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Lee sees ‘slow rise’ in COVID cases

Local health officials on Thursday addressed the growing number of COVID-19 patients being treated in the community. Lee Health President and CEO Dr. Larry Antonucci said the county’s leading healthcare system over the last few weeks has seen “a slow rise in both our positivity rate and ...

DeSantis loosens restrictions at long-term care facilities

Gov. Ron DeSantis was in Fort Myers on Thursday to announce a loosening of restrictions regarding visits to long-term care facilities. At a roundtable at Amavida Living, DeSantis said he was ordering the Department of Emergency Management to remove the prohibition on nursing home visitations ...

Health officials continue to urge flu shots

Local health officials are urging the public to get vaccinated for the flu while COVID-19 continues to be present in the community. Millions of Americans contract the flu each year with hundreds of thousands hospitalized and tens of thousands dying from flu-related causes. Lee Health ...

Question of the Week, Week 13: Zoning and land use regulations

Each week through the General Election, The Breeze will ask the candidates for Cape Coral City Council an issue-related question. In the interest of fairness, each candidate is limited to the same amount of space, about 100 words, for their response. This week's question is: The city of Cape ...

Hours for COVID-19 mobile collection sites changing

The hours of Lee Health's COVID-19 mobile collection sites are changing beginning Thursday, Sept. 24. The Fort Myers mobile collection site at Lee Convenient Care’s Page Field location will be open on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to noon. The Cape Coral mobile collection site at the ...

Free flu vaccinations at ‘pop-ups’

Lee County residents can now receive vaccines for the flu and Hepatitis A while getting tested for Covid-19. The Florida Department of Health in Lee County is offering the free vaccines at pop-up Covid-19 testing sites as of Thursday. DOH-Lee, in conjunction with the county, organized ...

Council to consider utility design agreement with the CRA

The Cape Coral City Council on Monday will consider is an interlocal agreement between the city and the Community Redevelopment Agency for the design of utility improvements within the South Cape. The city would like to make the South Cape a destination for tourists, as well as a place ...

County to provide businesses with personal protective equipment

The county is lending a helping hand to local businesses that are looking for personal protective equipment for staff and customers. Another round of PPE distribution is planned for Lee County businesses set for next Tuesday where business representatives will receive 200 facemasks and a ...

Restaurants ask DeSantis for more capacity

With the rate of new COVID-19 cases slowing down, restaurant operators in the region met with Gov. Ron DeSantis in Fort Myers on Thursday to ask him to loosen restrictions on the industry. At a roundtable held at Connors Steak & Seafood with restaurateurs including Jay Johnson of ...