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Saturday Coronavirus Report: Coral Springs Topped 13,000 Cases This Week

April 17, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The rate of Covid-19 infections continues rising in Coral Springs, this week topping 13,000 cases since the start of the pandemic.

As of Saturday, the city had 13,272 cases, up from 12,974 cases reported on Monday, according to the Florida Department of Health.

Vaccine data

Based on the latest health department data, 7,934,016 people have received vaccines in ...

Friday Update: No Appointments Necessary For 10 Vaccination Sites In Coral Springs and Broward County

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – As of this week, no appointments are required at 10 Florida Department of Health – Broward County Covid-19 vaccination sites to receive the Pfizer vaccine, the department has announced.

-- Vaccination sites are at:

- Coral Square Mall, 9469 W. Atlantic Blvd. Coral Springs. (Walk-up)

- Tradewinds Park, 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek.

Tuesday Update: Florida Pauses Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

CORAL SPRINGS, FL –  After recommendations from federal health officials, Florida will pause the administration of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine, Gov. Ron DeSantis said on Tuesday.

"Out of an abundance of caution," the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended a pause in the use of the vaccine after ...

Tuesday Coronavirus Report For Coral Springs, Broward County, and Florida: Lowest Number of New Cases In Six Months

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Florida reported 1,613 new Covid-19 cases on Monday – the lowest number of cases since mid-October, according to health officials.

Still, the statewide positivity rate for Sunday’s testing was 8%, the highest figure in the past two weeks, according to the Florida Department of Health.

Variant data

Florida continues to lead the country in cases of ...

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued Sunday For Broward County

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A severe thunderstorm watch was issued Sunday afternoon for Broward County.

Storm Prediction Center said the watch is in effect until 8 p.m. for South Florida counties including Broward.

Small hail, funnel clouds, and wind gusts up to 50 mph were possible from storms, according to Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department. 

No other information was ...

Recap From The Week: Covid-19 Testing At Mullins Park To Close, Theft Of Catalytic Converters, And More

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The free Covid-19 testing site at Mullins Park will be closing next month due to the declining demand for testing.

The theft of catalytic converters is on the rise across the nation. It’s happening in Coral Springs, as well.

Fourteen schools serving Coral Springs had 28 new cases of Covid-19 reported among students, teachers, and others between March ...

Broward Health Accepting New Covid-19 Vaccination Appointments

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – As Covid-19 vaccination speeds up across the region, Broward Health said Friday that new appointments are being accepted at its vaccination site at Inter Miami CF Stadium in Fort Lauderdale.

From check-in to completing observation, the average wait time for a shot is about 45 minutes, the hospital system said in a news release.

“We are able to deliver these ...

City Manager: Covid-19 Testing Site In Coral Springs Will Close In May

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The free Covid-19 testing site at Mullins Park will be closing next month due to the declining demand for testing.

Those wanting to get free coronavirus testing in Coral Springs can still visit the site in the parking lot of Florida Panthers IceDen at 3299 Sportsplex Drive.

Coral Springs City Manager Frank Babinec said Wednesday that the site at Mullins Park -- run ...

Broward County Looking To Ease Covid-19 Restrictions At Restaurants, Movies, And Other Places Once Benchmarks Are Met

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Broward County officials are considering lifting coronavirus restrictions in Coral Springs and across the county as the vaccination rates go up and new case numbers go down.

County commissioners agreed this week to start lifting restrictions on outdoor activities at community/condo pools, golf courses, and other places, as long as certain benchmarks are met in the ...

Fourteen Schools Serving Coral Springs Had New Covid-19 Cases Reported Between March 21 - 27

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Fourteen schools serving Coral Springs had 28 new cases of Covid-19 reported among students, teachers, and others between March 21–27, according to the Florida Department of Health.

That included two teachers.

Here are the schools, according to the data:

- Coral Glades High School: four students and a teacher (40 since Sept. 6)

- Coral Spring Charter ...

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The Bin Doctor In Coral Springs: Disinfecting In the Age Of Coronavirus

April 15, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Proper cleaning and disinfection are now more important than ever.

With COVID-19 in our communities, many people have re-evaluated the effectiveness and frequency of their current cleaning procedures.

It is important to note that cleaning a surface – simply removing dirt and particles – is not the same thing as disinfecting it to kill viruses and ...

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MakeATeeOnLine In Coral Springs: More Than $1,400 Raised For Make Our Schools Safe Organization During Love Together Event

April 16, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – This week’s Love Together event – a celebration of Alyssa Alhadeff and her memory in a benefit to Make Our Schools Safe – raised $1,474 for the organization.

MakeATeeOnLine in Coral Springs, in conjunction with Gildan Apparel, helped promote the event on April 10 during which kids and adults from all over the country were encouraged to wear a ...

The Bin Doctor In Coral Springs: Disinfecting In the Age Of Coronavirus

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Proper cleaning and disinfection are now more important than ever.

With COVID-19 in our communities, many people have re-evaluated the effectiveness and frequency of their current cleaning procedures.

