Friday, April 3, 2020
This statewide resource is comprised of real-time, self-reported bed availability by all Florida hospitals. The dashboard provides Gov. Ron DeSantis, the Department of Health, healthcare providers and emergency management operators with critical, real-time information to better inform state and local planning and response to the need for more hospital beds as they confront COVID-19 in Florida.
The executive order will start on Thursday and will extend through all of April and will be all non-essential activities outside the home. 
On Tuesday, U.S Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla.,  called on U.S. Sec. of State Michael Pompeo “to take more forceful action to help retrieve his constituents who are stuck on foreign soil amid the global coronavirus pandemic.”
Limbitless Solutions, a direct support organization for the University of Central Florida (UCF), announced on Tuesday that it has started 3D printing components of face shields health care workers and first-responders responding to the COVID-19 need. The non-profit, established in...
On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was sending funds to two community health centers in her South Florida district to help with the coronavirus pandemic.
On Monday, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis directed the Division of Risk Management to provide workers’ compensation coverage to state employees who are fighting COVID-19.
U.S. Reps. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., Lois Frankel, D-Fla., Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., and Brian Mast, R-Fla., signed the letter. So did state Sens. Lori Berman, D-Boynton Beach, Gayle Harrel, R-Stuart, Bobby Powell, D-West Palm Beach, and Kevin Rader, D-Boca Raton, along with nine members of the Florida House.
A week and a half ago, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., unveiled the “American-Made Protection for Healthcare Workers and First Responders Act” to ensure more PPE is made in the U.S. instead of other nations, including China. 
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.
Deutch and Frankel insisted the state has enough kits to test hundreds of thousands of people but only tested 23,723 people to date when they sent the letter to Azar on Thursday.