Florida is Ending 2020 with Hope of Conquering COVID

Florida Coronavirus Blog - moving into 2021 and moving COVID out
By
Patti Jewel
COVID vaccines

December 30, 2020 - 9 months of Pandemic living

Florida coronavirus information hotline: 1-866-779-6121 or email COVID-19@flhealth.gov with questions. The department of health now is publishing a daily vaccine report to keep residents updated. Click here to learn more.  To learn more about the vaccines from the CDC, click here

No one could have ever predicted the year 2020 turned out to be. The world was not prepared for 2020 and the pandemic that would cause so many tribulations and hardships, sadness, frustrations, and discourse. And with over 1 million cases of COVID in Florida and Florida reporting the 3rd most cases, relief is something the majority of Floridians are anxious for. 

With Vaccines now being administered throughout the state, Florida is ending the year with hope of a better 2021. 

In the past few month, the government has been abnormally quiet about the reporting of COVID. What has been reported is that Gov. Ron DeSantis has said the state will not enforce a mask mandate, nor restrict capacity at bars and restaurants. He has left it up to the county and city governments to make their own mandates, but has discouraged it. 

What Florida and Gov. Ron DeSantis appears to be doing right, is the distribution of vaccines. The Pfizer and Moderna shots are nearly all going to health care workers and residents of long-term care homes, based on the advice of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. 

To keep up with what's happening, the CDC website has all the details here

Click Orlando has all the updates on vaccinations in Central Florida here

Miami Herald has update information on vaccinations in South Florida here

Jacksonville and Northeast Florida information is here.

Vaccines are underway and will be more widely distributed and available for more groups in 2021. 

It's important to note that even those getting the vaccines need to keep wearing masks. We all want to stop wearing them, but following the advise of the experts will help us conquer covid more effectively. 

 

Stay strong and share your stories and what’s happening in your local community with us.

Follow our weekly Florida Cornovirus Blog here to see what's happening around the state and how your fellow Floridians are being affected. Contact us and share what's happening in your business, school, family, or community. 

Remember to check the Florida Health Department website daily to stay up to date on the coronavirus. 

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