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Cyberattacks give Miami-Dade public schools a rough start to the new academic year

Miami-Dade County Public Schools — the largest school district in Florida — is struggling with cyberattacks on its online learning platform, causing additional stress...

CDC bans evictions through end of 2020 to curb spread of COVID-19, but ‘it...

The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has banned evictions and foreclosures for the rest of the year, in an order issued Tuesday...

DeSantis to lift ban on visitation in FL nursing homes and elder facilities

Visitation in Florida’s long-term care facilities — which was banned for 175 days to shield elderly residents from coronavirus — can resume tonight, Gov....

Nurses protest over short staffing, reusing face masks at FL hospitals, amid COVID-19

UPDATEAlexandria Benjamin of Fawcett Memorial Hospital said in an email to the Phoenix in response to the protests:"Since the beginning of this pandemic, Fawcett...

Florida drops Quest Diagnostics over failure to report nearly 75,000 COVID results dating back...

Top Florida officials in a press release Tuesday said that the state is severing ties with Quest Diagnostics after the nationwide company failed to...

DeSantis’ new moratorium on evictions, foreclosures will help some, but not all residents struggling...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued another last-day-of-the-month moratorium on evictions and foreclosures Monday night, but like the extension in late July, it offers limited...

‘We’re fully open’ for the new school year, amid COVID-19, lawsuits and more than...

Most of Florida's 67 school districts opened for in-person instruction Monday heading into an uncertain school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic and against the...

Former chief of FL’s faulty unemployment system quits his state job amid COVID-19

It’s official. Ken Lawson, head of the state agency that ran Florida’s faulty unemployment system, quit on Monday.He had been secretary of the Florida...
Florida Capitol

At least four state lawmakers have become ill from COVID-19; some are in election...

At least four Florida lawmakers have tested positive for COVID-19 since July, leading to questions about how the 2021 legislative session might function in...

From ages 6 to 108, more than 11,000 FL residents have died from COVID-19;...

The COVID-19 death toll for Floridians has surpassed 11,000, with residents between the ages of 6 to 108 dying in every county across the...

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