Here’s what to know in South Florida on June 29

We’re keeping track of the latest news regarding the coronavirus in South Florida and around the state. Check back for updates throughout the day.

Zoo Miami employees in quarantine after testing positive for coronavirus

11:10 a.m.: Four Zoo Miami employees are in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19 this past week, zoo officials announced Sunday.

The zoo, which reopened on June 1, says only one of the four employees had direct contact with guests and that all of them wore face masks and followed social distancing procedures. One of the employees also interacted with some of the animals.

Read the full story here.


10:45 a.m.: There are more than a dozen drive-thru food giveaways happening in Miami-Dade County Monday to help those in need during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Everyone is required to wear a mask or face covering (a fabric that covers your mouth and nose) and must stay in their car at all times. Make sure you have room in your trunk, that’s where the volunteers will be putting your meals to promote social-distancing.

Here are some of the places you can visit Monday:

Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152nd St. — 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

North Shore Park & Youth center, 501 72nd St. in Miami Beach — By appointment only. Register online at

El Futuro de America Community, 830 E 1st Avenue in Hialeah — 9 a.m. to noon

Buccaneer Park, 3100 NW 207th St. in Miami Gardens — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The drive is open to families with children.

To see the full list, visit


10:40 a.m.: Here are the coronavirus headlines to catch you up on what’s happening around South Florida and the state as Monday begins.

Broward County joins Miami-Dade in closing beaches for Fourth of July holiday weekend

Florida adds another 8,530 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Miami-Dade hits single-day high

Fort Lauderdale shuts down restaurants for violating COVID-19 re-opening regulations

Socializing by younger Floridians is fueling increase in coronavirus cases, DeSantis says

Source Article