Florida News that impacts you – October 8th
Bottom Line: Your daily recap of the some of the biggest news from around the state that impacts you in South Florida.
- The Florida Public Service Commission has ruled utility companies may move forward with service disruptions for Floridians who aren’t current on their utility bills. The Commission unanimously voted down a measure which would have extended a moratorium on service disruptions for another 90 days. The Commission highlighted programs in place with all Florida utility companies to assist customers who are behind on their bills.
- According to Florida Department of Health, demand for COVID-19 testing is at its lowest levels since the onset of testing in all metros except Miami and Orlando – where testing demand remains consistent with July levels.
- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission has announced a potentially record setting python has been captured in the Everglades. Python hunter Kevin Pavlidis, who has captured over 400 pythons as part of the state’s python hunting program, captured a snake which unofficially has measured longer than the 18.8” record holder. The FWC will officially measure the snake today.
- Governor DeSantis has removed imposed restrictions on attendance at Florida’s sporting events. Despite the lifted limitations, all teams/venues have stated they’ll stick with previous limits in place for now. That includes a maximum of 13,000 at Hark Rock Stadium and 17,000 at the Swamp in Gainesville.