The order provides Florida with additional federal assistance to supplement state, tribal, and local efforts in combatting the virus and caring for those who fall ill.
The order will provide funding for emergency protective measures and crisis counseling for those impacted by the novel coronavirus.
The White House said additional designations may be made if requested by the state, as the conditions continue to unfold.
This story was reported from Tampa, Florida.
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