FDLE Actions in Responding to COVID-19

For Immediate Release
June 2020
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – FDLE has taken the following actions statewide to respond to COVID-19:  
  • FDLE is coordinating with FSA and FPCA to test law enforcement exposed to mass gatherings for COVID-19.
  • FDLE is disseminating information on the hiring of former first responders by DEM to assist with DEM Field Operations.
  • FDLE is working with the Florida Sheriffs Association and the Florida Police Chiefs Association on traffic assistance at testing/collection sites statewide.
  • FDLE is working with DBPR on the process for enforcing the 50% seating capacity limit for the re-opening of bars and entertainment businesses, as well as establishing DBPR points of contacts for fielding complaints about violations.
  • FDLE continues to work with the Florida Police Chiefs Association and the Florida Sheriffs Association to monitor law enforcement staffing impacts and staffing needs due to COVID-19.
  • FDLE and FHP continue to facilitate the escort of testing collection kits statewide.
  • FDLE continues to provide support to FHP at the I-95 checkpoint.
  • FDLE continues to work with ESF-16 partners on airport screening missions.

For Further Information Contact:
Gretl Plessinger, Jessica Cary or Jeremy Burns
FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001