UPDATE: Mayor Receives First Negative Result For COVID-19

Coral Gables Mayor Raul Valdes-Fauli who had been diagnosed with COVID-19 on Sunday, December 6th, has received his first negative test result. The Mayor reported only mild cold-like symptoms throughout his 14-day quarantine, during which he continued to serve as…

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OPINION: My Wish For 2021

By: Alexander Adams, AICP, CNU-A 2020 will be known as the “Year of COVID-19”. This has a negative connotation for most people, however many opportunities emerged like zoom calls, online training, working from home, enjoying family time, baking, and cooking at…

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Commission Meeting: A Referendum On Public Notice And Public Comment

Public notice and public comment seemed to be the common topics at the Tuesday, December 8th, City Commission meeting. The meeting began with a public comment period that exceeded the one hour allowed by the Commission. The number of public…

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Mayor Recovering From COVID-19

On Sunday, December 6th, Coral Gables Mayor Raul J. Valdes-Fauli received results of his routine COVID-19 test and was informed he had tested positive. Valdes-Fauli, 77, had most recently participated in the city’s tree lighting ceremony on Friday, December 4th,…

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BREAKING: Coral Gables Mayor Valdes-Fauli Tests Positive for COVID-19

Coral Gables Mayor Raul J. Valdes-Fauli has tested positive for Covid-19. Valdes-Fauli, 77, most recently participated in the city’s tree lighting ceremony on Friday. Sources at City Hall informed Gables Insider that the Mayor is not experiencing any major symptoms…

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Data Dump? Coral Gables Numbers Rise By 720 New Cases On One Day

On Friday, September 11th, the State of Florida’s Department of Health released its daily numbers of COVID-19 cases by municipality and the City of Coral Gables had seen a rise from September 10th by 720 cases. To that point, Coral…

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Coral Gables Suspending COVID-19 Testing Due To Lack Of Demand

As we have previously reported, the Coral Gables COVID-19 testing site had reduced its hours for its one-day-a-week testing site. Even though most other municipalities were offering daily testing, Coral Gables City Manager Peter Iglesias was unable to secure additional…

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Restaurants Reopen At 50% Capacity

On Monday, August 31st, restaurants in Coral Gables reopened following months of closed dining rooms. Following a reduction of the positivity rate, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez authorized the reopening of restaurants throughout the County. For local restaurants like Bellmónt…

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UM Classes Resume, Students Throw A Party, 51 Now Quarantined

University of Miami students began returning to campus on the week of August 10th in preparation for the start of in-person classes on campus on August 17th. The University had asked students to follow social distancing guidelines and to wear…

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Since March, 69 City Employees Have Tested Positive For COVID-19

As the numbers of COVID-19 positive testing in South Florida have focused on the positivity rate, Coral Gables has surpassed a 2% positivity in residents, as the City of about 50,000 residents surpassed 1,000 positive tests this week, setting a…

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