April 10, 2020
Florida Business News

Gig workers have changed Florida’s workforce. The coronavirus response is starting to reflect that.

Statewide, 1.16 million people are self-employed, out of a labor force of about 10 million. The coronavirus led officials to extend unemployment benefits to workers like independent contractors and gig workers.

Influential coronavirus model shows fewer deaths and hospitalizations in Florida — if we stay isolated

An influential model used by the White House to chart the coronavirus pandemic is showing that fewer Floridians will die of the new virus than initially thought — assuming everyone strictly observes social distancing.

Why Dorian won’t be retired as a hurricane name this year

Dorian’s name won’t be retired this year as is the tradition with deeply devastating storms because the group that oversees the master catalog of monikers has been sidelined by the coronavirus.

Liens filed against SeaWorld over unpaid construction bills

More than three weeks after SeaWorld’s parks shut down and lost money coming through the turnstiles, a Winter Park construction firm says the company owes nearly $225,000 in unpaid bills.

Florida elections officials seek direction from DeSantis on how to proceed

Only a few weeks removed from a chaotic presidential primary held amid a pandemic, county election officials in Florida are already preparing for the possibility of unwanted encores during votes set for August and November.

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