Florida Politics – Rep. Chris Latvala tested positive for COVID-19, he announced Sunday evening.
“Yesterday, 3,197 Floridians tested positive for COVID-19. I was one of them,” Latvala wrote.
He said he has been experiencing symptoms for a couple of days and has been self-isolating since Wednesday.
Our best to Chris Latvala, who tested positive for COVID-19.
Latvala is currently hospitalized at Largo Medical Center, but expects to make a full recovery.
“Thank you to all the heroes on the front lines of this pandemic. I want to especially thank the heroes of Largo (Medical) Center. I am in awe not only how they treat me but all the other patients. My stay here should be a short one. I will be fine. Thank you for your prayers.”
Latvala said his symptoms vary and cautioned constituents to continue taking precautions to protect themselves and others from COVID-19.
“This pandemic is not over but we will get through it. Keep wearing masks, social distancing, and washing your hands frequently,” he wrote. SOURCE.
Gov. DeSantis suggests he will extend eviction moratorium for fifth consecutive time
The current moratorium is scheduled to expire on Sep. 1.
August 30, 2020
Florida Politics – Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday suggested he will likely extend Florida’s stay-on-evictions while speaking to reporters in Fort Lauderdale.
“I will work on the moratorium,” he said. “I think we probably will continue that as well.”
The current moratorium is scheduled to expire on Sep. 1 at 12:01 a.m. If signed, it will be the fifth consecutive extension.
The Governor’s remarks bring some relief to the thousands of Floridians who remain financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the state received 100,000 additional unemployment claims last week.
In total, 1.9 million claims have been paid in Florida for a sum of $14.22 billion since the onset of the pandemic.
The moratorium is intended to suspend evictions or foreclosure for those economically-impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Unlike earlier stays on evictions, however, the current order was signed with a narrower scope of protections for renters and homeowners … Read more.
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