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DeSantis says he'll try to thwart FBI investigations of parents threatening school officials in Florida

DeSantis says he’ll try to thwart FBI investigations of parents threatening school officials in Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis says local law enforcement can handle any complaints and that the Justice Department is trying to silence parents ...
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Lake County deputies who died from COVID-19 are honored at national memorial

Lake County deputies who died from COVID-19 are honored at national memorial

Three hundred ninety-four names have been added to the memorial, including 295 who died last year. Among those, 62 percent were killed by COVID-19 ...
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President of Orange County teachers union says DeSantis and surgeon general are playing Russian roulette with the lives of students and staff

President of Orange County teachers union says DeSantis and surgeon general are playing Russian roulette with the lives of students and staff

WMFE's Joe Byrnes spoke with Wendy Doromal, president of the Orange County Classroom Teachers Association, about this new loosening of COVID-19 precautions ...
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CONVERSATIONS: High School Health Teacher Considers How To Side-Step Coronavirus Politics

CONVERSATIONS: High School Health Teacher Considers How To Side-Step Coronavirus Politics

It's a month and a half into another unprecedented academic year. Schools have been reporting record numbers of coronavirus cases, and a battle is raging ...
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It's business as usual as AdventHealth Central Florida returns to Green Status

It’s business as usual as AdventHealth Central Florida returns to Green Status

That means they have returned to normal operations even as COVID-19 hospitalizations remain high ...
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AARP says Florida leads nation in COVID-19 nursing home deaths, while staff vaccinations remain low

AARP says Florida leads nation in COVID-19 nursing home deaths, while staff vaccinations remain low

Florida is one of just three states with fewer than half its nursing home workers fully vaccinated ...
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August was by far the pandemic's deadliest month in Florida

August was by far the pandemic’s deadliest month in Florida

As of Thursday, at least 48,276 are dead in Florida ...
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Lake County board approves mask mandate with opt-out, but only for schools where 5% have COVID-19

Lake County board approves mask mandate with opt-out, but only for schools where 5% have COVID-19

The actual test positivity rate would be much higher at those schools, because the percentage it's measured against all students and staff, not just those ...
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OUC: Water Conservation Not Enough As Pandemic Prompts Liquid Oxygen Shortage

OUC: Water Conservation Not Enough As Pandemic Prompts Liquid Oxygen Shortage

The Orlando Utilities Commission is reminding customers to conserve water as an unprecedented surge in the coronavirus causes a shortage of liquid oxygen.  ...
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Interview: Ocala pastors agree to moratorium on indoor funerals and memorial services

Interview: Ocala pastors agree to moratorium on indoor funerals and memorial services

They are hoping to keep their communities -- mostly communities of color -- safe amid the ongoing surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths ...
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Lake County schools superintendent proposes 'targeted' mask mandate

Lake County schools superintendent proposes ‘targeted’ mask mandate

In just three days this week, at least 523 Lake County students and 121 staff tested positive. Nearly 3,000 were quarantined.  ...
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State Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith Sues Florida DOH To Release COVID-19 Data

State Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith Sues Florida DOH To Release COVID-19 Data

State Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith is suing the Florida Department of Health over coronavirus case numbers. Smith, a Democrat who represents District 49, joined with ...
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