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CFO Jimmy Patronis’ Statement on Two Presumptive Coronavirus Cases in Florida

3/1/2020

For Immediate Release: Sunday, March 1, 2020
Contact: Devin Galetta, 850.413.2842, devin.galetta@myfloridacfo.com
Alecia Collins, 850.413.2842, alecia.collins@myfloridacfo.com

CFO Jimmy Patronis’ Statement on Two Presumptive Coronavirus Cases in Florida


TALLAHASSEE, Fla.
– This evening, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis issued the following statement upon the Florida Department of Health’s confirmation that two individuals in Florida are “presumptively positive” for the coronavirus (COVID19).
 
CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis said, “Florida’s first responders have been preparing for the coronavirus for weeks and stand ready to protect our communities. My office has hosted several statewide calls and roundtables with the Florida fire service community to ensure they have the tools they need to combat this virus. As information continues to rapidly flow, we’ll continue coordinating with fire chiefs and other first responders to ensure they’re getting their questions answered. Additionally, the State Fire Marshal’s Office administers the State Emergency Response Plan, so we can facilitate the movements of critical assets in case a region needs it.”

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About CFO Jimmy Patronis 
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).