Today is Thursday, May 13 and these are the main news of the day:
1.- Miami-Dade public schools will begin today to apply the Pfizer vaccine to students and employees who so desire. The initiative includes charter schools. Epidemiologists point out that adolescents are the least affected age group, but it is the one that transmits the disease the most.
2.- Miami-Dade County will begin accepting applications today for its affordable housing plan, known as Plan 8. The selection of the 5,000 beneficiaries will be made at random, through an electronic lottery. The registration form will be available from today until May 27 at the county public libraries. More information on this page.
3.- The Miami Beach commission agreed to reduce the hours for the sale of alcoholic beverages in the South Beach entertainment district, from 5 in the morning to 2 in the morning. It is a controversial decision that does not have the unanimous agreement of the city commissioners. The sponsors of the measure believe it will reduce crime and public disorder in the area.
4.- Some people may request a temporary discount of up to $ 50 on their monthly internet bill from the federal emergency broadband benefits program. Those who receive food stamps, have Medicaid, or who lost income during the pandemic are eligible. More details here.
5.- This Sunday the 69th edition of Miss Universe arrives and there are already some favorites, such as the representatives of Romania, Chile, Panama, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Thailand, the Philippines, Peru, India and Colombia. Don’t miss the broadcast on Telemundo screens beginning at 7 pm ET.