Florida’s DeSantis Signing Order To Block Mask Mandates In Schools

Florida’s DeSantis Signing Order To Block Mask Mandates In Schools

Topline Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said on Friday he’s planning to sign an executive order aimed at making all school districts in the state “mask-optional,” despite Florida’s Covid cases and hospitalizations quickly soaring toward record highs. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gestures as he speaks on June 14, 2021, at the Shul of Bal Harbour,…

Florida coronavirus cases jump 50% as surge continues

Florida coronavirus cases jump 50% as surge continues

Signage stands at the ready (foreground) in case COVID-19 testing at Barnett Park reaches capacity, as cars wait in line in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, July 29, 2021. The line stretched through the park for more than a mile out to West Colonial Drive near the Central Florida Fairgrounds. Orange County is under a state of…

Florida Virus Cases Soar, Hospitals Near Last Summer’s Peak

Florida Virus Cases Soar, Hospitals Near Last Summer’s Peak

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. MIAMI (AP) — Hospital admissions of coronavirus patients continue to soar in Florida with at least two areas in the state surpassing the previous peaks of last summer’s surge, prompting calls by local officials for the governor to declare an emergency.…

Florida coronavirus cases jump 50 percent in one week

Florida coronavirus cases jump 50 percent in one week

The number of coronavirus cases in Florida has jumped 50 percent over the past week, officials said Friday, as the state that already makes up a large chunk of the nation’s total cases sees a surge in new infections.The Florida Department of Health said there were more than 110,000 new cases recorded this week, a jump…

Florida Governor Blocks School Mask Mandates in Executive Order

Florida Governor Blocks School Mask Mandates in Executive Order

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis at a flag raising ceremony in Juno Beach, Fla., on May 7, 2021. (Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images) DeSantis says parents can decide for their children Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Friday issued an executive order to block mask mandates in schools. The governor said his order lets parents exercise their right to…

He Hired 2 Men to Kidnap His Wife. They Ended Up Drowning.

He Hired 2 Men to Kidnap His Wife. They Ended Up Drowning.

Lawrence Handley, 53, a business executive from Lafayette, Louisiana, pleaded guilty this week to three criminal charges after a plot to kidnap his estranged wife went badly awry. The post He hired 2 men to kidnap his wife. They ended up drowning. appeared first on Boston.com.