The high temperatures that have been recorded in recent days can be deadly, especially for the elderly, pregnant women, and those who work outdoors.
And it is that in recent days Miami, one of the most important beach destinations in the US, has registered temperatures above 30 ° C, and that will continue to be the case for at least next week, according to the Meteored website. However, high percentages of rain are also forecast between today and tomorrow.
In this sense, with the “Heat Season Campaign,” the first heating plan will be created under a new working group to better inform and prepare citizens for high temperatures.
Levine Cava said the plan would include the installation of shade structures at bus stops, centralized cooling centers, cool pavements, and the expansion of long-standing and successful programs already in place in the county, such as the Adopt a Tree program. By planting more trees. which will create an “urban canopy.”
The initiative will be included in the county’s wider Resilient 305 initiative and will be supported by a number of nonprofits, including the Adrian Erst-Rockefeller Foundation Flexibility Center and the Miami Foundation.
They will facilitate vaccination against COVID-19.
On the other hand, the Florida Department of Health announced that as of this April 30, no requirement would be requested in the vaccination centers against the coronavirus ( COVID-19 ) for anyone who wants to be immunized.
This means that all those over 16 years of age will be able to receive the dose without proof of residence, which opens the way for undocumented people and, in addition, facilitates “vaccine tourism” in this state.
This change, of course, was celebrated by Levine Cava through his Twitter account: “It is a victory for all of us who call our community home,” he wrote.
It should be remembered that last January, in response to the arrival of tourists eager to be immunized when vaccines against COVID-19 were still scarce. The media reported that several wealthy Latin Americans had been creatively circumventing the residency requirement. Airbnb, for example, they did so by showing bank accounts or temporary rental agreements with addresses in the United States, which were later canceled.
In this regard, Florida imposed the residency test as a requirement to receive the injection. But the measure affected undocumented workers, who often do not have a driver’s license, contracts, or bills in their name, so lawmakers and activists had been calling on Governor Ron DeSantis to remove this hurdle.
Now that more than six million people have been vaccinated in Florida and the demand is much lower, the Department of Health has reversed its decision.