TreasureCoast Covid Update May 20, 2020

More than two-thousand people in Florida are now dead from the coronavirus. Another 55 fatalities reported yesterday brought the toll to two-thousand-52. There are nearly 47-thousand cases statewide.


A state senator wants to get to the bottom of why a state employee involved in reporting coronavirus data was fired. Jose Javier Rodriguez of Miami-Dade County said he sent a letter to the governor demanding a full and immediate investigation into the firing of Rebekah Jones. 


Florida’s beleaguered unemployment compensation system has come a long way in the past 10 weeks. That’s according to Governor Ron DeSantis, who says if you should be getting jobless benefits, you probably are.

DeSantis says more than two-point-six-billion dollars has been paid out since March 15th.


Martin County leaders and state lawmakers say they are concerned about the accuracy of the COVID-19 infection rate being reported in Martin County by the Florida Department of Health. Now, they are taking action to try to make the information more accurate.


Florida’s surgeon general has acknowledged that a syndrome that attacks children and is associated with COVID-19 has surfaced in Florida, adding a scary new dimension to the battle against the coronavirus in the state.


The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium announced Tuesday the Phase One of its reopening plan, following weeks of “quarantine” due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The initiative comes just in time for Memorial Day weekend, when the Science Center will reopen its doors to the general public.

Members will be admitted May 22, 23 and 24 and all guests will be welcomed on May 25 and beyond, according to a news release.

Existing members will receive a 3-month extension to make up for the time lost.

The Science Center said it will operate on limited capacity. All guests and staff must wear masks, except guests who are 2-years-old and younger. Social distancing must also be practiced.

The Science Center plans a series of daily live shows.

The first phase of reopening includes the aquarium, Science on a Sphere and programming in the Cox Amphitheater.

The reopening price will be $11.95 for adults and $7.95 for children over 3-years-old. Seniors, members and babies do not pay. FOR MORE INFORMATION, LOG ONTO

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