DeSantis issues 30 day stay-at-home order


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Colton Kersey, Opinions Editor

Governor Ron DeSantis issued a 30 day stay home order April 1st to go from April 3rd to May 3rd. DeSantis issued the executive order directing “all Floridians to limit movements and personal interactions outside the home to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or essential activities.”

Essential services and activities include Healthcare, Food services such as grocery stores and restaurants so long as they are not dine-in. Social services, media, and other essentials such as hardware stores and tradesmen. All of these services are considered essential, however, in terms of entertainment outside the home; you’ll be hard-pressed to find anything as even parks and trails have been temporarily closed.

Florida was one of the few remaining holdout states with governor DeSantis not wanting to issue the order until it seemed necessary, as the cases grew here in the sunshine state the necessity for the order became apparent if we intend to slow its spread. As of this drafting Florida is the seventh most infected state with nearly fifteen hundred cases which while it should not be underestimated is a far cry from New York with the most cases of one hundred forty thousand.