MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) - A COVID incident at the Jacksonville airport caused delays for some flights at other airports in the state, including those in South Florida.

According to officials, the Jacksonville FAA Air Traffic Control Center had to be evacuated and was temporarily closed due to a COVID incident. That center was deep cleaned and sanitized before reopening around 6:15 p.m.

However, that closure had a ripple effect that led to a ground stop of some flights at airports across the state, including Miami International and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airports, as well as the airports in Tampa and Orlando.

The incident was reported just before 5 p.m., and flights resumed over an hour later.

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