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Lee Health reports having zero COVID-19 tests pending

April 14, 2020 By CJ HADDAD For the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak began, Lee Health has zero pending tests as of Tuesday afternoon.  Lee Health President and CEO Dr. more »»

DeSantis office explains checkpoints at northern border

April 14, 2020 As of April 10, more than 4,200 traveler forms have been collected at the I-10 and I-95 checkpoints from out-of-state residents driving into Florida from the Alabama and Georgia borders since Gov. more »»

Walmart announces special pickup hour for at-risk customers

April 14, 2020 Walmart is launching a Pickup hour for people most at-risk for COVID-19. Each day the hour from 7 to 8 a.. more »»

COVID-19 cases in Florida tops 20,000

April 13, 2020 As of 11 a.m. Monday, there are 20,601 cases of the new coronavirus confirmed in Florida, an increase of 706 since FDOH's last update Sunday evening. more »»

Antonucci: COVID-19 curve in county is flattening, but residents should stay vigilant

April 13, 2020 While COVID-19 numbers continue to rise throughout the state of Florida and in the county, Lee Health officials said the "vast majority" of cases, at least locally, are "mild" and do not require... more »»

COVID-19 cases pass 19,000

April 12, 2020 As of 11 a.m. Sunday, there are 19,347 total cases of the new coronavirus confirmed in Florida, an increase of 361 since FDOH Saturday evening update. more »»

COVID-19 cases pass 18,000

April 11, 2020 As of 11 a.m. Saturday, there are 18,494 total cases of the new coronavirus confirmed in Florida, an increase of 709 since FDOH Friday evening update. more »»

State, Lee County extend short-term rental ban

April 11, 2020 In orders announced about two hours apart Friday, Gov. more »»

Lee gears up in case COVID-19 cases spike

April 10, 2020 The Florida Division of Emergency Management has deployed the resources for a 250-bed field hospital to Lee County, where it will be staged until there is a need for additional support in the area. more »»

250-bed field hospital deployed to Lee County

April 10, 2020 As a part of the state’s advance planning efforts and in anticipation of potential need, the state has deployed a 250-bed field hospital to Lee County, the Joint Information Center on COVID-19 for... more »»

COVID-19 case tally at 17,531 statewide

April 10, 2020 As of 11 a.m. Friday, there are 17,531 cases of the new coronavirus confirmed in Florida, an increase of 705 since FDOH's last update Thursday evening. more »»

Lee County launches Business Assistance Portal and Hotline in response to COVID-19

April 10, 2020 Lee County businesses seeking information about recovery assistance can access a newly launched Business Assistance Portal at www.leegov. more »»

School District looks to allow more staffers to work remotely

April 10, 2020 School District Board Members, via Zoom, were updated Tuesday on the safety protocols taking place amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Superintendent Dr. more »»

97.2 percent of students connect with teachers as distance learning continues

April 10, 2020 The number of students reaching out to take distance learning last week exceeded 97 percent overall, but there remains a problem with online connectivity with "thousands" still in need of hotspot... more »»

No charges filed in alleged bar altercation

April 10, 2020 Three Fort Myers Police Department officers have been returned to duty after the State Attorney's Office said it will not seek charges relating to an alleged altercation outside a Cape Coral bar in... more »»

450-bed field hospital to open in Miami Beach

April 9, 2020 The State of Florida has partnered with the Army Corps of Engineers to build a 450-bed temporary hospital in the Miami Beach Convention Center scheduled to open April 20, Gov. more »»

COVID-19 challenge: Child care

April 9, 2020 With COVID-19 causing school closures, unemployment and an economic crisis, those who double as a parent and essential worker are having to find alternatives for childcare. more »»

‘Social distancing is working’

April 9, 2020 According to Lee Health officials, social distancing is working in our community. Lee Health President and CEO Dr. more »»

Message of Hope: Houses of worship in Cape turn to broadcasting, streaming services

April 9, 2020 From the darkest of days — hope. That is at the heart of the Easter message and this year is no exception at churches across Cape Coral. more »»

Cape Coral Veteran's Memorial Monument set for a facelift

April 9, 2020 The Cape Coral Veteran's Memorial Monument -- inspired during a Rotary meeting in 1967 during the Vietnam War -- will undergo a renovation, with the installation of new medallions set for ... more »»



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