DeSantis: Florida ‘not going back’ on coronavirus reopening, despite new case surge

Fox News | Jul 1, 2020 at 1:58 AM
  • Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday that the state will not reimpose sweeping shutdowns amid rising coronavirus infections, saying that going back to lockdowns would cripple the economy without saving lives.
  • On June 12, she tested positive for the virus and couldn’t return to work when Florida bars reopened.
  • The jarring reversal underscores what many economists had been stressing for months: That the economy and the job market can’t regain their health until business shutdowns have lasted long enough to reduce infections and most Americans feel confident enough to return to restaurants, bars, hotels, shopping malls and airports.