DeSantis: Florida Is “Not Going Back” On Reopening

The Florida Phoenix reports:

Gov. Ron DeSantis reiterated Tuesday that he’s not turning back his plans to reopen the state’s economy as the daily number of positive test results from COVID-19 edged up again above 6,000. “We’re not going back, closing things,” the governor said. The state reported 6,093 infections coming in overnight, pushing the total to 152,434 and the total COVID-19 deaths to 3,505. The number of cases reported in a single day has ranged as high as 9,557 during the past week.

DeSantis has allowed his Department of Business and Professional Regulation secretary to close the bars, pubs, and nightclubs the governor previously had allowed to reopen following his initial stay-home order amid widespread flouting of social distancing requirements. But, asked during a news conference in Juno Beach whether he was reconsidering any other elements of his reopening strategy, DeSantis said he was not.