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Lee County teachers return to classrooms

Teachers are back in Lee County classrooms on Tuesday, with 450 new teachers joining the school district before classes start next Monday. Leaders with the...

Man accused of selling bleach as COVID-19 cure extradited to Florida

A man accused of selling a toxic industrial bleach as a coronavirus cure through his Florida-based church has been returned to the U. S....

Biden tests negative for COVID-19, ends ‘strict isolation’

President Joe Biden looked forward to ending his COVID-19 isolation on Wednesday after testing negative for the virus on Tuesday night and again on...
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Meal benefits for SWFL students who missed school due to COVID-19

More than two million children in Florida get free and reduced meals, and kids who missed school because of the pandemic are eligible for...
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SWFL health experts urge older adults to get second COVID-19 booster

While only 70% of Americans over 50 have received a second COVID-19 shot, there's a push for older people and the immunocompromised to get...
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Lee Health reduces cost of urgent care telehealth

Due to a recent increase in influenza, COVID-19 and other illnesses in Southwest Florida, Lee Health announced it is reducing the cost of urgent...
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SWFL remains in high-transmission for COVID-19, but hospitalizations and deaths are fewer

All of Southwest Florida remains in a high-transmission zone for COVID-19, according to the CDC. However, a great deal has changed over the past two...

For now, wary US treads water with transformed COVID-19

The fast-changing coronavirus has kicked off summer in the U.S. with lots of infections but relatively few deaths compared to its prior incarnations. COVID-19 is...

Florida Surgeon General responds to COVID-19 subcommittee on child vaccines

The Florida surgeon general, Dr. Joseph Ladapo, responded Wednesday afternoon to James Clyburn, the Chairman of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, regarding...
Publix grocery stores are not yet offering the COVID-19 vaccine to children younger than 5, but the chain has not explained its decision.

Publix supermarkets not yet offering COVID vaccine to young kids

Publix grocery stores are not yet offering the COVID-19 vaccine to children younger than 5, but the chain has not explained its decision. The supermarket...

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