Should cruise ship with sick patients be allowed to dock in Fort Lauderdale?
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Local officials are debating whether to allow a cruise ship with sick passengers to dock in Fort Lauderdale. Holland America Line’s MS Zaandam cruise ship is on its way to Port Everglades in hopes of docking there next week. If it all goes as planned by Holland America Line, it will arrive at Port Everglades March 30, according to the statement. But Cruise Mapper and other ship tracking services showed its Port Everglades arrival to be April 7. Some of the first COVID-19 cases reported in Broward County had links to workers who were in contact with cruise ship guests arriving at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale.
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital employee infected with new coronavirus
MIAMI – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami-Dade County announced on Monday a hospital employee was diagnosed with COVID-19 over the weekend. According to Gabriela Rodriguez, a spokeswoman for the pediatric hospital in Coral Terrace, the employee was not involved in direct patient care and is being treated at home. In a statement, Rodriguez added the 289-bed hospital is following the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations. The hospital is taking preventive measures. Local officials are asking anyone who suspects they were exposed to COVID-19 in Miami-Dade County to call 305-324-2400.