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A guide to COVID tests: When to test, what kind to use and what your results mean

A guide to COVID tests: When to test, what kind to use and what your results mean

We answer key questions about COVID tests: What types are there? Should you self-test right after exposure to someone with COVID? And what should you ...
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Universal Orlando requiring COVID-19 vaccines or weekly testing for staff

Universal Orlando requiring COVID-19 vaccines or weekly testing for staff

Starting next month, Universal Orlando employees will be required to be fully vaccinated or tested weekly -- an effort to protect employees and guests from ...
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COVID-19 update: AdventHealth epidemiologist says child hospitalizations are up but Omicron cases are milder

COVID-19 update: AdventHealth epidemiologist says child hospitalizations are up but Omicron cases are milder

Dr. Vincent Hsu said the number of children hospitalized with COVID-19 is likely due to the prevalence of the extremely transmissible Omicron variant ...
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CONVERSATIONS: Omicron, teacher shortage combine to create "perfect storm" for Florida schools

CONVERSATIONS: Omicron, teacher shortage combine to create “perfect storm” for Florida schools

Central Florida students are back in school this week, after the Omicron variant combined with the winter holidays have caused record numbers of coronavirus cases ...
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Mayor Demings cites need to resist the virus as wastewater tests show Omicron spreading freely

Mayor Demings cites need to resist the virus as wastewater tests show Omicron spreading freely

At Tuesday's Orange County update, Mayor Jerry Demings said the wastewater results are an indication that already sky-high case counts will increase further in the ...
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Orange County wastewater tests show record levels of coronavirus infections

Orange County wastewater tests show record levels of coronavirus infections

In the wastewater samples from Monday, the highest concentration of virus particles was at the Eastern Water Reclamation Facility on South Alafaya Trail. They more ...
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Peds hospitalizations expected to rise as Omicron surges

Peds hospitalizations expected to rise as Omicron surges

Orange County leaders say hospitalizations remain steady even as the highly contagious Omicron variant collides with holiday gatherings, causing record numbers of coronavirus cases.  ...
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Orange leaders say demand for tests outstrips supply as Covid cases surge

Orange leaders say demand for tests outstrips supply as Covid cases surge

Orange County leaders say demand for Covid tests is outstripping supply as record numbers of cases caused by the Omicron variant collide with holiday gatherings.  ...
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3rd Florida-based ship has outbreak, state cases hit record

3rd Florida-based ship has outbreak, state cases hit record

MIAMI (AP) — A COVID-19 outbreak has taken place on a South Florida-based cruise ship for the third time this week. At the same time, ...
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Study: COVID surge expected in Florida, peaking in February

Study: COVID surge expected in Florida, peaking in February

MIAMI (AP) — University of Florida researchers predict that COVID-19 cases in the Sunshine State could peak in February with more than 30,000 reported cases ...
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Universal Orlando reinstates mask rule as COVID cases rise

Universal Orlando reinstates mask rule as COVID cases rise

ORLANDO (AP) — Universal Orlando is reinstating its mask requirements beginning Christmas Eve as COVID-19 cases are surging as a result of the omicron variant ...
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Florida judge latest to block Biden contractor vaccine rule

Florida judge latest to block Biden contractor vaccine rule

TAMPA, Fla (AP) — A federal judge in Florida has blocked President Joe Biden’s requirement for federal contractors to receive coronavirus vaccines, adding to a ...
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