Orlando nursing home coronavirus lawsuits
Multiple states from around the nation, including Florida, have started the process of transitioning into the “new normal” admist the coronavirus pandemic by phasing in the reopening of beaches, restaurants, gyms, hair salons, and other recreational businesses. And while a majority of residents appear to be in agreement with this decision, many more are still struggling with whether or not this move is too soon for the Sunshine State’s elderly population.
On Saturday, April 18th, Florida Surgeon General Dr. Scott A. Rivkees released the names of elder care facilities throughout the state that have been affected by COVID-19, with the Tampa Bay area being deemed the latest “hot-spot” for outbreaks, especially within assisted living communities. This announcement comes as a reversal in stance by Governor Ron DeSantis, whose initial decision was to keep this type of information confidential and quiet from the public.