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COVID-19 cases near 40,000

As of 11 a.m. Monday, there are 36,897 cases of the new coronavirus confirmed in Florida, an increase of 819 since FDOH's last update Sunday morning.More than 17,400 test results were reported to FDOH on Sunday, May 3.The death toll increased by 20 from 11 a.m. Sunday to 11 a.m. Monday, ...

Jessica Cosden announces candidacy for re-election to Cape Coral City Council

Lifelong Cape Coral resident Jessica Cosden has formally announced her candidacy for re-election to the Cape Coral City Council.In addition to serving as Mayor Pro Tempore and Council Office Manager, Cosden sits on several local and regional boards and committees with a focus on transportation ...

COVID-19 Announcements 5-1

Local farmers market products now available for online ordering and pick-up/deliveryDue to COVID-19, Local Roots Farmers Market has created a website to safely connect their vendors with local shoppers.LocalRootsOnlineFarmersMarket.com has more than 40 local farmers market vendors selling their ...

Experiencing Glover Bight Trail at Rotary Park

I am eager to return to Glover Bight.To be at the shelter at the end of the Glover Bight Trail in Cape Coral is to have dense mangrove swamp behind you and the blue Caloosahatchee River before you. It is to smell the swamp's pungent, primal fragrance, to hear mullet jumping and ospreys calling, ...

Fort Myers Beach Council opens town’s beach accesses

Beaches on Fort Myers Beach will return to near-normal public access beginning Saturday at dawn.The Town of Fort Myers Beach Council voted Friday to completely open up its beaches beginning Saturday.The move will replace actions taken by the Council on Monday to restrict beach access to town ...

Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan to Re-Open Florida at a glance

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday announced Phase I of his "Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan to Re-Open Florida" initiative.The Governor also issued an Executive Order implementing the first phase of a near statewide re-opening.Phase I will begin Monday, May 4, with Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm ...

Lee Health: Stay vigilant

As Gov. Ron DeSantis' "Phase One" plan to reopen Florida plays-out across the state, local health officials will continue with their in-place hospital and nursing home visitor restrictions."I understand this creates a hardship for many families, but this remains necessary to keep their loved ...

Lee County reopens beaches, parks

Lee County will open its beaches and other parks on Wednesday.Because of "continued voluntary compliance and the community's greater awareness for Centers for Disease Control guidelines," the county reopening of its parks and preserves will include all beaches and beach access points, parking ...

Florida COVID-19 case load nears 33,000

As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, there are 32,846 cases of the new coronavirus confirmed in Florida, an increase of 708 since FDOH's last update Monday morning.The death toll increased by 83 from 11 a.m. Monday to 11 a.m. Tuesday, reported among Lee, Broward, Collier, Columbia, Dade, Duval, ...

Lee Health warns against DIY virus remedies

While there is no known cure for COVID-19 currently, Lee Health officials relayed to the public they should not be ingesting any household cleaning supplies to combat the virus.President Donald Trump made remarks during a recent Coronavirus Task Force briefing at the White House, suggesting ...