COVID-19 in Florida

Trump moves to extend unemployment benefits, suspend payroll taxes after talks break down

President Donald Trump on Saturday circumvented Congress and took action into his own hands, after weeks of unsuccessful negotiations over another coronavirus relief package...

FL’s COVID death toll has surpassed 8,000; infections at more than 525,000 cases

The state Department of Health on Saturday reported 8,109 deaths of Florida residents, an increase of more than 1,000 deaths compared to just a...

Gov. DeSantis on COVID: ‘This whole idea of essential-nonessential really needs to be rethought’

Gov. Ron DeSantis is questioning some key elements of his COVID-19 response, including the distinction between nonessential and essential jobs and using coronavirus test...

A controversial civics test won’t be used by certain colleges — at least for...

Parents, professors, and nonprofits have been fighting against a new rule that would allow college students to earn a civics competency credit — required for...
Charter school students in Florida

Survey: Blacks, Hispanics prefer keeping schools closed and getting instruction online

With some Florida school districts opening as early as next week, a new survey shows that Blacks and Hispanics, far more than whites, prefer...

How school athletics got mixed into a legal battle, COVID-19 and the reopening of...

With the new school year looming, Gov. Ron DeSantis continues his push to get students into brick-and-mortar classrooms, highlighting athletic opportunities that could draw...

The nation’s 50 governors are in a fierce battle over COVID-19 but they can...

UPDATE from Ohio Capital Journal, a sister media outlet of the Florida Phoenix: Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine later tests negative for COVID-19."After earlier testing...

Gov. DeSantis cancels quarantine order for travelers from New York area, updates restaurant screening

Gov. Ron DeSantis has rescinded his requirement that travelers from the New York region enter quarantine and ordered COVID-19 screening for restaurant employees to...

A grim milestone: COVID-19 infections climb to more than 500,000, hitting every corner of...

For the first time, Florida has reached the 500,000 mark in COVID-19 infections, a trajectory that took only five months and a few days...

Middle-school math teacher Krista Stanley is the 2021 Teacher of the Year

Krista Stanley, a sixth grade math teacher from Okeechobee County, is the 2021 Florida Department of Education Teacher of the Year.A homegrown educator --...

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