Planning your holiday weekend? Here are the beaches and firework displays you can enjoy this July Fourth
Flagler County beaches - Flagler Beach, the Palm Coast and Beverly Beach will all be open for the Independence Day weekend. For more details, click here. For more details, click here. Seaworld Orlando Summer Fireworks (July 3 through 5) - Seaworld Orlando plans to pack your holiday weekend full of fireworks. For more info on the festive fireworks, click here.
Ahead of July Fourth health officials warn not to repeat Memorial Day amid COVID-19 spike
This warning comes as Florida reported more new infections than any other state in the country on Wednesday. More than 320 people in Orange County are hospitalized with COVID-19, currently. The Fourth of July weekend is coming, and I just hope that we have learned from Memorial Day, Pino said. Orange County is about two weeks into a mandate requiring residents to wear a face mask while in public. Widespread testing continues across the state and according to Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, the state-run COVID-19 testing site at the Orange County Convention Center is the busiest in all of Florida.
More Florida beaches announce closures as virus cases rise
MIAMI Officials are announcing more beaches will be closing again in Florida to avoid further spread of the new coronavirus as they try to tamp down on large gatherings amid a spike in confirmed COVID-19 cases. Ron DeSantis said at a news conference Sunday in Pensacola that interactions among young people are driving the surge in confirmed cases. The Florida Department of Health reported on Sunday more than 8,500 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 29 deaths. In total, the state now has more than 141,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and more than 3,400 deaths. "For these younger groups they need to be thinking about who they are coming into contact with who may be in the more vulnerable groups, DeSantis said.