Florida Holds Its Breath as It Reopens Its Bars, Gyms and Restaurants Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

People use the treadmills and other equipment at Optimum Gym in Tampa on Monday, May 18, the first day it was back open for members. Caption and Photo: www.cnn.com Local bars and diners in Miami-Dade and Broward County threw open its doors to residents and tourists itching to get back to normal on Monday, May

Florida Inmates Test Positive for Coronavirus at an Alarming Rate

A prison officer leading a prisoner in handcuffs. Photo: LightField Studios/Shutterstock.com In Miami-Dade alone, nearly 500 jail inmates have tested positive for the virus so far. This accounts for 41% of inmates tested in Miami jails. Approximately 481 inmates of 1,166 inmates have tested positive, according to a memo released by Miami-Dade’s corrections department on

Florida Launches Stricter Testing Mandates as Coronavirus Spreads Through Nursing Homes

An elderly handicapped woman wearing a face mask during the coronavirus outbreak. Photo and Caption: FamVeld/Shutterstock.com Florida announced stricter rules for long-term care facilities as the number of deaths connected to those centers continues to climb. The latest numbers released by the Florida Department of Health (DOH) show 745 residents and staff at long-term care

Florida Hair and Nail Salons, Barber Shops Are Open Again as of May 11

Fantastic Cuts Barber Shop and other storefronts on Atlantic Blvd. in Pompano Beach, Florida, USA on October 22, 2019. Photo: Catalina Villegas/Shutterstock.com After a two-month shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, hair and nail salons across the state of Florida are open again as of May 11. Barber shops are also set to reopen

Florida Virus Expert Is Optimistic About Vaccines, Therapy to Treat COVID-19

A doctor is testing a sample of biological tubes contaminated by Covid-19 and searching for a vaccine. Photo: Morakot Kawinchan/Shutterstock.com While conducting a webinar on Wednesday, April 22, Dr. Michael Farzan at Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter detailed preliminary research that could be a step towards creating a vaccine for COVID-19. Even as thousands die

Florida Legislature to Ban Organ Transplant Discrimination for Disabled Individuals

Photo: VGStockstudio/Shutterstock.com A national trend among 12 states is paving the way for new legislation that benefits disabled people who may need organ transplants. California, Maryland and New Jersey already have legislation that benefits people with said disabilities – physical and mental, according to the New York-based National Down Syndrome Society. About 112,500 people in

South Florida Students Return to School Following Coronavirus Scare

Photo Credit: Lightspring/Shutterstock.com Thirty students and three teachers from a Palm Beach Gardens day school are back on campus after being confined to their homes for five days. The Benjamin School allowed the students and staff to return to their respective classrooms. The scare came after a student from China showed signs and symptoms of

The Spread of Hepatitis A Is Under Control, Say Florida Health Officials

Thanks to efforts for vaccination and education, the Florida Surgeon General Scott Rivkees says the spread of hepatitis A is being slowed down to a controllable pace here in Florida. A declaration of public health emergency due to the rapid spread of the disease last August sent the Department of Health in Florida and the