It is important to note that cleaning a surface – simply removing dirt and particles – is not the same thing as disinfecting it to kill viruses and ...

Broward Health Coral Springs: Returning to Preventative Health Care – We’re Ready to Welcome You

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Over the past year, many individuals and families have delayed non-emergent medical care as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. While hospitals throughout the country suspended some services temporarily at the height of the outbreak, all – including ours at Broward Health – have been operating normally for many months with safeguards implemented to ensure the safety ...

Mathesie Chiropractic Life Center In Coral Springs: Accidents, Whiplash, And Treatment

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - If you have been involved in a significant automobile accident in Coral Springs or beyond, whiplash injuries need to be taken very seriously -- and you should stay aware of how your body is feeling and functioning after the crash.

Although some symptoms will begin immediately, other symptoms of a whiplash injury are not immediate and can take days or weeks to fully ...

Pediatric ER Physician At Broward Health Coral Springs Offers Tips On Keeping Your Children Safe

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A pediatric ER physician at Broward Health Coral Springs hosted a virtual lecture Wednesday on keeping children safe in and out of the home.

In her talk “Get To Know Your Local Children's Hospital ER and Learn Accident Prevention Facts,” Dr. Nirit Swerdloff, assistant medical director at the hospital’s pediatric emergency room, went over ways to ...

Broward Health Hosting Virtual Lecture on April 14: Get To Know Your Local Children's Hospital ER And Learn Accident Prevention Facts

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Broward Health will host a virtual lecture on April 14 at 12:30 pm: Get To Know Your Local Children's Hospital ER and Learn Accident Prevention Facts. It will be given by Dr. Nirit Swerdloff, who is a pediatric ER physician.

Broward Health Coral Springs is the only children’s hospital ER in western Broward County.

Children aren’t just little adults. They ...

Fleeing From Police, Sexual Battery, Auto Thefts, And More: Coral Springs Police Bulletin, March 31 – April 6

April 11, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Here is the Coral Springs Police Department crime and incident report for the week of March 31 – April 6.

Theft of auto parts

- March 31, West Sample Road, Victim: man, 43, Estimated loss: $7,000

 

Shoplifting

- March 31, BJ Wholesale, 620 Riverside Drive, Estimated loss: $17

 

Child abuse

- March 31, Royal Palm ...

Vehicle Fire, Sexual Batteries, Animal Bites, And More: Coral Springs Police Bulletin, March 24-30

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Here is the Coral Springs Police Department crime and incident report for the week of March 24-30.

 

Identity theft

- March 24, NW 33 Street

- March 26, NW 75 Way

 

Theft from car

- March 24, West Sample Road, Victim: man, 36, Estimated loss: $511

- March 25, Wiles Road, Victim: man, 42, Estimated loss: $1,500

 

Neglect

- ...

Howard Melamed: Coral Springs Resident, Business Owner, and Internet Provocateur

April 2, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Most people wouldn’t want to be called a gadfly. Howard Melamed doesn’t mind it at all.

The longtime Coral Springs resident, business owner, one-time political candidate, and lately an internet provocateur delights in telling city leaders his views on how to run the city of more than 130,000 people.

Everything from traffic (“there’s too much ...

“I’m Ready:” Coral Springs Dance Instructor Prepares For Miss Florida Competition

April 13, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Since she was 2 years old, Alana Scheuerer has performed on a stage as a dancer, winning over crowds with her jazz, ballet, and tap skills.

Now 23, the Coral Springs resident is soon going to bring her dancing abilities, as well as a passion for helping others through the arts, to a much bigger stage: the Miss Florida competition.

In front of judges, fans, and many ...

There Are Clear Reasons Why Coral Springs Police Are Well Liked

April 10, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – This week, President Biden issued some executive orders on gun control. Good for him.

In his announcement, he mentioned a few things that took my breath away. One was that the second mass shooting took place before the flags flying at half-staff for last weeks had been raised and between the two there occurred more than 800 shootings that were not classified as ...

Don’t Become A Killer In Coral Springs. Get Vaccinated.

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Twenty-seven states have had rising numbers of Covid cases and hospitalizations. Most of them are nowhere near here. However, we in this area have a particular problem. It’s called Spring Break.

I would venture to say that most everyone reading this knows someone who was a Spring Breaker or who was with someone who was a Spring Breaker. By next week, we should suspect ...

U.S. Representative Ted Deutch - Empty Suit

March 27, 2021

I see in my TapIntoCoralSprings.net feed that Representative Ted Deutch and sixty of his colleagues are making headlines for signing a letter to President Biden demanding a ban on the import of assault rifles and high capacity magazines. Excluding the letterhead, address, date and signatures this important letter is a paltry half page. If this is the collective effort of sixty people I would be ...

The More Things Change, The More They Remain the Same

March 30, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Over the past two months, to our collective dismay and disappointment, there has been a revisiting of the topic of mass shootings. In dissimilar, highly unrelated circumstances, several mass shootings have been circulating through the news feed as of late.

Has anyone else begun to question “why?”

I know that my own reflection and understanding stems from ...