Florida

States unemployment websites, hotlines crashing after 10M people file new claims in recent weeks

A line of people were seen stretched around the block in Hialeah, Florida in violation of the state’s social distancing guidelines. However, the people risking their health had no choice as standing in line Tuesday was the only way to get an application for unemployment after the county’s online application portal crashed and those who tried to calling the hotline were forced to wait for hours on hold.






Florida Keys closed to tourists over coronavirus fears

One of Florida’s most popular tourist destinations has officially closed to visitors as a precaution to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. Officials from Monroe County announced in a statement Sunday that the Florida Keys will temporarily not be welcoming tourists.