Florida News that impacts you – February 2nd, 2021
Bottom Line: Your daily recap of the some of the biggest news from around the state that impacts you in South Florida.
- The 5,730 new COVID-19 cases reported by the Florida Department of Health on Monday was the lowest daily total since November 12th. The weekly trend is now below 10,000 for the first time since December 29th. However...
- Fewer than 5,000 vaccines were administered on Sunday based on Monday’s FDOH report. It’s the fewest administered in a day this year and most of the vaccines were second doses which the state already had on hand. With only 1,194 first doses administered; it underscores the concerns of the DeSantis administration regarding the flow of first dose vaccines into Florida.
- 28 Florida nonprofits have received $10,000 grants from the NFL’s Host Committee. The microgrants were issued on the basis of specific projects the NFL identified within “underserved” communities.
- A settlement has been reached in a voting rights lawsuit originally filed in 2018 seeking Spanish-language ballots being offered in all Florida counties. 32 of Florida’s 67 counties have only offered English-language ballots. In a settlement reached Monday, the 32 counties cited in the lawsuit will provide Spanish-language materials on the Supervisor of Elections websites in each county and physical offices.
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