Floridians Rush to Beaches Hours After Gov. DeSantis Gives Green Light for Reopening

Footage of a crowded Florida beach is now raising concerns about the possibility of a more rapid spread of the coronavirus as states attempt to reopen.

Following Gov. Ron DeSantis’ (R) green light to reopen some of the state’s beaches for “essential activities,” reports began circulating about the influx of people out in Jacksonville, Florida. Some reports have suggested the beach was crowded within its first hour of reopening.

Social distancing guidelines have to be enforced at the beaches if they reopen, as the governor said. Additionally, there are certain times beaches are open and sunbathing is not allowed.

Twitter users immediately began expressing concerns and criticizing Florida’s officials and residents. While the beachgoers have been encouraged to practice social distancing, the footage and photos suggest otherwise which has led to mounting scrutiny.

However, multiple officials have defended their decisions to reopen.

“Folks, this could be the beginning of the pathway back to normal life, but please respect and follow these limitations,” Duval County Mayor Lenny Curry said when he announced his reopening of the beach in Jacksonville. “We’ll get back to life as we know it, but we must be patient.”

The beach footage follows DeSantis’ announcement giving governors the green light to reopen beaches at their discretion. He said parks and beaches could be reopened as long as Floridians practice social distancing.

“Do it in a good way. Do it in a safe way,” DeSantis said.

While a new, ever-changing model suggests the curve may be flattening in Florida, health experts with the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington School of Medicine warn that the state is not out of the woods yet.

On Friday, the same day beaches reopened, the state reported a record high of more than 1,400 new coronavirus cases.

According to the Sun-Sentinel, the model shows an optimistic projection but the outcomes can change daily. As of Saturday morning, there were more than 24,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in the state of Florida.

Responses

  1. The lemming COVIDIOTS deserve exactly what they get for listening to THE EVIL MURDERING PSYCHOPATH and his butt kissing evil sycophant DeSantis.

  2. More beaches to open in Florida for those with common sense and America in their hearts. That would exclude the Socialist scum who prefer pajamas, Pablum and their parents’ basement to fresh air and sunshine.

    Foreigners not welcome on our beaches. Go pound sand elsewhere.

  3. >Andrea<

    PLEASE do not provide any FACTS. Facts only cause Lefty heads to explode. More simply: THEY can't handle the truth and will dispute anything you provide as positive proof. [Most of their low-IQ Fascist crowd cannot even spell "Facts" or even "Fax. No education. Only indoctrination.]

  4. Yall need to read the effects of sunlight and fresh air had on patients infected with the flu of 1918. Those treated in open air hospitals faired better than those locked inside 4 walls!!

  5. WOW !

    Now the heartless, mindless, soulless, anti-humanity trumphucklican COVIDIOTS who live with their heads permanently lodged in their rectums are free to be their selfish butt hole selves. Too bad for everyone who gets sick and dies because of it.

  6. The first question admissions should ask when a new Trump virus victim comes into a hospital: “Which beach were you on and who can we contact, so that we can trace this node?”

  7. And those 1400 new kung flu cases are directly attributed to the Jacksonville and St. Johns County beaches opening? Sure they are – NOT. Why hasn’t there been one word said about the hundreds and hundreds of people swimming in the river near McClenny, FL – – or is Baker County immune from catching the kung flu? A non-news item written to only put more fear in the wimps in the US. Get back to work, America.

    1. I am incredibly blessed to not live anywhere near a COVIDIOT butt hole like you.

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