Health News Florida Archives - WUSF Public Media | Tampa NPR, Local News Coverage

Health News Florida

August 12, 2020 12:56 PM

Alcoholic beverage licenses of four establishments were suspended by the state Tuesday because of violations of rules aimed at reducing the spread of...


August 12, 2020 12:52 PM

The Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to take up a potentially far-reaching case that involves the death of a man who started smoking at age 12.


August 12, 2020 12:47 PM

Florida, which has endured a surge of coronavirus infections this summer, will participate in a COVID-19 vaccine pilot program with the federal...


August 12, 2020 12:25 PM

The Orange County School Board agreed Tuesday to require all students, employees and visitors to wear masks at school.


August 11, 2020 12:36 PM

As Florida schools reopen this month, district superintendents are calling on state officials to address two major challenges: the need for rapid...


August 11, 2020 12:27 PM

Ocala Mayor Kent Guinn has vetoed a mask ordinance passed by the city council. The council approved the mask ordinance 4-1 as a measure to combat the...


August 11, 2020 11:15 AM

Florida State University and Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare are partnering to operate a lab that can quickly process COVID-19 tests. The lab can...


August 11, 2020 10:00 AM

Just because many businesses are open again doesn’t mean the pandemic is over. The coronavirus is still on the loose — actually surging in many...


August 11, 2020 02:18 AM

Saying that there have been “multiple instances" where long-term care providers have barred state health officials from entering facilities, Gov. Ron...


August 11, 2020 01:50 AM

A nurse who worked for more than 12 years at the Marion County Jail has died from COVID-19. Charles “Dan” Manrique, 71, died on Saturday. He was the...