Feb 28, 2021

DeSantis clears way for ‘extremely vulnerable’ to be vaccinated

After focusing almost exclusively since December on vaccinating seniors, Gov. Ron DeSantis has cleared the way for more people under age 65 to receive shots if they are “extremely vulnerable” to COVID-19.

Feb 28, 2021

Health liability bills teed up next week

Though some of the details differ, the House and Senate next week will continue moving forward with proposals that would help shield health-care providers from lawsuits related to COVID-19.

Feb 28, 2021

House precautions remain largely unchanged

The Florida House will largely stick with existing COVID-19 restrictions when lawmakers return to Tallahassee for the 2021 legislative session that begins Tuesday, according to protocols released Friday by Speaker Chris Sprowls’ office. Under the House pandemic procedures, lobbyists and other visitors must register online at least three hours before committee meetings, show identification and pick up passes to gain access to meeting rooms.

Feb 25, 2021

FSU to resume in-person instruction, graduation

In a sign that Florida’s higher-education institutions are preparing for a return to normalcy, two of the state’s largest universities are announcing changes that bring people back to campus.

NHS Graduation
Feb 25, 2021

By the numbers: AP exams for 2020 graduates

The College Board released a list of the 10 states with the highest percentages of 2020 public-high school graduates who scored a 3 or higher on an AP exam. Here is how Florida stacked up:

— Connecticut: 34.5 percent

— Florida: 34.2 percent

Feb 24, 2021

Senate moves to the right — and fast

The Florida Senate has long been considered the saucer that cools the hot tea, a metaphor purportedly coined by George Washington to describe the U.S. Senate’s tempering influence on the more hot-headed — and numerous — House of Representatives.

Feb 23, 2021

‘Disability abortions’ targeted in house bill

A House Republican is trying to ban abortions that women seek because of tests showing that fetuses will have disabilities.

Feb 23, 2021

Spring water bottling to expand after permit approval

Nestle Waters North America will be able to ramp up bottling to nearly 1 million gallons of water a day at a North Florida plant after a permit was approved Tuesday over the objections of opponents who said it will continue degradation of the state’s natural springs and rivers.

Feb 23, 2021

DeSantis expands vaccinations to teachers, cops aged 50-plus

Marking a significant change in Florida’s vaccination strategy, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday said teachers and law enforcement officers ages 50 and older will have access to COVID-19 vaccine doses in the coming days as four federally supported vaccination sites open in the state.

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Feb 23, 2021

Governor: Vaccines to be distributed at CVS

Tuesday, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that CVS Health will begin offering COVID-19 vaccinations at 81 select CVS Pharmacy, CVS Pharmacy y más, and Navarro Discount Pharmacy locations in 13 counties across Florida, including 67 in Miami-Dade County. The nearest location to Navarre is Escambia County.

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