In response to significant flooding in South Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 24-115 declaring a State of Emergency in Broward, Collier, Lee, Miami-Dade and Sarasota counties. Today, the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) activated to a Level 1 at 8 a.m. for response efforts with the State Emergency Response Team (SERT).Continue Reading

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has positively identified the presence of the horntail snail (Macrochlamys indica) in Miami-Dade County. The snail was discovered by a gastropod enthusiast in Coconut Grove who sent the unusual snail to the University of Florida (UF) for identification. This is the first time this snailContinue Reading

One Florida politician is saying the quiet part outloud: coronavirus cases have soared in Florida and across the nation in large part because of the protets and rallies. Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez told CBS News on Sunday that the recent series of protests in the area “had a lot toContinue Reading

Officials with the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County have issued a mosquito-borne illness alert after reporting 10 human locally-transmitted West Nile virus (WNV) cases Thursday. This brings the total to 14 WNV cases in Miami-Dade County year-to-date. West Nile virus (WNV) is the leading cause of mosquito-borne diseaseContinue Reading

Health Care Voter hosted the latest in its extended town hall series “Our Lives on the Line: The Hardest Hit” featuring four mayors from across the country. The discussion focused on some of the cities left behind by the Trump administration’s haphazard response to the coronavirus pandemic. Led by formerContinue Reading

Governor DeSantis

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed off on plans for Miami-Dade and Broward counties to reopen restaurants and other businesses that were previously deemed non-essential. During a press conference in Doral yesterday, DeSantis said that “Miami-Dade and Broward have both submitted plans that I’ve approved…Today we take another important stepContinue Reading

The city of Naples closed its public beaches at 12:01 a.m. Sunday after massive crowds turned out and Councilman Gary Price released the photo below. Price said he received a text from a friend Saturday that the number of people on the beach looked like a problem. “I went toContinue Reading

Governor DeSantis

Today, the Florida Department of Health reported 497 new positive COVID-19 cases (483 Florida residents and 14 non-Florida residents) and fifty deaths related to COVID-19. This brings the state total to 33,690 cases with 1,268 deaths related to COVID-19. The fifty people that died who tested positive for COVID-19 wereContinue Reading

Florida state health officials reported more than 150 additional coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19 cases this morning reporting a new total of 1171 cases– 1096 confirmed cases in Florida residents and 75 cases in Non-Florida residents. The COVID-19 death toll has risen to 14. Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Hillsborough countiesContinue Reading

Florida state health officials reported 19 additional positive COVID-19 cases (14 Florida residents and 5 non-Florida residents) bringing the state total to 155. As of noon, of the 155 total Florida cases, there are currently 137 positive cases in Florida Residents and 18 positive cases in non-Florida residents. To date,Continue Reading