May 27, 2020

Friday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 3/20/2020

› Top hotel CEOs seek urgent assistance to keep hotels from shuttering
Hotel leaders attend White House meeting to discuss solutions to protect millions of employees from losing jobs.

› South Florida’s businesses bear burden of helping to save lives during pandemic
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez has been gradually shutting down the local economy to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The only businesses that are allowed to stay open, for now, are grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, hardware stores, laundromats, auto repair shops and dealerships with service centers.

› Florida agency will use 150 agents and inspectors to enforce bar, club closures
When Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday announced sweeping new restrictions to close bars and night clubs across the state, he directed Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation to enforce the emergency order.

› As coronavirus keeps people home, Central Florida businesses feel immediate impact
Local businesses are already feeling the impact of coronavirus as bars and restaurants shutter and residents stay at home.

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