Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Message to Spring Breakers in Florida: ‘The Party’s Over’
By Fox News // March 19, 2020
ABOVE VIDEO: Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis says beaches in the state are either closing entirely or staying open but will have to abide by CDC guidelines on crowds and distancing.
(FOX NEWS) – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis told spring breakers in the state on Thursday that “The party’s over” amid the coronavirus outbreak.
DeSantis made the comment on “Fox & Friends” after images of students on spring break crowding Florida beaches surfaced this week, despite officials’ encouragement of social distancing.
“The message I think for spring breakers is that the party’s over in Florida, you’re not going to be able to congregate on any beach in the state,” DeSantis said. “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.”
“The bars are closed so you’re not going to have a place to congregate there, so we would just tell those folks maybe come back next year when things are better, but that is not what we’re looking for here in the state of Florida,” he continued. “Every single beach will have to abide by the CDC guidelines, no more than 10 people, you have to be socially distant, not every beach is going to remain open, but some will.”
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