Governor Ron DeSantis Highlights Monoclonal Antibody Treatment Success in Florida

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

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis visited Lee County to highlight the successes seen in Florida since the deployment of state-run monoclonal antibody treatment sites. Since opening these sites, the 7-day average of new adult hospital admissions has fallen 80%. “Florida has administered over 130,000 monoclonal antibody treatments, saving thousands of people from […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $2.8 Million Award to Northwest Florida State College through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund

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

NICEVILLE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced more than $2.8 million is being awarded to Northwest Florida State College through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund to fund a new diesel mechanic technician training program. Diesel mechanics are in-demand both nationally and in Florida. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand […]

Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Patriot Day

On September 10, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TO:                  Tom Berger Director of Real Estate Development and Management FROM:            Governor Ron DeSantis DATE:            September 10, 2021 RE:                  Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Patriot Day   Twenty years ago on September 11, 2001, our country suffered a devastating loss when acts of terrorism were committed on American soil resulting in the deaths of […]

Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Highlands County Supervisor of Elections Penny Ogg

On September 8, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TO:                 Tom Berger, Director of Real Estate Management and Development Scott Kirouac, County Commissioner, Highlands County John Shoop, Mayor, Sebring   FROM:            Governor Ron DeSantis   DATE:            September 8, 2021   RE:                  Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Highlands County Supervisor of Elections Penny Ogg   On Sunday, September 5, 2021, Highlands County Supervisor of Elections […]

Memo: Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Levy County Commissioner Mike Joyner

On August 10, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TO:                  Tom Berger, Director of Real Estate Management and Development John Meeks, County Commissioner, Levy County Jerry Robinson, Mayor, City of Williston FROM:            Governor Ron DeSantis   DATE:             August 10, 2021   RE:           […]

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING Community Leaders Applaud State Response to Red Tide Bloom in the Tampa Bay Area

On July 23, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – This week, Governor Ron DeSantis joined the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to survey the impacts of the red tide bloom affecting southwest Florida and the Tampa Bay area. In response to the bloom, Governor DeSantis directed all agencies to take […]

ICYMI: Governor DeSantis Provides Update on State Response Efforts for Surfside Building Collapse

On June 28, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 28, 2021 Contact: Florida Division of Emergency Management, (850) 815-4940, ESF14@em.myflorida.com Governor DeSantis Provides Update on State Response Efforts for Surfside Building Collapse ~Family Assistance Center opens to further provide resources for individuals impacted by the Surfside Building Collapse~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron Desantis announced the opening of the […]

ICYMI: Governor Ron DeSantis Meets On Site with FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell Regarding Surfside Building Collapse

On June 27, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis met on site with FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell regarding the Surfside Building Collapse response. Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) Director Kevin Guthrie requested an Administrative Declaration for Miami-Dade County from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide disaster loans to individuals and businesses impacted by the Surfside Building […]

ICYMI: Governor DeSantis Provides Update on State Response Efforts for Surfside Building Collapse

On June 26, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis joined Florida Division of Emergency Management Director (FDEM) Kevin Guthrie and Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava at the Surfside Building Collapse to provide an update on state response efforts. https://thefloridachannel.org/videos/6-26-21-briefing-on-condominium-collapse-in-surfside/ State response efforts include: FDEM issued Emergency Order 21-004, which waives certain requirements that pertain to the […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Deploys State Law Enforcement to Secure Southern Border

On June 25, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Florida first state to answer the call from Texas & Arizona for assistance   PENSACOLA, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that state law enforcement officers have deployed to Texas to provide additional support in response to the security crisis at the southern border.   “When the Governors of Texas and Arizona reached out […]