Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said he will keep restaurants open amid the pandemic and slammed New York for banning an indoor dinner as horrific images show state bars full of people without eyebrows eating. drinking and dancing.
On Tuesday the governor defended restaurants at a press conference inside the Okeechobee Steakhouse on West Palm Beach, the oldest steak house in the state.
‘At a time when people in our service industries, particularly in restaurants, accommodation and hospitality, are being taken on their chin, especially in some other states that have been completely shut down, we just want to send the message – some may close. you down. We want to pull you up, ‘said DeSantis, throwing a New York injection.
Florida restaurants, bars and nightclubs were allowed to reopen at full capacity in late September despite the threat of the virus.
Impressive photos from this week show a large crowd of young people without mask drinking, packed lines, and spies avoiding social distance protocols at bars and clubs.
On Tuesday Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said he will keep restaurants open among the disorganized and oppressed states like New York for banning indoor dinner despite condoning coronavirus cases in the state
What is pandemic? A crowded view can be seen between the kitchen and the Office bar in Delray Beach late on Saturday afternoon
Dancing the night away! Pictured were fans without a mask and dancing closely together at Capones on December 10 in Fort Lauderdale
Long wait times: View of full line to enter Tin Roof bar on Delray Beach pictured Saturday afternoon
Florida’s approach to treating the pandemic has been very different from New York, which closed food within Monday due to a surgeon in COVID-19 infections.
DeSantis said the majority of new COVID-19 cases come from home collections and cited a recent report from the New York government that found that 1.4 percent of new coronavirus cases were recovered to restaurants and bars.
‘We need to understand that most diseases occur in people’s homes, especially if you have people coming together, so closing a restaurant for food is interiors are going to get more people to do that in private homes at least, ‘DeSantis said.
‘Even if you think it’s more than just 1.4 per cent, the appropriate response is to inform people about situations where you may be at higher risk. Not shutting down. Let individuals make decisions about what they are comfortable doing, ‘he said.
On Tuesday the governor defended keeping restaurants open at a press conference at Okeechobee Steakhouse on West Palm Beach, the oldest steak house in the state
DeSantis said he met with Okeechobee Steakhosue employees and some talked about the importance of keeping their doors open during the pandemic. The waitress Theresa Hodgdon above
Exterior view of Okeechobee Steakhouse, the oldest steak house in the state, above
‘We have your back if you are someone who is a waiter, or a chef, or if you are a family business – you are an important part of our state,’ said DeSantis.
‘You work on people who work hard to make a living. You have the right to do that. You are going to defend that right with the governor, ‘he said.
Restaurant waitress Theresa Hodgdon, a single mother of two, was shedding tears at the press conference and thanked the governor for allowing the steak restaurant to remain open.
The governor also noted that there are about 40 states with a higher number of COVID-19 infections and hospitals per capita than Florida.
On Wednesday Florida recorded more than 1,155,335 coronavirus cases and more than 20,200 resident deaths.
Getting out of control: Partiers fight outside Budda Garden in Delray Beach late Saturday
No social distance: large crowd pictured close together without alien faces at Capones on Dec. 10 in Fort Lauderdale
Pictured are visitors close to each other at Capones on December 10th
Florida has steadily increased COVID-19 cases since mid-October, a few weeks after the governor announced that the state was at Stage 3 of reopening that allowed restaurants and bars to operate at full capacity at the end of the year. Sultan
Florida has been steadily raising COVID-19 cases since mid-October, a few weeks ago the governor announced that the state was at Stage 3 of reopening that allowed restaurants and bars to operate at full capacity at end of September.
The state now reports an average of more than 9,000 cases per day. On Tuesday the state reported a favorable rate of 9.28 percent.
This week video footage of a DJ set and dance party at the Peach McSorley Inn in Fort Lauderdale showed dozens of people packed up close together, many of them seen without a mask dancing.
On Wednesday Florida recorded more than 1,155,335 coronavirus cases and more than 20,200 resident deaths. A group of parties at the McSorley’s Beach pub in Fort Lauderdale above
Dancing the Night Away: A View of Hollywood Live Nightclub live in Hollywood, Florida this week above
Musicians danced the night away without wearing masks and avoiding socializing at the Rock n Angels bar and club in Boca Raton on November 22nd.
Some nightclubs and bars have long lines to get in and have seen fans dancing close together and hanging out in groups without a mask.
On Wednesday residents at John Knox Town in Pompano Beach were among the first residents of a long-term care facility in the country to receive the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
More than 16 million coronavirus cases have been reported nationally since the outbreak began and more than 306,000 people have died.