MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami International Airport is in the lead for the highest number of COVID cases, beating other large hubs like JFK in New York and Los Angeles. The Transportation Security Administration began tracking COVID cases in March 2020. The current data shows 515 people have gotten sick at MIA. Of those, 492 where TSA Screening Officers. Miami isn’t the only airport with high numbers, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando are in the top five. CBS4 asked the TSA what the reason behind this was. A TSA spokesperson explained in writing, “The numbers among our officers have from the beginning of the pandemic...
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While is no longer the state with the most COVID-19 cases, some of its airports are on the list for the highest number of TSA employees infected with the virus this month. Miami International Airport is number one, with more than 500 employees testing positive. What you need to know:...
Renters in Fort Lauderdale struggling to make payments, due to the pandemic, still have a chance to get financial help from the city. The city will pay up to six months of back-rent directly to landlords as part of its program. It's part of federal funds. WLRN is here for...
One of the most visible and prolific real estate development companies, that reshaped the waterfront skyline in South Florida, is not interested in more than an acre of beachside property on the Atlantic Ocean. The site is where the Champlain Towers South condominium building stood until the early morning hours...
This Is the County in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area Where COVID-19 Is Growing the Fastest
After adding over 1,076,000 new cases throughout the last week, the U.S. now has more than 41.2 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been more than 650,000 COVID-19-related deaths — the highest death toll of any country. New cases continue to rise at a steady rate. In the past week, there were an average […]
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Ahead of the 15th anniversary season and a return to full houses, the Adrienne Arsht Center announced new health and safety protocols effective October 5th. The venue in downtown Miami announced Monday that all audience members ages 12 and older must provide proof of a negative COVID test. Guests may also volunteer to provide proof of vaccination in lieu of testing.
Sept. 20, 2021 -- Cobra the dog has been hard at work at the Miami International Airport, sniffing masks proffered by American Airlines employees making their way through a security checkpoint. If she identifies a specific scent, she'll let her handler know simply by sitting down. When this good girl sits, that means Cobra has detected an olfactory signal of the coronavirus, the virus that causes COVID-19.
This Is the County in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metro Area With the Most COVID-19
As the delta variant continues to surge, COVID-19 continues to spread through the population. To date, there have been 41,395,400 reported cases of the virus nationwide — and that number is growing every day. In the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach metropolitan area, located in Florida, a total of 1,201,743 COVID-19 cases have been reported to […]
Vaccinating teachers and cutting class sizes in half would go a long way toward curbing the spread of COVID-19 in schools, according to a new study from the University of Miami. The study, which has been submitted for publication and is not yet peer reviewed, lends further support to policies...
Holly Raschein, a former state House representative for the Florida Keys, has applied with the governor to serve the rest of Mike Forster’s term on the dais of the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners. Forster died earlier this month of complications from COVID-19 at age 61. Raschein, 40, represented...
Originally Posted On: Myopia control in Miami in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic (eyedrmiami.com) Myopia- or nearsightedness is a common refractive error. Without glasses patients essentially see blurry from far and well from close, sometimes very close. Myopia is a topic of interest not because of the glasses part-...
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Miami International Airport (MIA) has enlisted the help of Covid-19 detector dogs, specially trained by the Global Forensic and Justice Center (GFJC) at Florida International University (FIU). Though detector dogs have long been used by federal and local agencies at MIA to detect prohibited currency, drugs, explosives and agricultural products,...