Sunday, January 17, 2021
HUD noted the new site is “a new resource developed by the Department to help individuals and families in need to locate nearby resources.” With it, “users can search for facilities that provide shelter, clothing, health clinics, and food pantries to those in need” as it “provides mapping and contact information for these service providers and the site is optimized for mobile use.”
The testing includes the use of about 7,000 rapid antigen tests supplied by the White House Initiative on HBCUs. Testing will be conducted 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the FAMU Employee Clubhouse, 2414 South Adams St.
Joining warnings from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG), and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), FDACS is providing consumer tips and spreading the message to ensure Floridians can avoid these scams.
“Our initial pilot with Publix was so successful that I am excited to announce Florida is expanding our partnership into 26 additional Publix pharmacies in five counties in Northwestern Florida,” DeSantis announced on Tuesday.  
On Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis provided an update on Florida’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution, how the state is continuing to remain focused on keeping Florida’s seniors first and prioritizing those 65 and older for the vaccine.
Since the beginning of the public health emergency, DeSantis has directed that individuals 65 and older be prioritized to receive the vaccine. As a result of this direction, more than 301,000 individuals age 65 and older have been vaccinated in Florida – more than 50 percent of the total vaccinated in the state. This is an increase of more than 223,000 seniors over the course of one week.
The bipartisan coalition of attorneys general sought a progress report regarding recent steps taken by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to combat the opioid crisis, given the new authorities Congress granted the agency in 2018.
“On the call today, we discussed progress on vaccine distribution to first responders as well as how firefighters can be an incredible asset in the war against the Coronavirus. With the vast majority of firefighters serving as paramedics and EMTs, local county health units have an incredible workforce that’s ready to step up and get these vaccines distributed in our communities."
According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB), consumers may notice an increase in suspicious texts or emails claiming to have information about the vaccine in exchange for personal information.
State Rep. Adrian Zika, R-Land O’Lakes, filed a bill to make COVID-19 vaccine scams a felony last week.