Florida News That Impact You – October 22nd, 2021

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Florida has returned to pre-Delta surge levels of new COVID-19 cases. On Thursday, 2,357 new cases were reported. Florida’s weekly trend for daily cases is now the lowest since July 2nd. As for hospitalizations. they fell by another 60 patients on Thursday leaving 2,377 Florida’s hospitalized with COVID-19. The lowest since July 5th. 

Governor DeSantis is calling for a special session in November for the state to pass legislation banning federal vaccine mandates for employment in Florida. As part of the planned session, the Governor is also considering a proposal to withdraw Florida from OSHA, the agency which would enforce the Biden vaccine mandate, in lieu of a newly created state agency. 

Miami-Dade School Superintendent Alberto Carvalho announced the school district may soon relax the District’s mask mandate policy to allow for parental opt-outs, citing decreasing COVID-19 cases. Miami-Dade is one of eight school districts in the state currently violating state law by mandating masks without parental opt-outs. 

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