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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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Volusia County School Board approves mask mandate; Lake, Seminole consider options on Thursday

Volusia County School Board approves mask mandate; Lake, Seminole consider options on Thursday

The Volusia County board approved its mask mandate Tuesday night ...
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Daytona Beach police officer dies at 37 from COVID-19

Daytona Beach police officer dies at 37 from COVID-19

Law enforcement agencies in Florida have been hit hard by the pandemic.  ...
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Three more Marion County public school employees die of COVID-19

Three more Marion County public school employees die of COVID-19

The district also has a worsening shortage of bus drivers -- which has impacted about 15 percent of routes -- and prompted a call to ...
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Orlando Lawmaker Sues Florida Department of Health To Release Daily COVID-19 Data

Orlando Lawmaker Sues Florida Department of Health To Release Daily COVID-19 Data

An Orlando lawmaker is suing the Florida Department of Health over coronavirus case numbers. State Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith says the state’s failure to release daily ...
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