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5 Things To Know on Tuesday, May 19, 2020

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Posted at 5:10 AM, May 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-19 06:39:53-04

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1. Save Roosters! Dozens of firefighters rush to save iconic West Palm Beach bar
A fire broke out at the popular LGBT bar H.G Roosters Tuesday morning.

A dozen fire trucks and 40 firefighters worked to defeat the blaze. No injuries were reported, but the cause of the fire and the extent of the damage remain unknown.

2. Road trip? The Florida Keys reopens to visitors June 1
It's been two months since the Keys closed their doors, but the wait is almost over. Hotels will soon be able to have 50% occupancy. The beaches appear to be open, but don't think you will be able to crawl down Duval yet. Bars are still closed across the state.

3. Back to school? Florida universities planning to open in the fall
After college students were told to pack up and go home in March, many have been left wondering if distance learning will continue in the fall.

Florida’s public university system has been instructed by the chancellor to develop a plan to allow the campuses to reopen in the fall. The 12-campus university system is the country's second largest four-year college system.

4. 'What do you have to lose?' Pres. Trump said after saying he takes hydroxychloroquine despite the FDA warning
President Donald Trump said on Monday that he has been taking the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine for the last 10 days, despite the FDA warning of serious side effects.

He has previously touted the drug as a treatment for coronavirus, but studies have shown mixed results. The FDA has said that the drug carries dangerous side effects, and several initial, non-peer reviewed studies indicate that the drug is not an effective treatment for COVID-19.

5. Back to the beach! Beaches open in Boca Raton, Delray Beach for first time since March
Despite the cloudy skies Monday morning, residents in southern Palm Beach County were eager to hit the beach for the first time in months.

Beaches are now open in some towns and cities in Palm Beach County, including Delray Beach and Boca Raton just in time for Memorial Day Weekend.

Today's Forecast
Another round of severe showers this afternoon or basically your usual Florida spring afternoon.

Latest Weather Forecast: Tuesday 5 a.m.

Get your complete hour-by-hour forecast here.

On This Day In History
Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII, was executed on May 19, 1536. Anne Boleyn, the infamous second wife of King Henry VIII, was executed on charges including adultery, incest and conspiracy against the king.