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Miami Herald archives

South Florida is bracing for the impacts of Hurricane Isaias this weekend.

In its latest advisory, the National Hurricane Center issued a hurricane warning for Boca Raton up to the Volusia-Brevard County line. A hurricane warning is in effect south of Boca Raton up to Hallandale Beach, as of 5 p.m. Friday.


An extra unemployment payment from the federal government is set to expire next week.

Out-of-work Americans have been receiving an extra $600 per week to help offset the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Wilfredo Lee / AP

Florida has reached a critical period as it faces the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic.

Health officials have recorded several days of record deaths. Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach counties make up about half the cases of the coronavirus in the state.


South Florida is seeing an alarming increase in coronavirus cases. Hospitalizations and deaths are also on the rise.

Joey Flechas / Miami Herald

Hotels and other hospitality businesses are facing a different Fourth of July this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 cases keep spiking in South Florida and throughout the state. Local governments are instituting restrictions that will likely affect the worry-free vacations that folks would normally be expecting.


More South Floridians are testing positive for COVID-19. The state reports higher percentages of positive tests over the past few days — hovering around 10 percent and sometimes even higher.

Some local officials are concerned about the trends, but reopening continues.


Florida continues to see record numbers of COVID-19 cases. About half of known cases are coming from South Florida — Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.

Gerard Albert III / WLRN

Protesters and advocates are calling for major criminal justice reforms in response to the deaths of many black Americans by police — including the recent deaths of George Floyd in Minnesota and Breonna Taylor in Kentucky.

Wilkine Brutus / WLRN

More protests against systemic racism and police brutality are expected across South Florida this weekend.

The rallying cry — “no justice, no peace” — echoed the sadness and frustration of demonstrations around the country. The ongoing struggle against racism and police brutality erupted again after the death of George Floyd by Minneapolis police.


Updated Sunday, May 31: Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez announced Sunday that beaches in Miami-Dade County will remain closed while there is a curfew, following protests against police brutality that were succeeded by looting and vandalism on Saturday night.

The county's curfew runs from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. In the city of Miami, the curfew starts at 8 p.m.

South Florida beaches and hotels are reopening under new coronavirus guidelines.

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.