nursing homes

DeSantis will lift the state’s ban on visiting nursing homes

DeSantis said he would lift the ban on visitations in an executive order.
Some coronavirus restrictions ease up in South Florida

Some coronavirus restrictions ease up in South Florida

Some coronavirus restrictions started easing up Monday in parts of South Florida.
Florida continues downward trend in virus cases since July

Florida continues downward trend in virus cases since July

The positivity rate in testing in Florida has averaged below 10% over the past week.
Rapid $5 coronavirus test doesn't need specialty equipment

Rapid $5 coronavirus test doesn’t need specialty equipment

It’s the latest cheaper, simpler test to hit the U.S. market, providing new options to expand testing.
Florida’s coronavirus spread appears to be waning

Florida’s coronavirus spread appears to be waning

COVID-like illnesses have declined about 75 percent since a statewide peak on July 7.
How starving public health fueled a COVID fire in Florida

How starving public health fueled a COVID fire in Florida

As the nation starved its public health system, staffing and funding fell faster and unprepared.
Gov. Ron DeSantis rescinds quarantine mandate for New York travelers

Florida breaks 600k COVID cases, but infections again fall

The daily total peaked July 15 when more than 15,000 cases were reported, but has been declining since.
Miami ICU nurse: I have never in my life seen so many deaths

Miami ICU nurse: I have never in my life seen so many deaths

Rublas Ruiz is a nurse in Miami’s Kendall Regional Medical Center
Florida virus deaths surpass 10,000 as teachers, state argue

Florida virus deaths surpass 10,000 as teachers, state argue

Florida’s daily average reported deaths over the past week was 167 deaths.
More than 200 Martin County students quarantined due to COVID-19

More than 200 Martin County students quarantined due to COVID-19

South Fork High School in Stuart and Jensen Beach High School switch to remote learning.
Gov. Ron DeSantis rescinds quarantine mandate for New York travelers

Lowest number of reported virus cases in Florida since June

The number of people being treated in Florida hospitals for COVID-19 has been declining.
Florida’s death count spikes to a new height with 191 fatalities

Florida records another 200 deaths from the coronavirus

On Saturday, state health officials announced more than 6,300 new cases of COVID-19.
Florida adds 276 deaths, a new daily record, to virus toll

Florida adds 276 deaths, a new daily record, to virus toll

The highest previous single-day addition to Florida’s death count was 257, on July 31.
Global coronavirus cases top 20M as Russia approves vaccine

Global coronavirus cases top 20M as Russia approves vaccine

It took six months or so to get to 10 million cases after the virus first appeared.
US tops 5 million confirmed virus cases, to Europe’s alarm

US tops 5 million confirmed virus cases, to Europe’s alarm

America’s bungled virus response viewed with more consternation than in Italy.
Gov. Ron DeSantis rescinds quarantine mandate for New York travelers

Florida’s coronvirus stats dip: 77 deaths, 6,229 new cases

Florida saw a decline in coronavirus deaths and new cases on Sunday.
Gov. Ron DeSantis rescinds quarantine mandate for New York travelers

Gov. Ron DeSantis rescinds quarantine mandate for New York travelers

New York’s statewide daily infection-rate has plummeted since late April.
Florida tops 500K virus cases as testing resumes after storm

Florida tops 500K virus cases as testing resumes after storm

The number of people treated in hospitals statewide for the coronavirus continued a two-week decline.
Florida coronavirus hospitalizations down, deaths up

Florida coronavirus hospitalizations down, deaths up

For the 10th day in a row, there were fewer than 10,000 newly recorded cases.
Florida hospitals seek more virus medication as cases rise

Florida reports 179 new coronavirus deaths, 9600+ cases

Florida health authorities reported 179 new deaths Saturday from the coronavirus.
Florida faces pressure, sees record high virus deaths

Florida faces pressure, sees record high virus deaths

253 more deaths were reported, bringing its average reported deaths per day to 154 for the past week.
Florida’s death count spikes to a new height with 191 fatalities

Florida’s death count spikes to a new height with 191 fatalities

The highest previous number of reported daily coronavirus deaths in Florida was 173.
Circuit Judge judge upholds coronavirus ordinance requiring masks

Circuit Judge judge upholds coronavirus ordinance requiring masks

Circuit Judge John Kastrenakes rejected the challengers’ claim that ordinance violates their rights.
Reality shows shortfalls of Trump's claim to 'best testing'

Florida passes 6,000 coronavirus deaths, more than a third of those in a month

The number of people in Florida who have died of coronavirus is 6,048.
As US grapples with virus, Florida hits record case increase

Workers praise Disney virus safety, but will visitors come?

