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DeSantis issues order on nursing home visitations

Yesterday, at Governor DeSantis’ direction, Florida Division of Emergency Management Director and State Coordinating Officer Jared Moskowitz issued an Emergency Order that lifts restrictions for…

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DeSantis to allow nursing home visitations

At his daily press conference, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that he will allow visits to nursing homes under certain conditions. Facilities must be virus free…

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State to require bi-weekly testing of nursing home staff

By Christine Sexton, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Staff members at nursing homes and assisted living facilities will be required to be tested…

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Thursday a.m. briefing

Pandemic EBT Now Available in Florida On Wednesday, I looked into how Escambia County was helping the over 900 children that were fed by the…

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Tuesday briefing: Fla. COVID-19 analyst removed; nursing homes stealing stimulus checks

For the past couple weeks. I’ve mentioned irregularities with the FDOH COVID-19 dashboard–most recently the long delay in updating the COVID reports last Friday. Florida…

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Nursing home residents: ‘Real people who want to keep living’

A former advocacy outreach coordinator for the Center for Independent Living said it’s wrong for people to think that every resident of a long-term care…

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Nursing home COVID-19 cases

Eleven of Escambia County’s 15 COVID-19 associated deaths are with long-term care facilities, according to the latest reports from FDOH. The health department hasn’t reported…

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The Weekly Checkup: Nursing homes cautious about state reopening

By Christine Sexton, The News Service of Florida Long-term care providers confronted by a sizable number of deaths due to the coronavirus pandemic are more…

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FDOH provides list of nursing homes with COVID-19 cases

As of 10 a.m. today, Florida DOH reported Escambia County had 58 COVID-19 cases in long-term care facilities and nine in Santa Rosa. Later today,…

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