Stacey Abrams criticized after posing maskless surrounded by masked childrenDemocrat Stacey Abrams' campaign is assailing her critics after she posed for photos mask-less and surrounded by masked children during a visit to a Georgia school.
UPDATED: Retailers Review Mask Policies In Wake Of New CDC GuidanceRetailers around Georgia are re-evaluating their mask policies after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated guidance Tuesday to recommend that fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors in areas with high transmission of COVID-19, which includes nearly two-thirds of all U.S. counties.
Positive Covid Cases See 2 Week High In Pasco CountyThe number of positive COVID-19 cases has increased significantly over the last two weeks in Pasco county. Officials held a meeting this Monday morning to review and discuss those numbers, among other Covid-related issues.
Clayton County Board Of Commissioners Mandatory Mask PolicyClayton County Board Of commissioners mandatory mask policy.
Sarasota Woman Pleads For Mask Mandate To Protect Florida Seniors“I was very scared and I still am. I have pre-existing conditions. I would not survive it.” Susan Thomas lives in a small coastal town in Sarasota County who she says she’s living there afraid because she says nothing has been done to protect seniors during the pandemic.
Citrus County School Board Approves New School Start Date & Mask PolicyThis afternoon, during an emergency meeting of the Citrus County School Board, Superintendent Sam Himmel presented her recommendations regarding the reopening of schools for the 2020-21 school year.
FL State Rep. Anthony Sabatini Files Lawsuit, Claims Face Mask Mandate Is UnlawfulRepublican Florida State Representative Anthony Sabatini addressed a group of supporters at a press conference Friday about a lawsuit he filed. The lawsuit he filed is against Pinellas County and the unconstitutional nature of the face mask mandate.
Florida Sheriff K-9 Demonstrates A Properly Donned MaskHighlands County Sheriff's Office took to Facebook with some levity in regards to face masks. The video depicts, Gentry, a K-9 employed by the sheriff's office on how to - and how not to wear a face mask.
Georgia: Mayors Vs. Governor's Ban On Face Mask MandatesMany mayors across Georgia agree with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Thursday after the state's governor filed a lawsuit against her over the city's mask mandate.
President Trump Visits South Florida, Discusses COVID-19, Schools And VenezuelaSkylar Henry reports from the White House that President Trump briefly addressed the coronavirus pandemic during a visit to U.S. Southern Command. President Trump confirms, "...before it hit, we were doing really well, and we're still doing very well but now we're getting back on track."
COVID-19 And How Some States Are Reacting To The Surge In CasesIn Florida, the mask issue has tempers flaring. A man yelled at an elderly woman at a Costco after she asked him to follow the store rules and put on a mask. CBS News reports, the man has been fired from his job at an insurance agency.
Florida Hospital Group To Resume Stricter Visitation Rules and Delaying Some ProceduresSome Tampa Bay region hospitals are choosing to resume stricter visitation rules amid the large spike in COVID-19 cases. One hospital group that we spoke to is HCA Healthcare Centers across the state of Florida, which have begun delaying certain in-patient surgeries and procedures in an attempt to increase bed capacity.
Georgia Hits Another Bleak Coronavirus MilestoneGeorgia added nearly 3,000 new cases on July 1 – beating the old record by over 700 new cases.
CDC Director: Younger Americans Also Need To Wear MasksA top US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official made another plea Tuesday for Americans -- especially younger ones -- to wear masks to curb the spread of the coronavirus as case numbers surge across much of the country.
Mayor Kriseman: 'Masks Are More Comfortable Than Ventilators'Effective yesterday at 5pm, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman issued a mandatory face mask order, regardless of any contradictory orders from the Pinellas County Board of Commissioners.