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Department of Financial Services COVID-19 Activity Update March 18, 2020


For Immediate Release: Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Contact: Office of Communications,, 850.413.2842
Department of Financial Services COVID-19 Activity Update
March 18, 2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the Florida Department of Financial Services (DFS) provided new updates on Department activities regarding COVID-19.
• The Department of Financial Services (DFS) conducted a stress test today of DFS telework capabilities.
• The CFO sent a message to DFS staff to encourage telework capabilities, social distancing, and underscore the importance of their health and safety.
• The CFO held a conference call with Fire Chiefs statewide to discuss availability of equipment and prioritizing first responders for COVID-19 testing.
• The CFO spoke with Division of Emergency Management (DEM) Director Jared Moskowitz on prioritizing first responders for COVID-19 testing and protective equipment.
• The CFO joined a conference call with the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) regarding COVID-19 response.
• The CFO held a call with Senate President Bill Galvano and House Speaker Jose Oliva regarding the budget.
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).