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Honeywell Working With Jacksonville Jaguars to Offer PPE and Air Quality Monitoring

The Jaguars and Honeywell are collaborating to create a safer workplace experience by deploying air quality monitoring solutions, via a custom real-time Healthy Buildings dashboard, as well as offering individual personal protective equipment (PPE) packs for Jaguars players and staff.

Stephanie Murphy Wants Businesses to Get Federal Tax Credit for COVID Tests, PPE, Disinfecting...

Rice introduced the “Healthy Workplaces Act” last week with Murphy as a co-sponsor. Other original backers include U.S. Reps. Darrin LaHood, R-Ill., and Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif. Two other congressmen--U.S. Reps. Mike Gallagher, R-Wisc., and Ronny Jackson, R-Texas--threw their support their bill later last week.

Lois Frankel Showcases Services for Seniors Feeling Lonely, Helpless During Pandemic

211 Palm Beach and Treasure Coast is able to connect seniors with the many services offered to them just by calling 211, from food delivery services to social events.

Vern Buchanan Calls on Joe Biden to Have Feds Help American Companies Send Out...

Buchanan pointed to a statement from a vice president of DemeTECH in Miami Lakes which noted that his company had 30 million N95 face masks in a warehouse, ready to be distributed.

Jimmy Patronis Highlights 2020 Record

Last week, state Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis showcased his record in 2020, noting that his office has helped Florida families and businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic, fought fraud and held scam artists accountable, advocated for Florida’s firefighters and first responders, responded to the hurricane season, provided record-breaking unclaimed property returns to Floridians and advocated for Florida consumers and businesses.

Alcee Hastings Leads Florida Democrats in Urging USDA To Extend School Meal Programs

The authorities granted to the USDA would impact the Sunshine State directly, as Florida’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) estimates that, due to COVID-19, Florida school lunch providers face $262 million in sale and reimbursement losses.

Ron DeSantis: FDEM Starting a New Push to Send Out PPE

“Since the beginning of the pandemic, my administration’s top priority has been to protect individuals most vulnerable to COVID-19,” said DeSantis on Friday. “We hope this direct shipment of PPE to long-term care facilities throughout the state helps them safely transition to allowing limited visitation.”

Democrats in Florida Delegation Calling AHCA to Make Sure Long-Term Care Facility Staff Have...

Crist’s letter to AHCA’s Secretary Mayhew comes as COVID-19 infections in long-term care facilities across Florida continue to spike and caregivers report having to reuse PPE such as mask and gowns for days and sometimes weeks at a time.
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South Florida Congresswoman Champions $50 Billion for Childcare PPE

The South Florida congresswoman introduced the “Ensuring Protection in Childcare (EPIC) Act” which, her office noted, “provides childcare facilities with federal grants to purchase PPE and other supplies to ensure the safety and health of children and childcare workers.

Al Lawson Wants Aid for Community Volunteer Fire Departments in Future Stimulus Packages

“Volunteer fire departments have been hit hard by the impact of COVID-19 and are experiencing higher-than-normal staffing losses because volunteers are concerned for their personal health and that of their families,” Lawson wrote.

Charlie Crist Champions Bill to Force President to Use Defense Production Act During Coronavirus...

The bill would have the president “use the DPA to designate PPE, all testing supplies and any future COVID-19 vaccine as critical material essential to the national defense" and “direct materials to be produced and distributed to states and territories based on their requests for supplies and in proportion to their populations.”
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Al Lawson, Alcee Hastings Back Proposal Giving Small Businesses, Non-Profits Grants Up to $250k

The bill would also send $300 million to organizations helping small business owners; $50 million for minority business centers which will be used to offer technical and online training; and another $50 million for centers supporting small businesses and businesses owned by women.