Florida News that impacts you – July 30th
Bottom Line: Your daily recap of the some of the biggest news from around the state that impacts you in South Florida.
- All state operated COVID-19 test sites statewide will temporarily close today starting at 5pm in advance of the potential impact of tropical storm Isaias this weekend. All sites are scheduled to reopen by 8am Wednesday morning of next week.
- While greater than 200 COVID deaths were reported on Wednesday, the most in a single day by the Florida Department of Health, the average new daily case count below 10,000 brought the daily average of cases to its lowest since July 12th.
- Governor DeSantis has again extended the state’s eviction moratorium until September 1st. This is the fourth order preventing foreclosures in Florida since the pandemic began. The first took effect April 2nd. Related...
- The governor also waived the mandate for SNAP recipients to search for work through the month of August. Approximately 2 million Floridians are currently using the SNAP program.
- Miami-Dade, became the latest school district to formalize plans for online only education to start the school year. Online classes will begin August 31st, matching Palm Beach County’s date. A reevaluation will take place October 5th to consider next steps.