The School District of Lee County. Photo via WINK News.

School District of Lee County appoints reopening task force

The Lee County School District is getting ready for the next school year, appointing a reopening task force to find the safest way to bring students back to class in August. The “Pre-K to 12 Education Pandemic Response Task Force” will meet through the summer. The group’s four big priorities are as follows: Making sure […]

Florida begins Phase 2 of reopening with theme parks, bars

Florida bars, bowling alleys, and theme parks will be part of the next phase of reopening the state in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday. DeSantis made his announcement at Universal Parks and Resorts, which opened to passholders for Wednesday and Thursday, and will open to the public on Friday. […]

Trump declares churches ‘essential,’ calls on them to reopen

President Donald Trump has labeled churches and other houses of worship as “essential” and called on governors nationwide to let them reopen this weekend even though some areas remain under coronavirus lockdown. The president threatened Friday to “override” governors who defy him, but it was unclear what authority he has to do so. “Governors need […]

Lee County pools, splash pads reopen in time for Memorial Day weekend

Just in time for this hot Memorial Day weekend, Lee County is reopening pools and splash pads on Friday, but it won’t be a normal day at the pool with the kids, as new rules will be in effect. All Lee County pools will be open with limitations. For instance, you’ll be able to swim […]

The Naples zoo is reopening Friday with new precautions

Many staple attractions of spring and summer have been closed due to Covid-19, including the Naples zoo. As a way to protect workers and visitors, the zoo closed in an effort to limit large crowds and stop the spread of coronavirus. “We can’t have people gathering in numbers so we’ve had to close temporarily,” said […]

Trump administration shelves CDC guide to reopening country

The Trump administration has shelved a document created by the nation’s top disease investigators with step-by-step advice to local authorities on how and when to reopen restaurants and other public places during the still-raging coronavirus outbreak. The 17-page report by a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention team, titled “Guidance for Implementing the Opening Up […]

When can you get that next haircut?

Many of you want to know when you can get that next haircut. Salons are sitting empty and hairdressers and barbershops are losing money. Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday said he’s working on safety requirements so they can get back to work. What will those first appointments look like? Studio RK Salon in Fort Myers […]

Cape Coral reopens Yacht Club Beach, dog parks

Cape Coral is easing restrictions at some places around the city, and the beach at the Cape Coral Yacht Club was filled with people on Tuesday. Some expected bigger crowds for the first day of reopening, but they were happy to see social distancing was in place between the people that did show up. “I […]

Cape Coral restaurants ready to reopen, serve customers under guidelines

We’re just hours away from phase one of reopening the state. And restaurants across Southwest Florida are ready to open their dining rooms. After weeks of being shut down, Gov. Ron DeSantis says they’re allowed to open at 25% capacity and get people back to work. We visited restaurants in Cape Coral Sunday to see […]

FGCU experts look ahead to partial reopening

As we look ahead to a partial reopening Monday, there will be a lot of different ideas about what is important and what will make it successful. We asked our panel of experts at FGCU what they were keeping their eyes on Friday, as they looked toward the next week. Watch the video above for […]