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Lee School District mask opt-out form now on line

The School District of Lee County mask-opt-out form is now available to parents and student guardians online. The district has made masks mandatory but, in compliance with Gov. Ron DeSantis' executive order and new Parental Bill of Rights legislation, parents may choose to opt their child out ...

Lee School District to require face coverings for students

With COVID-19 cases spiking in Lee County and the number of positive tests for the highly contagious virus topping 20%, the School District of Lee County will now require masks unless parents decide to opt their children out in writing. This respects "parents’ fundamental rights" to make the ...

Update: Lee School District to require face coverings for students

Update: With COVID-19 cases spiking in Lee County and the number of positive tests for the highly contagious virus topping 20%, the School District of Lee County will now require masks unless parents decide to opt their children out in writing. This respects "parents’ fundamental rights" to ...

Community comes out to celebrate 106th birthday

news@breezenewspapers.com One of Lehigh’s eldest residents celebrated her 106th birthday amongst family, friends and a few special visits by Lee County leaders. On Wednesday, Aug. 4, Lehigh Acres Place staff helped long-time resident Veronica Theney celebrate turning 106 years old. ...

Lee Health reports 17.5 percent of its COVID admissions have been vaccinated

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com Lee Health is seeing the admission of patients who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 As of Thursday morning, Lee Health had 338 COVID-19 patients isolated in system inpatient hospitals. From Wednesday to Thursday morning, Lee Health saw 50 new COVID-19 ...

Lee Health offering free urgent care telehealth visits

As the current wave of the coronavirus continues to spread across Southwest Florida, Lee Health is making its Lee Telehealth service free until further notice. The normal cost of a visit is $49. Lee Telehealth connects patients with a physician or advanced provider and is available 24/7. If ...

COVID ‘crisis’: Lee Health sees record number of hospitalized cases

Lee Health set a record for the highest number of COVID-19 patients in system care over the weekend. As of Monday morning, Lee Health officials reported 419 individuals across their hospitals are being treated for the virus, outpacing the 327-mark set last July – a 12% uptick. Lee Health ...

Bobtail squid hatchlings thriving at shell museum

The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum reported that it received a healthy brood stock of hummingbird bobtail squid (Euprymna berryi), as well as a cluster of viable eggs, in June. As the eggs developed, they became yellow and started to expand. Prior to hatching, the eggs became swollen, ...

Annual motorcycle run to help support ACT services

trepecki@breezenewspapers.com A local motorcycle run and brunch that ends on Captiva is signing up bikers and passengers. Organized by Abuse Counseling and Treatment, the ninth Annual David Barbur Biker's Brunch will begin on Aug. 15 at 9:30 a.m. at Stu’s Motorcycles in Fort Myers, with ...