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Orange County is back under state of emergency as coronavirus infections skyrocket

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings has declared a new state of emergency as new infections of Covid-19 skyrocket to a single-day high, and wastewater surveillance hints at further increases coming soon. He also said county employees have until Aug. 31 to get their first shot of vaccine protection. He is requiring employees and visitors to wear masks in county facilities and pleaded with private ...
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‘You’re on your own’: As Florida ICUs swell and CDC urges masks, DeSantis sells mask-mocking koozies | Commentary

With Florida leading the nation in new COVID cases and with hospitalizations on the rise, the CDC is urging citizens to curb the spread of the delta variant by wearing masks. Yet Gov. Ron DeSantis brought in a new “expert” to advise him on masks this week — a guy who tweeted earlier this year that anyone wearing a mask was “a retard.” That word is pretty repulsive to most anyone who knows ...
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Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Expected to Follow Recommendations to Require Masks Indoors for All Guests

Recently, both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Orange County, Florida Mayor Jerry Demings recommended masks indoors for all individuals regardless of vaccination status. As such, both Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando likely will amend their face mask policies soon. Currently, both resorts only require unvaccinated individuals...
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Orange County Public Schools giving teachers option of distance learning

LAKE MARY, Fla. - Safety in the classroom is at the forefront of parents' minds as the school year rapidly approaches. Many counties are keeping optional masking protocols even after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended to mask all students in K-12 classrooms. This has parents contemplating their options.
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Florida mayors defy DeSantis with mask, vaccine mandates

MIAMI (AP) — As coronavirus cases continue to soar, two Florida mayors are announcing mask and vaccine mandates and defying the governor who is firmly opposed to any pandemic restrictions. Masks will again be required at indoor county facilities in Florida’s populous Miami-Dade following new federal guidance recommending that even...
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Kissimmee, Florida, is close to the Florida city that many know and love — Orlando, the city of theme parks. But Kissimmee offers visitors the sublime balance of relaxation, excitement, and wow moments. Kissimmee offers an ideal way to end your Florida vacation. Its proximity to Orlando International Airport gives...
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Florida Mayor Declares State of Emergency, Urges Face Mask Compliance

Today, Orange County, Florida Mayor Jerry Demings declared a local State of Emergency for the county. The Central Florida County has seen a huge uptick in COVID-19 cases recently, and they are continuing to increase. Demings pleaded with residents of Orange County, FL, to get their COVID-19 vaccine, which is free to all residents over the age of 12, and to wear face coverings indoors beginning immediately. Children under 12 cannot be vaccinated at this time.
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Orange County mayor declares local state of emergency amid rising COVID-19 hospitalizations, infections

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings signed an executive order Wednesday declaring a local state of emergency. “What that means is this: I will now urge our residents and visitors, vaccinated and unvaccinated to wear a mass when in an indoor space with others. We want our residents, businesses and visitors to follow the updated CDC guidelines to make sure there won’t be another shutdown like we experienced last year,” the mayor said.
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Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings declares local state of emergency, mandates county employees get vaccinated

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings has declared a local state of emergency and mandated that all non-union county employees be fully vaccinated by the end of September. Demings announced the move during a coronavirus briefing where he discussed the county's startling spike in coronavirus positivity and bad prognosis for the coming weeks. The mandate only applies to Orange County employees who are not represented by a union, as the county plans to negotiate a plan with those employees' bargaining units. The requirement calls on all effected employees to receive their first dose by August 31, unless they can substantiate an exemption on health or religious grounds.
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Florida hospitals begin implementing COVID surge capacity plans, Hospital Association says

ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida’s top hospital association released grim numbers Wednesday, regarding the state of the coronavirus pandemic within health care systems. The Florida Hospital Association shared results from its informal survey about COVID-19 hospitalizations. To note, the data was only collected from member hospitals -- not all partners responded to the survey the FHA said. Member hospitals include hospital chains in Central Florida such as AdventHealth, Orlando Health, Halifax Health and the Orlando VA Healthcare system.
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