Saturday, December 5, 2020
Redfield lauded FAMU for its efforts in hosting the COVID-19 testing site, which in addition to mitigation measures such as mask-wearing and social distancing and avoiding crowds, are key to slowing the spread of the virus.
Fans are going to be fans. This much we knew even before the pandemic hit but what we saw Saturday should sound alarm bells as games continue to be canceled and players are at risk for catching COVID-19. 
Castor paired up with U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-WV, on the “Preventing Pill Mills Through Data Sharing Act” which will “require drug wholesalers that ship opioid to drug stores and clinics to take greater responsibility for reporting suspicious quantities to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).”
The ongoing efforts to provide access to testing for farmworkers is part of a partnership with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM), and local county governments.
To date, our nation has conducted an unprecedented level of over 100 million RT-PCR tests to help contain the virus, reopen the economy, and help American families get back to work and school.
There are two schools of thought on the COVID-19 pandemic response: some believe that the federal government should adopt a “national strategy,” while others think state and local governments should tailor strategies to conditions on the ground with logistical support from the federal government. 
Addressing the health and economic impacts of widespread substance and opioid misuse, addiction and overdose, funding will provide wrap-around services including recovery and supportive services, career training and employment services to participants directly impacted by the opioid epidemic.
The event is an opportunity to help prevent drug abuse, addiction and overdoses by disposing of unused or expired prescription drugs or controlled substances. The DEA is also now accepting vaping products to help prevent youth vaping and keep addictive products from falling into the hands of minors.
U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., the chairwoman of the U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, teamed up with U.S. Reps. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., to highlight the report. 
The grant, which came to almost $5 million, comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The funds “will provide crisis counseling services through Florida’s network of 2-1-1 crisis helplines, assisting individuals in need of mental or behavioral health counseling and referrals.”