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Florida Enters Phase Two of Reopening Process

Florida Enters Phase Two of Reopening Process

Governor Ron DeSantis has allowed Florida to move into Phase 2 of its gradual reopening plans.  Phase Two includes the limited reopening of bars, movie theaters and entertainment venues.  Phase Two also includes allowing increased capacity at most businesses that were allowed to open on a limited basis during Phase One.  Phase Two marks a […]

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Hurricane Season Begins as COVID-19 Uncertainty Continues

Hurricane Season Begins as COVID-19 Uncertainty Continues

June 1 marks the official start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, although tropical storms Arthur and Bertha chose to not follow arbitrary calendar dates. Forecasters warn that the United States will have a more active hurricane season than usual this year. This prediction would cause concerns in any year. This is especially the case in […]

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Florida Continues Gradual Reopening Process

Florida Continues Gradual Reopening Process

Florida has moved into a full implementation of Phase 1 reopening.  This follows a brief period in which the state reopened at a pace more conservative than most commonly described as Phase 1.  Governor Ron DeSantis described the increase in Phase 1 activities as “things the state could have done but didn’t do initially.” In […]

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Florida Moves Into Phase One of Recovery

Florida Moves Into Phase One of Recovery

Most parts of Florida have moved into “Phase One” of resuming daily activities as the country gradually, and hopefully, moves past the height of COVID-19 concerns.  Phase One marks the expiration of Florida’s “Safer at Home” directive in which citizens were asked to largely remain in their homes and avoid non-essential activity. For Phase One, […]

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Florida Reevaluates Hurricane Response Plans Due to COVID-19

Florida Reevaluates Hurricane Response Plans Due to COVID-19

Florida’s Division of Emergency Management is revisiting hurricane response plans in light of the potential continuing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Atlantic Hurricane Season begins in a little over a month, so the state faces a likelihood that its hurricane response efforts might need to be adjusted this year compared to prior years. In […]

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