“We are seeing some positive trends in the data,” DeSantis said.
An unpublished report by the White House Coronavirus Task Force obtained this week by the Center for Public Integrity found that Florida is among 18 states in the “red zone” on several key measures including case counts and deaths from COVID-19.
The task force recommendations include the mandatory wearing of masks in public settings and new restrictions on restaurants, gyms and other businesses in 12 Florida counties and a dozen metro areas.
DeSantis, though, shows no signs of considering a rollback, although at a meeting with Miami-Dade mayors this week, he didn’t dismiss talk of local leaders reimposing restrictions.
Instead, the governor said Friday that Floridians should “keep doing the basic things” to slow the virus spread.