Live updates on FL coronavirus: COVID-19 news from South Florida

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We’re following the latest news about coronavirus in South Florida and the state. Check back for updates throughout the day.

5:35 p.m.: The Miami Hurricanes are progressing towards the return of their football team to Coral Gables in anticipation of the 2020 season still scheduled.

Coach Manny Diaz said Tuesday that about two-thirds of his team have returned to South Florida to participate in voluntary training. The team also got their players to work on Greentree Practice Fields campus for the first time on Tuesday.

The university has yet to set a date for players to resume small group workouts in the weight room and other indoor facilities. In the past month, athletes recovering from injuries have been able to go inside the facility to receive individual attention.

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HAVE QUESTIONS FOR A COVID-19 EXPERT? LET US KNOW

5 p.m.: On Thursday, the Miami Herald will host a live video chat with Erin N. Kobetz, professor of medicine at the University of Miami Health System. Kobetz is an expert in COVID-19 antibody testing.

You have questions for Kobetz. Let us know.

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PARENTS WATCH CHILD CARE CHALLENGES

4:07 p.m.: As Florida progresses in returning to a semblance of normalcy in the midst of COVID-19, parents are starting to face a new challenge: who will take care of their children when they return to work?

Schools remain online until the end of the school year. Some summer camps plan to be virtual this summer. Children will not leave the house as they have been in recent years.

There are two options for parents, including the Family First Coronavirus Response Act, which gives employees at least two weeks of sick leave if they can prove they can’t find it. child care.

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HOW WILL COVID-19 AFFECT HURRICANE EVACUATIONS?

2:06 p.m.: With the first named tropical storm recorded earlier in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, the probability that the COVID-19 crisis will coincide with a hurricane alert seems more and more likely at some point in the coming weeks or months.

One of the main concerns is to what extent the Floridians will be ready to evacuate. In a new American Automobile Association survey, 42% of those surveyed said that fear of the coronavirus makes them less likely to evacuate.

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BEACHES COULD REMAIN CLOSED DURING THE WEEKEND

1:16 p.m.: Miami-Dade county police chief Freddy Ramirez said Tuesday he wanted to keep a curfew intact over the weekend due to ongoing protests over the murder of George Floyd in Minnesota. If the curfew remains intact, the county beaches will probably not be open until next week.

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez has delayed the opening of the county’s beaches, which is scheduled for Monday, and previously said the beaches would not reopen until the curfew is lifted. The current curfew forces almost everyone to stay off the streets and sidewalks after 9 p.m. People who walk their dog can move within 250 feet of their home, and most people who come and go from work are exempt from the curfew.

“Across the country, things are very hot,” Ramirez told county commissioners. “This is why I think we should continue with the curfew throughout the weekend so that we can have consistency. In case one of these dissident groups tries to start something in our community. “

Said Gimenez: “It’s not over yet. “

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THE LAST POSSIBLE RETURN OF THE FOOTBALL COLLEGE

12:16 p.m.: A new episode of the Eye on the U podcast, the Miami Herric’s Miami Hurricanes podcast, came out with a COVID-19 tilt.

After a discussion of the protests underway against the murder of George Floyd, the writers of the Miami Herald explain why there is some optimism about the college football season which is going somewhat as planned.

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UPDATED CASE NUMBERS IN FLORIDA

11:27 a.m.: Florida counts 617 other positive cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total of known cases beyond 57,000. The daily total announced Tuesday is the lowest since Wednesday, when the state announced only 379 cases confirmed.

In Miami-Dade County, there are 85 new cases and 20 new deaths. In Broward County, there are 52 new cases. More than half of the new cases are in South Florida.

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WHY CAN WE PAINT ROCKS IN SOUTH FLORIDA?

10:00 a.m.: Mysterious artists painted stones and left them at home in Fort Lauderdale, trying to spread a message of unity in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some rocks, which people pass on their walks, have words such as “believe”, “strong” and “beauty” painted on them. Others have paintings of animals or smiling faces. It’s all part of the national Kindness Rock project, which started in Massachusetts and has now found its way to South Florida.

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SOME HOTELS REOPEN ON MONDAYS

9:30 a.m.: Although Miami-Dade County allowed hotels to reopen on Monday, few have. Some pillars – including the InterContinental Miami, the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, the Miami Biltmore Hotel and the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, which welcomed boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. as one of its first guests – have however reopened with a new set rules. Hotel lobby furnishings have been redesigned to promote social distancing, visitor temperatures have been checked on arrival, and capacity has been limited, although there hasn’t been a huge demand anyway .

“Reopening is a thoughtful process,” said Wendy Kallergis, President of the Greater Miami and Beaches Hotels Association. “It’s calm right now. It will be a slow process, but even if we don’t have fireworks, July will give us a better idea of ​​the state of the virus. For the moment, the trip will consist of visitors by car and stays. We are going back to the 1990s, before having such strong international tourism. Hopefully by the fall we can start to recover national meetings in hotels. “

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GATHER TO START THE DAY

9 a.m.: Here are the coronavirus headlines to let you know what’s going on in South Florida and the state early Monday.

Florida has 379 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, the lowest on a state day since Wednesday.

Governor Ron DeSantis extended a moratorium on evictions and seizures another 30 days a few hours before its expiration.

Hotels reopened in Miami-Dade County on Monday with a new set of rules.

A virtual “waiting room” for those waiting for unemployment assistance is frustrating for users.

The Florida Keys have shot down a series of checkpoints separating the island chain from the rest of the state as the Keys try to open up.

Although there was not a huge tourist hotspot rush, traffic was constant on the Florida Highway.

At a Miami Dolphins charity event, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez said he was confident that football would be played at Hard Rock Stadium in the fall.

Major League Soccer and the MLS Players Association, meanwhile, disagree after MLSPA made a counter offer on the league’s return to play plan.

South Florida is weighing the hurricane response amid the coronavirus pandemic.

David Wilson, a native of Maryland, is the Miami Herald’s man for sports coverage.



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