September 27, 2021
Florida Business News

COVID-19 deaths, infections continue to fall in Florida

Florida’s fever may have finally broken. New COVID-19 infections continue to fall, dropping to about 8,000 cases per day. And for the first time in 10 weeks, the number of coronavirus deaths has fallen.

Florida’s major theaters mount comebacks, but with COVID-era guest policies enforced

Last week, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale and Tampa’s Straz Center were two major theater venues in the Sunshine State to announce new COVID-19-era guest policies.

Hurricane Sam has strengthened to a Category 4. It hasn’t made a major turn yet

As predicted, Hurricane Sam now blows with Category 4, 145 mph winds according to the National Hurricane Center. It still should miss Florida after it turns. But, that hasn’t happened yet.

DeSantis hikes surgeon general salary by 72%, as other agency heads get increases, too

Florida’s new surgeon general received a pay raise of 72% compared with his predecessor, as leaders of several state agencies under Gov. Ron DeSantis saw their paychecks grow last week under a hike approved by the Legislature this year.

Afghan refugees could resettle in South Florida soon

In the coming months, South Florida may be an unlikely landing place for an unknown number of Afghan refugees who fled the Taliban regime.

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