What’s going on:
- Health officials across the country have encouraged young people to stay inside during the coronavirus pandemic. Much of the reason is because young people can become infected and spread the infection as they move about the public.
- But young people have spread to beaches across the country, especially in Florida since it is spring break season.
- Now, DeSantis has called for an end to people rushing to the beach. He spoke on “Fox & Friends” about what he intends to do now.
- Scott said: “The message I think for spring breakers is that the party’s over in Florida,” he told “Fox & Friends.” “You’re not going to be able to congregate on any beach in the state. Many of the hot spots that people like to go to, whether it’s Miami beach, Fort Lauderdale, Clearwater Beach, are closed entirely for the time being.”
- DeSantis said: “So we would tell those folks maybe come back next year when things are better, but that is not what we’re looking for.”
Florida Sen. Rick Scott talked about it, too.
- Florida Sen. Rick Scott called for parties to “Get off the beaches.”
- He told CNN: “What are you thinking about by being on the beach around all these people that might have coronavirus and you’re going to go home and potentially infect the people you love the most. What are you thinking? Stop doing it now!”