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 The Trump administration has rescinded a rule that would have required international students to transfer schools or leave the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

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

Coronavirus Makes Florida Spill Its Milk

Tankers dump milk in a field in Okeechobee, Florida, USA on Thursday, April 2, 2020. Photo: www.lakeokeechobeenews.com/Larson Dairy, Inc. Caption taken from www.heraldtribune.com. There’s no use crying over spilled milk, but here in Florida, there is a reason to lament over all the milk being spilled due to the coronavirus. No thanks to store closures,

Florida Government Pressured to Make Filing for Unemployment Claims Easier

Long lines for food distribution, unemployment forms show how fear and desperation are growing in South Florida. Photo: www.clickorlando.com Governor Ron DeSantis and other Florida government officials are feeling the heat as pressure mounts for help in making the filing of unemployment claims a lot easier than it currently is. The state’s newly unemployed continue