Hillsborough County School District Sees Over 600 Teacher AbsencesHillsborough County Schools Superintendent, Addison Davis, says there are over 1,000 teacher vacancies in the district right now. 
Local Hospitals See Increase In COVID-19 PatientsAt Lakeland Regional Health in Polk County, Dr Regan, says there’s about 156 people hospitalized for COVID-19 and three are on a ventilator.
Tampa Bay Residents Waiting Up To Four Hours For COVID-19 TestThe Tampa Bay Area is seeing a surge in demand for COVID-19 tests following the holidays, and as a result, residents are having to wait up to four hours in line to get tested.
'We're In a Different Place': Hillsborough County Students Return From Winter BreakAs students and staff return from winter break, the Hillsborough County School District is ramping up its efforts to stop the spread of the virus inside it’s classrooms amid the most recent surge of Covid-19.
South Florida Man Charged With Covid-19 Relief FraudA Florida man charged with fraudulently obtaining COVID-19 relief loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) made his first appearance on December 29 in federal magistrate court in Ft. Lauderdale.
Local Expert Says Omicron Symptoms Are Slightly Different Than Delta SymptomsDr. Teng, says the COVID-19 Omicron variant is looking a little different than the new Omicron variant.
Florida Health Department Takes a Look Back At 2021Between launching a Covid-19 early treatment network and expediting healthcare worker licensure, 2021 was no walk in the park for health officials. In an effort to further Governor Ron DeSantis’ approach to Covid-19 responses in 2022, the Florida Department of Health is taking a look back at their efforts on improving the health of Floridians.
Health Experts Highlight 'Holiday Depression' Amid PandemicThe holidays are typically known for gathering, fun, and celebration. But it’s not always like that for everyone according to local health experts. As the winter months roll around, typically, so does seasonal depression.
1.5 Million More Floridians Projected To Travel During Holidays Than 2020Weeks after Thanksgiving travel nearly hit pre-pandemic levels, roads and airports are expected to look similar for the holidays.
Former NFL Players Sentenced For COVID-19 Relief FraudA former National Football League (NFL) player was sentenced Friday to 37 months in federal prison for fraudulently obtaining over $1.2 million through a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
International Travelers Face New COVID-19 RequirementsThe new rule from the Biden administration requires all travelers coming into the U.S. to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 24 hours of their flight.