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Lee School district imposes mandatory 30-day mask mandate

Days after a judge struck down the executive order of Gov. Ron DeSantis which barred schools from mandating masks be worn without opt-outs, the School District of Lee County has enacted a 30-day emergency policy requiring masks of students and staff without any opt-outs beginning Wednesday, ...

Lee County boosts drive-thru testing availability

With COVID-19 cases continuing to increase, the Florida Department of Health-Lee and Lee County Government are collaborating to expand COVID-19 testing using a vendor, Nomi Health. FDOH-Lee has an agreement with Nomi Health to increase drive-thru COVID-19 testing appointments at its clinic. ...

Health system hails availability of MAB treatment for COVID

The number of COVID-19 cases in Southwest Florida continues to rise as the Delta variant makes its presence known. Officials at Lee Health are reporting record numbers of patients positive for the virus in their care, affecting those old to young. On Thursday, Lee Health spokesperson ...

Lee Health: COVID numbers ‘unprecedented’

New cases of COVID-19 are continuing to rise throughout Southwest Florida, and the region’s leading healthcare system is reporting record-shattering numbers by the day. On Tuesday, President and CEO of Lee Health Dr. Larry Antonuuci, along with Pediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist, ...

Lee Health opens drive-thru COVID testing site

Lee Health has increased its ability to test local members of the community for COVID-19 by opening a drive-thru site in Fort Myers. The county’s leading healthcare system announced they have contracted with Curative to operate a COVID-19 testing site at its Lee Convenient Care clinic at ...

Mobile pediatric vaccination clinic coming to the Shell Factory

The mobile pediatric vaccination clinic will be at the Shell Factory from 3-7 p.m. on Aug. 30. The mobile clinic will be set up in the center parking lot and will offer vaccinations to children 12 and older. Anyone who receives a vaccination can enjoy a round of mini-golf and a ride on the ...

Lee deaths set one-day record

Twelve patients in Lee Health’s care passed away Wednesday from COVID-19, the deadliest day the region’s healthcare leader has seen since the pandemic began. “This is the largest single-day total since the start of the pandemic, and our hearts go out to the family and friends of those ...

Cape still waiting for bubble curtain permits

The good news is that water quality in the Caloosahatchee River in the Cape Coral canals is still pretty good. The bad news is that at the rate things are going, the thing that is supposed to stop the threat of blue-green algae will arrive too late to do any good. During the Cape Coral City ...

Lee Health reports continuing to treat record numbers of COVID-19 patients

As part of Lee Health’s weekly COVID-19 press conference, the healthcare system’s president and CEO, Dr. Larry Antonucci, addressed the ongoing rise of new cases in the community. Lee Health continues to see all-time pandemic highs in total number of patients cared for, with that number ...