Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) announced Friday that he will allow Florida businesses to move to Phase Three of the state’s reopening plan, removing all restrictions because of the pandemic, despite the fact that the state had the highest death rate in the United States the previous day.
Florida bars, restaurants, and other businesses will now operate at full capacity, with a required minimum capacity of 50 percent, despite the fact that the death toll has topped 14,000 and cases continue to rise at an alarming rate. Florida confirmed 2,847 new coronavirus cases on Friday, which pushed the state’s total since March to 695,887.
Other businesses that will open starting Monday include strip clubs, many