Hotel rooms in the Orlando area are down more than 60% from the previous year.
Virus vaccine put to final test in thousands of volunteers

Virus vaccine put to final test in thousands of volunteers

The needed proof: Volunteers won’t know if they’re getting the real shot or a dummy version.
Florida overtakes NY State in coronavirus cases

Florida overtakes NY State in coronavirus cases

Florida surpassed New York, is now the state with the second-most coronavirus cases in the U.S.
Mounting virus cases spark concern in Florida nursing homes

Mounting virus cases spark concern in Florida nursing homes

The numbers are already showing the grim reality and the impact on the most vulnerable.
Again, more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases in Florida

Florida hits new milestone with 173 coronavirus deaths

The previous high death toll reported in a single day was 156 on July 16.
The Florida Education Association sue to block reopening of public schools

Florida’s average daily coronavirus death toll is nation’s worst

Gov. Ron DeSantis believes Florida will soon contain virus outbreak.
Again, more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases in Florida

Again, more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases in Florida

Newly reported deaths bring Florida’s seven-day average to about 114 per day.
Florida hospitals seek more virus medication as cases rise

Florida hospitals seek more virus medication as cases rise

Florida’s hospitals are currently caring for more than 9,000 COVID-19 patient.
Pandemic becomes politically fraught for Gov. Ron DeSantis

Pandemic becomes politically fraught for Gov. Ron DeSantis

The governor’s leadership has come under question by members of both parties.
Rising coronavirus infections threaten economic recovery

Rising coronavirus infections threaten economic recovery

Positive momentum could come to a halt later this summer if infections and deaths rise.
Florida hits new coronavirus death mark with 156 in one day

Florida hits new coronavirus death mark with 156 in one day

Miami-Dade County is the state’s most populous and the current epicenter of the outbreak.
Florida sets new state virus death record with 132

Florida breaks 300K mark for coronavirus; another 112 die

Florida’s rolling seven-day average for deaths is now 92 per day, triple the 31 posted a month ago.
First COVID-19 vaccine tested in US poised for final testing

First COVID-19 vaccine tested in US poised for final testing

Sure enough, the vaccine provided a hoped-for immune boost.
Florida sets new state virus death record with 132

Florida sets new state virus death record with 132

132 coronavirus deaths Tuesday, a one-day record for the state that has a possible caveat.
Miami becoming ‘epicenter’ of coronavirus outbreak

Miami becoming ‘epicenter’ of coronavirus outbreak

DeSantis acknowledged Monday that the disease is spreading and urged people to take precautions.
As US grapples with virus, Florida hits record case increase

As US grapples with virus, Florida hits record case increase

Florida hit a grim milestone, shattering the national record for a state’s largest single-day increase in positive cases.
Schools or bars? Opening classrooms may mean hard choices

Schools or bars? Opening classrooms may mean hard choices

A growing chorus of public health experts is urging federal, state and local officials to reconsider.
Florida State Rep. Shevrin Jones recovering from virus

State Rep. Shevrin Jones recovering from virus, cases rising

The Broward County Democrat is feeling better but is fearful for his 71- and 74-year-old parents.
Miami-Dade County limits restaurants as virus spikes

Miami-Dade County limits restaurants as virus spikes

Restaurants will be limited to outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery service.
Curfews, closures as COVID-19 burdens Florida hospitals

Curfews, closures as COVID-19 burdens Florida hospitals

The state’s number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations soared, threatening a further spread.
Unwanted milestone: 10,000 new confirmed coronavirus cases

Unwanted milestone: 10,000 new confirmed coronavirus cases

Since March 1, the state has seen more than 169,000 confirmed cases and 3,718 deaths.
Largest hospital in Miami scales back elective surgeries

Largest hospital in Miami scales back elective surgeries

Jackson Health System will begin limiting non-emergency admissions, Monday, July 6.
Florida doctor: Infections will rise for weeks to come

Florida doctor: Infections will rise for weeks to come

Many of the new cases are among younger adults and attributed to relaxed socializing in parties and bars.
6,000 new cases of coronavirus infection in Florida

6,000 new cases of coronavirus infection in Florida

The state reported more than 6,000 new cases, ages 15 to 34 now make up 31% of all cases.
How risky is flying during the coronavirus pandemic?

