Collier County resolution bans future mask, vaccine mandates

Collier County passed a new resolution banning both vaccine and mask mandates in the event of a future pandemic. The resolution’s supporters say it is meant to protect individual liberties, while critics worry it could create a future health crisis.

Collier County parents to push for stricter COVID-19 protocols

On Monday, The School District of Lee County announced it would be mandating masks across the district without an opt-out option. Now, parents in Collier County are wondering, some even hoping, if based on the district’s COVID-19 dashboard figures the same will happen there. Every number on the dashboard represents someone who has contracted coronavirus. For […]

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Small businesses evaluate mask policies after new CDC mask guidance

The latest chapter in the mask debate could be turning small businesses against CDC guidelines. This swift change of course has left some businesses and shoppers not knowing what to do or believe. Should they trust people will follow guidelines and mask up if they aren’t vaccinated or continue telling everyone to wear one? Small […]

Collier County school board meeting in recess after parents remove masks

Students in Collier County Public Schools are required to wear face masks, but some parents think it should be optional and they’re making their voices heard at Tuesday’s school board meeting. A petition so far has close to 3,000 signatures from parents demanding the school district make masks optional, and dozens showed up outside the […]

Collier named state’s ‘most generous county’ ahead of Naples Winter Wine Festival

A Southwest Florida county is being named the most generous county in our state for charitable contributions in a study conducted by SmartAsset. Collier County was listed first as Florida’s most generous counties just in time for the start of the annual Naples Winter Wine Festival Saturday. MORE: Most Generous Counties in the U.S. – […]

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Collier County wants you to ‘Cover up’

“Cover up Collier” is the messaging from the county in a new commercial encouraging everyone to wear masks. It’s just one part of a broader effort to raise awareness about the benefits of masking up. “My mask protects you. Your mask protects me” is a message you’ve heard before. But now, one television commercial is […]