Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander from around the regionen-usWed, 1 Apr 2020 09:15:30 EDTWed, 1 Apr 2020 09:15:30 EDT Health reports Gulf Coast Medical Center expansion will open Thursday more beds, the better. Lee Health announced Tuesday afternoon that the 216-bed expansion at Gulf Coast Medical Center will open Thursday, two months ahead of schedule.Tue, 31 Mar 2020 00:00:00 EDTSchool closures extended until May 1 School District of Lee County has extended its school closure until May 1 following a recommendation from the Florida Department of Education. "The May 1 change and date did not surprise us as a team," Chief Academic Officer D.Tue, 31 Mar 2020 00:00:00 EDTCOVID-19 positives edge past 6,000 cases in Florida of 11 a.m. Tuesday, there are 6,069 cases of the new coronavirus confirmed in Florida as well as six additional deaths reported among Broward, Dade, Hillsborough, Palm Beach and Polk counties.Tue, 31 Mar 2020 00:00:00 EDTSouthwest Florida Eagle Cam welcomes new eaglet and M15, Southwest Florida's most famous eagle pair, are parents again, and for the second time this nesting season. The eaglet dubbed E15 hatched late Monday night or early Tuesday morning, following the average 35-day incubation period.Tue, 31 Mar 2020 00:00:00 EDTLee County passes resolution urging residents to stay home, avoid gatherings CJ HADDAD <a href=''></a> Lee County punched up it's stay-home recommendation Monday but stopped short of an order that would require residents to shelter in place.Mon, 30 Mar 2020 00:00:00 EDT