June 26, 2020
By: Staff Report
TAMAP Fla.- Florida Governor Ron DeSantis gave an update on COVID-19 today at a press confernence.
Florida set a new one-day high Friday with 8,942 new COVID-19 cases, according to the Florida Department of Health. There are now 122,960 COVID-19 cases of COVID-19 in the state and 3,366 COVID-19 deaths caused by the virus.
Governor Desantis said, “So I think that when people saw COVID fall off in the news in May. Then you had two weeks of protests and nobody was talking about it really. It was like coronavirus was no longer here.”
“We had a 10 person gathering mandate a limit in place statewide until I believe June 4, we’re there gatherings bigger than 10 people going around did you ever see that, I think you did,’ said DeSantis
“I do think what’ll work (to slow the spread of COVID-19) is, consistent messaging, letting people know what they can do to to help protect themselves and protect others, and then you obviously can have local folks that want to do different ordinances quite frankly, there are parts of Florida where it just wouldn’t make sense,” said Desantis.
Earlier today, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation is suspending on premises consumption of alcohol at bars statewide.