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Daily Scripts

March 31st, 2020 by Mike Vasilinda

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Capitol News Service Feed
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Unemployment improvements
Edius 1
The state continues to get hit with a daily avalanche of new unemployment claims. The agency says improvements to speed applications are being made daily, and as Mike Vasilinda tells us, a new mobile app will soon launch as the Governor continues to waive requirements.
Supers: Tallahassee
0:16-0:20 Sot: Ken Lawson
DEO Exec. Director
0:30-0:36 Sot: Chery Regha
Unemployed
0:37-0:41 Sot: Lana Stokley
Unemployed
0:47-0:56 DEO Call Center File Footage
0:57-1:13 Sot: Ken Lawson
DEO Exec. Director
1:14-1:22 Mike Vasilinda
Runs 1:32
Anchor Tag: First implemented in 2014, the computerized application system has had problems since the beginning. Now the current director says he plans to make recommendations about what to do about it, but not until the current crisis is over.
Unemployment Improvements Package Script:
The state had 74,313 people apply for unemployment the week of March 21. Last week they tripled to just over two hundred and twenty two thousand. Sunday alone twenty one thousand people filing.
Sot: Ken Lawson
DEO Exec. Director
Q:”Was your system designed to handle that?”
“Our system was designed to help our state during a hurricane. But not during a global pandemic.”
These women, newly unemployed and frustrated at the inability to file on line, showed up at the agency’s headquarters Tuesday morning.
Sot: Chery Regha
Unemployed
“And you pulled up looking for it, why?”
“Because we are completely out of funds. I mean, we are fixing to be in trouble.”
Sot: Lana Stokley
Unemployed
“There so many people that’s trying to get through the web site, its very difficult to get through.”
It didn’t help. The building is closed to the public and all claims must be filed on line.
But help is coming. 70 of 100 new positions authorized by the Governor have been filled. The Director says that is just the beginning.
Sot: Ken Lawson
DEO Ex. Director
“We’ve hired an outside call center that will staff up to two hundred fifty people to handle uploads of calls. Also I have my IT team work night and day to increase capacity, so when people apply online, there’s more capacity and bandwidth. Also, I reprogrammed people from my own shop to work with this issues.
Mike Vasilinda Standup
“State law now requires you to be out of work for a week before you can apply for reemployment assistance. The Governor today waiving that requirement.”
And we were told the contract to build a mobile app to speed the applications process would be signed by the close of business Tuesday.
Capitol News Service Feed
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
College Refunds
Edius 1
Anchor Lead
Universities around the state are responding differently to the coronavirus, with some universities sending students living on campus home, while others are allowing some to stay through the end of the semester. As Jake Stofan tells us, all of them are looking at ways to refund students for meal plans and housing if they are unable to return to campus.
Supers:
0:18-0:30 Sara Kissane
FSU Freshman, Jacksonville
0:35-0:43 Jake Stofan
0:43-0:53 Sara Kissane
FSU Freshman, Jacksonville
1:02-1:12 Giulia Grasso
FSU International Student, Italy
Runs: 1:29
Anchor Tag
FSU and FAMU have also both started funds to help keep food banks stocked, pay for students’ medical bills and provide housing assistance.
College Refunds PACKAGE
Here at Florida State University and at nearby FAMU, campuses are essentially barren with the exception of a few maintenance workers.
FSU has asked all students living on campus not to return if they’ve traveled out of the city, like freshmen Sara Kissane, now staying with her parents in Jacksonville.
SOT Sara Kissane
FSU Freshman, Jacksonville
“I think that a lot of people are just kind of, not really blindsided, but just kind of upset that the year was cut off so short. Like for me and my roommate we didn’t even know it was our last night in our dorms when it was.”
FAMU has ordered all students to leave on campus housing by April 6th.
Jake
“Both universities are offering refunds for students unable to return to the dorms for their housing and meal plans.”
SOT Sara Kissane
FSU Freshman, Jacksonville
“So I think by at least reimbursing the dorm and the food that makes up for not being there and not utilizing those facilities, because you’re still doing classes online so the tuition still makes sense.”
But some students remain living on campus, unable to return home like Giulia Grasso who is an international student from Italy.
SOT Giulia Grasso
FSU International Student, Italy
“That’s a pretty bad situation there so I can’t come back home because like basically the borders from the US to Italy are closed.”
Most of the state’s universities have opted to allow students to receive a satisfactory or unsatisfactory grade for classes during the spring semester.
The announcements came after tens of thousands of students signed online petitions calling for the option.
Capitol News Service Feed
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Unemployment improvements
Edius 1
The state continues to get hit with a daily avalanche of new unemployment claims. The agency says improvements to speed applications are being made daily, and as Mike Vasilinda tells us, the a new mobile app will soon launch and the Governor continues to waive requirements.
Supers:
0:00-0:14 Mike Vasilinda
0:23-0:44 Sot: Ken Lawson
DEO Exec. Director
0:45-1:02 Mike Vasilinda
Anchor tag: The Director told Mike the contract to build a mobile app to accept applications will be signed by the end of the day.
Unemployment Improvements Look Live
MV:”The state unemployment system continues to be overwhelmed by new claims, taking in nearly a quarter million last week. The Governor today waiving the requirement that you must be unemployed for a week before you can first apply.
70 of 100 new positions authorized by the Governor have been hired. The Director says that is just the beginning.
Sot: Ken Lawson
DEO Ex. Director
“We’ve hired an outside call center that will staff up to two hundred fifty people to handle uploads of calls. Also I have my IT team working night and day to increase capacity, so when people apply online, there’s more capacity and bandwidth. Also, I reprogrammed people from my own shop to work with this issues. I’m hiring seventy people right now, expanding my vendor and also I’m creating a mobile app.”
MV:” And the computer system used to process unemployment has been plagued with problems since it was first instituted in 2014. The director now saying he’ll have recommendations about what to do next once they get through this crisis.”
Capitol News Service Feed
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
College Refunds
Edius 1
Anchor Lead
Universities around the state are responding differently to the coronavirus, with some universities sending students living on campus home, while others are allowing some to stay through the end of the semester. As Jake Stofan tells us, all of them are looking at ways to refund students for meal plans and housing if they are unable to return to campus.
Supers:
0:00-0:15 Jake Stofan
0:15-0:25 Sara Kissane
FSU Freshman, Jacksonville
0:33-0:43 Giulia Grasso
FSU International Student, Italy
0:43-0:59 Jake Stofan
Anchor Tag
FSU and FAMU have also both started funds to help keep food banks stocked, pay for students’ medical bills and provide housing assistance.
College Refunds LOOK LIVE
Look Live In
“Here at Florida State University and at nearby FAMU, campuses are essentially barren with the exception of a few maintenance workers. Both universities intend to refund dorm expenses and meal plans for students sent home due to the coronavirus.”
SOT Sara Kissane
FSU Freshman, Jacksonville
“So I think by at least reimbursing the dorm and the food that makes up for not being there and not utilizing those facilities, because you’re still doing classes online so the tuition still makes sense.”
But some students remain living on campus, unable to return home like Giulia Grasso who is an international student from Italy.
SOT Giulia Grasso
FSU International Student, Italy
“That’s a pretty bad situation there so I can’t come back home because like basically the borders from the US to Italy are closed.”
Look Live Out
“Most of the state’s universities have opted to allow students to receive a satisfactory or unsatisfactory grade for classes during the spring semester. The announcements came after tens of thousands of students signed online petitions calling for the option.”

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