Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signaled Wednesday that the three south Florida counties who were exempt from phase one of his reopening plan could reopen soon.
“We'll hopefully be able to go forward soon in southern Florida,” DeSantis said during a press conference in Miami Gardens.
DeSantis said he has been looking at the trends and even though the Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties are not quite ready yet, he is optimistic that the region will be ready soon.
Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez echoed the governor’s tone, saying the county wants to open up as fast as possible while being as safe as possible.
“The governor already expressed some of the good news of the state of Florida. There are similar results here in Miami-Dade County. We have less than 100 people that are respirators today in Miami-Dade County,” Gimenez said. “We're formulating plans for how we can open up the economy here in Miami-Dade, and now of course that'll be given to the governor so we get his blessing, before we make any announcements.”