TSA Doubles Up On Mask Fines

The Transportation Security Administration will increase fines for anyone not wearing a face covering while in an airport or on an airplane. First-time fines are now up to to a minimum of $500. Refuse a second time and that fine can be as much as $3,000. More more on proposed federal plans please check here.

There may be a vaccine available for children 5-11 years old by the end of the year. The research on the drug from Pfizer now goes to the FDA and could be approved for emergency use by the end of October.

You’ll also notice more K-9 officers at airports that are trained to detect COVID-19. The new team of canines now at Miami International Airport were trained at Florida International University and show an accuracy rate of at least 96%. The trial runs through this month.

Hillsborough County Schools have extended the mask mandate for another 30 days, now through October 15th. A student can be exempt from the mandate if they have a doctor’s note. Health care workers in Florida will now have to be vaccinated under a new ruling from The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services if they are part of the Medicare and Medicaid programs. There are also new rules in place for federal workers which you can read about her

It’s the height of hurricane season and Tropical Storm Nicholas is on a north-northwest track for the Gulf coast with hurricane watches and tropical storm and storm surge warnings up for parts of the Texas coast. For the latest track please check the Dove Hurricane Guide.

Hillsborough County Schools have extended the mask mandate for another 30 days, now through October 15th. A student can be exempt from the mandate if they have a doctor’s note. Health care workers in Florida will now have to be vaccinated under a new ruling from The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services if they are part of the Medicare and Medicaid programs. There are also new rules in place for federal workers which you can read about here.

Want to be a mermaid? Weeki Wachee Springs State Park will hold auditions October 2nd and can last up to two hours. Part of the process includes includes an an endurance swim test. You must pre-register, with no walk ups allowed and be at least 18 years old. Click here for those link to sign up, and good luck!

The Bucs will be back in action this Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons at Raymond James Stadium. They kicked off the season with a 31-29 win over the Dallas Cowboys. It was kicker Ryan Succop’s 36-yard field goal that sealed the win with seconds left in the game.

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