Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Issues Order to Extend State of Emergency for 60 More Days
By Fox35Orlando.com // May 12, 2020
allows DeSantis to deploy National Guard if necessary, utilize out-of-state medical personnel
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued an executive order extending the ongoing state of emergency in Florida for another 60 days.
The state of emergency was originally issued on March 9 as a response to the coronavirus.
It allows him to broaden his powers as Governor, including allowing him to deploy National Guard troops if necessary, utilize out-of-state medical personnel, and swiftly purchase any necessary supplies.
Florida is currently under phase one of reopening except for Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties, as they continue to lower their COVID-19 cases.