Florida News That Impacts You – June 21st, 2021
Bottom Line: Your daily recap of the some of the biggest news from around the state that impacts you in South Florida.
- Florida’s win over the CDC in court on Friday sets the stage for the cruise industry to begin normal operations in Florida effective July 18th - when judge Steven Merryday’s ruling takes effect. Mediation has been ordered again in the meantime between the state and the CDC, with the CDC having until July 2nd to offer guidance that’d be constitutional. The CDC was found to have exceeded their constitutional authority in issuing the no sail order and offering arbitrary standards for lifting it.
- Florida’s weekly vaccine summary provided great news regarding Florida’s COVID-19 case count over the past week as our trend hit the lowest level in over a year. As of Friday, Florida averaged 1,529 new daily cases – approximately 500 fewer than the prior week and the lowest weekly trend for new cases since June 12th of last year. Related...
- As of Friday, nearly 11.2 million Floridians had been vaccinated with at least a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. That’s 52% of Florida’s total population and now nearly 60% of adults 18 and older have been vaccinated.
- Florida’s Blue-Green Algae Task Force meets with Palm Beach County officials on Wednesday to address the toxic algae crisis’s impact locally – including the recent algal issue in the drinking water in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach & South Palm Beach.