How is South Florida preparing for Coronavirus? – NBC 6 South Florida

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have raised concerns about a possible pandemic epidemic in the United States for coronavirus, which has infected over 800,000 people and killed at least 2,700 worldwide.

According to the agency, only 14 cases of illness have been confirmed in the United States, none of which were in Florida.

However, they are asking the public to prepare.

“We are asking the American public to work with us to prepare for the expectation that this will be negative,” a senior CDC official told reporters in a conference call.

So if the disease reaches South Florida, what do local officials expect to do?


The Florida Department of Health says health care providers are following the strict guidelines of the CDC.

Patients who have a fever, signs of “lower respiratory disease” and have traveled to China in the past two weeks should be tested for the disease. The CDC has specific test kits for coronavirus, but health officials were unable to confirm whether Florida was one of the few states that received them.

Patients diagnosed will be asked to wear a surgical mask and be evaluated in a private room.


Nearly 10 million international passengers arrive at Miami International Airport each year – 2.3 million via Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

MIA claims not to provide projections for coronavirus to anyone who does not come from China.

They say that Americans flying to the United States from China will be diverted to the following airports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), New York
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Illinois
  • San Francisco International Airport (OFS), California
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), Washington
  • Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), Hawaii
  • Los Angeles International Airport, (LAX), California
  • Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL), Georgia
  • Dallas / Ft. Of value
  • Detroit
  • Washington Dulles
  • Newark

MIA is also among the 20 U.S. airports that are working with the CDC to strengthen travelers’ projections. The jurisdiction of MIA includes the Bahamas and Aruba, Florida, Alabama and Mississippi.


Miami-Dade public school superintendent Alberto Carvalho announced the district plan if coronaviruses were detected in the area.

In order to reduce direct contact between students, the superintendent says that schools will benefit from digital or “tele-education” lessons.

However, electronic lessons are a last resort if a school is to be closed.

Education of the disease will increase for school reasons and electronic services will be installed that will connect school clinics with doctors for instant information.

Carvalho also said that if necessary, alternative layoff times will be implemented, increasing school cleaning cycles.

Florida International University has announced that it would restrict access to students and faculty while canceling study abroad programs to nations dealing with the medical crisis. All trips to Italy, Japan, Singapore and South Korea are limited.

At the same time, the school is asking anyone who has visited countries – as well as China, where thousands have died in the past few weeks from the virus – or have had contact with anyone who has visited to remain in quarantine for 14 days even if they they do not have any symptoms.

Miami-Dade public schools were forced to cancel two trips abroad, including one trip to Italy.

The University of Miami has also canceled overseas study programs in China amid concerns.

Check for updates


Southern Black Baseball League celebrates 100th anniversary – NBC Los Angeles

On March 3, 1920, a group of African American businessmen gathered for a meeting in Atlanta to talk about baseball.

Just a month earlier, Andrew “Rube” Foster, the legendary pitcher and manager of the Chicago American Giants, had made history by forming the Negro National League, a black team association designed after Major League Baseball that would become the first professional league for black baseball players, reports NBC News.

Atlanta businessmen followed suit and the Negro Southern League was formed.

This month, the Negro Southern League Museum in Birmingham, Alabama, will celebrate the league’s centennial and, remembering the league and its triumphs, the inseparable history of segregations will also re-emerge.

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Trump’s administration stops sending coronavirus patients to Alabama, governor

(Reuters) – The Trump administration has withdrawn plans to quarantine patients on the coronavirus-stricken cruise ship Diamond Princess at a federal facility in Alabama, the state governor and a U.S. senator said on Sunday.

PHOTO FILE: Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) speaks to reporters after a vote in an attempt to bypass the veto of U.S. President Donald Trump’s resolution calling for an end to support for the Saudi Arabia war in Yemen that failed on Capitol Hill in Washington, USA, on May 2, 2019. REUTERS / Joshua Roberts

The news came as concern grew over the spread of the sometimes fatal virus outside China, with a spike in the number of cases found in South Korea, Iran and Italy. Experts were baffled by the outbreaks without any clear link with China.

