Florida State COVID-19 News, Updates, & Info Resources

BREAKING NEWS

4/29/30 - Governor DeSantis' Plan Re: Safe. Smart. Step-By-Step. Plan for Florida's Recovery

Get a PDF of the presentation HERE.



4/29/30 - Frequently Asked Questions Re: Safe. Smart. Step-By-Step. Plan for Florida's Recovery

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4/6/2020 - Frequently Asked Questions Re: Governor DeSantis' Executive Order issued on 4/1

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4/1/2020 - Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is ordering Floridians to stay at home beginning at midnight Thursday.
 

The Governor issued an executive order for Wednesday, he announced an order for Floridians to “limit all movement” outside of essential services and activities for 30-days. The order begins at midnight Thursday.

Get the Executive Order HERE.
Get the Department of Homeland Security Memorandum HERE.


Attorney General Moody Issues More Than 40 Subpoenas Over Allegations of Price Gouging by Third-Party Sellers on Amazon

Attorney General Ashley Moody today issued more than 40 subpoenas to third-party sellers in Florida accused of price gouging on essential commodities through accounts on Amazon. The subpoenas come as Attorney General Moody’s Consumer Protection Division continues to review allegations of unlawful price increases on essential commodities during the COVID-19 state of emergency. Allegations against the third-party vendors include excessive price increases on commodities such as face masks, hand sanitizers, and disinfectants of up to 1,662 percent.  

Get more information HERE.
 


TO ALL INSURERS AND ENTITIES REGULATED BY THE FLORIDA OFFICE OF INSURANCE REGULATION 

 
For Continued Guidance for Response to COVID-19 click HERE for the Memorandum.

Governor DeSantis Executive Order on Protective Measures for Vulnerable Populations, Gatherings of Private Citizens and Density of the Workforce

 Read the order HERE.


Governor DeSantis Executive Order on Isolation of People Coming into FL
 

Governor DeSantis hereby directs all persons who enter the State of Florida from an area with substantial community spread, to include the New York Tri-State Area (Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York), to isolate or quarantine for a period of 14 days from the time of entry into the State of Florida or the duration of the person’s presence in the State of Florida, whichever is shorter. This Order shall not apply to persons employed by the airlines and those performing military, emergency or health response. This Order shall take effect immediately and apply retroactively to all persons who have entered Florida after being in any area with substantial community spread within the previous 14 days. All persons isolating or quarantining under this Section shall be responsible for all costs associated with their isolation or quarantine, including transportation, lodging, food, medical care, and any other expenses to sustain the person during the period of isolation or quarantine.

Read the order 
HERE.


FDACS Guidance to the Pest Control Industry for Use of Disinfectants


EPA-Registered Disinfectant Products for Use Against COVID-19 do not require licensure under Chapter 482 Florida Statutes (F.S.) for companies or individuals using disinfectants. However, these types of products must be used in accordance with label directions. Please be aware that there are different types of antimicrobial pesticides and it is important to ensure the product that is being applied is appropriate. An antimicrobial pesticide is intended to disinfect, sanitize, reduce, or mitigate growth or development of microbiological organisms or protect inanimate objects, industrial processes or systems, surfaces, water, or other chemical substances from contamination, fouling, or deterioration caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, algae, or slime.  Disinfectants are a specific type of antimicrobial agent which can be used for public health protection dependent on the label claims and instructions. Antimicrobial label directions can be different from other types of pesticide labels, so please ensure all terminology is understood prior to application.

U.S. EPA Registered Disinfectants
CDC Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations
National Pesticide Information Retrieval System


For questions regarding pesticide registration in Florida, please contact the FDACS Bureau of Scientific Evaluation and Technical Assistance, Pesticide Registration Section at 850-617-7940 or via email at RTS@FDACS.gov.
 


STATE EMERGENCY ORDERS


GOVERNOR DESANTIS EXECUTIVE ORDER ON PROTECTIVE MEASURES FOR VULNERABLE POPULATIONS, GATHERINGS OF PRIVATE CITIZENS AND DENSITY OF THE WORKFORCE
 

 Read the order HERE.


GOVERNOR DESANTIS EXECUTIVE ORDER ON ISOLATION OF PEOPLE COMING INTO FL
 

Governor DeSantis hereby directs all persons who enter the State of Florida from an area with substantial community spread, to include the New York Tri-State Area (Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York), to isolate or quarantine for a period of 14 days from the time of entry into the State of Florida or the duration of the person’s presence in the State of Florida, whichever is shorter. This Order shall not apply to persons employed by the airlines and those performing military, emergency, or health response. This Order shall take effect immediately and apply retroactively to all persons who have entered Florida after being in any area with substantial community spread within the previous 14 days. All persons isolating or quarantining under this Section shall be responsible for all costs associated with their isolation or quarantine, including transportation, lodging, food, medical care, and any other expenses to sustain the person during the period of isolation or quarantine.

Read the order 
HERE.

 


 

COUNTY ORDERS
 

Broward County Issues Executive Order For Masks

Read the order HERE.
 


Miami-Dade Issues Executive Order Requiring Masks

Read the order HERE.
 


Osceola County Executive Order Requiring Masks Be Worn At All Times In Any Public Place

Read the order HERE.


Executive Order of the Hillsborough County Emergency Policy Group Safer-At-Home Order

Get the PDF HERE.


Safer at Home 
 

Read County Emergency Management information HERE.
 


Palm Beach County Order No. 2 Palm - Beach County COVID-19
 

Get the PDF HERE.


Osceola County Emergency Order No. 2 Pertaining to COVID-19

Get the PDF HERE.
 


Boca Raton Closes NonEssential Retail and Commercial Businesses

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HERE.


Pinellas County Issues COVID-19 "Safer at Home Order"

Get the PDF HERE.


City of Palm Beach Proclamation


Get the PDF HERE.

Alachua County Stay at Home and Close All Non-Essential Businesses - Exterminators Designated Essential

Get the PDF HERE.


Orange County Non-Essential Travel Measures and Non-Essential Business and Essential Business - Exterminators Designated Essential


Get the PDF HERE.


Leon county issues stay-at-home order to take effect Wednesday at 11 pm

Consistent with local, state, and national health expert guidance strongly encouraging social distancing and limiting public gatherings, Leon County has issued a stay-at-home order effective Wednesday, March 25 at 11 p.m. for all County and City residents. With the order in place, businesses can remain open, people can still travel for essential activities, and families can still walk the dog and visit parks with social distancing in mind. The order does not close any business, stop people from buying groceries, or confine families to their homes.

Read more HERE
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BROWARD COUNTY DECLARES EXTERMINATORS AND FUMIGATORS AS ESSENTIAL SERVICES

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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY EMERGENCY ORDER DESCRIBING ESSENTIAL SERVICES


Miami-Dade County just issued an Emergency Order (link below) that all businesses considered non-essential be closed at 9 PM tonight. “Exterminators” is on the list of essential businesses. This Order is similar to the request made of the President by the U. S. Chamber of Commerce.  
Download the PDF
 


CITY OF KEY WEST DECREE NAMES EXTERMINATORS AS ESSENTIAL SERVICES

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Get your State Essential Services Designation letter HERE.