July 11, 2020

Monday's Daily Pulse

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| 6/29/2020

› Another outbreak in the Florida Keys. County reports 8 new cases of dengue fever
Eight new cases of dengue fever have been confirmed in the Upper Florida Keys, the state health department said Friday. The patients received medical attention and are expected to make full recoveries. This makes 10 reported cases of dengue so far in the Keys this year, according to the Florida Department of Health in Monroe County.

› Lakewood Ranch company wins U.S. Senate recognition
Medical lab and supply distribution firm Mercedes Scientific has been named U.S. Senate Small Business of the Week. U.S. Senator, Marco Rubio, R-Miami, the chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship announced the recognition for Lakewood Ranch-based Mercedes in a June 24 video message.

› Fort Lauderdale cites 12 businesses for breaking coronavirus rules
Waitresses without masks. Customers drinking at the bar. Bars pretending to be restaurants. All three can and will get you in trouble these days in Broward County as coronavirus cases hit a meteoric rise in South Florida. Just ask Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar on Las Olas, where the staff served up margaritas and other spirits long after happy hour on Friday night. That all changed when city code officers walked in and shut the place down for operating as a bar before Broward County has said bars and nightclubs can reopen.

› Orlando Health begins layoffs, employees say
Orlando Health is laying off an unknown number of workers, according to several employees who were recently let go. The former employees, who wished to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation, said some of the layoffs are being performed under the guise of performance evaluations or for no clear reason.

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