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Florida’s politics have impacted COVID cases

Florida's politics have impacted COVID cases. COVID is killing more people in states run by Republicans than those led by Democrats.

In Oct. 7 meeting, state Board of Education will scrutinize districts with mask mandates

The Florida Board of Education will meet to determine if 11 school districts have complied with rules forbidding student mask mandates.
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Parents supporting mask mandates speak out before Pinellas School Board meeting

The Pinellas County School Board meets Tuesday afternoon. In Pinellas, masks are recommended in schools, but not required.

Hillsborough addition means Florida’s top three school districts now have mask mandates against Gov.’s wishes

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources The Hillsborough County School Board Wednesday voted to institute a 30-day mandatory mask policy. Board members voted 5-2 to institute the temporary mandate with an option for...

Mask mandates OK in Florida schools with opt-out system, despite threats from governor

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources The Florida Department of Health released new rules for COVID-19 mitigation in schools Friday. The rules say school districts can mandate mask-wearing if they offer an opt-out...

Hillsborough School board member questions DeSantis’ ruling on masks

In the midst of a Covid surge among young people, Gov. Ron DeSantis banned mask mandates in schools, threatening to withhold crucial funding from school districts whose boards defy him. Hillsborough County School Board member...
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USF public health expert Jay Wolfson breaks down latest COVID-19 surge in Florida

Jay Wolfson, distinguished professor of public health medicine and pharmacy and associate vice president for health law, policy and safety for USF Health, has a lot of ways to compare decisions about receiving a COVID-19...

Pinellas School Board votes to continue mask mandate prompting backlash, arrest

The Pinellas County School Board Tuesday voted to continue its COVID-19 mandatory mask policy. The decision came after hours of discussion and opposing public comments from parents and students. One parent was arrested during the...
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WMNF listeners share their opinions about coronavirus mask mandates – some responses will surprise you

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources There is a lot of debate about whether Tampa Bay area counties and cities should continue with ordinances mandating masks or other face coverings to slow the...
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After hours of public comment, Pinellas County extends its local emergency, leaving mask mandate in place

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources After hours of public comment Tuesday, the Pinellas County Commission voted unanimously to extend the county’s local coronavirus emergency. The county’s rule requiring face coverings in public...

Today only: free mask distribution in St. Pete

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources If you need a reusable face covering to keep you protected during the coronavirus pandemic, you can get a free reusable one in St. Pete. St. Petersburg...
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Hillsborough’s mask requirement for businesses will start Wednesday at 5pm

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources Hillsborough County’s Emergency Policy Group has adopted a mask requirement for businesses. Monday’s vote was 5-to-3. The penalty for business owners would be a second-degree misdemeanor that...

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