Thursday, April 2, 2020
Scott called for the states to launch moratoriums on a host of financial transactions including mortgage and credit card payments.
Fried urged Perdue to use crops from Florida for “food banks, school meal programs and other federal food purchase programs” to distribute.
Following a call with the Office of Financial Regulation (OFR), state Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis weighed in on Tuesday to encourage financial institutions and mortgage lenders to continue to provide relief for Florida homeowners and businesses dealing with financial impacts of COVID-19 pandemic.
On Monday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., urged the Trump administration to move quickly on implementing the “Keeping American Workers Paid and Employed Act” which was part of the $2.2 trillion federal stimulus approved by Congress last week to help the economy weather the coronavirus crisis.
At the end of last week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., offered a tip of the cap to companies helping Americans and small businesses during the coronavirus crisis.
On Friday, Destinations Florida, which defines itself as the “unifying voice representing Florida’s destination marketing organizations and strives to increase the effectiveness of local tourism promotion organizations’ efforts,” released some of its findings from a study looking at how coronavirus has hit the Sunshine State. 
On Friday, the U.S. House passed a $2.2 trillion federal stimulus package to support the economy which has been hit hard by the coronavirus.
On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., released a list of provisions in the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act” that, his office insisted, “will be critical to the state of Florida during the coronavirus pandemic.”
Florida saw a drastic jump in unemployment claims over the past week as the coronavirus outbreak continues to hit the economy.
This week, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., launched a public information campaign to inform and urge small to medium-sized business owners affected by COVID-19 to apply for emergency aid.