Boom. Watch Governor DeSantis blast the CDC and the Democrat Party for its lockdown policies. If President Trump doesn’t run in 2024, then Governor DeSantis is our candidate.
“If you actually follow them [it would require] closing 90% of schools in the United States. We are open, we remain open, and we are not turning back.”
Florida reported the lowest single day China COVID-19 cases in months.
Florida schools are open, and every parent has the right to send their kids to school for in-person instruction. Those who insist on keeping the schoolhouse doors closed are ignoring evidence and placing special interests ahead of the best interests of children and families. pic.twitter.com/DG9iUuKMlc
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) February 15, 2021
ICYMI: Florida reports lowest single day COVID-19 case in months. https://t.co/EgFeLDqMZc
— Jeanette M. Nunez (@LtGovNunez) February 16, 2021
DeSantis Blasts CDC School Reopening Guidelines, as FIU Brings Staff Back to Campus
By NBC, February 6, 2021
On the same day employees of Florida International University were asked to come back to campus, the governor of Florida took aim at the health and safety protocols the university is consulting as the basis for bringing its staff back.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidelines for reopening K-12 schools last week. In Florida, public schools have been open since October, with parents given the option of sending their kids to school or keeping them home for remote learning during this pandemic.
“What the CDC put out, 5:00 on a Friday afternoon — I wonder why they would do it then — was quite frankly a disgrace. It would require, if you actually follow that, closing 90% of schools in the United States. We are open, we remain open, and we are not turning back,” said Gov. Ron DeSantis, without explaining or detailing which part of the guidelines were objectionable.
The superintendents of Miami-Dade and Broward County Public Schools have each announced their support for the CDC guidelines, which are only recommendations.
In a phone call this afternoon, Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said the guidelines are there to make it easier for schools to open, not to shut down schools that are already open. He and Broward Superintendent Robert Runcie have said their district schools are already following almost all of the CDC guidelines.
In a text message exchange Monday afternoon, Runcie said the only recommendation which causes some concern is the six-foot social distancing standard for children. He and Carvalho each agreed that keeping kids that far apart is nearly impossible, which is why their districts use the American Academy of Pediatrics standard of three feet of distance as long as everyone is wearing a mask.
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