Florida News That Impacts You – November 1st, 2021
Bottom Line: Your daily recap of the some of the biggest news from around the state that impacts you in South Florida.
- Florida entered this week averaging 1,754 new COVID-19 cases per day over the past week. That’s the lowest average since June 25th. Florida continues to have the fewest population adjusted COVID-19 cases in the country. Related...
- We start the week with 2,089 Floridians hospitalized with COVID-19 – the lowest total in four months.
- Through Sunday over 76,000 votes, over 15% of eligible voters, had been cast for Tuesday’s primary elections in the special election to replace the late Alcee Hastings in Florida’s 20th Congressional District. Polls will be open from 7am-7pm in Broward and Palm Beach County for in-person voting for those in the district tomorrow.
- Boca Raton has announced the city intends to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 15% over the next three years. As part of the plan the city intends to increase renewable energy usage including solar, replacing existing gas-powered city vehicles with electric vehicles and increased use of remote work options for city employees to reduce travel.
- Today through November 12th Florida’s Virtual school has open enrollment for the spring semester. Enrollment is open for all grades - K-12. A record number of students are currently enrolled with the Virtual School and demand is expected to remain high.