How risky is flying during the coronavirus pandemic?

Air travel means spending time in security lines and airport terminals. How safe is it with COVID-19?
Florida site of GOP convention orders wearing of masks

Florida site of GOP convention orders wearing of masks

Mayor Lenny Curry said that there would be no mask requirement
Planning for summer beach days? Docs share virus safety tips

More Florida beaches announce closures as virus cases rise

Beaches will be closing again in Florida to avoid further spread of the new coronavirus.
Florida shatters one-day coronavirus case record with 5,500

Another rise in COVID-19 cases in Florida after huge spike

Florida health officials reported more than 9,500 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday.
Bar alcohol consumption banned across Florida as coronavirus spikes

Bar alcohol consumption banned across Florida as coronavirus spikes

State officials have attributed much of the new outbreak to young adults flocking to bars.
Again, more than 5,000 new coronavirus cases in Florida

Again, more than 5,000 new coronavirus cases in Florida

For the second consecutive day, Florida has reported more than 5,000 new confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Virus cases surging among the young, endangering the elderly

Virus cases surging among the young, endangering the elderly

In Florida, young people ages 15 to 34 now make up 31% of all cases, up from 25% in early June.
Florida shatters one-day coronavirus case record with 5,500

Florida shatters one-day coronavirus case record with 5,500

Florida’s new confirmed coronavirus cases skyrocketed by 5,500, 25% jump from the previous day.
Surging US virus cases raise fear that progress is slipping

Surging US virus cases raise fear that progress is slipping

Cases surpassed 100,000 in Florida, hospitalizations are rising dramatically in other states.
Planning for summer beach days? Docs share virus safety tips

Planning for summer beach days? Docs share virus safety tips

Common changes include parking restrictions to control crowds, limits on leisure activities like sunbathing.
US death toll from coronavirus surges past 100,000 people

Florida surpasses 100,000 cases of coronavirus infection

More than 100,000 people in Florida have been diagnosed with the coronavirus.
2nd wave of virus cases? Experts say we’re still in the 1st

2nd wave of virus cases? Experts say we’re still in the 1st

What’s all this talk about a “second wave” of U.S. coronavirus cases?
US death toll from coronavirus surges past 100,000 people

New Florida COVID-19 cases stoke worry

The latest numbers was a drop from the record high of 4,000 new cases reported the day before.
Bars, theaters reopen in most of Florida from coronavirus

Florida posts another daily record of COVID-19 infections

The state reported more than 4,000 new cases of COVID-19 - the highest daily total yet .
Florida shatters daily record for new virus cases - again

Florida shatters daily record for new virus cases – again

The state set another one-day record of more than 3,200 new infections.
Florida governor says COVID spike will not slow economy

Florida governor says COVID spike will not slow economy

DeSantis said it makes no sense to again severely restrict the state’s economy.
SCOTUS: Civil rights law protects LGBT from job discrimination

SCOTUS: Civil rights law protects LGBT from job discrimination

The Supreme Court rule is a resounding victory for LGBT rights from a conservative court.
Migrant towns in Florida become coronavirus hot spots in US

Migrant towns in Florida become coronavirus hot spots in US

Several immigrant communities in Florida have recently experienced outbreaks of the coronavirus.
Bars, theaters reopen in most of Florida from coronavirus

Bars, theaters reopen in most of Florida from coronavirus

The state took another step away from the economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
Florida begins Phase 2 of reopening with theme parks, bars

Florida begins Phase 2 of reopening with theme parks, bars

Phase 2 applies to 64 of Florida’s 67 counties excluding Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach.
Disney, SeaWorld announce plans for Florida parks to reopen

Disney, SeaWorld announce plans for Florida parks to reopen

The proposals will now be sent to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for final approval.
US death toll from coronavirus surges past 100,000 people

US death toll from coronavirus surges past 100,000 people

More Americans have died from the virus than from the Vietnam and Korean wars combined.

