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Tallahassee (CBSMiami/NSF) – Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday extended for another 60 days the state of emergency for the coronavirus pandemic.

“As Florida recovers and re-launches its economy, l am committed to providing all available resources to assist Floridians and local communities with their efforts,” Tuesday’s order said.

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The extension maintained Jared Moskowitz, director of the Division of Emergency Management, as coordinating the state’s response to the pandemic.

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With an initial version issued on March 9, DeSantis’ orders have allowed the governor to direct funds where necessary for supplies, equipment and personnel, let out-of-state medical professionals practice in Florida and let pharmacists prescribe up to 30-day emergency refills of prescription drugs.

A previous extension was issued on Nov. 3.

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