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"Keep a safe distance," Williams said to the alligator. "He's social distancing! I know that's right. You stay six feet."

Serena Williams had a hilarious encounter with an alligator while walking in her neighborhood: ‘I ain’t trying to go out like that’

"Keep a safe distance," Williams said to the alligator. "He's social distancing! I know that's right. You stay six feet."
The MS Zaandam has docked in Florida's Port Everglades.

Florida authorities clear stranded Holland America ships Zaandam and Rotterdam for arrival in Port Everglades, and the cruise line expects its ‘...

In a statement, Holland America said it expected that disembarkation of passengers would "be completed by tomorrow evening."
"At this point, we are assuming the people who get sick have COVID," Carnival's Chief Maritime Officer said.

I begged my parents not to go on their Holland America cruise — now their ship is stranded at sea

Brian Foran says his parents still feel healthy, despite reports that 233 passengers and workers are ill and 9 are confirmed for COVID-19.

Religious services and gatherings will be still be allowed under Florida’s stay-at-home order

On Monday, police in Tampa arrested an Evangelical pastor for holding crowded church services in defiance of the county's own stay-at-home order.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis orders statewide shutdown after insisting the White House hadn’t advised him to take bold action

Florida has become a center of the coronavirus outbreak in the US as DeSantis has repeatedly rejected calls to issue a statewide stay-at-home order.
Some spring break hot spots canceled spring break 2020, while others kept the party going.

Spring breakers kept hitting the beaches amid the coronavirus pandemic — and now some have tested positive. Here’s how 7 hot spots around ...

The global coronavirus health crisis coincided with spring break 2020, but students from Texas to Cancun were still spring breaking anyway.
People aren't happy with how Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida is handling the coronavirus pandemic.

Meet Ron DeSantis, the Florida governor who has been criticized for leaving beaches open to spring breakers and not issuing a stay-at-home order durin...

Critics have said Florida governor Ron DeSantis needs to issue stricter measures to curb the spread of coronavirus, but Trump applauds his response.
Monroe County Sheriff deputies man a checkpoint on U.S. 1 leading into the Florida Keys on March 27, 2020 in Florida City, Florida. Monroe County administrators made the decision to prohibit tourists and only allow property owners and people who show they legitimately work in the Keys to pass through the roadblocks in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Florida police are setting up highway checkpoints to enforce the state’s coronavirus quarantine. Offenders could be jailed for 60 days.

Drivers reported hours-long backups as the checkpoints went into effect Sunday. Those who refuse to self-isolate could face 60 days in jail.
Miami Mayor Francis Suarez

Mayor Francis Suarez is convinced thousands in Miami have the coronavirus, thinks the governor should lock down Florida, and says its impact ‘ca...

"Where New York is today may be where Miami is tomorrow," Mayor Francis Suarez, who is infected with the novel coronavirus, told Insider.