NORTHEAST FLORIDA CORONAVIRUS DATA
Mayo Clinic joins major health care groups calling for mandatory vaccines for staff
With COVID-19 case counts rising and the rapid spread of the delta variant, Mayo Clinic and dozens of other health care professional societies and organizations Monday called for all health care employers to require their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Edward Waters University backs away from vaccination requirement for on-campus students
After sending a letter to students on Monday saying that any student studying in-person must provide proof that they’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19, Edward Waters University reversed its position on Friday.
Doctors blast DeSantis over COVID-19
Gov. Ron DeSantis has drawn national attention for bucking federal health-care officials over the handling of the novel coronavirus, but a group of Florida physicians said Thursday the governor’s push to reopen the state and block precautions are a main reason for a sharp increase in the number of residents suffering from COVID-19.
Jacksonville homeless shelters back to reduced capacity, screening, social distancing as COVID surges
As the coronavirus resurgence, driven by the delta variant, continues to rage throughout Northeast Florida, homeless shelters are responding by returning to 2020 protocols to protect staff and clients.