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Ashley Moody Warns of New Coronavirus and Stimulus Payments Scams

To highlight these scams and provide resources for Floridians to share with loved ones, especially seniors, Moody’s Scams at a Glance program released downloadable brochures detailing information about how to spot common COVID-19 and stimulus scams to stop fraud in its tracks. The brochures are printable and available in both English and Spanish.
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Orange County Cranks Up Enforcing COVID Rules

Now the county is moving forward to punish businesses that don’t follow the rules, since they cannot fine individuals. At the start of the month, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings called this time a “critical juncture," insisting it is critical that businesses follow the rules.
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Darren Soto Wants Free COVID-19 Vaccines for Medicaid Recipients

Soto brought out the “Helping Adults Protect Immunity (HAPI) Act” at the start of last month and weighed in on it on Friday. 
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Florida GOP Congressman Slams Trump’s Handling of Coronavirus, Not Sure Who He’ll Vote for...

Rooney contrasted that with former Vice President Joe Biden’s plans on handling the pandemic.  “I don't think there's any doubt that Vice President Biden has the right approach. And there's a lot of Republicans that would agree with that as well,” Rooney said. 
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Barney Bishop: Why a Biden Presidency Won’t Change the Outlook for COVID-19

Bottom line, a Biden presidency will not solve America’s running fight with COVID-19. A Biden presidency will actually exacerbate the pandemic and the results may even be worse than what we are experiencing now.  But the real damage will be that Americans will disobey the mommy-state and that insidiously undermines the credibility that any government must have in order to govern the people.
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Gina Loudon: Mothers Demand Schools Safely Reopen

For the more than 2.7 million students enrolled in Florida schools, virtual learning has made both school and home life increasingly difficult. Florida moms saw our kids lose their energy and enthusiasm for learning. 
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Charlie Crist: Time to Use Non-Traditional Labs to Test for Coronavirus

Taking a page from what Germany is doing to expand testing, Crist’s proposal would let veterinary and biotechnology labs conduct COVID-19 tests. The non-traditional labs would be reimbursed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Ron DeSantis Allows Visitors to Return to Long-Term Care Facilities

“The Task Force thoughtfully constructed a blueprint for the safe reopening of long-term care facilities,” said DeSantis on Tuesday. “Limiting visitation at these facilities was a very difficult decision that took an emotional toll on families and residents, especially on those who suffer from cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer’s. With the right precautions in place, I’m confident we can safely re-open visitation at these facilities and reunite families who have been so patient throughout this process.”
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Charlie Crist Announces HHS Grants for COVID-19 Testing in Pinellas County

The new grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)--which come to $689,094--will help Community Health Centers with COVID-19 testing. Earlier this summer, Crist announced $1.1 million for  Pinellas County and Community Health Centers of Pinellas for COVID-19 testing.
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Anna Eskamani Wants Ron DeSantis to Use Executive Orders to Help Central Florida Through...

Eskamani sent a letter to the governor asking him to take steps to mitigate the effect of COVID-19 on the economy. Specifically, she asked him to waive work search requirements for the people currently on unemployment, something the governor has already done the past two months.
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Ron DeSantis: Time to Help Floridians With Mental Health Issues Rising From Coronavirus Pandemic

This week, DeSantis assembled government leaders, health care providers and the private sector in an effort to showcase the kind of help that is needed.

South Florida Congresswoman, Jim Clyburn Want $400 Million for Mobile Testing for Coronavirus

Last week, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., teamed up with U.S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn, D-SC, the chairman of the U.S. House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, in bringing out the...
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