Florida Department of Health hasn’t updated nursing home data in two days

In its 1:27 pm update, the Florida Department of Health released a list of long-term care facilities in Florida associated with COVID-19 cases with active cases in each facility in order to provide real-time data. Unfortunately, none of the information for facilities in Escambia County had been updated since 2:47 p.m. on Monday, April 27.

The state also provided a report detailing surveillance data for every Florida county – here. Unfortunately it is dated April 27 10 a.m.

Some much for robust reporting and “real-time data.”  The closer we get to reopening the economy, the less reliable the data.

Residents Transfer Out Staff Last Update
Arcadia Health & Rehabilitation 0 0 3 4/27/20 12:51
Asbury Place 0 0 1 4/23/20 22:34
Bayside Health 1 0 2 4/27/20 14:15
Brookdale Pensacola 2 0 6 4/27/20 13:21
De Luna Health And Rehabilitation 0 0 1 4/27/20 13:50
Florida Mentor 0 0 1 4/27/20 13:02
Homestead Village Retirement 0 0 2 4/27/20 13:26
Olive Branch Health And Rehabilitation 0 1 0 4/23/20 22:34
Rehabiltation at Park Place 0 0 1 4/27/20 14:47
Rosewood Healthcare 6 2 1 4/27/20 13:35
Southern Oaks Care Center 94 5 15 4/27/20 13:32
Specialty Health And Rehabilitation 0 1 0 4/27/20 13:37
Total 103 9 33 145

Fortunately, FDOH did provide a statewide daily report as April 29 10 a.m.

The report has a graph (page 2) that counts the number of people for whom the department received laboratory results by day. Statewide only 8,263 test results were entered for April 28 –the lowest since April 14 (7,360). The percentage of positives was 9.02%.

Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) issued reemployment assistance updates on the Reemployment Assistance (RA) Claims Dashboard. As of April 28, DEO has verified 835,290 unique claims and paid 404,317 claimants a total of more than $553.5 million.
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance:
  • The Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program provides unemployment benefits to those that may not otherwise be eligible under Florida’s state Reemployment Assistance program, including independent contractors and individuals who are self-employed. Individuals who have been impacted by COVID-19 and believe they may be eligible for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, can visit www.FloridaJobs.org and select “File a Claim” to apply and be considered for PUA.
  • Click here for PUA Application Process.
  • Click here for PUA Frequently Asked Questions.
  • Click here for COVID-19 Employment Scenarios.


Applicants should utilize the following criteria when applying for PUA:

  • Individuals who applied for the state’s Reemployment Assistance benefits on or after April 5,2020, and were deemed ineligible for state Reemployment Assistance benefits will receive additional application information from the Department. They can also visit www.FloridaJobs.org/cares-act for more information regarding these programs.
  • Those who are self-employed, contract employees, gig workers, or others who applied for the state’s Reemployment Assistance benefits on or before April 4, 2020, should apply at www.FloridaJobs.org and select “File a Claim” to request PUA.
  • Unemployed Floridians who have not yet applied for any benefit should apply at www.FloridaJobs.org and will be considered for all existing programs, including PUA.
  • DEO will be conducting nightly maintenance to the CONNECT system to process claims and payments. CONNECT will be available from 8 a.m. to 7:59 p.m. daily. This schedule does not affect individuals that wish to file a new claim. Individuals can file a new claim 24 hours a day, seven days per week at www.FloridaJobs.org and select “File a Claim.”

Also, the latest issue of Inweekly is online.