“Aggressive mitigation must be used to match a more aggressive virus,” the weekly report from the White House Coronavirus Task Force recommended.
Jammed phone lines were reported in Hillsborough as well as Pinellas County, which also opened up its vaccine registration to the public Monday.
Tampa Bay residents took to bars and clubs on the holiday, throwing aside coronavirus precautions.
The state recorded its highest single-day increase in coronavirus infections on the last day of 2020.
Florida counties are developing their own coronavirus vaccine roll-out plans.
The new stimulus package’s end-of-year timing also has tax implications for charitable donors.
The medicine is thawed and needs to be used by Wednesday after 6,700 doses went to residents and staff at nursing homes.
‘No shipments containing the vaccine are on hold or delayed,’ the pharmaceutical giant said in a statement Thursday.
On a pair of 5-2 votes, commissioners prohibit standing at bars to eat or drink or gathering on dance floors.
The state has reported about 93 deaths per day on average this week.