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  • The United States no longer requires a negative covid-19 test to board a flight, the department of health will be offering free covid-19 testing for Immokalee residents and a Snore Stop nasal spray gets recalled.
  • The TSA along with rideshare companies are doing away with mask mandates after a federal judge ruled against CDC mask mandates on public transportation. Moderna says their bivalent vaccine is stronger and longer-lasting than their original vaccine. Lucky Charms is under investigation after the FDA is made aware of online complaints.
  • Learn how reporting to the CDC's Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System — or VAERS — works, what happens when serious adverse events are reported, and the rates at which serious adverse events are happening following COVID vaccinations.
  • Amid a resurgence of COVID-19 infections and with the start of a new school year just weeks away, Governor Ron DeSantis, Friday, announced plans to sign an executive order barring schools in Florida from imposing mask mandates.
  • State health officials reported 1,976 new COVID-19 cases and 58 deaths, Monday for a total of more than 2.2 million infections and more than 36,000 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. As of Monday morning, more than 9.6 million people in Florida have received a vaccine, including more than two million who have received a first dose and more than 7.5 million people who have completed the two-dose series or received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.Sarasota School Board members are revisiting the district’s mask mandate amid recent new guidance from the CDC. Theme parks in Florida are loosening COVID-19 restrictions following the CDC's new guidance that fully vaccinated people don't need to wear masks in most settings.St. Armands Key Lutheran Church in Sarasota is hosting a vaccine clinic Sunday, May 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. offering the two-dose Moderna vaccine and the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine to people with registered appointments and walk-ins alike.The Kaiser Family Foundation has been surveying the public's opinion toward COVID-19 vaccines since last December. 42% of rural Americans surveyed say they will wait and see whether to get the vaccine, will only get vaccinated if required, or will definitely not get the vaccine.The foundation's Liz Hamel says that percentage has less to do with geography and more to do with political opinion, noting that about one in five Republicans surveyed say they don't plan to get the vaccine at allGovernor Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law, last Thursday, that makes permanent a popular COVID-19 emergency order allowing restaurants to sell alcoholic drinks with take-home meals.
  • State health officials reported 4,504 new COVID-19 infections and 71 deaths on Thursday. As of Thursday morning, more than 9.1 million people in Florida have been vaccinated, including more than 6.6 million who are fully vaccinated with either two-doses or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.Local Governments in Southwest Florida and beyond are allowing emergency declarations and COVID restrictions to end following Governor Ron DeSantis’ executive order, Monday, lifting all coronavirus restrictions imposed by local governments.COVID restrictions are being loosened in Florida courthouse buildings. The CDC has issued guidance to cruise lines about how they can begin trial voyages and theme parks in Central Florida are planning to do away with temperature checks as the CDC’s guidance is changing.
  • State health officials reported 4,651 new COVID-19 cases, Monday, for a total of 812,063 cases. The Florida Department of Health also reported 45 new coronavirus-related deaths Nov. 2, increasing the statewide death toll to 17,043 fatalities.Over the past seven days, the single-day average number of new infections reported stands at 4,292 cases. The average number of daily deaths reported over the past week comes to more than 55 fatalities per day.
  • State health officials reported 527 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, Wednesday, bringing the statewide total number of cases to 47,471 people.The Florida Department of Health also reported 44 coronavirus-related deaths, Wednesday, bringing Florida's death toll to 2,096 fatalities. 968 of Florida's coronavirus deaths have been associated with long-term care facilities, representing 46.2% of all virus-related deaths in the state.
  • A Southwest Florida woman and her mother are quarantined in their home after recently traveling from China.Emily Glazier is a first-year English professor…
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering initiating a study into the health effects of high exposure to toxic algae on Lake...