Vacation Rentals in Florida Could Reopen Again Very Soon

Photo: Paul Brennan/Pixabay.com According to Ron DeSantis, vacation rentals that were ordered to close down due to the coronavirus pandemic may be able to open up again soon, pending they submit requests to the governor before reopening the vacation rentals. The Florida governor made the announcement on Friday, May 15 via The News Service of

State Leaders Say Florida Universities To Reopen in the Fall

Students walk to classes by the USF Bull mascot near the Marshall Student Center on the University of South Florida college campus quad in Tampa, FL, USA on January 15, 2020. Photo and Caption: Leigh Trail/Shutterstock.com State higher education leaders announced Monday, May 18 that Florida’s public university campuses will reopen in the fall. Details

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

Governor Ron DeSantis: Florida Could Host NFL Games in the Fall

Aerial view of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Photo and Caption:  felixtm/Depositphotos.com Governor DeSantis said on May 13 that the University of Florida (UF) could allow NFL teams to use Florida Field, better known as the Swamp if they need venues to play football in the fall. The Florida

St. Pete Pier Closed Until Further Notice Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

Photo: www.fox13news.com The St. Petersburg Pier will remain closed until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic. The City of St. Petersburg gave an original grand opening date of May 30 but fears about spreading the novel coronavirus forced the City to postpone the reopening of the Pier until proper phased guidelines are announced by

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’s Rare Blue Bee Rediscovered in Central Florida’s Lake Wales Ridge

A photo of Florida’s ultra-rare Calamintha Bee, as seen while being observed by researchers in central Florida in spring 2020. Photo: Facebook/Florida Museum/Chase Kimmel/Jaret Daniels/ www.newsbreak.com Caption: www.disclose.tv The Sunshine State’s iconic wildlife includes the American alligator, the Florida panther, the scrub jay and the manatee, and now, the ultra-rare Blue Calamintha bee. The rediscovered

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 Bar Exam Will Still Be Held in July Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

Symbol of law and justice with the Florida state flag in the background. Photo: Lukasz Stefanski/Shutterstock.com The Florida Board of Bar Examiners has made the decision to move forward with the Florida Bar exam on July 28 and 29. The Florida Supreme Court has approved the plan. That makes Florida the largest jurisdiction to administer