Mobile vaccination site vaccinates residents in Immokalee

A farming community is getting a vaccine boost. The Department of Emergency Management has a mobile vaccination site it hopes will get shots in the arms of residents of Immokalee. The vaccination site cannot be found online. About 450 people were vaccinated at the site on Friday. “The focus is the farm community,” said Gerardo […]

Immokalee shows spike in positive coronavirus cases

Testing sites are seeing a spike in positive coronavirus cases. And one testing site in Southwest Florida in particular is reportedly seeing an uptick in confirmed cases. Immokalee COVID-19 testing sites saw about another 200 cases in just a week, we learned Monday. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers said, following three days of mass testing […]

Farmworkers petition governor for field hospital, protective gear

The Coalition of Immokalee Farmworkers sent a strongly worded letter to Gov. Ron Desantis, asking for protections for workers who are considered essential during the COVID-19 pandemic. The CIW said Immokalee is especially vulnerable due to the conditions in which workers are transported by bus to fields and the crowded conditions in which they live. […]