Federal health officials say Florida has reported 21,683 new cases of COVID-19, the state's highest one-day total since the start of the pandemic.
Models show the wave could peak toward the end of August, with daily cases four times higher than the spike in January.
Beach Bistro on Holmes Beach in Anna Maria Island now requires diners to be vaccinated, adding to its "aggressive" safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order Friday barring local school districts from forcing students to wear masks when classes resume next month even as the state's coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continue to skyrocket toward levels not seen since before vaccines became widely available.
Three Manatee County employees have died from COVID-19 since June and Manatee County Administrator Doctor Scott Hopes said vaccines are key to keeping employees safe.
As of Friday, a new program offering at-home vaccines had booked more than 400 appointments since it launched on Monday.
Florida on Thursday reported slightly more than 17,000 new COVID-19 cases, according to data posted Friday by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The state says there were 110,477 cases reported in the last 7 days. The state reported 108 deaths in the last 7 days, with 75 deaths reported just Thursday.
Disney has informed its employees and Cast Members that the company will require all salaried and non-union hourly employees in the U.S. working at any of the company's sites to be fully vaccinated.
COVID-19 testing and vaccines are now available at retailers and through some health departments throughout the state of Florida for children ages 12 and up and all adults.
Beginning August 2, all Publix employees will be required to wear a face-covering regardless of whether or not they have received the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a statement on the grocery store's website.
The Florida Department of Health published a proposed rule that would carry out a new law allowing the state to levy $5,000 fines against businesses, government agencies and educational institutions that violate a ban on so-called COVID-19 “vaccine passports.”
School starts in less than a month for Bay Area students of all ages. Vaccines are not available for children under 12 and many mandates have been rolled back, so COVID-19 is still a concern for some.
Universal Orlando Resort is revising its policy on face-coverings for employees. Employees, or “Team Members” as they are referred to by the company, will once again be required to wear masks when indoors in guest areas, regardless of vaccination status. The new policy takes effect beginning Saturday, July 31.
If you are not planning to get the COVID-19 vaccine, or just have not gotten around to it yet, researchers at USF Health can use your help. The university is taking part in a nationwide study evaluating infection and transmission of coronavirus in people ages 18 through 29.
At Baycare in Tampa, administrators say the majority of hospitalized patients are unvaccinated and ages 20 to 50. At AdventHealth Tampa, they're seeing patients in their 20s need ventilators.
Florida on Wednesday reported 17,589 new COVID-19 cases and 56 deaths, according to data released Thursday by the CDC. Florida accounted for 14% of the total deaths reported nationwide.
In an effort to simplify COVID-19 information, FOX 13's Josh Cascio has compiled the top three things fully vaccinated people should know and the top three things unvaccinated people should know.
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried says she plans to have her department release daily COVID-19 reports because the state's Department of Health, under Gov. Ron DeSantis, has switched to providing such information once a week.
"Did you not get the CDC's memo?" Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis joked before an almost entirely unmasked audience as he gave a speech in Utah. "I don't see you guys complying."
President Joe Biden called on state and local governments to draw from COVID-19 relief funds to give $100 to newly vaccinated people, but in Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis says he does not have the power to approve such an incentive.