DeSantis: Florida summer camps can open without restrictions

Summer camps and youth activities in Florida can open without restrictions.
Concerns erupt over integrity of Florida’s COVID-19 website

Concerns erupt over integrity of Florida’s COVID-19 website

The integrity of the state’s public health data was raised anew when its chief architect was fired.
Florida tourism industry plans to ease into reopening

Broward and Miami-Dade counties hesitantly start to reopen

Residents started to take steps back toward normalcy, with barbershops making their first snips in weeks.
Moderna: Early coronavirus vaccine results are encouraging

Moderna: Early coronavirus vaccine results are encouraging

Study volunteers given the vaccine had antibodies similar to those seen in recovered patients.
Gyms, museums and libraries set to reopen in Florida

Gyms, museums and libraries set to reopen in Florida

The state will also increase restrictions on restaurant and retail store capacity from 25% to 50%.
ER visits plummet across Florida, virus scares patients from care

ER visits plummet in Florida, virus scares patients from care

Patients suffering from heart attacks and strokes are delaying or refusing care.
Florida’s 2 biggest counties preparing to reopen

Florida’s 2 biggest counties preparing to reopen

Miami-Dade and Broward counties are finishing preparations to reopen on Monday.
Barber shops, hair and nail salons reopen in Florida

Barber shops, hair and nail salons reopen in Florida

The state took another baby step out of the economic abyss caused by the new coronavirus shutdown.
Palm Beach County joining other parts of Florida to reopen

Palm Beach County joining other parts of Florida to reopen

Restaurants and retail shops to open their doors this week under certain limitations.
The nation faces ‘truly daunting’ challenges on needed COVID tests

We face ‘truly daunting’ challenges on needed COVID tests

Despite a massive effort, the nation faces challenges to deploy millions of coronavirus tests.
Florida seeks new ways to expand coronavirus testing

Florida seeks new ways to expand coronavirus testing

DeSantis held a news conference in Miami to show the state’s new mobile testing lab.
Florida takes a hesitant step toward reopening amid outbreak

Florida takes a hesitant step toward reopening amid outbreak

In South Florida, there are signs that folks are antsy and want to get out of their homes.
COVID-19 vaccine hunt heats up globally, still no guarantee

COVID-19 vaccine hunt heats up globally, still no guarantee

About 100 research groups are pursuing vaccines with nearly a dozen in the early stages of human trials.
Florida to reopen state parks, Governor DeSantis bashes critics

Florida to reopen state parks as Gov. DeSantis bashes critics

The governor encouraged outdoor activity and criticized the doom some predicted for the state.
Florida tourism falters, public employees fret about jobs

Florida tourism falters, public employees fret about jobs

Public sector workers are fretting over job losses that could arrive in the weeks and months to come.
More than 432,000 jobless claims filed in Florida last week

More than 432,000 jobless claims filed in Florida last week

More than 2 million jobless claims have been filed in the state since mid-March.
Gov. DeSantis takes first ‘baby steps’ to reopening state

Gov. DeSantis takes first ‘baby steps’ to reopening state

Florida begins the slow climb from the economic abyss caused by the coronavirus.
Baby steps: Some Florida public spaces reopen

Baby steps: Some Florida public spaces reopen

Hard-hit Miami-Dade and Broward counties took baby steps as did some other counties.
DeSantis visits Trump as the prepares for phase 1 of reopening

DeSantis visits Trump as Florida prepares for phase 1 of reopening

DeSantis largely painted a positive picture of how the state has responded to the coronavirus outbreak.
DeSantis says Florida will reopen slowly, methodically

DeSantis says Florida will reopen slowly, methodically

The state will reopen from the coronavirus economic shutdown in “baby steps”
DeSantis: parts of Florida ‘on the other side’ of outbreak

DeSantis: parts of Florida ‘on the other side’ of outbreak

DeSantis says the “hysteria” in the early weeks of the outbreak has not materialized in Florida.
As Florida weighs reopening, public invited to chime in

As Florida weighs reopening, public invited to chime in

Florida officials opened an online portal Saturday for the public to weigh in on reopening.
Trump signs $484 billion measure to aid employers, hospitals

