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Fired Department Of Health Employee Receives Whistleblower Status

Rebekah Jones says Florida law enforcement agents seized electronic devices from her home in retaliation for her sharing COVID-19 data — and criticizing the state's pandemic response.
Rebekah Jones had raised questions about Florida's COVID-19 data after being ousted as the data's curator.

The state says Rebehah Jones was fired for insubordination after being reprimanded several times.

A former Florida Department of Health employee is getting whistleblower status a year after being fired for repeatedly violating the agency's policy about communicating with the media.

Rebekah Jones had raised questions about Florida's COVID-19 data after being ousted as the data's curator.

State officials said she was fired for insubordination after being reprimanded several times, according to state records.

The Miami Herald reported that the Office of the Inspector General told her attorneys on Friday that the information she disclosed meets the criteria for whistleblower status.

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