Florida state health officials reported three new positive cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Wednesday. Details of the cases are as follows: A 63-year old male New York resident who is currently in St. Johns County has tested positive. He is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until clearedContinue Reading

In a follow-up on the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation in Florida, state health officials report two individuals have died. According to the Florida Department of Health, the deceased individuals include a previously announced COVID-19 patient in Santa Rosa County and a new individual in their seventies that tested presumptiveContinue Reading

Governor DeSantis

Since the emergence of COVID-19 in Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis has remained in constant communication with State Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees, public health officials at the local, state and federal levels and executive agency leaders. On March 1, Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-51 which directed Surgeon General Rivkees to declareContinue Reading

OneBlood, the not-for-profit blood center serving Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama says the coronavirus does not pose any known risk to blood donors in the United States during the donation process or from attending blood drives. OneBlood urges all eligible donors to keep their commitments to donateContinue Reading

COVID-19

The Florida Department of Health has reported the first presumptive positive coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the state in Hillsborough County and Manatee County. The Hillsborough County case is an adult resident with a history of travel to Italy. This person is isolated and will continue to remain isolated untilContinue Reading

Last week, State Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees provided members of the Senate Health Policy Committee with an update on the latest available information regarding COVID-19 along with an overview of the extensive preparedness efforts currently being led by the Florida Department of Health’s (Department) fully-integrated public health system. InContinue Reading