Trump signs $484 billion measure to aid employers, hospitals

The bill is the latest effort by the federal government to help keep businesses afloat.
The Homeless Trust testing homeless population for COVID-19

Florida surpasses 1,000 coronavirus deaths, 30,000 cases

Miami-Dade County continues to be the state’s coronavirus epicenter.
Virus pushes US unemployment toward highest since Depression

Virus pushes US unemployment toward highest since Depression

26 million people have now filed for jobless aid in five weeks.
Half a million jobless claims filed in Florida last week

Half a million jobless claims filed in Florida last week due to virus shutdown

More than 505,000 Floridians filed initial claims for unemployment benefits last week.
Florida tourism industry plans to ease into reopening

Florida tourism industry plans to ease into reopening

Florida’s tourism and hospitality industry should reopen from the coronavirus pandemic slowly.
Pastry Chef Suing President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club

Mar-a-Lago furloughs 153 servers, cooks because of virus

The furloughs are temporary but the club doesn’t know when it will resume regular operations.
6% of Florida unemployment claims have been paid out

Only 6% of Florida unemployment claims have been paid out

6% of the more than 650,000 confirmed claims for unemployment in Florida have been paid.
Gov. Ron DeSantis orders schools closed rest of academic year

DeSantis: Schools would remain closed rest of academic year

DeSantis said he understands the social impacts of kids not being able to see friends.
Walk, run or surf - but don’t sunbathe on Florida beaches

Walk, run or surf – but don’t sunbathe on Florida beaches

Some areas of Florida are beginning to reopen them with restrictions.
Governor gives some Florida beaches green light to reopen

Governor gives some Florida beaches green light to reopen

The beaches will be open from 6 to 11 a.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. with no gatherings of 50 or more people.
2 walk-in test sites opening in underserved places in Fort Lauderdale

2 walk-in test sites opening in underserved places in Fort Lauderdale

The two sites are in predominantly African American communities in Broward County.
Florida’s jobless rate shoots to 4.3%, highest in 2 years

Florida’s jobless rate shoots to 4.3%, highest in 2 years

Florida’s workforce shrank by 120,000 workers from February to March, labor officials said.
Job losses mount, Trump presses plan to reopen business

Job losses mount, Trump presses plan to reopen business

Trump told the nation’s governors that restrictions could be eased to allow businesses to reopen.
Florida unemployment jumps 180k, system still overwhelmed

Florida unemployment jumps 180k, system still overwhelmed

The total number of Floridians seeking unemployment benefits is more than 520,000 workers.
Trump National Doral lays off 560 workers due to virus

Trump National Doral lays off 560 workers due to virus

The resort said it had been forced to halt its business because of the spreading new coronavirus.
Pro wrestling ‘essential’ under Florida governor’s order

Pro wrestling ‘essential’ under Florida governor’s order

The amendment allows World Wrestling Entertainment to continue putting on shows — without fans.
U.S. government clears first saliva test to help diagnose new virus

Government clears first saliva test to help diagnose new virus

The Food and Drug Administration authorized the test under its emergency powers.
Virus exposes US inequality. Will it spur lasting remedies

Virus exposes US inequality. Will it spur lasting remedies?

The coronavirus outbreak has laid bare the human cost of inequality, making it more visible.
Disney World workers take aim at Florida's jobless system

Disney World workers take aim at Florida’s jobless system

They staged stay-at-home protests aimed not at their employer but Florida’s unemployment system.
Florida expands coronavirus testing to better measure spread

Florida expands coronavirus testing to better measure spread

The virus has now officially touched each of the state’s 67 counties.
Florida COVID-19 cases rise, infecting all but 1 county

Florida COVID-19 cases rise, infecting all 67 counties

The virus has now officially touched each of the state’s 67 counties.
The Miami Beach Convention Center becoming a hospital

The Miami Beach Convention Center becoming a hospital

Army Corps of Engineers is setting up a 450-bed overflow hospital if South Florida facilities become overwhelmed.
Hawaii mayor to arrested Florida man: ‘Covidiot’

Hawaii mayor to arrested Florida man: ‘Covidiot’

Bobby Edwards, of Boynton, Florida, was arrested In Hawaii for having no proof of accommodations.
Virus crisis cuts off billions sent to poor around the world

Virus crisis cuts off billions sent to poor around the world

The devastation by COVID-19 is affecting the financial lifelines of poor people across the globe.
Florida unemployment system now up to speed

Gov. Ron DeSantis: unemployment system now up to speed

The computer system’s capacity has been increased to handle 120,000 simultaneous connections,
After the virus, how will Americans' view of the world change?

