South Florida Roundup

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Daniel Reinhardt / AP

Health officials are figuring out the COVID-19 risks for children.

Carl Juste / Miami Herald

South Florida is beginning to reopen, about two months after shutdowns began across our region.

Al Diaz / Miami Herald

South Florida is beginning the process of reopening.

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Friday that the state is allowing Palm Beach County to join the rest of Florida in phase one.

Jenny Staletovich / WLRN

Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties are excluded from entering Florida’s first phase of reopening, which begins Monday.

They did take a step this week, though – reopening parks, marinas, golf courses and other recreational places.

Pedro Portal / Miami Herald

It’s been more than a month since the shutdowns in South Florida.

Plans to begin reopening are underway. This week, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez released a draft plan to begin a return to a "new normal" – starting with the outdoors.

Eric Gay / AP via Miami Herald

It’s been more than a month since parts of South Florida began to shut down in the effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Talks are under way about when and how to re-open parts of our community.

ALBERTO SAIZ / AP

Local governments are taking more precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Matias Ocner / Miami Herald

Many businesses have closed to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Local governments and the state are allowing some essential services to remain open. That includes grocery stores, pharmacies and other places needed to keep cities and towns running.

Ted S. Warren / AP

South Florida is a coronavirus hotspot in the state. The majority of confirmed cases in Florida are in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.

Andre Penner / AP via Miami Herald

Coronavirus cases continue growing across South Florida.  More were found in Broward County. The first few cases were also recently confirmed in Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.

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Flickr Creative Commons/Hamza Butt / WLRN

Florida health officials are continuing to monitor the spread of coronavirus. According to the Florida Department of Health, 264 people are currently under public health monitoring, which means they are at risk of having been exposed to COVID-19. 

There have been several cases in the state of Florida that have tested positive for the virus so far.

Matt Rourke / AP

For many folks in South Florida and across the country, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' comments about Cuba touched a raw nerve. 
During a 60 Minutes interview that aired Sunday, Sanders praised the education and health care programs of Fidel Castro, while saying he is "very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba." 

Daniel A. Varela / Miami Herald

Traffic is a perennial problem across South Florida. It costs time, and money—if you use toll roads or express lanes. 

This week, the state announced some changes to the Palmetto Expressway, State Road 826, in Miami-Dade County. The Florida Department of Transportation will reduce the number of express lanes on the 826. Tolls will also be suspended as the project gets under way.

 

Susan Stocker / South Florida Sun Sentinel

Pipes in Fort Lauderdale keep breaking--it's been an almost daily reality for many people living and working in the city.

More than 200 million gallons of sewage have spilled from busted pipes in Fort Lauderdale since December.

 

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