Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islanderhttp://www.captivasanibel.com/page/category.detail/nav/5064/News from around the regionen-usSat, 4 Apr 2020 03:22:20 EDTSat, 4 Apr 2020 03:22:20 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssCOVID-19 cases reach over 10,000 in Floridahttp://www.captivasanibel.com/page/content.detail/id/591535.htmlAs of 6:30 p.m. Friday, there are 10,268 cases of the new coronavirus confirmed in Florida. A total of 94,447 individuals have been tested: 84,144 have tested negative, 35 tests were inconclusive and 1,388 tests are pending results.Fri, 3 Apr 2020 00:00:00 EDTLee officials ask residents to take the pledgehttp://www.captivasanibel.com/page/content.detail/id/591534.htmlLee County leaders are teaming up to combat the spread of COVID-19 by launching an area-wide social media campaign to raise awareness. Lee County's "I Took the Pledge!" online movement will launch later toda.Fri, 3 Apr 2020 00:00:00 EDTSchool District reports near 90 percent student-teacher contact rate for first week of distance learninghttp://www.captivasanibel.com/page/content.detail/id/591532.htmlThe School District of Lee County reports that teachers were able to reach nearly 90 percent of their students overall during the first week of distance learning, a number officials say is a big score en route to the goal of 100 percent.Fri, 3 Apr 2020 00:00:00 EDTCOVID -19 cases approaching 10,000 in Floridahttp://www.captivasanibel.com/page/content.detail/id/591531.htmlAs of 11 a.m. Friday, there are 9,585 cases of the new coronavirus confirmed in Florida as well as 19 additional deaths reported in Lee, Broward, Charlotte, Dade, Highlands, Monroe, Orange, Palm Beach, Pinellas and Putnam countie.Fri, 3 Apr 2020 00:00:00 EDTLCEC Board approves return of $12 million to current and inactive membershttp://www.captivasanibel.com/page/content.detail/id/591528.htmlThe LCEC Board of Trustees has voted to retire up to $12 million in member equity and return it to past and current customers. Equity is the ownership interest of LCEC members' in the total assets of the electric cooperative.Fri, 3 Apr 2020 00:00:00 EDT