COVID Relief Package (One-page Summary)

Please see the summary below covering the COVID Relief Package. The American Rescue Plan to Fund Vaccinations, Provide Immediate, Direct Relief to Working Families Bearing the Brunt of the COVID-19 Crisis, and Support Struggling Communities The COVID-19 pandemic and the corresponding economic crisis are devastating families across the country. While Congress’s bipartisan action in December…

DeSantis signs order urging Florida schools to close during 2020 Primary and General Election via ABC Action News

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — As Florida prepares for what could be high voter turnout in 2020, Governor Ron DeSantis rolled out a series of recommendations ahead of the state’s primary and general elections. Gov. DeSantis signed an executive order on Wednesday calling on K-12 schools to close during the August Primary and November General Election. That…

Florida educators want staggered school schedules amid virus via AP

Florida educators want staggered school schedules amid virus By BOBBY CAINA CALVAN June 2, 2020 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s largest association of educators called Tuesday for changing how schools operate in the era of the coronavirus — including staggering school schedules, suspending active-shooting drills and imposing social distancing rules on buses and campuses. The…

ICYMI: Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Florida’s Participation in the USDA’s Pandemic EBT Program

ICYMI: Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Florida’s Participation in the USDA’s Pandemic EBT Program May 27, 2020 Governor’s Press Office 850-717-9282 Media@eog.myflorida.com ICYMI: Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Florida’s Participation in the USDA’s Pandemic EBT Program P-EBT provides additional assistance to families with children participating in the free and reduced-price school meal program Tallahassee, Fla. – Today,…

Florida DOE Emergency Order-2020-EO-02 (May 13, 2020)

The Florida Department of Education released Emergency Order 2020-EO-02 earlier today to address many concerns related to COVID-19 and pandemic-related school closures. The Department, and other state agencies, were granted the authority to suspend the provisions of certain regulatory statute in Executive Order 20-52 (Section 4, paragraph B). To see all rules affected, read Emergency…