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Lee Health can now get quick COVID-19 test results inhouse

April 7, 2020 Lee Health can now do in-house testing of COVID-19 specimens, expediting the results period from days to mere hours. President and CEO of Lee Health Dr. more »»

Immokalee farmworkers are 'essential workers' - and they have no way to protect themselves against the pandemic

April 7, 2020 The 25,000 Farmworkers in Immokalee and their allies are pleading for help from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. more »»

City issues watering schedule reminder

April 7, 2020 The city of Cape Coral is reminding residents to follow the mandatory two-day watering schedule for irrigation. A lack of rainfall and high usage numbers are impacting the canal levels. more »»

Florida National Guard in-state deployment tops 2,300

April 7, 2020 The Florida National Guard now has 2,320 guardsmen on state active duty in support of Florida's COVID-19 response, and continues to operate six Community Based Testing Sites. more »»

First COVID-19 economic impact survey results released

April 7, 2020 Small businesses are suffering the most due to COVID-19, according to an initial survey conducted to understand the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Southwest Florida. more »»

Lee County sees 14th death from coronavirus

April 7, 2020 A 62-year-old woman, whose death on Monday was attributed to the coronavirus, is the 14th person in Lee County to have died from COVID-19. more »»

Detectives seek leads in year-old missing person's case

April 7, 2020 Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help in trying to retrace the steps of a Bokeelia man who went missing more than a year ago. more »»

Free 'Mental Health Mondays' series for kids under way

April 7, 2020 Kids’ Minds Matter will host “Mental Health Mondays,” a free virtual series on Facebook. more »»

Lee Health: Monitor symptoms, seek care if they worsen

April 6, 2020 If you're feeling ill, see the doctor. That was the message to Lee County residents Monday afternoon during Lee Health's media call. President and CEO of Lee Health, Dr. more »»

COVID-19 cases rise by nearly 1,000 since Sunday evening

April 6, 2020 As of 11 a.m. Monday, there are 13,324 cases of the new coronavirus confirmed in Florida, an increase of 974 since FDOH's last update yesterday evening. more »»

Fire damage tally: 3,516 cars

April 5, 2020 The damage tally is in: 3,516 cars were destroyed or damaged in a fire that started Friday afternoon in an overflow parking lot at the Southwest Florida International Airpor. more »»

Florida COVID-19 cases surpass 12,000

April 5, 2020 As of 11 a.m. Sunday, there are 12,151 cases of the new coronavirus confirmed in Florida, an increase of 60. more »»

COVID-19 cases pass 11,000 mark

April 4, 2020 Editor's note: The Lee Health numbers have been updated to reflect Saturday morning stats. As of 11 a.m. Saturday, there are 11,111 cases of the new coronavirus confirmed in Florida. more »»

FAQs for Gov. DeSantis' limited contact order

April 4, 2020 FAQs for Executive Order 20-91 GENERAL QUESTIONS Q: When did the Governor’s Executive Order take effect? How long does it last? A: The Governor’s Executive Order took effect Friday, April 3,... more »»

Fire sweeps through rental car lot at Southwest Florida International Airport

April 4, 2020 A fire that broke out late Friday afternoon in a grassy area off Terminal Road at the Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers damaged thousands of vehicles in a rental car parking l. more »»

Florida Department of Health launches new Covid-19 Community Action Survey

April 4, 2020 The Florida Department of Health has announced the launch of a new community action survey, StrongerThanC-19, designed to aid Florida as the state continues to fight the spread of COVID-19. more »»

Florida Guard in-state deployment nears 1,700

April 4, 2020 The Florida National Guard now has 1,679 Guardsmen on State Active Duty in support of Florida's COVID-19 response and is operating five Community Based Testing Sites that have administered 22,040... more »»

Department of Health: Florida second in the nation for COVID-19 testing

April 4, 2020 The Florida Department of Health on Saturday highlighted the state’s most recent milestone in its effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 - the testing of more than 100,000 Floridians. more »»

LCEC Board approves return of $12 million to current and inactive members

April 3, 2020 The LCEC Board of Trustees has voted to retire up to $12 million in member equity and return it to past and current customer. more »»

School District reports near 90 percent student-teacher contact rate for first week of distance learning

April 3, 2020 The School District of Lee County reports that teachers were able to reach nearly 90 percent of their students overall during the first week of distance learning, a number officials say is a big... more »»



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