The Sunshine State is leading the charge in opening America back up!
While some states continue to restrict the Constitutional Rights of their citizens, Governor Ron DeSantis announced his decision to end Covid restrictions on the service industry.
This will be considered Phase 3 in the State's reopening sequence.
From NBC News:
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Friday that Florida, hard hit by coronavirus pandemic this summer, was moving into Phase 3 of reopening, lifting all restrictions on restaurants and businesses.
DeSantis, a Republican, said restaurants, hotels and bars across the state can immediately reopen at full capacity. A staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, DeSantis has been widely criticized in the past for reopening Florida early in the pandemic — a move that came after the governor met with the president."
The order would also prohibit local governments from restricting business operations unless they can justify the economic cost of such actions.
“There will not be limitations,” DeSantis said at a press conference in St. Petersburg. “They can operate at a minimum of 50 percent regardless of local rule and then, if a local restricts between 50 and 100 [percent], they’ve got to provide the justification and they’ve got to identify what the costs involved with doing that are.”
If another wave arises in the state, DeSantis says he will not bring back the same shutdowns that occurred at the onset of the Covid 19 pandemic.
Though Florida saw its peak in July, there’s still a possibility of a second wave of new infections as the weather across the country begins to cool down.
DeSantis said if and when that happens, the state will be ready but officials will take a different approach than before.
“If we see an increase, we’re not closing anything going forward. But I think if you look at our hospital capacity, if you look at we did to marshal the latest medications, if you look at what we’ve done to help with all the PPE and the testing and everything -- you know we have the tools in place that we need,” the governor said."
Many on the Left, and frankly, everyone who has been so willing to submit themselves to Draconian measures are going to knock DeSantis.
Personal responsibility is essential to opening our country and getting back to living life.
You, the individual, can still avoid social settings like restaurants.
You don't have to go to the bar.
This is a step in the right direction for ending the tin pot dictatorships springing up across the country.
Local officials have taken their newfound power and are running with it.
Good for DeSantis for setting the right example.