CORAL SPRINGS, FL – In a bid to reduce the spread of Covid-19, Coral Springs is considering the unusual step of asking Gov. Ron DeSantis to require Floridians to wear masks.

The resolution -- which city commissioners will consider on Wednesday -- calls for DeSantis to implement a statewide mask requirement and give cities and counties the ability to impose fines and penalties against those who aren’t wearing masks.

Similar measures are being considered by municipalities across South Florida.

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Read the full resolution here.  

In other news, a new public Covid-19 testing site has opened in Coral Springs at the Florida Panthers IceDen at 3299 Sportsplex Drive. Read more here.

In addition, DeSantis announced Monday that schools in Broward County and across Florida will continue offering online learning as well as in-person instruction for the spring semesters. Read more here.  

Here is the Monday report on Covid-19 cases, based on the state health department data:

Coral Springs

Cases: 5,308 (+46)

 

Broward County

Cases: 107,524 (+826)

Deaths: 1,664 (+5)

Sunday’s positivity rate: 8.56%

 

Florida

Cases: 999,319 (+6,659)

Deaths: 18,597 (+97)

Sunday’s positivity rate: 8.40%

 

Our latest Covid-19-Related headlines:

New Public Covid-19 Testing Site Opens in Coral Springs

DeSantis: Virtual Learning Can Continue In Schools During Spring Semesters

Coral Springs And Covid-19. Here We Go Again.

Despite Covid-19, Most Coral Springs Retail Space Remains Occupied

 

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