Popular Florida bar shuts down day after reopening its doors due to maskless patrons and insufficient social distancing

The Wharf Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Patrons without masks. Courtesy: South Florida Sun Sentinel – Photo sent in by Sunrise Mayor Mike Ryan A popular Broward County outdoor bar got the ax from county officials late Saturday night after videos and photos surfaced showing hundreds of maskless patrons in close proximity, ignoring

CDC “no-sail” order is lifted, but not so fast: Cruising cannot return until further approval of ship safety protocols

Courtesy: Shutterstock – photo By pisaphotography This weekend, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ‘no-sail’ order officially expired, allowing ships to return to sea. However, don’t expect to be onboard any time soon.  According to a release by the CDC on Friday, the “Framework for Conditional Sailing Order,” which replaces the no-sail order,  it

University of Florida researchers are testing sewage water to track COVID-19

Courtesy: Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay A new project is being conducted at the University of Florida by testing local sewage water to trace COVID-19. Yes. Water filled with human fecal matter and urine is being tested to track the virus. Researchers hope that by taking samples of sewage water from local manholes in

24 people rescued from sinking boat by passing Carnival Cruise ship off Florida coast

Courtesy: Carnival Cruise Lines/ Press Release Twenty-four people were rescued from a distressed boat some 37 miles off the coast of Palm Beach, Fla., last Saturday. The Carnival Sensation was out on international waters conducting non-operational manning status with a skeleton crew and no passengers on board when they spotted a sinking boat in the

The Best and Worst Face Masks for COVID-19 Protection

Image by Alexander Droeger from Pixabay  During this time, everyone should wear non-medical face masks when interacting with others during the coronavirus pandemic, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.You don’t need a fancy medical-grade mask to deter the spread of the coronavirus, but some face coverings do work better than others,