Gov. Ron DeSantis' Office Vows No Lockdown in Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis' Office Vows No Lockdown in Florida


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.”

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