“I just spoke to the President on the phone. He told me that his administration would not send any Coronavirus victims from the Diamond Princess cruise ship to Anniston, Alabama. Thank you, @POTUS, for working with us to ensure the safety of all Alabamians, “Senator Richard Shelby, a Republican of the state, said on Twitter.

Kay Ivey, governor of Alabama, tweeted that she thanked Trump on a separate call.

The White House could not be reached immediately for comment. The president left on Sunday for a trip to India for talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Saturday that it will host American passengers evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship who had tested positive for coronavirus at a former army base in Anniston, Alabama.

It was not clear where those patients would be quarantined if the plan to host them in Alabama was demolished.

More than 630 Diamond Princess passengers have been confirmed infected with coronavirus and at least three have died. The British cruise ship, which mainly sails in Southeast Asia, is quarantined near Tokyo.

The Seoul government has alarmed that country after the number of infections has risen to over 600 people with six deaths. A focal point was a church in the southeastern city of Daegu, where an unprecedented 61-year-old congregation member of overseas travel has tested positive for the virus.

In Italy, officials reported that a third person infected with the flu-like virus had died, while the number of cases had risen to over 150 from just three before Friday.

Italian health authorities were struggling to find out how the virus started and nearly a dozen cities in Lombardy and Veneto were effectively quarantined.

Iran said it had confirmed 43 cases and eight deaths, with most infections in the Shiite Muslim holy city of Qom.

The virus killed 2,442 people in China, which reported 76,936 cases and curbed the world’s second largest economy. It spread to 28 other countries and territories, with a death toll of around two dozen, according to a Reuters count.

Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Richard Chang

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Sports on the air: what’s on TV and radio

Local lists for sports on television and radio for Sunday 23 February 2020. Check with your cable service provider for channel guides.


