Coronavirus US Update: Governor DeSantis extends eviction and foreclosure moratorium until Sept. 1

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Coronavirus US Update: Governor DeSantis extends eviction and foreclosure moratorium until Sept. 1
Coronavirus US Update: Governor DeSantis extends eviction and foreclosure moratorium until Sept. 1

Florida’s governor Ron DeSantis has extended the moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until Sept. 1.

The ban was initially set to expire on Aug. 1 but the governor extended it for the third time in three months after the moratorium began in April.

State Rep. Ana Eskamani, D-Orlando, tweeted the news saying: “BREAKING— Eviction and foreclosure moratorium has been extended for another month.”

– Florida to pause COVID testing due to tropical weather

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The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) announced that all state-supported drive-thru and walk-up COVID-19 testing sites will temporarily close at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 30, in anticipation of impacts from Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine.

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Testing sites are closing out of an abundance of caution to keep individuals operating and attending the sites safe. All sites have free standing structures including tents and other equipment, which cannot withstand tropical storm force winds, and could cause damage to people and property if not secured.

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Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine is expected to impact Florida with heavy rains and strong winds arriving to South Florida as early as Friday. The sites will remain closed until they are safe to reopen, with all sites anticipated to be reopened at the latest by 8 a.m., Wednesday, August 5.

Free COVID-19 testing remains available through local County Health Departments.

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