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Coronavirus Live Updates: As The Aggressive COVID Delta Variant Spreads, Floridians Don’t Know Where It Is And How To Avoid It

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The South Florida Sun Sentinel

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As The Aggressive COVID Delta Variant Spreads, Floridians Don’t Know Where It Is And How To Avoid It

Updated Friday at 6:00 a.m.

As the dangerous Delta variant of the coronavirus makes its way through Florida, those who live in and visit the state will not know where it lurks.

Should you vacation in Fort Lauderdale with unvaccinated children? Should you venture to amusement parks where masks are not required?

Those decisions must be made without the full picture of where variants of concern are proliferating in the state.

— By Wells Dusenbury / The South Florida Sun Sentinel

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Celebrity Cruises Changes COVID Vaccine Rules For Ships Leaving Florida

Updated Friday at 5:50 a.m.

Amid a looming showdown with Gov. Ron DeSantis, Celebrity Cruises has reached a compromise regarding its COVID-19 vaccination policy: Passengers won’t have to be vaccinated, but those who don’t show proof of vaccination will face restrictions and additional testing on board.

The cruise line’s Celebrity Edge is scheduled to set sail from Port Everglades on Saturday as part of its return to the seas following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cruise lines have been locked in a battle with DeSantis since he signed a law banning businesses from requiring vaccine passports. While Celebrity Cruises is still requiring passengers to be fully vaccinated on ships departing outside of Florida, the cruise line changed its Florida policy this week.

— By Wells Dusenbury / The South Florida Sun Sentinel

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