The office of Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is vowing to keep the Florida open as fears grow that a national lockdown could be imposed to combat the spread of the coronavirus if former Vice President Joe Biden becomes president.
“Today we are back down to 4,500 [cases] and a 7.3% positivity rate,” a DeSantis spokesperson said in a statement to CBS12. “We believe yesterday’s high number was due to a large submission file and skewed the numbers for that day. The Governor will not lockdown and hurt families who can’t afford to shelter in place for 6 weeks. Especially not for a virus that has a 99.8% survival rate. One area of concern is Assisted Living Facilities. Since those over 70 face the greatest threat from [COVID] the Governor is monitoring those numbers daily and is prepared to move therapeutic and prophylactic assets to those facilities as needed.”