Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Yields to Political Pressure on COVID-19 Policy
Friday April 3, 2020 | Randall G. Holcombe
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who has been subject to criticism on his policy response to the COVID-19 crisis, announced more sweeping restrictions on April 1.
While many state-wide restrictions were in place, including closing down restaurants, bars and clubs, barber shops and beauty salons, and dentist offices, he was only recommending (not requiring) that Floridians shelter in place, and left many decisions (including whether to close beaches) to local governments. That is the appropriate response. (more…)