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Virus expands in FL state prison system, with employees, inmates infected; U.S. prison infections rising

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Florida's state-run prisons and probation offices rose to 41 on Tuesday, up from 12 in just one week.There were 37 confirmed infections among employees at 17 corrections facilities and...

The span of coronavirus deaths in FL: A 100-year-old and a 28-year-old

On a list of 254 COVID-19 deaths posted by the Florida Department of Health on Monday, one case stuck out:For the first time in Florida, a man, age 100, died from the coronavirus. He...
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AP students will take exams at home with electronic devices — with open book or notes that could test security

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Florida high school students in Advanced Placement classes will take the exams in their homes using electronic devices, with testing opening in May.The test administrator, the nonprofit College Board, announced...

DeSantis will never do anything to offend Demented Daddy in DC

One month after Florida got its first COVID-19 cases, two weeks after the governors of California and New York issued shelter-in-place orders, the governor of Florida finally shut the state down and told people...

Florida COVID-19 deaths have exceeded 200 for the first time; Infections have risen to 12,350

The coronavirus death toll rose to 221 deaths in 33 Florida counties on Sunday, up from 195 Saturday evening.Sunday was the first time that deaths hit the 200 mark and above. Half of Florida's...

Failed legislation would have helped inmates get out as virus spreads behind bars. Now, deaths have begun

Reform-minded lawmakers sponsored legislation in 2020 that would have allowed low-risk, elderly and sickly inmates to be released before coronavirus took hold in Florida’s prisons. But it didn’t pass, and the dangerous virus has...

A rapid rise in COVID-19 infections — now at 11,545 — and 195 deaths in about half of FL’s counties

When COVID-19 infections for the first time reached the 10,000 mark Friday evening, the increases didn't stop: Within 24 hours, a rapid rise in cases put the total at 11,545 by Saturday evening.That means...

FL has exceeded 10,000 COVID-19 infections in less than five weeks time

The Florida Department of Health Department is reporting 10,268 COVID-19 infections in 60 counties as of Friday evening, a rapid rise that led to myriad restrictions and a statewide lockdown.In less than five weeks...

The coronavirus tests sacred religious traditions; Gov. DeSantis seeks fine line between safety and freedom

In the churchyard at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Marianna lie graves dating to the mid-1800s, including those of veterans of the Civil War Battle of Marianna, which was fought on this very ground...

One week after first fatality, 7 federal prisoners now dead from COVID-19

Seven federal inmates died of COVID-19 this week in hospitals near the prison facilities where they contracted the disease, according to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons. None are in Florida.U.S. prison authorities said the...
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FL could likely close bricks-and-mortar schools for the entire school year; other states already doing that

As coronavirus infections spread in Florida, the state’s education department continues to recommend extensions to campus closures of K-12 schools. But at one point will Florida close brick-and-mortar schools for the rest of the...

FL quickly closing in on 10,000 COVID-19 infections; only 7 counties left with zero infections

The Florida Department of Health Department is reporting 9,585 COVID-19 infections in 60 counties as of Friday morning, rapidly closing in on the 10,000 mark.It's likely that the state will soon show infections in...

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