Megan Cruz, WFTV Eyewitness News

Megan Cruz

WFTV Eyewitness News

Albuquerque, NM, United States

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Recent articles by Megan:

Wearing a mask more effective than a vaccine, CDC director says

The director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Robert Redfield, on Wednesday said that wearing a face mask is more effective than a vaccine. → Read More

Rapid COVID-19 testing coming to UCF

Rapid COVID-19 testing will be available on the University of Central Florida campus in the next few weeks. → Read More

UCF issues stern warning after faculty members violate COVID-19 safety measures

The University of Central Florida issued a stern warning to its faculty after officials said at least one of them blatantly disregarded COVID-19 safety measures and endangered students. → Read More

Recent guidelines from the White House shed new light on what it’ll take to reopen bars in Florida

Recent guidelines from the White House shed new light on what it’ll take to reopen bars in Florida. → Read More

Drug shows promising signs of fighting rare disorder found in children linked to COVID-19

So far, 54 children in Florida have had MIS-C, and seven of them were here in Central Florida. → Read More

Six months later: A look at how the pandemic affected Central Florida

Tuesday marks exactly six months since Florida’s first confirmed case of COVID-19. → Read More

Questions remain regarding Orange County’s mask policy as thousands head to classroom on Friday

Thousands of Orange County students head back to the classroom on Friday, but the school board’s Medical Advisory Committee still has questions about the district’s mask policy. → Read More

OCPS Medical Advisory Committee discusses if classrooms should reopen

Orange County Public School’s Medical Advisory Committee on Wednesday discussed whether the district should reopen schools. → Read More

Which Central Florida school district is at greatest risk of COVID-19 community spread?

Osceola County is the school district at the greatest risk of community spread in Central Florida, according to new data. → Read More

Health officials encouraging multigenerational families to wear masks in home

People can be found wearing masks in stores and restaurants. But now White House officials say people should consider wearing them at home, especially those who live in a multigenerational home. → Read More

Orlando police new training program immerses officers in different scenarios

Orlando police have a new training program that immerses officers into different scenarios with the public. → Read More

45% of COVID-19 deaths in Florida reported in nursing homes, data shows

A new record number of COVID-19 deaths were reported today with 191, bringing the statewide total to just over 6,000, new data shows. → Read More

Volusia County Schools discuss reopening plans

The Volusia County school board met Wednesday to discuss the district’s 66-page proposed reopening plan. Administrators are offering two virtual options. They also detailed what to expect if you want your children to return to the classroom → Read More

Orange County Public Schools outlines plans for in-class, virtual learning

Officials with Orange County Public Schools spent more than 10 hours discussing their reopening plans and how to work through concerns from teachers and parents while meeting the state’s requirements. → Read More

Central Florida businesses crack down on face mask mandate

More counties across Central Florida continue to require face masks to slow the spread of the virus. However, there are no penalties or fines for not wearing one. → Read More

Florida has highest COVID-19 percentage increase in nation: What that means for us

Coronavirus cases are increasing in Florida at a larger rate than anywhere else in the country. → Read More

What each Central Florida county requires, doesn’t require for face masks

Of the nine Central Florida counties, only Orange and Osceola counties require people to wear masks when out in public. But there are some exceptions to that rule. → Read More

Testing of possible COVID-19 vaccine heading to Orlando

Testing of a possible vaccine for COVID-19 will begin in the City Beautiful in just a few weeks. → Read More

Hair salons, barber shops, nail salons allowed to reopen Monday

Starting Monday, Gov. Ron DeSantis says barbershops and hair and nail salons can open with “enhanced safety protocols.” → Read More

Antibody tests heading to Central Florida

Antibody tests are heading to Central Florida. → Read More