Florida Gov Plans Seniors COVID Vaccine Priority

Gov. DeSantis to Sign Executive Order Giving Seniors Priority for COVID Vaccine

Wednesday, DeSantis said he would sign an executive order guaranteeing seniors ages 65 and over would be the first to get the vaccine among the general public – emphasizing he hopes there would be enough vaccines by the start of next year for all seniors.

https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/gov-desantis-to-hold-news-conference-in-pensacola-as-vaccine-distribution-continues/2349655/

State Farm Awards Habitat Broward $5,000 Good Neighbor Citizenship Grant

State Farm Awards Habitat Broward $5,000 Good Neighbor Citizenship Grant

FORT LAUDERDALE – A $5,000 2020 State Farm Good Neighbor Citizenship grant will help keep volunteers, future homeowners, and staff safe while they work on 10 new Habitat Broward homes being built to provide hard-working, low income families a decent place to live.

The grant supports OSHA mandated fall-protection measures to protect those working more than six feet off the ground.

Habitat Broward engages over 3,500 volunteers and future homeowners each year in the construction of decent, affordable homes critically needed in Broward. This not only reduces the cost of building, but it also engages the community in the solution to the affordable housing crisis.

“We are grateful to State Farm for this investment in safety. Maintaining a safe construction environment for all parties involved in our building process is Habitat’s utmost priority,” stated Alex Nesar, Habitat Broward’s Director of Construction.

State Farm has been a corporate sponsor of Habitat Broward for nearly a decade. With the shared commitment to affordable housing, they have worked together to build a stronger Broward, one home and family at a time. Since making its first gift in 2011, State Farm has donated $54,000 in grant funding and hundreds of volunteer hours to make affordable housing a reality for low income families in need of a decent, affordable place to call home.

About Habitat for Humanity of Broward
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Broward brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat Broward offers a “hand up” not a “hand out” to low to very low-income families who are unable to qualify for conventional financing but are willing to work hard to improve their family’s lives and break the intergenerational cycle of poverty. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Broward please call (954) 396-3030 or visit habitatbroward.org or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HabitatBroward.

About State Farm®
The mission of State Farm is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. State Farm and its affiliates are the largest providers of auto and home insurance in the United States. Its 19,200 agents and 59,000 employees serve approximately 84 million policies and accounts – over 81 million auto, fire, life, health and commercial policies and over 2 million bank and investment planning services accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 36 on the 2020 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit http://www.statefarm.com

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Broward County Announces 24 Vote-by-Mail Drop Off Locations for November Election

Voters in Broward County choosing to cast their vote by mail for November’s general election will have two dozen new locations to drop off their ballots amid concerns over potential slowdowns within the United States Postal Service

24 Broward County Locations for Ballot Drop Off

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https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/broward-county-announces-24-vote-by-mail-drop-off-locations-for-november-election/2285922/

Broward County issues stay-at-home order

Coronavirus: Broward County issues ‘shelter in place’ order

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Broward County is urging its residents to remain at home and only leave for essential reasons, which include food, work and exercise that complies with social distancing guidelines.

Broward’s “Shelter-in-Place: Safer at Home” emergency order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus is similar to what several municipalities in South Florida had enacted, and it builds on the order earlier this week that closed non-essential businesses in Broward.

It begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday in Broward’s 31 cities.

“Broward County needs to be a leader and to send a clear message to the public,” Commissioner Mark Bogen said. “The goal is to urge people to stay home.”

Essential activities that remain allowed include:

  • Going to work or to a medical appointment
  • Getting groceries or takeout
  • Exercising outdoors (following the CDC’s social distance guidelines)
  • And leaving home in the event of an emergency

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https://www.local10.com/news/local/2020/03/26/broward-county-issues-shelter-in-place-order/

In Florida, unemployment benefits can be applied for online

MIAMI – The coronavirus pandemic is leading many companies to downsize, but there is hope for those who have been laid off.

“I think, many times, businesses look at their employees as a cost center to be minimized, when they should be looking at them as the only appreciating asset that they have,” said Mason Jackson with CareerSource Broward. “If you let them go, chances are, you’ll actually increase the recovery time as you try to hire and retrain new employees.”

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https://www.local10.com/news/local/2020/03/24/in-florida-unemployment-benefits-can-be-applied-for-online/