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Since the murder of George Floyd in May 2020, many across the nation have joined both nonviolent protests and riots. During this time, people have been victimized by both demonstrators and law enforcement. As protests become more common, local streets seem to become more and more dangerous. With some forethought…

Seat belts, motorcycle helmets, cigarettes, face masks… It’s not too often that our legislative bodies use science and data to fuel their decision-making processes. But when they do, people are bound to get upset about it. “It’s my right to risk my own health,” you’ll hear. But that doesn’t make…

Many people are spending more time at home as the COVID-19 pandemic surges on. In Florida, that means chances are high that families are making good use of the backyard pool. More use means that the pool filter will need more frequent cleaning and maintenance — but be careful if…

Since this spring, we’ve been tracking local news on COVID-19 so that you and your family stay aware and healthy. We hope that you have been holding up well as schools have reopened and started for the fall semester. Unfortunately, we are seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases in Polk…

Here on our Brooks Law Group blog, we’ve been trying to keep our readers up to date on local COVID-19 news. Most of our posts on education have been about local elementary, middle, and high schools’ reopening plans. But what about our local colleges and universities? We’ve compiled this list…

Around this time of the summer, families are usually counting down the days until the first day back to school. This year, that’s going to look a lot different. COVID-19 school closures in Polk and Hillsborough counties began in March and there still seems to be no consensus on how…

With COVID-19 cases steadily rising in Florida, local authorities are aiming to take every precaution to keep residents safe. One method becoming more common is the mandatory mask order. These have gone into effect in several Florida areas, including Hillsborough County and, most recently, Lakeland. Depending on your location, there…

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