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Gov. Ron DeSantis shows a card stating COVID-19 survival rates by age group as he announces phase three openings at news conference in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. DeSantis lifted all restrictions on restaurants and other businesses.
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September 25, 2020 - 3:34 pm
Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted all restrictions on restaurants and other businesses in Florida on Friday in a move to reopen the state’s economy despite the spread of the coronavirus. The Republican governor also banned local fines against people who refuse to wear masks. The moves are sure to stoke...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, approaches the microphones accompanied by, from left, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., at the start of a news conference, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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September 10, 2020 - 11:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A scaled-back GOP coronavirus rescue package appears certain to fail in a Senate test vote Thursday as the bipartisan spirit that powered earlier relief bills has given way to election-season political combat and name-calling. The vote is likely to end hopes for coronavirus relief...
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People fishing at the Newport Fishing Pier in Sunny Isles Beach as the coronavirus pandemic continues on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020.
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September 08, 2020 - 7:58 am
Florida health officials have reported 1,838 new cases of the coronavirus. Monday's data showed the lowest single-day number of new infections since June 15. But health officials will have to wait to see if the Labor Day weekend produces an uptick in COVID-19 cases. About a week after the Fourth of...
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In this photo made on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, visitors ride the Wave Swinger in the "Lost Kennywood" section of Kennywood Park in West Mifflin, Pa. Visitors have been slow to return to U.S. theme parks that saw their seasons interrupted by the coronavirus crisis, causing some parks to reduce their operating days, slash ticket prices and close early for the year. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
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September 07, 2020 - 8:25 am
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Theme park operators who spent months installing hand sanitizing stations, figuring out how to disinfect roller coasters seats and checking the temperatures of guests at their gates so they'd come back in the midst of the pandemic are finding many reluctant to return. Some parks...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2020, file photo, Margaret Choinacki, 87, who has no other family members left because her husband and daughter have died, blows kisses to her friend Frances Reaves during a drive-by visit at Miami Jewish Health in Miami. Floridians will soon be allowed to visit loved ones in nursing homes after nearly six months of vulnerable seniors being cut off from family as Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, that facilities could start a partial reopening. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
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September 01, 2020 - 2:38 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday that he will lift the state’s ban on visiting nursing homes that has cut off vulnerable seniors from family since mid-March over fears of spreading the new coronavirus. With his voice cracking at times, he wondered aloud if his...
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Florida coronavirus reporting and Gov. Ron DeSantis
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August 22, 2020 - 1:40 pm
Florida has now reported more than 600,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, but the number of new infections is declining. Florida reported almost 3,000 new cases on Sunday. It was the second-lowest daily total since June 22. The daily total peaked July 15 when more than 15,000 cases were reported, but...
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August 17, 2020 - 7:46 am
Florida health officials are reporting about 3,900 new cases of the coronavirus, the lowest daily total in nearly two months. The number of Floridians dying of the disease — 107 — also took a dramatic downward turn from the last few days. The lower numbers announced Sunday come just days before...
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FILE - In this May 28, 2020, file photo, a passenger wears personal protective equipment on a Delta Airlines flight after landing at Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport, in Minneapolis. Airlines are trying to convince a frightened public that measures like mandatory face masks and hospital-grade air filters make sitting in a plane safer than many other indoor settings during the coronavirus pandemic, but it isn’t working. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
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August 17, 2020 - 3:41 am
In a bid to survive, airlines are desperately trying to convince a wary public that measures like mandatory face masks and hospital-grade air filters make sitting in a plane safer than many other indoor settings during the coronavirus pandemic. It isn’t working. Surveys indicate that instead of...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden joined by his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., replaces his face mask after speaking at the Hotel DuPont in Wilmington, Del., Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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August 14, 2020 - 1:16 am
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday attacked Joe Biden for calling on governors to mandate that all Americans wear masks for the next three months, accusing the Democratic presidential candidate of politicizing an issue Trump himself has used for political gain in recent...
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Florida's governor Ron DeSantis says Florida State University and other schools should play football this fall. He spoke just hours before the Big Ten and Pac-12 pulled the plug on their seasons because of coronavirus.
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August 12, 2020 - 8:25 am
Gov. Ron DeSantis wants college football to be played in Florida this fall despite the coronavirus outbreak. Speaking Tuesday at Florida State's practice facility, DeSantis said the sport can be played safely. The players are tested weekly and are told not to socialize with outsiders. He said if...
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