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Re-Open Florida Task Force launches public comment submission portal

Ron DeSantis Florida Governor
Posted at 1:37 PM, Apr 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-25 19:58:42-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida officials are inviting the public to weigh in on reopening the state amid the coronavirus outbreak, which has shuttered schools and businesses.

In making the announcement, the governor’s office said “public feedback will be a critical component” in the work of the Re-Open Florida Task Force.

The panel is guiding Gov. Ron DeSantis on his decision to lift an array of restrictions put in place to limit the spread of the virus.

Floridians may submit feedback on any topic related to the re-opening of Florida's economy, including the impacts to small business, healthcare, education, tourism, agriculture, retail, recreation and sports, and construction.

Click here to access the public comment portal.

As of Saturday morning, the state reported more than 30,500 known infections and said nearly 1,050 Floridians have died from COVID-19.

DeSantis is still awaiting the task force’s recommendations, which could come sometime this weekend.


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