Gov. Ron DeSantis Brings The Fun Back Into The Sunshine State
It’s party time again in Florida.
On the final Friday of September, Gov. Ron DeSantis the Sunshine State is moving into full Phase 3 of its reopening from COVID-19 restrictions
The order specifically lifts COVID-19 restrictions on restaurants also states that bars, pubs and nightclubs that derive more than 50 percent of sales from alcohol should operate at full capacity with limited social distancing protocols.
How broad this is implemented across the state remains to be seen, but the order lifts all county and local restrictions, so if a bar, nightclub or bar wants to open and have full capacity, it is allowed to do that per Gov. Ron DeSantis’ announcement.
This is also not a short-term thing, unless there’s another huge outbreak. “We’re not closing anything going forward,” DeSantis said.
DeSantis, who made the announcement at a restaurant/bar in Tampa, also got a lot of votes for “coolest governor in America” by also saying he believes college students in Florida should get kind of a party “bill or rights.”
This was in response to Florida State announcing it would suspend students who take part in large gatherings on or off campus.
“I personally think it’s incredibly draconian that a student would get potentially expelled for going to a party,” DeSantis said. “That’s what college kids do.”
The governor said he is willing to consider a college students’ “bill of rights” that would preclude state universities from taking actions against students who are enjoying themselves.
Florida’s coronavirus cases peaked in July but have been on a steady decline in August and September.