Racing car

NHRA: Qualifications for Arizona citizens, FS1, 15:00

NHRA: Arizona Nationals finals, FS1, 9pm

NASCAR Cup Series: Pennzoil 400, Las Vegas, FOX, 15:30

NASCAR Xfinity Series: Boyd Gaming 300 (continued), Las Vegas, FS2, 7.30pm


MLB: ST, Detroit vs Atlanta, FoxSSE, 13:00

MLB: ST, N.Y. Yankees vs Tampa Bay, MLB Net, 13:00


NCAA women: Vanderbilt near Tennessee, ESPN2, noon

NCAA women: Syracuse to Notre Dame, ACC Net, noon

NCAA women: North Carolina in Wake Forest, FoxSS, noon

NCAA women: South Carolina in Kentucky, ESPN2, 2.00 pm

NCAA women: Alabama in the state of Mississippi, SEC Net, 2.00 pm

NCAA women: Virginia at Virginia Tech, ACC Net, 2.00 pm

NCAA women: Florida State at Georgia Tech, ACC Net, 4pm

NCAA women: Miami at Boston College, FoxSS, 4pm

NCAA women: Auburn at Texas A&M, ESPN2, 4pm

NCAA women: Arkansas in Florida, SEC Net, 4pm

NCAA women: Tulane in Cincinnati, ESPNU, 4pm

NCAA women: Michigan in the state of Michigan, Big Ten Net, 17:00

NCAA women: Mississippi in Missouri, SEC Net, 18:00

NCAA men: Penn State in Indiana, FS1, noon

NCAA men: Temple at East Carolina, ESPNU, noon

NCAA men: Americans at Boston University, CBSSN, noon

NCAA men: Wichita State in Cincinnati, ESPN, 13:00

NCAA men: Rutgers in Wisconsin, Big Ten Net, 13:00

NCAA men: St. John’s in Seton Hall, CBS (WDEF), 2:00 pm

NCAA men: South Florida in Connecticut, CBSSN, 2.00 pm

NCAA men: Southern Illinois in Northern Iowa, ESPNU, 2.00 pm

NCAA men: Minnesota to Northwestern, Big Ten Net, 3pm

NCAA men: Maryland to Ohio State, CBS (WDEF), 4:00 pm

NCAA men: butler in Creighton, FS1, 4pm

NCAA men: New Mexico in Boise State, CBSSN, 4pm

NCAA men: Miami to Notre Dame, ACC Net, 18:00

NCAA men: Southern California, Utah, ESPNU, 6:00 PM

NCAA men: Stanford in Washington State, ESPNU, 8:00 PM

NBA: Boston to Los Angeles Lakers, ABC (WTVC), 3:30 pm

NBA: Minnesota to Denver, NBA Net, 6pm

NBA: New Orleans to Golden State, NBA Net, 20:30

Bob / skeleton

IBSF worlds: two men in bobsleighs, NBCSN, Monday 2:00


PBA: US Open in Lincoln, Nebraska, FOX, 1pm


XFL: New York in St. Louis, ESPN, 3pm

XFL: D.C. in Los Angeles, FS1, 18:00


Tour PGA / World Golf Championship: Mexico Championship, GOLF, 13:00

Tour PGA / World Golf Championship: Mexico Championship, NBC (WRCB), 2.30pm

PGA Tour: Puerto Rico, GOLF, 2.30pm


NCAA W: Utah at UCLA, ESPN2, 18:00


NHL: Pittsburgh to Washington, NBC (WRCB), noon

NHL: St. Louis, Minnesota, NBCSN, 7.30pm

NHL: Vegas in Anaheim, NBCSN, 10pm

AHL: Rockford in Chicago, NHL Net, 4pm


PBR: US Patrol Invitational, CBS (WDEF), 12:30 p.m.

PBR: US Patrol Border Patrol Invitational, CBSSN, 20:00


Six nations: final, England v Ireland, NBCSN, 12:30

Premiership: Northampton to Exeter, NBCSN, 4.30pm

MLR: New England in San Diego, FS2, 19:00


Alpine WC FIS: women’s combined, NBCSN, Monday at noon


Italian Serie A: Lazio in Genoa, ESPN2, 6:25

Premier: Watford to Manchester United, NBCSN, 9 a.m.

Premier: Norwich in Wolverhampton, CNBC, 9:00 am

Premier: Everton at Arsenal, NBCSN, 11:25

Bundesliga: Augusta to Bayer Leverkusen, FS1, 9:30 am

Bundesliga: FSV Mainz at VfL Wolfsburg, FS2, 11:50 am


ATP / WTA: Delray, finals in Marseille and Doha, TEN, 6 am

ATP: Delray Beach and Rio de Janeiro final, TEN, 15:00

ATP / WTA: Dubai, Santiago and Doha, TEN, Monday at 5:00 am


NCAA: Oklahoma State in Iowa, Big Ten Net, 8pm



NCAA women: Vanderbilt in Tennessee, 102.3 FM, noon


Today in history: Tuesday 11 February

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Today in history: Tuesday 11 February

Today’s highlight in history: On February 11, 1979, followers of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (hoh-MAY’-nee) seized power in Iran.

In this date:

In 1531, the Church of England reluctantly accepted King Henry VIII as supreme head.

In 1861, President-elect Abraham Lincoln said goodbye to his adopted hometown of Springfield, Illinois as he headed to Washington for his inauguration.

In 1937, A six-week strike against General Motors ended, with the company agreeing to recognize the United Automobile Workers Union.

In 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Josef Stalin signed the Yalta agreement, in which Stalin agreed to declare war on imperial Japan following the capitulation of Nazi Germany.

In 1968, The fourth and current Madison Square Garden in New York City, located on the West Side of Manhattan on the site of what was once the Pennsylvania Station building, was opened with a “Health to Use” hosted by Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. (The same evening, the New York Rangers played their last game in third Garden, tying the Detroit Red Wings 3-3.)

In 1975, Margaret Thatcher was elected leader of the British opposition conservative party.

In 1990, South African black activist Nelson Mandela was released after 27 years in captivity.

