Florida News That Impacts You – May 19th, 2021
Bottom Line: Your daily recap of the some of the biggest news from around the state that impacts you in South Florida.
- Florida’s coronavirus trend has improved for 27 consecutive days with only 2,805 new COVID-19 cases reported Tuesday by the Florida Department of Health. The weekly trend for cases stands at 3,060 – the lowest since October 21st.
- Vaccination rates are continuing to slow across the state as Florida’s approaching the ten million mark. As of Tuesday’s vaccine report just under 9.7 million Floridians have been vaccinated with at least a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine with about 7.7 million who’ve completed a vaccine series.
- The renegotiated Seminole Compact passed Florida’s full Senate on Tuesday with broad bipartisan support. The final vote was 38-1. The Compact will be taken up in Florida’s House today. However...
- Paid fantasy sports won’t pass in the special session as it joined online casino gaming and bingo as proposed legislation which died in committee. Four of the nine senate bills proposed in the session remain and all are important for the purpose of ratifying the compact with the expansion of sports betting.
- 50,000 Florida homeowners will not have their home insurance policies renewed by their current carriers. Some Universal Insurance, Gulfstream Property & Casualty and Southern Fidelity customers will receive notices from their carriers that they will not be renewed when current polices expire. This comes as insurance carriers are rebalancing risk for the purpose of retaining reinsurance.
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