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DeSantis plans Florida’s next steps after Covid-19

April 15, 2020 - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said he is assembling a task force that will focus on the state’s next steps in the Covid-19 pandemic. “The president has talked about reopening the country and some governors in the northeast and the west have talked about the next phase. It’s prudent to start thinking about and planning for people to get back to work and society to function in a healthier way,” DeSantis said during a Wednesday afternoon news conference. He said the task force will address the “resurgence and reopening” of Florida, spanning a wide range of economic sectors. He cited small business, agriculture, restaurants, tourism, large events and conventions, recreation, international travel and education, as well as employer access to Covid-19 testing. DeSantis wants to tap elected officials, people in business and in education for the task force. He said he hopes to release the names of task force members by the end of the week.

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