Florida’s largest school districts ease up on masks

Running at School – Face Mask: Shutterstock — Monkey Business Images ORLANDO, Fla. — Two of Florida’s largest school districts are easing up on mask requirements this week. Beginning Monday, Orange County students will not be required to wear a face mask if their parents provide a note opting them out. High school students in

Miami-Dade schools’ mask mandate could be relaxed by end of the month

Superintendent Alberto Carvalho – Mask Mandate – Courtesy: Getty Images Miami-Dade County Public Schools could ease the mask mandate by the end of the month according to Superintendent Alberto Carvalho. On Wednesday, Carvalho stated that local rates of COVID-19 hospitalizations and infections have declined significantly since the start of the 2021-2022 academic school year, as

As COVID concerns continue to grow in South Florida, two universities are requiring faculty and staff to get the vaccine

Donna E. Shalala Student Center University of Miami Campus – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by YES Market Media Nova Southeastern University has now joined the University of Miami in requiring both faculty and staff to get the COVID-19 vaccine. NSU is requiring all faculty and staff, full and part-time, adjunct faculty, and temporary employees to

Universal Orlando will resume Epic Universe park construction following eight-month hiatus

Rendering of Universal Orland Epic Universe Park – Courtesy: Universal Orlando Florida will soon be getting another theme park on Universal Orlando Resort property. Epic Universe will join Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios, and Volcano Bay as the fourth member of the theme park family. Work is slated to begin ramping up in the coming

Miami-Dade County Hasn’t ruled out Possibility for Mandatory Vaccination for Students

MDCPS Alberto Carvalho speaking with students in a socially distanced lunchroom. Courtesy: Miami Dade County Public Schools Facebook. While state officials are finalizing distribution plans of the first round of COVID-19 vaccines in the state, another discussion awaits in the hallway. What about children, teachers, and schools?  Florida is just weeks away from receiving the

Trump Administration Revokes Rule Requiring Foreign Students to Take In-Person Classes

Students walk to classes on the University of South Florida college campus quad in Tampa, Florida, USA on January 15, 2020. Photo and Caption: Leigh Trail/Shutterstock.com International students can breathe a sigh of relief… for now. The Trump administration has rescinded a rule that would have required international students to transfer schools or leave the

Some Florida Courts to Revert to Phase 1 Operations

Image by David Mark from Pixabay  Some courts in Florida are now retracting their plans due to an increase in coronavirus cases. Just a few weeks ago, the courts had announced plans to safely reopen even while the pandemic was still going on. With the new cases in Florida rising daily, courtrooms in Florida have

Florida Bright Futures Eases Requirements for Students Due to Coronavirus

As part of the effort to ease some of the restrictions put in place because of COVID-19, the Department of Education in Florida has decided to go easy on recipients of Florida’s Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The requirement to complete volunteer service hours will be temporarily suspended. Also, a deadline to earn qualifying standardized test

Most of Florida to Reopen Under Phase 2 on June 5

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced Phase 2 of Florida’s economic re-opening while speaking at a press conference Wednesday, June 3, at Universal CityWalk in Orlando. Screenshot via Ron DeSantis/Facebook Governor Ron DeSantis said Wednesday, June 3 that 64 of Florida’s 67 counties can re-open bars and movie theaters on Friday, June 5 while retail stores

Florida Moves to Ease Coronavirus Lockdown Restrictions Starting May 4

Gov. Ron DeSantis says most of Florida can begin the first phase of reopening May 4. Photo and Caption: www.clickorlando.com Florida’s statewide stay-at-home order may be expiring soon. Lockdown measures put in place in states across the country to help flatten the curve of the spread of coronavirus are starting to ease. Some businesses that