Universities to Return to ‘Pre-COVID Operations’

Universities to Return to ‘Pre-COVID Operations’

By The News Service of Florida Florida’s state universities are expected to return to pre-coronavirus operations during the upcoming school year, including at athletic and social events, top system officials said Wednesday. An early evening news release signed by Syd Kitson, chairman of the university system’s Board of Governors, and Marshall Criser, chancellor of the […]

Weekly Report Ending May 2nd: Hospitalizations Down, Cases, Positivity Up

Weekly Report Ending May 2nd: Hospitalizations Down, Cases, Positivity Up

TR’s weekly report (April 26 – May 2) on Leon County COVID cases, hospitalizations, and testing positivity rates is detailed below. TR’s April 25th weekly report can be reviewed here. The weekly COVID report, ending May 2nd, shows increases in cases and the positivity rate and a decline in hospitalizations. Since the middle of January 2021, […]

Leon County Mask Ordinance No Longer in Effect

Leon County Mask Ordinance No Longer in Effect

Due to Governor Ron DeSantis’ emergency order signed on Monday, Leon County government released a statement that says the mask ordinance is no longer in effect. The full press release is provided below. “The vaccines are working, but Florida hasn’t yet reached herd immunity and our state is still the nation’s #1 hotspot for B.1.1.7, […]

DeSantis Blocks Local COVID-19 Orders

DeSantis Blocks Local COVID-19 Orders

By Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended all local-government coronavirus emergency orders on Monday as he signed a bill that makes permanent his ban on COVID-19 vaccine “passports” and limits the authority of cities and counties in future health-care crises. “My message is that the vaccines protect you. […]

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