Florida’s new coronavirus guidance: ‘Buck the CDC’
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo have announced new coronavirus policy recommendations that discourage mask-wearing and push physicians to use off-label medications to treat the virus.
The guidance issued Thursday is the Republican governor’s latest break with federal COVID-19 policies, a feud that has boosted his prominence in the GOP as he eyes a 2024 presidential bid.
Under the recommendations, the state health department is advising businesses to stop requiring masks for workers, telling adults and children with COVID-19 to isolate for five days and directing physicians to exercise their own judgment when treating virus patients.
You can read more about the new guidance on the governor’s website.
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