Universal Orlando has set a reopening date for CityWalk. Universal announced Tuesday that the complex will reopen in a limited capacity on May 14 at 4 p.m. as guests will have to adhere to new safety measures, including temperature checks and face coverings. “Temperature checks will be required upon arrival,Continue Reading

Shanghai Disneyland reopened Monday, becoming the first Disney theme park to do so in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. Photos have arrived via the Associated Press, showing visitors in masks following new social distancing rules as a limited capacity was allowed. The question in Florida: Is this a snapshot atContinue Reading

The Hillsborough County commission voted on spending the $257 million received from the federal government in Cares Act coronavirus aid. Metropolitan Ministries, Feeding Tampa Bay and Career Source Tampa Bay top a list of wide-ranging assistance programs which will see money to help in the months ahead. Ron Barton, assistantContinue Reading

The Florida Department of Health reported three additional coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19 fatalities today with deaths being reported in St. Johns, Pinellas and Lee counties. This brings the total deaths to 20 to date. Officials are reporting 1,467 total COVID-19 cases–1,379 in Florida residents and 88 cases in non-Florida residents.Continue Reading

Case counts The Florida Department of Health announced one additional positive case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Thursday. The individual is a 42-year old male in Miami-Dade County. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. This is a travel related case andContinue Reading

On Tuesday, the Florida Department of Health has announced eight new positive cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Florida, including three in the Tampa Bay area: A 68-year old male in Nassau County has been identified as positive. This person is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until clearedContinue Reading

Governor DeSantis

Since the emergence of COVID-19 in Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis has remained in constant communication with State Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees, public health officials at the local, state and federal levels and executive agency leaders. On March 1, Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-51 which directed Surgeon General Rivkees to declareContinue Reading

COVID-19

The Florida Department of Health has reported the first presumptive positive coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the state in Hillsborough County and Manatee County. The Hillsborough County case is an adult resident with a history of travel to Italy. This person is isolated and will continue to remain isolated untilContinue Reading