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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 ...

Governor encourages intrastate travel

Floridians told to continue to observe pandemic safety protocols Gov. Ron DeSantis is urging residents to travel within the Sunshine State to help statewide tourism recover from economic losses due to COVID-19. On Wednesday, DeSantis and VISIT FLORIDA President and CEO Dana Young visited ...

Free COVID testing sites to ‘pop up’ in September

Throughout the month of September, Lee County residents will have continued access to free walk-up testing sites for COVID-19. Locations will be scattered throughout Lee County over the next five weeks, where residents over the age of 4 can be tested at no cost and with no appointment or ...

Positive COVID-19 cases up by 2,600, but daily hikes trending down

By the Numbers As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, there are 605,502 total cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Florida, an increase of 2,673 since FDOH's last update Tuesday morning, the third lowest daily increase in new cases in the last two weeks. More than 43,500 test results were reported to the ...