Florida News That Impacts You – August 27th, 2021
Bottom Line: Your daily recap of the some of the biggest news from around the state that impacts you in South Florida.
- After posting a new high for COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, new cases backed off a bit on Thursday with 21,183 new cases reported. That’s 3,400 fewer cases than the previous Thursday and helped resume a slightly declining trend of new cases. Related...
- Hospitalizations for COVID-19 declined yesterday, falling to 16,833 – a decline of greater than 300 people. It’s the first-time hospitalizations have been below 17,000 since last week.
- After the Supreme Court ruled the CDC’s eviction moratorium is unconstitutional for a second time, evictions are able to resume immediately. 22,400+ eviction filings are currently pending in Florida – about half of which are expected to result in actual evictions.
- A ruling in the trial brought by parents challenging the Florida Board of Education’s rule mandating parental opt outs for school mask mandates is expected just after 10:00 this morning. Violating school districts and Governor DeSantis have both held off on issuing penalties for those offending policies while they’ve waited on a decision in this case. It’s likely more legal action will result from whichever side isn’t successful in today’s ruling.