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Restrictions lifted on youth sports and summer camps

Restrictions lifted on youth sports and summer camps

Governor Ron DeSantis announced in a press conference Friday morning he is lifting restrictions on youth sports and summer camps in the state of Florida. The decision is effective immediately despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “We believe that this makes sense based on the data and observed experience,” DeSantis said. “We are not going to […]

Florida state parks set to reopen Monday

Florida state parks set to reopen Monday

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced Friday state parks will reopen Monday. There will be access to trails and some day use areas, including some beach access with limited facilities. Visitors will be asked to practice proper social distancing and to limit group sizes to 10 or less. “I applaud the Re-Open Florida Task Force on […]

Florida hospitals treating COVID-19 with hydroxychloroquine

Florida hospitals treating COVID-19 with hydroxychloroquine

While full clinical testing has not been completed, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is advocating doctors use an established malaria drug in treatment of COVID-19 patients.  In a press conference Tuesday afternoon, DeSantis said they have worked with federal authorities to make hydroxychloroquine available to hospitals in south Florida and soon in Tallahassee.   This drug was […]

UPDATE: Governor extends stay at home order to entire state

UPDATE: Governor extends stay at home order to entire state

Updates to this story include clarification of what essential services are, enforcement and actual language of the executive order issued April 1.  In a press conference Wednesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced he will be issuing a safer at home style executive order for the entire state. The order, set to go into effect at midnight […]

Governor: Mandatory quarantine for New York, New Jersey visitors

Governor: Mandatory quarantine for New York, New Jersey visitors

Passengers of incoming flights from New York and New Jersey to Florida will be required to quarantine for 14 days according Gov. Ron DeSantis.  The governor announced the executive order March 23 during a press conference. He said there are more than 190 direct flights planned to Florida from these two states, both of which […]

UDPATE: Schools prepare for potential full online transition

UDPATE: Schools prepare for potential full online transition

Santa Rosa County’s k-12 schools have been ordered shuttered through at least April 15 by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19. To prepare for the worst case scenario, school district administrators are developing a plan to transition to full online learning for the entire fourth quarter of the school […]

Schools won’t reopen until at least mid-April

Schools won’t reopen until at least mid-April

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Real estate license renewal fees cut in half

Real estate license renewal fees cut in half

Florida’s real estate license renewal fees will be reduced for two years according to a June 5 press release by Governor Ron DeSantis and the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR). The Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC), a professional regulation board, recently approved the two-year reduction of biennial license renewal fees for certain active […]