With the growing threat of COVID-19, Florida lawmakers have been providing constant updates regarding all the measures they’re taking to combat the pandemic.
As well, lawmakers have been working on legislation to ease the transition from the workplace to the home as Florida’s workforce shifts to working remotely.
In response to the change, Florida Democrats have scored a win in the House.
Taking to Twitter to discuss the legislatively action, Florida Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D) weighed in on the measure, saying that “as Speaker Pelosi just announced, the core components of my paid leave bill, H.R. 6198, the Emergency Paid Leave Act, have been incorporated into today’s COVID-19 response package in the U.S. House!”
BIG NEWS: As @SpeakerPelosi just announced, the core components of my paid leave bill, H.R. 6198, the Emergency Paid Leave Act, have been incorporated into today's #COVID19 response package in the U.S. House! More details forthcoming… #FL07 #FlaPol
— Rep. Stephanie Murphy (@RepStephMurphy) March 13, 2020
She also concluded that Floridians can expect “more details forthcoming…”
Lawmakers and health officials continue to move swiftly in order to respond to COVID-19 as it continues to spread throughout the United States. This week, the coronavirus arrived on the sunshine state’s doorsteps, and Floridians have been attentive around the clock for guidance on the proper procedure to move forward.
As they look to spend more time indoors and less time outside and in large groups, Florida lawmakers are looking to relieve them from financial stress.