COVID-19 leads to nursing shortage
The COVID-19 pandemic pushed many healthcare workers to the brink, causing many to leave the field
How to spot counterfeit N95, KN95 masks
The quality of the face mask you’re wearing matters even more now with the omicron variant, but counterfeit N95 and KN95 masks are very common.
Doctor: Use common sense when deciding on COVID test
Coronavirus case numbers continue to climb in Florida and across the country. As those numbers climb, long lines still persist at area COVID-19 test sites. Health experts say use common sense when trying to determine if you should test or self-isolate.
Study shows expected peak of Florida's latest COVID-19 surge
A new study outlines when Florida’s latest COVID-19 surge, likely driven by the new Omicron variant, will peak.
Orange County opens new COVID-19 testing site amid surge in cases
The recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Orange County is caused by the spread of the Omicron COVID-19 variant.
Florida COVID-19 cases: New record set for daily increase, as reported on Christmas Day
Florida health officials said that there were 32,850 new coronavirus cases reported on Christmas, breaking the record for the most cases in a single day.
On the hunt for at-home COVID-19 tests
At-home COVID-19 tests are flying off store shelves. Many big box retailers are out of the kits and even local pharmacies are experiencing shortages.
Florida's request to block vaccine mandate for healthcare workers rejected
Sunday’s decision, however, did not mean the Biden administration can move forward with the healthcare worker vaccination requirement Monday.
AdventHealth suspends COVID-19 vaccine mandate for employees
AdventHealth said that they have decided to suspend all vaccination requirements for employees. They still must report their vaccination status.
Judge to look again at health care shots mandate
Pointing to a new state law, a federal judge has decided to reconsider Florida’s request for an injunction against a Biden administration requirement that workers at hospitals, nursing homes and other health-care providers be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Judge refuses to block Florida health care vaccination rule
A federal judge has quickly rejected Florida’s request to block a Biden administration requirement that workers at hospitals, nursing homes and other health-care providers be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Disney World puts pause on COVID vaccine mandate, cast member tells FOX 35
Walt Disney World is putting its COVID-19 vaccine mandate on pause, a cast member tells FOX 35 News.
Florida lawmakers begin special session on COVID-19 mandates
The special session comes after an Orange County battalion chief said he was let go for not writing up firefighters who did not get vaccinated.
Major Florida pharmacies now offer COVID-19 vaccines to kids: What to know
The FDA said that the Pfizer vaccine meets its safety criteria and will be an effective tool for stopping the spread of COVID-19 among young people.
Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo says he can’t communicate ‘clearly’ with mask on
Florida's surgeon general defended his decision not to wear a mask when attempting to meet with a state senator who told him she had a serious medical condition, saying he cannot communicate clearly "when half of my face is covered."
DeSantis sounds off on fire chief's termination
Gov. Ron DeSantis is sounding off over the Orange County Fire Rescue battalion chief who was fired, apparently for not following COVID-19 vaccine protocols. The governor says his firing goes against a new state law protecting workers from vaccine mandates.
DeSantis takes on feds in mask mandate showdown
School board meetings across Florida have gotten so out of control lately, the police are often called to the scene. The National School Board Association says that these threats could be a form of domestic terrorism.
Employees protest vaccine mandate
Workers at the aerospace and defense company Northrop Grumman held a rally on Monday, protesting vaccine mandates for federal contractors.
Merck asks FDA to authorize anti-COVID pill for emergency use
Drugmaker Merck asked federal health officials Monday to greenlight its experimental pill against COVID-19, which could make history as the first oral antiviral medicine to treat the harrowing virus.
Florida aerospace workers protest federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate
Starting December 8th, more than 100 million Americans will be subject to vaccine requirements ordered by President Joe Biden.