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Coral Gables mayor makes face coverings mandatory as coronavirus cases surge

The new order went into effect on June 25 and will be enforced with a fine

COVID testing not required for those administering tests

UM has prioritized student testing, mandating weekly tests for all students taking on-campus classes, while some staff have been told to test only when exhibiting symptoms.

Here’s what South Florida universities are planning for fall semester

Local universities are facing tough decisions about whether to reopen this fall, and many are forging ahead with either a mixed use of both in-person and online learning or plans to return fully in person. Here are South Florida universities' current plans to reopen during the pandemic.

Rep. Donna Shalala offers her take on coronavirus pandemic

Congresswoman Donna Shalala, a public health expert herself, has been outspoken during the coronavirus pandemic, calling for better leadership from President Donald Trump, as well as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Students forced to move out of dorms to create additional quarantine...

Students in single rooms on the sixth and seventh floors of Mahoney Residential College, a residential dorm at the University of Miami, had to be quickly relocated in order to create more isolation and quarantine rooms.

Maskless students pack bars in Key West for Halloweekend

By around 10 p.m. on Halloween, Duval Street was bustling with crowded groups of maskless tourists in costumes walking through the streets, many of them with drinks in hand and several others bunched together waiting outside of bars to get in— much like what would be seen on a normal Halloween without a pandemic.

Here’s how three brothers are 3D printing masks

Together, Marc and Lance Levine, who share a Brickell apartment, print and assemble masks during the week and then distribute them with Mitchell Levine to nearby homeless communities on the weekends.

Students describe toxic culture within Greek Life during COVID-19

The culture in Greek Life to party during COVID-19 is so pervasive that it has resulted in some members completely pulling away and losing respect for people they once considered close friends.

UM’s updated Covid-19 dashboard differs from previously reported cases

Three days after University of Miami’s president, Julio Frenk, sat for a contentious live interview on national television where he was pressed about the total number of Covid-19 cases at UM and refused to answer, UM has updated it’s Covid-19 dashboard to display cumulative statistics. However, the numbers are different than previously reported, raising more questions.

Amid coronavirus pandemic, UM announces extension of spring break, move to...

Joining over 135 other colleges and universities, the University of Miami announced in a message Thursday, March 12 that it would move to remote learning starting March 23 until April 4.

‘Get in that classroom; hope you don’t die’: UM faculty raise...

UM faculty are pushing to be given a choice as to whether their classes will be conducted remotely or in-person. Concerned for their own personal health, many feel a return to campus this fall is not the right move.

A call to action for students and U.S. Government

For those who firmly believe that access to healthcare is a right, not a privilege, now is the time to advocate for expanding healthcare.