Gov. Ron DeSantis has just announced that he will be signing an Executive Order that would mandate all Floridians to stay at home during the Coronavirus outbreak.
DeSantis' announcement comes as the number of cases in Florida has quadrupled and as Democratic Party pushback has become a daily occurrence.
"Today, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-91, requiring all persons in Florida to limit their movements and personal interactions outside of their home to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or conduct essential activities." - Helen Aguirre Ferré, Director of Communications
"It is distressing that Governor Ron DeSantis waited until the coronavirus had spread to so many Floridians before finally issuing a statewide stay-at-home order," stated FL Democratic Party Chairwoman Terrie Rizzo "I hope this will finally slow the rise in infections and that his actions are not too late."
Florida's House Democrats recently penned a letter to DeSantis urging him to shut down the state. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) has been especially critical of the governor, calling his leadership a "failure" for his refusal to close down all of Florida's beaches, not to mention the state as a whole.
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Here are the latest numbers in Florida: