The cumulative number of COVID-19 cases for Sanibel is at 91 as of Saturday, Dec. 5, according to the Florida Department of Health Data Dashboard. That is an increase of three cases since Nov. 28. Sanibel had 28 new cases in November, which is the largest number of positive cases in a single month since March, when the first case was reported.
Sanibel Mayor Mick Denham extended the city’s local state of emergency proclamation, which includes a mandate on wearing a face mask or covering while indoors as public places. The city is also encouraging social distancing and avoiding group gatherings to prevent further spread of the virus.