Broward County ground zero for Coronavirus in Florida

Broward County ground zero for Coronavirus in Florida

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
March 25, 2020

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) won’t shut down the state because not all of Florida’s 67 counties have cases of the virus, but Broward County does, and it appears as if the virus is flourishing in South Florida.

Of the 1,977 cases in the state as of 10 pm Wednesday night, 412 are in Broward County. While DeSantis has called for stricter confinement measures to be implemented in both Broward and Palm Beach Counties, the USPS and some local businesses are taking it upon themselves to prevent the virus from spreading any further than it already has.

Local post offices are now taping off 6-foot markers so that customers can keep their distance from one another.

The Home Depot in Fort Lauderdale is allowing 2-3 customers to enter the store, but only after the same amount of customers exit.

The store has monitors at each door with CB radios to communicate with each other whenever a customer leaves the store.

Earlier in the week, Broward Health put out COVID-19 virus containment tents outside all four of their hospitals.

Downtown Fort Lauderdale and Las Olas Blvd. look like a Ghost town. With some stores and restaurants having boarded up, the street as if it was preparing for a hurricane to make landfall.

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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of,,, and He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at

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