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Gov’s Office Asks Colleges To Report COVID-19 Infections

Gov. Ron DeSantis. Screenshot: The Florida Channel

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Florida’s community and state colleges will now have to send coronavirus case updates to the Governor’s office.The change came down at Friday’s meeting of the college presidents.

Pensacola State College President Ed Meadows said he doesn’t have the time to send detailed, daily infection and quarantine information to the governor.

Meadows said employees are overwhelmed with trying to deal with student enrollment and retention, along with getting them to comply with campus safety rules. And Tallahassee Community College President Jim Murdaugh called the reporting request “extremely cumbersome.”

College System Chancellor Kathy Hebda said other schools are reporting and those reports haven’t been very detailed. There are no names or personal information involved. She said the governor’s request comes as that office is learning of outbreaks at mostly K-12 schools through news reports and not from schools themselves.


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