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Orlando Sentinel

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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Brevard County Grand Jury Indicts Three Defendants For First-Degree Murder in Two Separate Incidents

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Grand Jury issued murder indictments on Wednesday for three defendants in two separate incidents. Anthony Barron, 38, was indicted for First-Degree Premeditated Murder, in connection with the strangulation death of 42-year-old Nicole Yates at the couple’s home on Delaware Drive in Melbourne on May 8, 2021.
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Orlando, FLWDW News Today

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, FLfox35orlando.com

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...
Brevard County, FLvieravoice.com

County phases out Viera Wetlands volunteer program

Volunteers who patrolled the Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands in Viera and told visitors about the popular man-made habitat have been informed they are no longer needed at the site after Brevard County Utility Services merged management of the wetlands under its department. Known as the Wetland Rangers, some 12 to...
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Cape Canaveral, FLvieravoice.com

450,000 cubic yards of sand replenish Patrick's beaches

Patrick Space Force Base has renewed and replenished its beaches for better access following severe erosion. About four miles of shoreline along the formerly named Patrick Air Force Base has been replenished with 450,000 cubic yards of sand pumped from shoals some five miles east of Cape Canaveral. Some Patrick...
Florida StateInside the Magic

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. Children under 12 cannot be vaccinated at this time.
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Where to find the COVID-19 vaccine in Titusville

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Orange County, FLclick orlando

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.
Orange County, FLorlandoweekly.com

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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