Florida News that impacts you – September 15th
Bottom Line: Your daily recap of the some of the biggest news from around the state that impacts you in South Florida.
- The Florida Department of Health reported the fewest new COVID-19 cases since June 11th on Monday. Monday’s total brought the weekly average of new cases to under 2,500 daily for the first time since June 18th.
- Amazon.com announced it’s hiring 1,300 additional employees in the Miami metro (which includes Broward and Palm Beach County). The new jobs will be a mix of part and fulltime jobs. Amazon pays a minimum of $15 per hour for all positions.
- Florida’s Agency for Healthcare Administration is calling on all nursing homes to abide by the state’s actions enabling family member visitations provided a facility hasn’t had a case of COVID-19 for 14 days. Over 60% of Florida’s nursing homes are eligible however the agency has received numerous complaints from residents and family members who aren’t being allowed to see each other despite a facility’s eligibility.
- The University of Florida rose from the 7th best public university in 2019 to number 6 in this year’s annual rankings in US News & World Report’s annual rankings. Other high-ranking Florida schools included FSU - 19th, USF – 46th & UCF – 77th.