DeSantis extends State of Emergency for COVID-19

DeSantis extends State of Emergency for COVID-19
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis took a victory lap while visiting the White House this spring, before case numbers began to soar.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WWSB) - Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday that he will extend the state of emergency in Florida for another 60 days.

The governor had previously extended the order on Nov. 3. Jared Moskowitz will remain in his position as director of the Division of Emergency Management.

“As Florida recovers and re-launches its economy, l am committed to providing all available resources to assist Floridians and local communities with their efforts,” DeSantis said Tuesday in his order.

Funds can be directed to emergency equipment needed.

The governor told reporters that more COVID-19 vaccines are on the way to the state and they will continue to be distributed to the state’s vulnerable population. He also added that he would not be taking the vaccine until he made sure the needs of the state’s senior population were met.

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