DeSantis Spox Confirms Plan To Limit COVID Reports

Orlando’s NBC News affiliate reports:

Each day the Florida Department of Health updates a dashboard that tracks the number of coronavirus cases and deaths in the state. It also sends out a release saying how many cases and deaths were counted from the previous day. With Florida now in Phase 3 of reopening, Gov. Ron DeSantis has suggested scaling back on the frequency of its reporting.

In an email to WESH 2 News, the governor’s spokesman said, “There are discussions ongoing as to when (is) the best time to scale back the report frequency. The reasoning behind it is because it requires 24 hour staffing. Information won’t change and quality of the data will remain paramount.”