Statewide Safer At Home Order; Coronavirus Around The State; Filing For Unemployment
After mounting pressure, Governor Ron DeSantis issued a safer at home order for the entire state of Florida this week, to try and slow the spread of COVID-19.
Coronavirus Around Florida
Public media reporters across Florida also joined us, to share what the COVID-19 response has been like in their area. They included:
- Caitie Switalski, WLRN - Miami
- Steve Newborn, WUSF - Tampa
- Brendan Byrne, WMFE - Orlando
- Sky LeBron, WJCT - Jacksonville
- John Davis, WGCU-Ft. Myers
Newly unemployed Floridians have struggled to file for unemployment benefits with the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). There have been issues with logging in, dropped calls and long waits, prompting Executive Director of the DEO, Ken Lawson, to apologize to those affected. Lawrence Mower with the Tampa Bay Times, joined us with more information.