DeSantis: South Florida Counties To Reopen “Soon”

The South Florida SunSentinel reports:

Citing positive coronavirus trends in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday the region likely would start Phase 1 of reopening “soon,” but he didn’t offer a timetable. “There’s been good trends; there’s been a lot of great work in all three of these counties,” he said at a news conference at the drive-thru coronavirus testing site at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. “We’ll hopefully be able to go forward soon in southern Florida.”

The state’s other 64 counties began Phase 1 reopening on Monday, which DeSantis acknowledged is not as widespread as many would like. Restaurants and retail establishments are limited to 25% capacity and many businesses such as bars, barber shops, hair salons and gyms aren’t open. Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties had been coordinating their reopening plans to ensure that one county doesn’t get overwhelmed with visitors from another.