Gov. DeSantis recommends new measures to stop spread of COVID-19 across Florida

Published: Mar. 24, 2020 at 3:39 PM EDT
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By: WCTV Eyewitness News

March 24, 2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has announced new measures to attempt to stop the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in the state.

DeSantis says people traveling to Florida from the New York Tri-State Area need to self-isolate for a period of three weeks. Additionally, DeSantis ordered Floridians who have been to New York in the last three weeks to self-isolate for three weeks, report any contacts and notify anyone they have had contacts with.

The governor also says, on the advice form the Surgeon General, all individuals over 65+ are encouraged to self-isolate for 14 days and avoid crowds. This recommendation also applies to anyone with a bad immune system, regardless of age.

Gov. DeSantis also says to not hold crowds larger than 10 people in one spot, even if it's at a public residence, and suggests all non-essential businesses begin telecommuting if possible.

You can see Gov. DeSantis' full remarks below.

WATCH LIVE: Governor Ron DeSantis provides updates on COVID-19.

Posted by Governor Ron DeSantis on Tuesday, March 24, 2020
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