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CDC Guidance for Reopening Your Offices
Friday, 01 May 2020
Yesterday the CDC issued a helpful tool for reopening your offices (or keeping them open).  The CDC guidance is intended for all Americans, whether you own a business, run a school, or want to ensure the cleanliness and safety of your home. “Reopening America requires all of us to move forward together by practicing social distancing and other daily habits to reduce our risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19.”  This plan is part of the larger United States Government plan external icon and focuses on cleaning and disinfecting public spaces, workplaces, businesses and schools, and can also be applied to your home.
Please see the Tool kit and the Guidance.

 
Governor DeSantis Reveals Florida's Phase One
Thursday, 30 April 2020
Yesterday, Governor DeSantis revealed Florida’s Phase 1, tagging it with his data-driven, and measured approach - Safe.  Smart.  Step-by-Step:  Plan for Florida’s Recovery.  

To our chiropractic offices - all remains the same.  There are no changes regarding being able to see and treat patients, following protective measures in treating patients, and following CDC protocol.  

Outside of three counties in Southeast Florida that account for nearly 60% of all of Florida’s COVID-19 cases (Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach) – things may look just a little bit busier.

The biggest change in Phase 1 is the opening of elective procedures and surgeries.  Phase 1 allows for:

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Florida Making Progress in Flattening the Curve
Sunday, 26 April 2020
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is still formulating a plan to reopen Florida’s economy, said on Saturday that Florida’s “measured” approach to shutting down the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic has “flattened the curve.” The Republican governor set up a task force to examine reopening the economy, and he is supposed to start reviewing its recommendations next week.

During his 1.5 hour press conference held on Saturday the Governor said he is, “Not in a rush to do anything” while touting Florida’s flattening of the curve.  While 37,000 were tested in the last two days, he said that there was a reduction to 2,000 new positive cases, or 7.5%, which beat the averages in many other states that were at 25% and 30%.  Hospitalizations were down for the last 10 days, indicating a flattening of the curve in Florida.  The Governor used Cleveland Clinic in South Florida where the press conference was held as a prime example.  A week ago, the Cleveland Clinic had 54 patients with 50% in ICU and 2/3 requiring ventilators.  Today it is down to 20 patients, showing improvement with many patients being released.  

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President Signs $484 Billion Relief Bill to Aid Small Business
Friday, 24 April 2020
(From a Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed Release of March 24, 2020)  Today, President Trump signed into law the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act (the “Act”). The House and Senate passed the Act on April 21 and April 23, respectively. The Act allocates an additional $484 billion to replenish the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) and to provide funds for hospitals and coronavirus testing. 
 
Read on for allocation of the funding. 

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Florida Senate President Weighs In On Economy
Friday, 17 April 2020
Friday, April 17, 2020, Tallahassee – The national economic forecast looks grim, at least for the immediate future, according to a letter Fla. Senate President Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton) shared with fellow Senators yesterday. However, Galvano’s economic forecast didn’t specifically detail the effects to Florida’s own state budget, approved last month by the Legislature but still pending presentation to the Governor for his action.
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