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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Ron DeSantis is blocking local Florida officials from issuing stricter stay-at-home guidance than his own

Posted By on Thu, Apr 2, 2020 at 6:02 PM

Last night, while sitting behind his desk in front of millions of online viewers and people tuning in to the Florida Channel, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an executive order issuing a statewide stay-at-home order, a fourth-quarter Hail Mary to help establish blanket rules across all 67 counties as new...

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A mobile refrigerated morgue trailer will be stationed at every VA hospital in Florida, including Orlando's

Posted By and on Thu, Apr 2, 2020 at 1:43 PM

As confirmed cases of novel coronavirus rapidly mount in Florida, the state’s medical centers operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are reportedly now in the process of purchasing “refrigerated mobile morgue trailers.” According to documents obtained by Quartz, the trailers will be stationed at all seven of Florida’s...

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Florida rapper Plies thinks Publix employees should 'get paid like they risking their fucking life'

Posted By on Wed, Apr 1, 2020 at 4:45 PM

Employees at Publix, one of the Southeast’s most popular grocery chains, have tested positive for the coronavirus, and one Florida man is loudly saying what so many of us think about that. That man is Algernod Lanier Washington. The 43-year-old Florida rapper better known as Plies went on Twitter...

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Florida's statewide stay-at-home order still allows gathering in places of worship during coronavirus outbreak

Posted By on Wed, Apr 1, 2020 at 4:32 PM

Earlier this week, a Tampa pastor was arrested after defying state and county emergency restrictions regarding the coronavirus pandemic, but now an executive order issued today from Gov. Ron DeSantis says attending church services in person is perfectly fine. After weeks of criticism from lawmakers and the public, DeSantis...

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DeSantis announces plans to issue a statewide stay-at-home order

Posted By on Wed, Apr 1, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Updated at 2:15 p.m. After weeks of criticism from both lawmakers and the public, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that he will finally issue a statewide stay-at-home order to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking at a press conference Wednesday afternoon, DeSantis said the issue will go...

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Op-ed: The Florida Commission on Human Relations urges everyone to know their rights guaranteed by the Federal Fair Housing Act

Posted By on Wed, Apr 1, 2020 at 12:22 PM

“We have come some of the way, not near all of it. There is much yet to do.”  These were the words spoken by President Lyndon B. Johnson on April 11, 1968, as he signed the Federal Fair Housing Act. Four years after the Civil Rights Act, the President...

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Florida could speed up road projects while traffic is sparse

Posted By on Wed, Apr 1, 2020 at 9:25 AM

Florida might speed up some infrastructure projects, taking advantage of motorists staying off roads because of the novel coronavirus, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday. “Given that the traffic is down and everything, I’m going to be looking at accelerating some of these infrastructure projects,” DeSantis told reporters at the...

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Florida's education commissioner calls for keeping schools closed until May

Posted By on Wed, Apr 1, 2020 at 9:25 AM

Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran on Tuesday called for all school districts to extend campus closures through May 1 as part of efforts to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus across the state. “While we work together to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, one constant remains – students...

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Publix now says they will offer paid sick leave for employees who test positive for coronavirus

Posted By on Tue, Mar 31, 2020 at 4:20 PM

Over the last week, three Publix employees have tested positive for coronavirus, and today the Lakeland-area grocer says they will start offering paid sick leave to associates who test positive for the virus. Speaking with Creative Loafing Tamp Bay, Publix Director of Communication Maria Brous said employees at all...

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Florida gas prices 'plummet' below $2 per gallon

Posted By on Tue, Mar 31, 2020 at 3:39 PM

For the first time in four years, gasoline prices in Florida average less than $2 a gallon, according to the auto club AAA. Regular unleaded gasoline averages $1.97 a gallon, down 78 cents from a year ago and down 40 cents in the past month. Demand for gasoline and...

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