Florida Leads the Nation in Vaccines for Ages 65+ with Seniors First Approach

On January 20, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Florida first in the nation in the vaccination of seniors 65+ based on publicly available data from other states Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis highlighted Florida’s strong momentum on vaccinating seniors age 65 and older. Since the beginning of the public health emergency, Governor DeSantis has put Florida’s Seniors First. Florida was the first state in […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Additional COVID-19 Vaccination Sites at Publix Super Markets

On January 19, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Jupiter, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the expansion of the state’s partnership with Publix to establish COVID-19 vaccination sites at an additional 137 Publix locations. The Governor announced the expansion of this partnership at Publix Super Markets in Jupiter, Cape Coral and Rockledge. New vaccination sites will be established at Publix pharmacies throughout six counties: […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Applauds Federal Approval to Continue the Low-Income Pool Program

On January 15, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis commended the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for approving the continuation of the Low-Income Pool (LIP) program in Florida. The Agency for Health Care Administration (Agency) reached an agreement with the CMS to extend the 1115 Managed Medical Assistance waiver that allows for the continuation of the LIP […]

Florida Leads the Nation in Vaccinating Seniors

On January 15, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Florida announces more than 500,000 seniors vaccinated to date Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis provided an update on Florida’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution progress, highlighting steps the state is taking to increase vaccination sites and put Florida’s Seniors First. Among states that publicly report on vaccinations for seniors, Florida is the first state in the nation […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $85.8 Million in CARES Act Funding to Address Housing Instability and Homelessness in Florida

On January 14, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida received $85.8 million in CARES Act funding to address housing instability and homelessness across the state. The funds, which are being released in two separate disbursements ($20 million and $65 million), will be used to provide rental assistance, support emergency shelters, and conduct street outreach programs to […]

State of Florida Announces New COVID-19 Vaccination Site in Fort Lauderdale

On January 14, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – This week, the Florida Department of Health and Florida Division of Emergency Management partnered with Broward Health to launch a new COVID-19 vaccinate site at Inter Miami CF Stadium at Lockhart Park in Fort Lauderdale. The site will be open Monday through Friday. The site will offer the vaccine to all individuals 65 years […]

Governor Ron DeSantis: Booster Shots for Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines Necessary Regardless of Manner of Distribution

On January 14, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, as part of his ongoing efforts to put Florida’s Seniors First, Governor Ron DeSantis released the following statement regarding booster shots for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines: Governor DeSantis said, “While there is talk at the federal level regarding how to distribute vaccine doses and whether booster shots should be ‘held back,’ Florida […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Akhil Agrawal to the Broward College District Board of Trustees

On January 13, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Akhil Agrawal to the Broward College District Board of Trustees. Akhil Agrawal Agrawal, of Weston, recently retired after 28 years as Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Medical Depot. He currently serves as Director of the Agrawal Family Foundation and Managing Director […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Three to the Pasco-Hernando State College District Board of Trustees

On January 13, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Lee Maggard, Robin Schneider and John Mitten to the Pasco-Hernando State College District Board of Trustees. Lee Maggard Maggard, of Zephyrhills, is an Associate Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager with CenterState Bank. He has been involved with the Rotary Club of Zephyrhills and […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Additional COVID-19 Vaccination Sites at Publix Super Markets

On January 13, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Naples, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the expansion of the state’s partnership with Publix to establish COVID-19 vaccination sites at select Publix locations in Florida. The Governor announced the expansion of this partnership at Publix Super Markets in Ponte Vedra Beach and Naples. New vaccination sites will be established at 40 select Publix […]