Friday, May 29, 2020
Get Ready, Florida!, the statewide hurricane safety initiative, released a poll on Thursday looking at what residents of the Sunshine State are thinking as hurricane season begins on Monday.
Sunshine Community Rx of Sarasota, d/b/a PrecisionMed Pharmacy sent around 1,000 text message solicitations to consumers in the Tampa Bay area offering at-home COVID-19 test kits for $85 each. More than 100 consumers purchased the kits, but PrecisionMed neglected to inform consumers that the kits were not approved for at-home use.
The Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday starts on Friday, May 29 and lasts until Thursday, June 4.
The Office of Economic and Demographic Research (EDR) released a report on Tuesday showing revenue in Florida dropped $878 million below estimates last month and is now down more than $675 million compared to this time in 2019.
“With many studying, working and seeking health care from home during COVID-19, internet access is more important than ever before. Congress must act and must act now to help ensure Americans living in rural parts of our country can participate in school, work and other activities vital to our everyday lives,” Moody said.
Still, after increasing 11 cents a gallon in the past week, AAA warned that gas prices should increase across Florida in the days to come. At $1.88 a gallon, Florida is still seeing lower prices than the national average which stood at $1.96 at the start of the week.
Despite the reopening of Disney Springs, Disney has yet to disclose a reopen date for any of its theme parks. In the meantime, Disney World has changed CEOs and has been surveying annual pass membership holders about potential new safety policies.
The HRO was passed by the City Council in 2017 on a 12-6 vote and Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry let it pass without his signature. The ordinance assures that people cannot be discriminated against in housing, employment or public accommodation for sexual orientation or gender identity.
FDC established a partnership with the Florida 211 Network to build upon an existing and well-known community resource service. Their services, combined with FDC Re-Entry Resource data, will strengthen the referral services available to the previously incarcerated.
Closed sales of single-family homes across the state in April dropped 20.7 percent compared to April 2019 while condo-townhouse sales fell 36.5 percent over that period. Still, there was a quantum of good news.