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FDOH-LEE COVID SITES SWITCH TO TESTING ONLY BY APPOINTMENT

The Florida Department of Health in Lee County announced that its COVID-19 testing sites will provide tests only by appointment now.  To meet the soaring demand for COVID-19 tests, both of Lee County's testing sites will now only accept appointments. No walk-ins will be tested.  The health department hopes its...

LEE HEALTH REINSTATES FREE URGENT CARE TELEHEALTH

Lee Health is offering free telehealth visits for community members to utilize telehealth services from the comfort of their homes.  Once again, Lee Health is making this service free due to the recent Omicron surge in COVID-19 cases throughout Southwest Florida. This option allows anyone with...

Lee County operations adjust schedules for Thanksgiving

Most Lee County administrative operations will be closed Thursday, Nov. 25, and Friday, Nov. 26, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Other schedules will be adjusted. The adjustments include: Solid Waste Thursday, Nov. 25: All county facilities are closed and no garbage, yard waste or...

Motorcyclist Severely Injured in Traffic Crash

A vehicle traveling southbound on NE 5th Place pulled out in front of a motorcyclist on Diplomat Parkway East. The motorcyclist was ejected and suffered life-threatening injuries.  DATE: November 17, 2021 TIME:  8:42 pmLOCATION: Diplomat Pkwy Ease and NE 5th Place VEHICLE 1: 2017 Nissan Altima, Florida tag, driven by...

LeeTran announces seasonal schedule changes

Several LeeTran bus routes will begin seasonal schedules. Starting Sunday, Nov. 21, the seasonal schedules will begin, including the tram on Fort Myers Beach and the Fort Myers River District Trolleys. The seasonal changes are: Fort Myers Beach seasonal tram service will begin Sunday, Nov. 21. Beach...

Chiquita Lock down due to mechanical failure

Due to a mechanical failure, the Chiquita lock is down.  The lock doors will be open and boaters may pass at their own risk.  Boaters are advised to utilize the red light/green light function while transiting, to determine when it is your turn to...

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