As Covid-19 cases continue to rise in Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday he was less worried about July 4 outdoor gatherings this coming weekend because “the science is pretty clear” that they are safer.
There are no plans at the state level to close beaches or parks.
“Doing things outdoors in Florida is less risky than doing things when you’re packed indoors,” he said in a news conference Wednesday, in response to a question about Fourth of July weekend. He added that “it needs to be controlled” but that certain localities are doing that, and that his bigger concern was people crowding indoors.
“By and large, the virus does not like sunshine, heat, and humidity. I think every study has shown that,” DeSantis said.
He did caution those 65 and older, and those who have underlying medical conditions, to take necessary measures to isolate.
“We all have a responsibility not to put others in jeopardy,” he said.
CNN asks Gov. DeSantis about case spike: