The Florida Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that more than 100 local Chambers of Commerce have joined the Florida Chamber’s COVID Liability Protection coalition. Providing certainty for Florida job creators with COVID-19 liability protections is key to safely getting Florida’s economy back on track. These protections are aContinue Reading

Gov. Gavin Newsom lifted stay-at-home orders across the state Monday, citing improving coronavirus conditions, but withheld key ICU and COVID-19 data tracking. “We’re seeing a flattening of the curve — everything that should be up is up, everything that should be down is down — case rates, positivity rates, hospitalizations,Continue Reading

President Joe Biden made a shocking concession during Friday’s press conference, claiming that there was “nothing” his administration could do to “change the trajectory of the pandemic over the next several months,” a claim contradicting his promises from the campaign. While Biden issued a executive orders on his first fullContinue Reading

The Lakeland City Commission voted unanimously (7-0) this week on a resolution that adopted COVID-19 safety measures. Within the resolution language, the City Commission recommends and urges in the strongest possible terms that all citizens, businesses and organizations within the City of Lakeland observe the following safety measures to reduceContinue Reading

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said today “Florida remains steadfast in our commitment to putting Seniors First and the numbers speak for themselves.” Florida is first in the nation in the vaccination of seniors 65+ based on publicly available data from other states–the first state  in the nation to vaccinate more thanContinue Reading

President Joe Biden said in his inaugural address “democracy has prevailed” in a America amid the COVID pandemic and a political divide which resulted in the mob attack on the U.S. Capitol. Boden vowed to overcome divisions, declaring in his first address in office that “without unity, there is noContinue Reading

A new Stanford University study of common COVID-19 responses in the United States and nine other nations concludes point to the failure of stay-at-home orders and business closures on the spread of the coronavirus. The study, titled ‘Assessing Mandatory Stay‐at‐Home and Business Closure Effects on the Spread of COVID‐19,’ wasContinue Reading

A new national survey by the Orlando Health Heart & Vascular Institute finds many Americans would delay doctor’s appointments and even emergency care when COVID-19 rates are high. The survey found 67 percent of Americans are more concerned about going to medical appointments when COVID-19 rates are high in their area andContinue Reading

President-elect Joe Biden plans to take executive action to roll back some high profile executive orders, according to incoming chief of staff, Ron Klain, in a memo to senior staff. On Wednesday, following his inauguration, Biden will end Trump’s restriction on immigration to the US from some Muslim-majority countries, manyContinue Reading

Hillsborough County’s state of local emergency enacted in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is extended through Jan. 21, according to county government officials. Hillsborough County Administrator Bonnie Wise on Wednesday signed an extension of the declaration under authority authorized by the County’s Emergency Management Ordinance and the Board ofContinue Reading

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported an additional confirmed 224 new deaths and 13,512 new cases of COVID-19. To date, Public Health identified 840,611 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 11,071 deaths. There are 7,898 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalizedContinue Reading

Papers, please? Remember back in March when director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci said the federal government is considering issuing Americans certificates of immunity from the coronavirus? It hasn’t been discussed in a while so maybe you forgot, but the idea is back andContinue Reading