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State to prioritize testing for those with symptoms

The Florida Department of Emergency Management on Tuesday announced that beginning today, Aug. 5, that state-supported drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites will prioritize testing for symptomatic individuals, individuals age 65 and older and children under the age of 18. This includes the testing ...

LeeCARES still delivering assistance funds

Financial assistance from the LeeCARES program operated by the Lee County Government through the CARES Act approved by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump, is still available to individuals and businesses. The program, which kicked off in May with $57.5 million allotted out of ...

Lee Commissioners approve agreement for LeeTran mobile fare system

The Lee Board of County Commissioners has approved an agreement that will allow riders to use a new mobile app to both plan their trip and pay fares with their mobile device. The mobile app will be developed by SBX Corp. The app is expected to be available in November, allowing riders to ...

Free walk-up COVID-19 testing begins today

The Florida Department of Health in Lee County, in partnership with Lee County Government, is providing free walk-up COVID-19 testing throughout Lee County during the month of August. Testing is scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning at 9 a.m. and will continue, weather-permitting, ...

County approves purchase of Conservation 20/20 parcels totaling 216 acres

The Lee County Board of County Commissioners approved the purchase of two parcels totaling 216 acres for the Conservation 20/20 Land Acquisition Program, including a 15-acre parcel on Pine Island. The parcels are contiguous to existing preserves. The parcels are: · About 201 acres ...

City Council Candidate Question of the Week: Week 6 – Manager priorities

Each week through the primary, 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: What should be the new city ...

State reports record-high deaths for third straight day; 9 in Lee

As of 11 a.m. Friday, there are 470,386 cases of the new coronavirus confirmed in Florida, an increase of 9,007 since FDOH's last update Thursday morning. More than 97,600 test results were reported to the Department of Health on Thursday, July 30. Of those reported tests, 10.57 percent ...

Relief fund approved; Cape homeowners, renters eligible for assistance

A new city relief fund may give Cape Coral residents in danger of losing their homes due to the pandemic a chance to keep them. The Cape Coral City Council approved a resolution this week to accept Coronavirus Relief Funds from the Florida Housing Finance Corporation in the amount of ...

Southwest Florida likely to see effects of Tropical Storm Isaias this weekend

For the first time in an already busy Atlantic Hurricane Season, a named storm is expected to affect Florida. Forecasters with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Hurricane Center reported at 11 a.m. on July 30 that Tropical Storm Isaias (pronounced ees-ah-EE-ahs) ...