MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is expected to update Floridians on the latest coronavirus developments during a press conference at 5 p.m. Monday.
The press conference will be taking place at the Florida State Capitol.
On Saturday, the governor ordered the Division of Emergency Management activated to level II to coordinate a statewide response to the coronavirus in the state.
“I have directed the Division of Emergency Management to activate to Level II to ensure our state has all the necessary resources engaged as we respond to COVID-19,” said Governor DeSantis. “It is critical that we proactively coordinate all state resources to mitigate the threat and contain COVID-19. I urge all Floridians to take necessary precautions and follow hygiene guidelines issued by the Surgeon General and Florida Department of Health.”
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