Florida News That Impacts You – October 13th, 2021
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 has issued the first fine over a violation of Florida’s law banning proof of a COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of service. Leon County was fined $3.57 million for 714 violations at $5,000 a piece. Over 100 entities across the state remain under investigation for potential violations of the law.
- Florida’s rapid decline to pre-surge COVID-19 levels continued on Tuesday. With 2,608 new cases reported statewide, Florida’s weekly trend for cases dropped below 3,200 – the lowest since July 8th. Related...
- COVID-19 hospitalizations are now also at 3-month lows as 3,286 Floridians are currently hospitalized with the virus, the lowest since July 11th.
- Two of South Florida’s largest restaurant companies are merging. North Palm Beach’s BurgerFi is buying Fort Lauderdale’s Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza for $161.3 million. BurgerFi specifically is looking to expand delivery services using Anthony’s kitchens established for delivery services only during the pandemic.
- For the third consecutive year JW Marriott’s Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa has been recognized as the top resort in Florida by Conde Nast’s readers. The Readers' Choice Awards are based on worldwide submissions totaling over 800,000 last year.