Florida Woman Claims 5 Friends Tested Positive For COVID-19, Didn't Take Test“I had five friends go, sign up, wait in line for an hour in the heat, didn’t get in to be tested but all got calls two days later that they tested positive. They were never tested!
Florida Teacher With Medical Condition Says District Denied Request To Teach VirtuallyA Pinellas County teacher is speaking to CW44 News At 10, exclusively, after she says her pre-existing medical condition makes it dangerous to work in a classroom, but that the school district denied her request to teach virtually.
Free Mask Distribution Hosted By St. Petersburg Fire & RescueSt. Petersburg Fire Rescue will be hosting a drive-through event to distribute reusable cloth face masks to the public.
Sarasota Woman Pleads For Mask Mandate To Protect Florida Seniors“I was very scared and I still am. I have pre-existing conditions. I would not survive it.” Susan Thomas lives in a small coastal town in Sarasota County who she says she’s living there afraid because she says nothing has been done to protect seniors during the pandemic.
FL State Rep. Anthony Sabatini Files Lawsuit, Claims Face Mask Mandate Is UnlawfulRepublican Florida State Representative Anthony Sabatini addressed a group of supporters at a press conference Friday about a lawsuit he filed. The lawsuit he filed is against Pinellas County and the unconstitutional nature of the face mask mandate.
Florida Sheriff K-9 Demonstrates A Properly Donned MaskHighlands County Sheriff's Office took to Facebook with some levity in regards to face masks. The video depicts, Gentry, a K-9 employed by the sheriff's office on how to - and how not to wear a face mask.
COVID-19 And How Some States Are Reacting To The Surge In CasesIn Florida, the mask issue has tempers flaring. A man yelled at an elderly woman at a Costco after she asked him to follow the store rules and put on a mask. CBS News reports, the man has been fired from his job at an insurance agency.
Hillsborough Schools to Require Face Coverings as Schools Set to Reopen August 10Students, staff and visitors will be required to wear face coverings at Hillsborough County Schools when classes resume August 10.
Florida Hospital Group To Resume Stricter Visitation Rules and Delaying Some ProceduresSome Tampa Bay region hospitals are choosing to resume stricter visitation rules amid the large spike in COVID-19 cases. One hospital group that we spoke to is HCA Healthcare Centers across the state of Florida, which have begun delaying certain in-patient surgeries and procedures in an attempt to increase bed capacity.
Revisions To Hillsborough County Face Covering Mandate Shifts AccountabilityHillsborough County business customers who don't follow the Emergency Policy Group's executive order requiring face coverings to help slow the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus may find themselves looking at a fine, while businesses that take specific actions to inform patrons about the order will not, in revisions made to the order by EPG members this afternoon.
Hillsborough Cty. Mask Mandate Results In More Threatening/Racist EmailsHillsborough County's Emergency Policy Group met on Thursday for the first time since approving a controversial mandate to wear a mask. The racially-charged reaction to the mandate became the hot topic of meeting.
Tampa Bay Area Lawyer Discusses Newly Mandated Face CoveringsFor the nearly 3 million people living in Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco Counties, getting used to face masks in a day or two won’t come easily. But now that it’s a requirement with enforcement intact, there isn’t much room for error either.
Sheriff Gualtieri On Mandatory Face Coverings: 'It has a lot of reasonable exceptions. Just do the right thing with it.'Pinellas County Commission passes emergency ordinance requiring face coverings and other safety measures for citizens. There are, however, some exceptions to the new rules.
United Airlines Now Requires Flight Attendants To Wear Face CoveringsUnited Airlines travelers will notice the company now requires their flight attendants to wear face coverings in response to social distancing guidelines.