The Governor’s Daily Brief — October 2, 2020


  • Today, Governor DeSantis announced that FEMA has approved Individual Assistance for Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton and Bay counties, providing families in Northwest Florida access to critical programs and resources following Hurricane Sally. More info here –
  • Governor DeSantis also issued the following statement regarding the news that President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19:

    “First Lady Casey DeSantis and I send our best wishes for a swift recovery to President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump. Hope to see both of them back in Florida very soon.” – Governor Ron DeSantis

  • Yesterday, Governor DeSantis announced that the first Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan was approved for a business impacted by Hurricane Sally. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) will provide the loan to Brett Hinely, owner of Bluewater Bay Marina in Niceville, Florida. The loan was approved in a short, four business day review process after the loan program was activated on Wednesday, September 23, 2020.

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