Florida will allow organized youth activities effective immediately

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Florida will allow organized youth activities effective immediately

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>> WE ARE TAKING YOU TO SOME BREAKING NEWS. THE GOVERNOR IS IN JACKSONVILLE. >> I AM PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY FLORIDA WILL BE LIFTING ALL RESTRICTIONS ON YOUTH ACTIVITIES INCLUDING SUMMER CAMP AND ATHLETICS. WE BELIEVE THAT THIS IS — IT MAKES SENSE BASED ON THE DATA. YOU ARE NOT GOING TO BE INSTITUTING A LOT OF RULES OR REALLY ANY RULES FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. IT WILL PUT SOME QUESTIONS THAT PEOPLE HAVE QUESTIONS, PUT UP, SOME OTHER THINGS, MAYBE BEST PRACTICES. WE TRUST PARENTS TO BE ABLE TO MAKE DECISIONS IN CONJUNCTION WITH PHYSICIANS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS TO BE ABLE TO DO THESE ACTIVITIES. I THINK OUR KIDS HAVE BEEN OUT OF ORGANIZED ACTIVITIES FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS AND I THINK WE NEED TO HAVE A PATH TO GET IT BACK. YOU LOOK AT HOW THE VIRUS HAS AFFECTED THE STATE OF FLORIDA, HERE ARE SOME INTERESTING STATISTICS. WE, IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA HAVE OBSERVED ZERO THE TALLIES UNDER THE AGE OF 25 THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THE PANDEMIC. WE HAVE ALSO OBSERVED MORE TOTAL FATALITIES FOR PEOPLE AGE 90 OR ABOVE THAN TOTAL FOR TALLIES FOR THOSE UNDER THE AGE OF 65. LET ME SAY THAT AGAIN. FLORIDA HAS HAD MORE COVID FATALITIES OVER 90 OF AGE. WE ARE OBVIOUSLY UNDERSTANDING THIS VIRUS HAS A DISPROPORTIONATE IMPACT ON THE ELDERLY, AND FORTUNATELY WE HAVE NOT SEEN ANY

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Florida will allow organized youth activities effective immediately

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Friday that all organized youth activities in the state, including summer camps, will be allowed to resume effective immediately. DeSantis made the announcement during a coronavirus briefing in Jacksonville. While making the announcement, DeSantis said children are much less likely to face issues related to COVID-19. DeSantis said the state believes the decision makes sense “based on the data and observed experience.” DeSantis said the state is not going to be instituting any rules around the resumption of youth activities.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Friday that all organized youth activities in the state, including summer camps, will be allowed to resume effective immediately.

DeSantis made the announcement during a coronavirus briefing in Jacksonville.

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While making the announcement, DeSantis said children are much less likely to face issues related to COVID-19.

DeSantis said the state believes the decision makes sense “based on the data and observed experience.”

DeSantis said the state is not going to be instituting any rules around the resumption of youth activities.

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