Cindy, Krischer Goodman, David Fleshler, and Mario Ariza South Florida,Sun Sentinel. 2020. A timeline of secrecy florida’s COVID response. South Florida Sun – Sentinel, Dec 06, 2020. (accessed December 6, 2020).
April: Deaths at long-term care sites
As the death toll rose among the elderly in Florida, the state would not provide the number of coronavirus deaths connected with individual long-term care facilities. News organizations, including the South Florida Sun Sentinel, filed suit under the state’s public records law to force the release of the information. Elder advocates and families of long-term care residents also pleaded with the state to release the information, saying it was of vital public interest.
After more than a month of refusing, Florida’s health administrators finally released detailed information and continues to update it.
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