Orange County mayor declares local emergency, mandates employee vaccination

ORLANDO, Fla. — Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings declared a local state of emergency Wednesday afternoon and mandated COVID-19 vaccination for county employees as coronavirus infections soar to levels not seen since the beginning of the year. What You Need To Know The sole county-run COVID-19 testing site has reached capacity several times in the […]

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Starliner rollout to launch pad delayed a day

The rocket that will send the next Commercial Crew Program spacecraft to the International Space Station will soon be ready for its next test mission. What You Need To Know ULA, Boeing and NASA are preparing to launch the Starliner capsule using an Atlas V on Friday The flight is the second uncrewed test attempt […]

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Senators say they ‘have an agreement’ on major issues of infrastructure bill

Senate lawmakers negotiating a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill said Wednesday that they have reached an agreement on the major issues surrounding the measure, and a procedural vote could come as soon as later that evening. What You Need To Know Senate lawmakers negotiating a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill say they have […]

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After CDC revises guidance, mask requirements return to House, White House

The House of Representatives is requiring all lawmakers to wear masks once again as COVID-19 cases rise nationwide driven by the highly contagious delta variant. What You Need To Know The House of Representatives is requiring all lawmakers to wear masks once again as COVID-19 cases rise nationwide driven by the highly contagious delta variant […]

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Pfizer: Data show 3rd vaccine dose strongly boosts protection against delta variant

A third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine appears to offer significantly better protection against the highly contagious delta variant, Pfizer said Wednesday. What You Need To Know A third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine appears to offer significantly better protection against the highly contagious delta variant, Pfizer said Wednesday The company said data show […]

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Some parents say they will pull children from Orange schools without mask mandate

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — With revised guidance from the Centers for Disease Control on Tuesday encouraging everyone – even the vaccinated — to wear masks indoors in areas where COVID cases are prevalent, the Orange County School Board got an earful from parents Tuesday night about its optional mask policy. Some parents say they will […]

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Volusia health official to schools: bring mask mandate back

DELAND, Fla. — With COVID-19 cases surging in the area, a Volusia County Health Dept. official told the county school board Tuesday night to follow the new CDC guidelines for masks in schools. What You Need To Know The CDC announced Tuesday that it was revising guidelines again and recommended everyone wear masks at school, […]

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Royal Caribbean sets sail on test cruise from Port Canaveral

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. — Royal Caribbean set sail on its first simulated Port Canaveral cruise Tuesday, nearly a year and a half after the industry shut down because of the pandemic. What You Need To Know The Allure of the Seas is heading out on a test voyage to see if the company is ready to restart cruise […]

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Fried suspends 22 licenses of individuals involved in Jan. 6 riot at U.S Capitol

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Nikki Fried on Tuesday suspended 22 concealed weapons permits held by individuals involved in the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. What You Need To Know Fried suspends 22 licenses of people involved in U.S. Capitol riot Fried is Florida’s commissioner of Agriculture and […]

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CDC to recommend vaccinated people wear masks indoors in some cases

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is expected to update its guidance Tuesday and once again recommend that fully vaccinated Americans wear masks indoors in some cases, citing the highly contagious delta variant. What You Need To Know The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is expected to reverse its previous guidance Tuesday and […]

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