Day: February 10, 2021

Vacation rental rules threatened by Florida bills

If one Florida senator gets his way, local governments may soon lose control over one ever-expanding industry: short-term rentals

Florida Senate Bill 522 was filed by Sen. Manny Diaz Jr., R-Hialeah Gardens, in January and has been referred to the Regulated Industries, Commerce and Tourism and Rules committees. 

The bill essentially turns over the regulation, licensing and inspection of the short-term rental industry to the state, removing layers of control that currently exist at the city and county level. 

An identical bill was filed in the House in January. The regular session starts March 2. 

Diaz did not return

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Scotland to introduce ‘managed quarantine’ for all international arrivals

a sign on the side of a building: Scotland will soon require all international arrivals to undergo 'managed quarantine' - Getty

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Scotland will soon require all international arrivals to undergo ‘managed quarantine’ – Getty

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that all international arrivals into Scotland must undergo “managed quarantine.” In a statement at Holyrood, Ms Sturgeon told MSPs: “The firm view of the Scottish Government is that in order to minimise the risk of new strains coming into the country, managed quarantine must be much more comprehensive.

“I can therefore confirm today that we intend to introduce a managed quarantine requirement for anyone who arrives directly into Scotland, regardless of which country they have come from.”

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Miami hotels offering COVID-19 testing to guests and staff


Robert Blaisdell, owner of Blue Med Consultants performs a PCR test on Asha Wedermier, a front desk agent at SLS Brickell on Monday, February 8, 2021. SLS Brickell and several other Miami hotels are starting to offer on-site COVID-19 testing for guests and staff.

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With South Florida’s critical tourism economy still struggling, an increasing number of Miami hotels are trying to eliminate one pandemic travel hassle — getting a COVID test.

Hospitality brand sbe is now offering on-site tests at its four Miami properties, following the W South Beach in January. The PCR test option is

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