Governor Ron DeSantis to permanently ban COVID-19 mandates in Florida

Governor Ron DeSantis during COVID-19 speaking with a mask on – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Raoul B Photography Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis has proposed permanently outlawing Covid mandates in the state. DeSantis stated in a press release earlier this week that he has introduced legislation to “make permanent Covid freedoms in Florida”, adding

Update: Florida gas prices fall 30 cents per gallon in 3 weeks

Gas price tracker — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: Westlight Florida gas prices fell 11 cents per gallon in the previous week and 30 cents in the last three weeks, AAA reported on Monday morning. According to AAA, the Sunshine State’s average was about $3.28 per gallon on Sunday, which has proven to be the

‘Centaurus’ COVID subvariant makes its way into Florida while sister mutation spreads throughout Southeast

Female researcher looks through microscope to find Covid subvariants, such as centaurus – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by SmartPhotoLab The Sunshine State’s official COVID-19 counts continued to decrease for the sixth straight week, but some of its biggest urban regions have reported an uptick in infections as additional viral mutations enter the state. Loads of

Students improve scores on FSA exams but are still below the pre-pandemic level

FSA Exam – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Dmitry Demidovich The results are officially in and students throughout the Sunshine State improved their scores in the last year of the Florida Standards Assessments (FSA). In Palm Beach County, scores increased compared to last year on the FSA, however, they are still under pre-pandemic levels. That

Majority of Florida Memorial Day vacationers staying in the Sunshine State

City Walk Orlando – Memorial Day – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Kamira According to AAA, Orlando is currently the number one travel destination in the country for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. Most of the traveling tourists are expected to be from right here in Florida. This year’s Memorial Day travels are not expected

COVID-19 cases are suddenly on the rise again in South Florida, doctors warning of a summer surge

Broward Health Coral Springs Emergency Room COVID-19 Testing — Courtesy: Shutterstock — YES Market Media COVID-19 positive case rates are rising once again in South Florida with over 28,000 cases in the past week alone. Although there has been an increase in visits to the ER, doctors say their hospitals aren’t too stressed. According to

Fleet Week is finally back in South Florida after a 2-year hiatus due to COVID-19

Fleet Week – U.S. Navy Ship — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Marc Sitkin FORT LAUDERDALE, Fl. – Fleet Week is back and better than ever! The long-awaited festivities kicked off on Sunday with an ‘All Hands on Deck Welcoming Party and Concert’ full of coastguardsmen, sailors, and sea cadets at the Las Olas Oceanside Park. Some

Infectious dog disease hits Florida. Should pet owners be worried?

CIRDC Dog Disease — Courtesy: Shutterstock — MikeDotta With COVID-19 ravaging the world, there is another virus spreading across South Florida affecting a different part of the population: dogs. Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex, also known as “canine cough” or “kennel cough,” is caused by a group of bacteria and viruses, including the flu, that

Florida sees major decline in COVID-19 cases

COVID-19 Testing Site — Courtesy: Shutterstock — YES Market Media There has been a sharp decrease in coronavirus cases during the month of February. According to a report released by the Florida Department of Health, cases in the Sunshine State decreased by nearly 60 percent last week. Leon County’s cases also dropped by nearly 70

Florida could see an alarming doctor shortage by 2035

Doctor-Patient Discussing — Courtesy: Shutterstock — S_L The coronavirus pandemic has caused supply chain issues and shortages, and the medical field is no exception.  Even though Florida’s coast population continues to grow, the Florida Hospital Association reports a significant shortage of primary care physicians by 2035. The growing population paired with retirement projections show that