Nearly Two Months After 'Reopening,' Florida Hits 9,000 Coronavirus Cases in a Single Day

published 26.06.2020 17:20

Florida has been under phase two of the DeSantis reopening plan for roughly three weeks now.

Phase one of the DeSantis reopening plan asked Floridians to gather in groups no larger than 10 and to avoid non-essential travel, but it allowed bars and nightclubs that derive less than 50 percent of their sales from alcohol to reopen.

Florida’s reopening plans were announced during an April 29 press conference in which DeSantis said he’d gotten the go-ahead from Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator.

Florida is witnessing a major spike in confirmed covid-19 cases roughly seven weeks after Gov. Rick DeSantis announced plans to reopen the state following consultation with the White House.

On Friday, Florida essentially reverted back to phase one of its reopening plan—at least, in terms of alcohol sales.