COVID task force says Florida’s summer surge is worsening; Broward launches hospitalization dashboard

New data from the White House Coronavirus Task Force highlights the extent of Florida’s skyrocketing summer surge when compared to the rest of the country.Read More

Parents, children voice opinions on mask mandates as Miami-Dade County mulls decision

Parents and students in the Miami-Dade County school district voiced their opinions on mask mandates outside of the district’s downtown Miami headquarters, as the schoolRead More

Mask debate in Miami-Dade County classrooms heats up

Miami-Dade County Public Schools has not yet reached a decision regarding mask mandates for the upcoming school year, but the debate whether or not itRead More

DeSantis stands by decision to let parents decide if students should wear masks

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is standing firm on his decision not to let school boards mandate masks for the upcoming school year. There seems toRead More

Amid COVID spike, DeSantis threatens to withhold payments to leaders in school districts that enforce mask mandates

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said school district leaders could go without pay if they put mask mandates in place to help prevent the spread ofRead More

South Florida mother speaks out on regret of not getting vaccinated after family becomes hospitalized for COVID-19

A South Florida woman recovering from COVID-19 is sharing a message to the unvaccinated. Yoiris Duran, her 55-year-old husband and her 25-year-old son were allRead More

‘Patients are coming in younger, sicker’: Memorial Regional Hospital workers explain frustrations with rising COVID cases

As hospitalizations for COVID-19 surge across the state, some healthcare systems are running out of room for patients. As of Thursday, 13,427 COVID patients haveRead More

Amid rise in COVID cases, Miami-Dade to require non-union employees to show proof of vaccination or undergo weekly tests

Miami-Dade County officials will require all non-union employees to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or undergo weekly testing for the virus. Thursday’s announcement comes asRead More

Memorial Healthcare System pauses some procedures as COVID hospitalizations continue to rise

The summer surge is overwhelming the state of Florida, which reported nearly 17,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday and 140 new deaths. More thanRead More

DeSantis holds virtual discussion with hospital CEOs as COVID hospitalizations continue to climb

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has spoken with South Florida hospital executives as the state sees another record-shattering surge of hospitalization rates. The governor’s virtual meetingRead More