Domestic Violence and Social Distancing

Domestic Violence and Social Distancing   Domestic violence is one of the most under-reported crimes in the US. The reasons for this include fear, inability to access resources, not knowing what resources are available, self-blame, lack of self-sustainability, and more. The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office recognizes the various challenges a victim may face and employs a special... Continue Reading →

How and When to Wear Gloves

Unfortunately, when individuals use gloves while grocery shopping, pumping gas, or other activities, the majority of the time the proper care is not taken to then dispose of those gloves prior to touching your face or getting into your vehicle. This defeats the purpose of using gloves. The most effective way to rid your hands... Continue Reading →

Stay at Home Order Explained

Executive Order 20-91 released today, April 1, 2020 requires all residents to limit their movement and personal interactions. This order limits movement to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or conduct essential activities. This Executive Order is effective 12:01 a.m. on April 3rd (Friday) and shall expire on April 30th unless extended.... Continue Reading →

DeSantis issues executive order directing all restaurants to move to take-out, delivery only; Closure of Fitness Centers

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued an executive order on Friday March 20,2020 directing all restaurants in the state to suspend all dine-in food and alcohol consumption inside establishments. Instead, establishments may continue to operate under a take-out and delivery basis only. This executive order does not include retail stores that sell sealed containers of alcohol... Continue Reading →

Price Gouging During State of Emergency: Second Degree Misdemeanor

Under Florida's laws, it is illegal to charge unconscionable prices for goods or services following a declared state of emergency. ( Florida Statute 501.160 ) This statute covers any essential commodities and services, meaning any good or service that is required for use as a direct result of the emergency. For more information, visit CCSO Blog

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