There are 687,909 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Florida. 13,416 people have died. There are 75,944 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Broward County. 1,328 people have died. [Florida Department of Health]
Gulfstream Park Village will host monthly OneBlood donation drives beginning Saturday, August 15, from 1 to 7 p.m. Donors will receive free COVID-19 antibody test, wellness checkup, and OneBlood tote bag.
The Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department has an array of virtual interviews, workshops, and performances for all to enjoy. The department is featuring virtual versions of its popular programs, like Lyrics Lab, A Taste of Jazz, Montage – A Film Series, Soulful Sundays, Lunch with Art, Blended Conversations, and talks with the visual artists who have taken part in exhibitions. Visit the website to see more.
Broward County has issued an Emergency Order that requires people to wear masks when they leave home. [Broward County]
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale has partnered with the Broward Health Foundation to launch its “Salute to Health Care Heroes” fundraising initiative in support of the local medical community. The program raises public awareness for the ongoing need to purchase vital medical protection gear and to support hospital employees who have been deeply impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hilton and American Express will donate one million hotel room nights across the United States to medical professionals (doctors, nurses, EMTs, paramedics, and other medical personnel). Rooms in Hampton by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, DoubleTree by Hilton, and more will be available across Florida. [WPTV]
Tri Rail is offering an 18-train schedule every two hours on weekdays, a 12-train schedule with three hour frequency on weekends, and has suspended fares.