Tag Archives: Florida

Hot Spots See Waits Of 8 Hours For Drive-Thru Testing

The New York Times reports: Coronavirus testing sites in Arizona, Florida and Texas have become a source of tension and risk, with numerous residents waiting in long lines and others turned away as sites reached capacity, and crowding raising the risk of infection as people rushed to the front of the line at some centers. Residents of these and other …

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Pence Cancels Campaign Visits To Arizona And Florida

Florida Politics reports: Vice President Mike Pence indefinitely postponed a rally planned Thursday in Sarasota. The Republican Party of Sarasota announced Saturday that the stop, part of Pence’s “Faith In America” tour, was off for now. “Stay tuned for updates on the new time for Vice President’s visit,” an email blasts reads. The news came the same day Florida reported …

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Florida Again Breaks Single-Day Record For New Cases

Tampa’s NBC News affiliate reports: Florida broke its single-day coronavirus case record Saturday morning when the health dept. reported nearly 10,000 new cases of COVID-19. A total of 132,545 people have tested positive for the new virus in the state of Florida, which is 9,585 more than Friday. The state said a total of 78,345 people got tested Friday — …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Man Won’t Be “Muzzled Like A Mad Dog”

Mediaite reports: A Florida man has gone viral — much like his home state — by launching into a rant during a county commission meeting about mandating masks to fight the coronavirus, during which he exclaimed “I will not be muzzled like a mad dog!” Earlier this week, CNN aired video of local Palm Beach residents flipping out over a …

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Miami Beaches To Close For Fourth Of July Weekend

Re Miami Beach reports: As COVID-19 cases surge in Florida, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez [photo] said he will sign an emergency order on Saturday closing all beaches for the Fourth of July weekend beginning beginning Friday, July 3 and ending on Tuesday, July 7. “The closure may be extended if conditions do not improve and people do not follow …

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FLORIDA: State Orders All Bars To Close Again As Gov Faces Accusations He’s Cooking The Books On Deaths

Orlando’s NBC News affiliate reports: Effective immediately, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation is suspending the on-premises consumption of alcohol at bars statewide. Bars and nightclubs in Florida were first ordered to close on March 18. They just started reopening earlier this month. The announcement comes Friday as Florida coronavirus cases continue to climb. Florida reported nearly 9,000 …

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Florida Reports Massive Single-Day Increase In Cases

Tampa’s CBS News affiliate reports: The state of Florida has reported record high spikes in the number of new COVID-19 cases for the last couple of weeks, and on Friday it added another 8,942 cases. That number is now the highest single-day jump in new coronavirus cases in Florida since tracking began in March, eclipsing Wednesday’s previous record of 5,508 …

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Florida Gov: No Plans To Move To Next Reopen Phase

Tallahassee’s NBC News affiliate reports: Gov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday that he has no plans of moving to the third and final phase of reopening the Florida economy as the state continues to see a surge in new COVID-19 cases. “We are where we are,” DeSantis said during a press conference in Tampa. “I didn’t say we’re going to go …

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New Fox News Florida Poll: Joe Biden +9 Over Trump

Fox News reports: Voters think Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is better suited to handle the issues of the day, expanding his lead over President Donald Trump in the battleground state of Florida. Biden tops Trump by 9 points, 49-40 percent, in a Fox News survey of Florida registered voters. That’s up from a 3-point edge in April (46-43 percent). …

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FLORIDA: Dems 300K Ahead In Vote-By-Mail Signups

Politico reports: Democrats have opened up a 302,000-voter advantage over Republicans in vote-by-mail enrollment, an edge that could pay big dividends in President Donald Trump’s newly adopted must-win state. Five months before Election Day, more than 1.46 million Democrats have signed up to vote by mail compared to 1.16 million Republicans, according to an analysis of state Division of Election …

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MIAMI: Trump Golf Resort Reopens Amid Surging Cases

The New York Times reports: Poolside at President Trump’s resort near Miami, dozens of guests sunned on lounge chairs and chatted in cabanas. Golfers fanned out across multiple courses, and the hotel lobby hummed with activity for the first time in months. But the reopening of Trump National Doral, the most important source of revenue for the president’s strained family …

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PALM BEACH: Herd Of Karens Scream At Lawmakers After Unanimous Vote For Requiring Masks [VIDEO]

The Palm Beach Post reports: Facing an unrelenting crowd of maskless constituents, Palm Beach County commissioners agreed Tuesday to require all residents and visitors to wear facial coverings in buildings where the public is welcome, such as grocery stores and restaurants. “I think this is going to be the most effective pivot point in … suppressing the spread of the …

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Disney World Employees Petition To Delay Reopening

CBS News reports: Walt Disney World employees are urging park executives and state and local officials to reconsider delaying the reopening of the parks due to concern over the recent surge of coronavirus cases in Florida in a petition posted to moveon.org. “This virus is not gone, unfortunately, it’s only become worse in this state,” cast members wrote. “While theme …

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ORLANDO: College Bar Loses License For Not Following Distancing Rules After 41 New COVID Cases Detected

Orlando’s NBC News affiliate reports: A popular bar in central Florida where dozens of workers and patrons have come down with the new coronavirus had its alcohol license suspended after a state inspector found patrons weren’t socially distancing and following other rules meant to slow the virus’ spread. At least 13 employees and 28 patrons have tested positive for COVID-19 …

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Cuomo Mulls Quarantine For Visitors From Hot Spots

The New York Post reports: Gov. Andrew Cuomo is actively talking to New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont about mapping out mandatory quarantine “guidelines” for individuals traveling into the tristate area from Florida and other states seeing spikes in COVID-19 cases. Cuomo said the trio is “seriously considering” implementing a 14-day isolation for Floridians and that …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Covidiot Fights His Way Into Walmart

The New York Post reports: A defiant shopper fought his way into a Florida Walmart after he was denied entry for refusing to wear a face mask, a viral video shows. The clip, which has been viewed 4 million times, shows the gray-haired man scuffling with an employee at the Orlando superstore Saturday — the same day face masks became …

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Florida Reports Another Record Day Of New Cases

ABC News reports: Florida continued to set record-breaking numbers of COVID-19 cases, with an additional 4,049 new cases reported Saturday. There were an additional 40 Florida resident deaths related to COVID-19, according to the state’s Department of Health. There are now a total of 93,797 Florida cases with 3,144 deaths related to COVID-19, the Department of Health reported. On Friday, …

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FL Gov Blames COVID Spike On “Hispanic” Farmworkers

Miami’s CBS News affiliate reports: Farmworkers are pushing back after Gov. Ron DeSantis said clusters of “overwhelmingly Hispanic” day laborers and agriculture workers are the source for Florida’s recent surge in coronavirus cases. The Republican governor told reporters that migrant workers and Hispanic construction workers have been testing positive for COVID-19, in part, because of cramped living and working conditions. …

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Florida “Shatters” Daily Record Of New COVID Cases

USA Today reports: Florida added another 3,207 coronavirus cases Thursday, shattering the previous daily record as the state emerges as an alarming hot spot among places grappling with a resurgence of the disease. Thursday’s new record topped the 2,783 cases reported just two days earlier by the Florida Department of Health, which had been the third record-setting total in less …

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Florida Pub Linked To 23 New COVID Cases [VIDEO]

Buzzfeed News reports: A Florida woman and 15 of her friends have reportedly tested positive with the coronavirus after a night out at a bar in Jacksonville Beach. “Welp, Florida opened back up & my ass should’ve stayed tf home this past weekend cause I just tested positive for the damn COVID,” she wrote on Facebook last week. “#IKnowBetter #MyFault …

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