In 2008, the Pentagon accused Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (HAH’s shayk moh-HAH’-med) and five other inmates in Guantanamo Bay of murders and war crimes in connection with the 9/11 attacks.

In 2011, Egypt exploded with joy after democratic demonstrators brought down President Hosni Mubarak, whose resignation ended three decades of authoritarian rule.

In 2012, pop singer Whitney Houston, 48, was found dead in the tub of a hotel room in Beverly Hills, California.

In 2013, with a few words in Latin, Pope Benedict XVI did what no pope had done in more than half a millennium: he announced his resignation. The bomb arrived during a routine morning meeting of the Vatican cardinals. (The 85-year-old pontiff was replaced by Pope Francis.)

In 2009, All-Star short film Miguel Tejada pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about steroids in baseball. (He was sentenced to one year on probation.) Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., Who first went to Congress in 1955, became the longest serving member of the United States House of Representatives.

Ten years ago: Former President Bill Clinton had inserted two stents into one of his heart arteries after being hospitalized in New York with chest pain. Iranian security forces unleashed an overwhelming blow against opposition protesters while President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (ah-muh-DEE’-neh-zhahd) used the 31st anniversary of the Islamic revolution to challenge the West. British designer Alexander McQueen, 40, was found dead in his London home.

Five years ago: Swearing that Islamic State forces “were about to lose”, President Barack Obama urged Congress to authorize military action, excluding large-scale US combat operations reminiscent of Iraq and Afghanistan. Little League International deprived Jackie Robinson West of the national title after an investigation revealed that it had falsified the boundaries to field unsuitable players; Mountain Ridge Little League was awarded the title. Longtime CBS News correspondent Bob Simon, 73, was killed in a car accident in New York. Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian, 84, died in Las Vegas.

A year ago: Congress negotiators have reached an agreement to prevent the arrest of the government and to finance the construction of new obstacles along the border between the United States and Mexico. Freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota apologized for tweets suggesting that members of Congress support Israel because they get paid to do so; the tweets had brought bipartisan criticism. Robert Bowers, accused of killing 11 people in a Pittsburgh synagogue, has pleaded not guilty to hating crimes and dozens of other counts. The Denver teachers began to strike for the first time in 25 years following failed negotiations with the school district on basic pay; schools remained open with administrators and substitute teachers in the classrooms. As baseball’s Oakland Athletics began spring training, the choice of the first round Kyler Murray announced that he would pursue a career in the NFL rather than in baseball; Murray had won the college football Heisman Trophy in Oklahoma.

Today’s birthdays: Actor Conrad Janis is 92 years old. Gospel singer Jimmy Carter is 88 years old. Stylist Mary Quant is 86 years old. Actress Tina Louise is 82 years old. Band leader Sergio Mendes is 79 years old. Philip Anglim is 68 years old. Former Florida governor Jeb Bush is 67 years old. Actress Catherine Hickland is 64 years old. Rock musician David Uosikkinen (aw-SIK’-Ken-ihn) (The Hooters) is 64 years old. Actress Carey Lowell is 59 years old. Singer Sheryl Crow is 58 years old. The former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is 56 years old. Actress Jennifer Aniston is 51 years old Actor Damian Lewis is 49 years old. The actress Marisa Petroro is 48 years old. The singer D’Angelo is 46 years old. Actor Brice Beckham is 44 years old. Mike Shinoda (singer Linkin Park) is 43 years old. Singer-actress Brandy is 41 years old. Country musician Jon Jones. (The Eli Young Band) is 40 years old. Actor Matthew Lawrence is 40 years old. Rhythmic and blues singer Kelly Rowland is 39 years old. Actress Natalie Dormer is 38 years old. Aubrey O’Day is 36. Actress Q’orianka (kohr-ee-AHN ‘-kuh) Kilcher is 30 years old. Actor Taylor Lautner is 28 years old.

Designed for today: “We’d better live as we think, otherwise we’ll end up thinking how we lived.” – Paul Bourget, French author (1852-1935).