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Miami Orders Residents To "Shelter-In-Place," Some Shopping And Exercise Still Ok

Mar 25, 2020
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Miami’s top administrator on Tuesday issued an emergency order instructing more than 460,000 residents to remain in their homes except when shopping, exercising and taking other trips to jobs and other places already exempted from widespread closure orders from the coronavirus crisis.

“Hopefully people will get the message to stay home,” Miami Mayor Francis Suarez said in a video message Tuesday night.

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Monroe County is setting up a roadblock to make sure only Keys residents can drive onto the island chain.

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As businesses shut indefinitely to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, thousands of workers around South Florida are facing an uncertain future.

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The largest drive-through testing site for the novel coronavirus in Miami-Dade County is located at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. The site was opened in coordination with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, along with other sites in Jacksonville and Orlando.

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On this Tuesday, March 24, episode of Sundial:

MIAMI HERALD file photo

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed a new kind of essential worker — those who are stocking the shelves and bagging our groceries.

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The sounds bounced off walls in empty restaurant dining rooms and cafes.

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South Florida has started slowing down to stem the spread of COVID-19. The life of the region, with its more than six million people, seems to be inching closer and closer to a standstill.

WLRN is taking a snapshot of life in South Florida in the midst of the pandemic.

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This post will be updated today with the latest information on COVID-19 in South Florida.

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A new University of Florida poll has found Americans increasingly understand the severity of the COVID-19 coronavirus and, more suprisingly, 80 percent would get vaccinated to stop the pandemic.

State Workers Worry As Telecommuting Lags

Mar 23, 2020
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TALLAHASSEE --- As Florida adjusts to an unprecedented public health emergency, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration has lagged in implementing work-from-home policies for state workers.

DeSantis has ordered bars, restaurants and gyms to shut down and encouraged state agencies to allow employees to telecommute, in an effort to curb the coronavirus known as COVID-19.

But, despite health officials’ warnings against gatherings of 10 or more people, some state workers are still being asked to report to crowded offices.

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Since COVID-19 is a global pandemic, more Americans are asking a relevant question: In life-and-death emergencies like this, should the U.S. loosen economic sanctions against countries like Cuba, Iran – and especially Venezuela?

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On this Monday, March 23, episode of Sundial:

A conversation with Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber

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Watch the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic, including regular White House briefings.

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