After the virus, how will Americans’ view of the world change?

The notion of a virus that came from a distant “elsewhere” stands to carve deeper grooves.
Florida coronavirus deaths exceed 220, cases top 12,300

Florida coronavirus deaths exceed 220, cases top 12,300

The deaths have been heaviest in South Florida, where three counties have totaled 120 fatalities.
Florida’s Number of Coronavirus Cases Jumps Sharply

More than 11,000 the Number of Coronavirus Cases in Florida

The total number of positive coronavirus cases topped 11,000 in Florida as of Saturday morning.
Another Cruise Ship with Virus Victims Docking in Miami

Another Cruise Ship with Virus Victims Docking in Miami

The Coral Princess ship is docking in Miami with 1,020 passengers and 878 crew members.
Trump Administration Urges Masks to Combat Virus Roll Out

Trump Administration Urges Masks to Combat Virus Roll Out

President Donald Trump announced new guidelines that call for everyone to wear makeshift face coverings.
2 Cruise Ships with Coronavirus Patients Aboard Dock in Florida

2 Cruise Ships with Coronavirus Patients aboard Dock at Port Everglades

The ships were given permission to disembark passengers after days of negotiation with local officials.
Florida Jobless Claims Rise as Does Anger Among Unemployed

Florida Jobless Claims Rise as Does Anger Among Unemployed

The number of people in Florida filing for unemployment benefits last week tripled from the previous week.
A Record 6.6 Million Seek US Jobless Aid as Layoffs Mount

A Record 6.6 Million Seek US Jobless Aid as Layoffs Mount

Job cuts are mounting against the backdrop of economies in the United States.
Miami’s Rolling Loud Hip-hop Festival Moved to Next Year

Miami’s Rolling Loud Hip-hop Festival Moved to Next Year

Rolling Loud had been scheduled for May 8-11 at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens.
Golf Gets OK in Stay-at-home Advisory for Retirement Haven

Golf Gets OK in Stay-at-home Advisory for Retirement Haven

Golf is specifically noted as permissible in the order’s exercise category.
Why Health Experts Aren’t Warning about Coronavirus in Food

Why Health Experts Aren’t Warning about Coronavirus in Food

The answer has to do with the varying paths organisms take to make people sick.
Gov. Ron DeSantis Issues Statewide Stay-at-home Order

Gov. Ron DeSantis Issues Statewide Stay-at-home Order

The state’s confirmed cases are approaching 7,000, with 87 deaths and almost 900 people hospitalized.
White House Projects 100K to 240K US Deaths from Virus

White House Projects 100K to 240K US Deaths from Virus

President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned Americans to brace for a “hell of a bad two weeks.”
Pastor Arrested for Violating Florida Rules amid Virus Outbreak

Pastor Arrested for Violating Florida Rules amid Virus Outbreak

The pastor of a megachurch held two Sunday services with hundreds of people.
Trump Extends Virus Guidelines, Braces US for Big Death Toll

Trump Extends Virus Guidelines, Braces US for Big Death Toll

A stark shift in tone by the president, who only days ago mused about the country reopening in a few weeks.
No Quarantine, but Travel Advisory for NY, CT and NJ

Trump: No Quarantine, but Travel Advisory for NY, CT and NJ

The CDC urges residents of the three states to refrain from non-essential travel for the next 14 days.
COVID-19 Turns Bustling Art Deco District into Desserted Streets

COVID-19 Turns Bustling Art Deco District into Desserted Streets

Mango's Tropical Cafe is one of the restaurants that closed due to the new virus outbreak.
74,000 Floridians Seek Benefits, Critics Demand Reform

74,000 Floridians Seek Benefits, Critics Demand Reform

More than 74,000 Floridians applied for unemployment benefits last week.
Florida’s Number of Coronavirus Cases Jumps Sharply