COVID-19 Vaccine Portal set to open at 3 p.m. on 2/14

Brooksville, Fla.— The CDR Maguire Health & Medical patient portal will go live to book COVID-19 vaccine appointments, this Sunday, February 14, at 3 p.m. for Floridians age 65 or older who would like to schedule an appointment for the first dose of the vaccine.

Hernando County has received 1,500 total doses of the vaccine, to be administered in the following 2, 750-dose blocks:

CARES Act Phase III Funding

Hernando County has received funding for the third phase of the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act Program from the State of Florida, Division of Emergency Management.  County Administrator Jeff Rogers introduced the spending plan at the Board Of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on January 26, 2021 for the board to discuss.   The commission approved the spending plan unanimously.

'Need to Know Info' about COVID Vaccines in Hernando County

Hernando County extends the local state of emergency for another 7 days while COVID-19 vaccine appointments continue to be difficult to obtain.  On Tuesday, January 26, 2021, registration for drive-through vaccine appointments at the Hernando County Fairgrounds began through the county’s online portal and all appointment times filled up in a matter of minutes.

Business protection bill moves forward

by Pat Raia
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Proposed legislation that would protect businesses from some COVID-19-related lawsuits has been passed by the Florida Senate's Committee on Judiciary.

Filed on Jan. 6 by Florida State Senator Jeff Brandes, who also serves as chairman of the Florida Senate's Judiciary Committee, SB 72, the Civil Liability For Damages Relating To COVID-19 would protect business, charities, educational institutions, “governmental entities” and religious institutions from opportunistic COVID-19-related claims.