More officials are coming forward to address young Americans amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Among those include Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R). He is warning young Americans of the impact that the coronavirus can have on them and why they need to start taking things seriously.
DeSantis appeared on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” to discuss the measures being taken across Florida to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
The broadcast opened with images of spring breakers crowding Florida beaches and how they are “ignoring the warnings to socially distance from one another.”
The conversation transitioned to beach closings. Co-host Steve Doocy asked DeSantis for clarification on closing state beaches to groups less than ten.
“The message I think for spring breakers is that the party is over in Florida,” DeSantis said, adding, “You’re not going to be able to congregate on any beach in the state.”
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He went on to explain that every beach will have to follow the Center for Disease Control’s guidelines. However, he said that some beaches will stay open.
Doocy asked DeSantis what his main concern for the state was.
“For us, it’s just supplies,” DeSantis said. He continued, “We’ve ramped up testing but I need more swabs, I need more of the reagents.”
Florida Sen. Rick Scott also addressed the issue. Scott appeared on CNN’s “New Day” to speak to both state and local officials as well as spring breakers.
“I think they ought to do everything they can to stop people from being on the beach,” Scott said, adding, “The only way you can go on the beach is if you’re going to be on there by yourself.”
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JUST NOW: "What are you thinking? Stop doing it! Now!"— John Berman (@JohnBerman) March 19, 2020
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Scott encouraged Americans to take care of themselves and their families while questioning why they are congregating on the beaches.
“What are you thinking? Stop doing it! Now!” Scott said.
According to reports, there are 360 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 9 deaths in Florida.