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August 24th COVID-19 Update

Governor DeSantis says Florida Will Sign onto Trump’s Enhanced Unemployment Benefits Program

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday that Florida would participate in the enhanced unemployment benefits program offered through an executive memorandum signed by President Trump earlier this month.  Read more here.


Florida Nursing Homes Can Have Visitors with no COVID Testing, Task Force Recommends

A Florida task force agreed Wednesday to support reopening long-term care facilities to visitors after nearly six months — without requiring coronavirus testing — but visitors will have to follow a list of rules before going in.

“This visitation is long overdue,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said at a briefing held minutes after the decision. “At this point, we’ve got to get it done. We’ve got to get it done safely. But you can’t keep doing a half-measure to say you can see someone through a window only.”

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