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County commissioners reject Cereceda's call for shelter-in-place

March 30, 2020 The Lee County Board of Commissioners voted Monday to follow a strategy of educating the public and encouraging them to follow state health advisories concerning COVID-19, opting not to follow... more »»

Town council bans reservations at lodging businesses

March 30, 2020 During a meeting filled with technical glitches, no copies of the resolutions being discussed posted to the town's website, the town council held their emergency meeting on a computer app called Zoo... more »»

Fort Myers Beach mayor wants county to issue shelter in place order

March 29, 2020 Fort Myers Beach Mayor Anita Cereceda, responding to what she said was a request from the Lee County Board of Commissioners to all of the county's mayors for their input, sent out a plea asking the... more »»

Sixth Lee County death from coronavirus at Lee Health

March 28, 2020 Lee Health has reported a sixth death from the coronavirus known as COVID-19 this month. more »»

Two more patients reported dead by Lee Health from COVID-19

March 27, 2020 Two additional patients in Lee County have died from the coronavirus COVID-19 who were in the care of Lee Health, CEO Larry Antonucci reported today. The two patients died between Thursday and Friday. more »»

DeSantis orders checkpoints near entrances to state

March 27, 2020 An executive order issued by Gov. more »»

DeSantis orders two-week ban on vacation rentals

March 27, 2020 Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a temporary ban for two weeks on all new vacation rentals as part of his latest response to the coronavirus pandemic. more »»

Two Lee Health employees test positive for COVID-19

March 26, 2020 Two Lee Health employees have tested positive for the coronavirus known as COVID-19, reported Lee Health President and CEO Larry Antonucci in remarks today. more »»

Mayor reiterates unwelcoming message to visitors as hotels struggle

March 26, 2020 With most hotels and rental properties facing a total collapse in visitors and a surge in vacancies, Fort Myers Beach Mayor Anita Cereceda issued a statement requesting that hotels and short-term... more »»

Farmers markets closed on Fort Myers Beach

March 26, 2020 The farmers markets at Santini Plaza and Beach Baptist Church were closed early last week following the suspension of all special permits in town. more »»

DeSantis encouraging seniors to stay home

March 25, 2020 Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has directed Florida's Surgeon General, Dr. more »»

Beach shutdown has swift impact on businesses

March 25, 2020 Before Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis had even ordered restaurants to cut off dining in, the damage had already been done on Fort Myers Beach. more »»

Health systems launch ‘SWFL Stronger Together’

March 25, 2020 Two local healthcare leaders are joining efforts to combat challenges that global pandemic COVID-19 has presented. more »»

Taste of the Beach postponed

March 25, 2020 The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce announces the 25th Annual Taste of the Beach will be postponed with a date to be determined later this year. more »»

Manatee Appreciation Day virtual event planned

March 25, 2020 This Wednesday, March 25 is Manatee Appreciation Day. more »»

Third death announced in Lee County from coronavirus

March 24, 2020 Lee Health has announced that a third person in their care has died from the coronavirus known as COVID-19. more »»

All state parks closed

March 23, 2020 The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has closed all parks in the state, it was announced Monday. more »»

State, Lee County update on coronavirus

March 23, 2020 The Florida Department of Health's latest numbers on the coronavirus known as COVID-19 are as follows: There have been 1,007 confirmed positive cases out of 10,338 people tested. more »»

Lovers Key State Park, all state parks closed

March 22, 2020 The last beach sanctuary in Fort Myers Beach was closed when the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced this weekend that Lovers Key State Park and all state beach parks woul... more »»

Parrot Key offers $2 lunches to hospitality workers

March 22, 2020 As Fort Myers Beach restaurants reel from the one-two punch of seeing the beaches closed and dealing with restrictions for dining-in customers, Parrot Key Caribbean Grill is stepping up to help out... more »»



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