2020 Legislative Session
This week we are giving a brief update on the Executive Orders that Governor DeSantis has issued due to COVID-19.

We will continue to provide brief legislative updates and will publish a full summary from the 2020 Florida Legislative Session once the Governor reviews the remaining bills, including changes to the General Appropriations Act (GAA). The General Appropriations Act (GAA) is rumored to have some changes to address the current and unprecedented health crisis that Florida is facing.
Executive Orders from the Governor
Brief Review of Executive Orders from Governor DeSantis (April 1st to Present):

  • Executive Order 20-91 (April 1) Statewide “Safer at Home” order – All persons in Florida must limit their movements and personal interactions outside of the home to only those necessary to access essential services or conduct essential activities. Essential services are as defined by CISA and EO-89. Essential activities include taking care of pets, attending religious services, recreational activity (in observance of social distancing guidelines), and providing care for a friend or family member.
  • Executive Order 20-92 (April 1) Clarifies that EO-91 shall supersede any conflicting local action or order.
  • Executive Order 20-93 (April 2) Directs all agency heads to identify and deploy executive agency personnel to assist DEO with reemployment assistance efforts.
  • Executive Order 20-94 (April 2) Suspends all mortgage foreclosures and evictions for 45 days.
  • Executive Order 20-95 (April 6) Directs the Department of Revenue to issue an emergency order suspending taxation imposed under Chapter 201, Florida Statutes, for notes and other written obligations made pursuant to Title I of the CARES Act.
  • Executive Order 20-97 (April 8) delays elections in Pasco County at the request of Pasco County Supervisor of Elections. The municipal elections scheduled on April 14th for the cities of San Antonio, Dade City, and Zephyrhills are delayed.
  • Executive Order 20-103 (April 10) extends vacation rental closures until April 30, 2020.
  • Executive Order 20-104 (April 16) waves the requirement that people receiving unemployment benefits must also prove they are seeking employment.
  • Click here to access all Executive Orders issued in response to COVID-19. You will also find a complete list of state agency Emergency Orders at this link.
2020 Census
Please Share with Your Networks!
If you have not done so already, please take time to fill out the census. Reach out your networks and remind them that federal funding for Florida relies on an accurate count. Programs for healthcare, education, transportation and housing; strategic planning for private and public organizations and representation depend on an accurate count.
 A complete and correct count in Florida’s communities help young children thrive because communities will receive their fair share to support programs, such as health insurance, hospitals, child care, food assistance, schools, and early childhood development.

We continue to urge you to help us spread the word to please complete the 2020 Census at http://2020census.gov/

The Census is safe, it's easy, it's important!
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Resources during COVID-19
As the state of Florida, along with the rest of the country, reacts to the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have compiled a snapshot of resources available below:

General Information

  • 211 Helpline Florida - The United Way is aiding those who are effected by COVID-19. If you or somebody you know needs help, please reach out through calling 2-1-1 24/7 Call 2-1-1, available 24/7

School Aged Resources


Food Assistance
 

Mental Health


Re-employment assistance


Business and Non-Profit Assistance

Webinars

C.A.R.E.S. Act Webinar curated for The Children's Trust


COVID-19 & Leading Through Change During Times of Crisis: 2-Part Series


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