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The Florida Roundup is a live, weekly call-in show with a distinct focus on the issues affecting Floridians. Each Friday at noon, listeners can engage in the conversation with journalists, newsmakers and other Floridians about change, policy and the future of our lives in the sunshine state.Join our hosts, veteran journalists from our partner public radio stations: WLRN’s Tom Hudson, broadcasting from Miami and WJCT’s Melissa Ross, broadcasting from Jacksonville.

Statewide Safer At Home Order; Coronavirus Around The State; Filing For Unemployment



After mounting pressure, Governor Ron DeSantis issued a safer at home order for the entire state of Florida this week, to try and slow the spread of COVID-19.

We spoke to U.S. Representatives Greg Steube(R-FL 17th District) and Donna Shalala(D-FL 27th District) about their thoughts on the statewide safer at home order. 


Coronavirus Around Florida 

Public media reporters across Florida also joined us, to share what the COVID-19 response has been like in their area. They included:


Newly unemployed Floridians have struggled to file for unemployment benefits with the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). There have been issues with logging in, dropped calls and long waits, prompting Executive Director of the DEO, Ken Lawson, to apologize to those affected. Lawrence Mowerwith the Tampa Bay Times, joined us with more information. 

Sarah Glenn can be reached atnewsteam@wjct.org, 904-358-6317

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