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Unvaccinated Royal Caribbean Cruise Passengers Boarding in Florida May Face Fines and Additional Charges

After banning vaccine passports, the consequences for Florida citizens and tourists emerge. On June 18th Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines confirmed it will impose fines and restrictions upon adult passengers who board their ships in the state of Florida, who are eligible for the Covid-19 vaccination and have not had their shots or cannot prove their vaccine status. The move brings into focus the previous decision of Governor Ron DeSantis to ban the use of vaccine passports by businesses in managing the exposure of their customers to those who have not been vaccinated.
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First Lady Jill Biden visiting Florida on Thursday

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - First Lady Jill Biden is visiting Florida this week. The First Lady is flying into Orlando on Thursday to visit a drive-thru vaccination site in Kissimmee, before heading to Tampa. While in Tampa, she is expected to join the Tampa Bay Lightning for Advent Health's Shots on...
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As pandemic wanes, Florida’s DeSantis seizes national stage

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — As Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis navigated the coronavirus pandemic, Democrats readied to pounce. Now that the pandemic is waning and DeSantis is heading into his reelection campaign next year, he has emerged from the political uncertainty as one of the most prominent Republican governors and an early White House front-runner in 2024.
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New COVID-19 cases plummet in Florida

Florida reported far fewer coronavirus cases in the week ending Sunday, adding 10,095 new cases. That's down 11.9% from the previous week's tally of 11,454 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19. Florida ranked seventh among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a...
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Florida ranks 37th in U.S. for COVID-19 recovery, study says

A new study ranked Florida 37th in the country when it comes to recovering from the pandemic. TOP Agency, a global agency network, published a study on how the country is bouncing back from the COVID-19 lockdowns. Researchers looked at 48 states across 23 categories and used a weighted point system measuring three key dimensions: consumer confidence, job market strength, and COVID-19 safety. ...
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Program to house FSU medical students ending

A program involving Florida State University medical students that began three years ago with such hope is quietly coming to an end. Citrus County commissioners, at their Tuesday, June 22, regular meeting, will vote on canceling the lease with the Memory Enhancement Center of American Inc., a Hernando nonprofit composed of area physicians.
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Department of Health reports decline in Florida’s COVID-19 positivity rate

The Florida Department of Health reported 10,629 new COVID-19 cases statewide during the week of June 11-17, bringing the cumulative total since March 2020 to 2,310,881. Forty-three more people died, upping the death toll to 37,555. However, the latest numbers show some discrepancies compared to those reported the previous week....
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Jill Biden to visit Florida for vaccine events

Get a jab with the Tampa Bay Lightning Thunderbug. First Lady Jill Biden will travel to Kissimmee and Tampa on Thursday to encourage vaccination efforts in local Florida communities. “These trips are part of the Administration’s nation-wide tour to reach millions of Americans who still need protection against the virus,...
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Florida county closes government building after COVID deaths

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida county has shuttered its main administration building after several employees contracted COVID-19 and two people died. Employees of the Manatee County Administration Building were ordered to leave Friday afternoon while the facility was disinfected and fogged. Epidemiologists were onsite conducting contact tracing. According to...
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Federal Judge Tosses CDC COVID Cruise Rules in Florida

June 21, 2021 -- A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will not be allowed to enforce COVID-19 safety regulations on cruise ships in Florida after July 18. A lawsuit filed by the State of Florida had argued that the CDC had overstepped...