Coronavirus

Florida Sets up Checkpoints as Travelers Flock to State during Outbreak

Florida is setting up checkpoints on major highways to screen motorists from areas hard hit by the coronavirus. Traffic was backed up for miles along Interstate 95 heading from Georgia to Florida on Sunday because of the checkpoints. Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered a checkpoint to enforce a new order that travelers from New York, Louisiana, […]

Trump Extends Social Distancing Guidelines To April 30th

(Washington, DC) — Americans could be self-isolating at home until May according the President’s latest coronavirus update on Sunday evening. The White House’s social distance recommendations are being extended through April 30th. President Trump said the peak of coronavirus deaths could hit in the next two weeks. He previously hoped that the country would be […]

UPDATED: Testing Site to Open Tuesday at Ballpark of the Palm Beaches; By Appointment Only

SUNDAY 4:15 P.M. UPDATE: Palm Beach County officials announced Sunday afternoon that the COVID-19 testing site at the FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach will begin taking appointments Monday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Testing will begin Tuesday. To make an appointment, call (561) 642-1000. ————————————————————————————— ORIGINAL STORY: Gov. DeSantis […]

Publix Begins Installing Plexiglass Barriers at Registers for Safety

Publix is officially taking the action it recently promised, in an effort to create a safer shopping experience. Workers on Sunday began installing plexiglass designed to serve as a barrier between shoppers and employees and to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The chain said in a statement: “We’re taking extra precautions for the well-being of […]

MCSO: Man Tells Deputies He Has Coronavirus, Coughs on Them

A Treasure Coast man who deputies say coughed on them after he told them he is COVID-19 positive finds himself behind bars. According to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, 23-year-old Christian Perez was initially stopped for a suspected DUI charge and was taken into custody for reckless driving. That is when things took an unexpected […]

UPDATED: Local Juvenile Detention Facility Worker, 7 FL Prison Employees Test Positive

SUNDAY 12:30 P.M. UPDATE: A worker at a South Florida juvenile-justice facility has tested positive for COVID-19, officials announced Sunday morning. The employee of the Broward Youth Treatment Center was confirmed to have the disease on Friday. The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice did not provide information about the employee’s job duties or details such […]

Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson Return to U.S. After COVID-19 Diagnosis

Actor Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, are back in the United States, after going into self-quarantine in Australia. Hanks tweeted Saturday: pic.twitter.com/f6wLTkz90m — Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) March 28, 2020 The couple tested positive for the coronavirus earlier this month while in Australia, where Hanks was doing pre-production work on a film about Elvis […]