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Mon Sep 28, 2020, 05:05 PM

Florida lifts all COVID-19 restrictions

Source: ABC News

Florida residents will no longer be fined for not wearing face masks and COVID-19 restrictions on all businesses in the state, including restaurants and bars, have been lifted in an effort to help the state's economy, according to Gov. Ron DeSantis.

"Every business has the right to operate," DeSantis said at news conference Friday. "Some of the locals can do reasonable regulations. But you can't just say no."

Local governments can put their own restrictions in place as long as they don't limit restaurant seating to less than 50% occupancy. Local officials will be required to justify restrictions that limit a restaurant's occupancy to less than 100% capacity.

Florida logged nearly 2,000 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday and the state's total number of cases tops 700,000. In addition to infections, at least 14,037 residents have died of the virus, according to the state health department.



Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/Health/florida-lifts-covid-19-restrictions/story?id=73294496&cid=clicksource_4380645_4_three_posts_card_hed



Fucking idiots. This is going to get BAD, and fast. Infections are going up, deaths are going up, and GOPers don't give a fuck.



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Reply Florida lifts all COVID-19 restrictions (Original post)
groundloop Sep 28 OP
bullimiami Sep 28 #1
Blue Owl Sep 28 #2
tinrobot Sep 28 #3
minidriver Sep 28 #11
Lochloosa Sep 28 #14
NRaleighLiberal Sep 28 #4
blueinredohio Sep 28 #5
doc03 Sep 28 #13
RKP5637 Sep 28 #6
ace3csusm Sep 28 #7
LisaL Sep 28 #9
underpants Sep 28 #8
Aviation Pro Sep 28 #10
Initech Sep 28 #12
woodsprite Sep 28 #15
secondwind Sep 28 #16
steve2470 Sep 28 #17
catrose Sep 28 #18
enki23 Sep 28 #19
JudyM Sep 29 #31
bluestarone Sep 28 #20
Cetacea Sep 28 #23
progressive nobody Sep 28 #21
Javaman Sep 28 #22
Evolve Dammit Sep 28 #24
PSPS Sep 28 #25
Doodley Sep 28 #26
AC_Mem Sep 28 #27
CountAllVotes Sep 28 #28
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Sep 28 #29
Aussie105 Sep 29 #30
Earthshine2 Sep 29 #32
vercetti2021 Sep 29 #33
MySideOfTown Sep 29 #34
HockeyMom Sep 29 #35
Maxheader Sep 29 #36
VWolf Sep 29 #37

Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 05:08 PM

1. Everyone has the right to get sick or make others sick. That's the republic(an) la florida for ya.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 05:08 PM

2. Let's send tRump to Mar-A-Lardo for a few weeks

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 05:10 PM

3. Cripes. Is he trying to spike numbers to depress turnout or someting?

We all know by now there will be huge spike in 2-4 weeks. That's just in time for election day.

If the numbers are really bad, some might choose to stay home and not vote.

Or maybe I'm overthinking this.

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Response to tinrobot (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 05:36 PM

11. That would not be surprising

With most of mr drumpf's followers perfectly willing to swim through a pool filled with broken glass and used hypodermic needles to cast their vote, DeSatanis is probably banking on that to deliver Florida's electoral votes to his BFF.

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Response to tinrobot (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 05:46 PM

14. I'll walk through broken glass barefoot...well maybe with my flip-flops on...to vote

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 05:15 PM

4. ah, Florida

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 05:18 PM

5. Wonder how many snow birds stay home this year.

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Response to blueinredohio (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 05:46 PM

13. I know one that said they are staying up

north this year. I am not going either.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 05:20 PM

6. There will be an influx of funeral homes in Florida. This is not going to be good

at all especially as the numbers increase and the likelihood of picking it up increases. There are going to be a lot of people flocking to Florida for fun in the sun, and they won't give a damn about any masks, and especially after a few drinks and no one else is wearing them.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 05:22 PM

7. Bingo the new voter surpression

They will have a huge outbreak in 2 weeks who do you think is more likely to stay home and not vote (those who believe Covid19 is real ,Democratics). Republicans will still go out and vote to own the libs...

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Response to ace3csusm (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 05:30 PM

9. Thankfully they can vote by mail.

NT

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 05:24 PM

8. FloridaMan

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 05:33 PM

10. For those who think Democrats will not come out to vote

Think again. The Rona will not deter me from casting my vote on Oct. 19, 2020.

Nothing will.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 05:40 PM

12. What could go wrong?

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 05:48 PM

15. Just got off the phone with my MIL

She said everything is open, even the schools, and there have been no new cases.

I was going to ask if she meant no new cases on her block? In the development? In Englewood? Because it sure as hell isn’t “no new cases” in all of Florida.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 05:54 PM

16. They have almost 1,900 new cases TODAY .... they are crazy!!!

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 06:23 PM

17. Please, either A- Vote Early when the crowds are light or B- Take your mail-in ballot, in person....

to the county elections office. I am opting for Option B myself. DO NOT TRUST THE MAIL.

WE CANNOT LET DeSantis deter us from voting !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 06:30 PM

18. Holy cow! Should we set up homes for Florida refugees? (After they make arrangements to vote)

I not only wouldn't go out of the house, I wouldn't feel real good about staying in the house either.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 06:35 PM

19. Well, it's not double blind, but at least we have a control group.

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Response to enki23 (Reply #19)

Tue Sep 29, 2020, 01:40 AM

31. What a horrible truth.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 06:43 PM

20. Very possible some beautiful kids will die!

The people in florida should be in the streets. ( but i guess most of them support their fucking Gov,) So SAD. In my mind i just cannot understand these people!

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 06:53 PM

21. Sure let's shoot for 10 million cases by Thanksgiving and

 

500,000 dead by Christmas.


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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 06:57 PM

22. And yet DeSatan doesn't get sick :( nt

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 07:10 PM

24. Sickening display of sociopathic-led leadership and Cult 45. Good fucking luck FL. We won't visit

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 07:14 PM

25. "I lose less money if I just stay closed."

That's what many restaurateurs say when they open up because, despite their being open, few, if any, customers want to come in because it's too dangerous.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 07:18 PM

26. To paraphrase DeSantis: "I want to kill many more people."

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 07:41 PM

27. God I hate Florida's government

What a bunch of idiots!!!

Luckily - there are people who have common sense and will continue to wear masks and take precautions. Just because someone says that today everything is "magically" safe, does not make it so. Those who will not protect themselves will find out very quickly that this virus is far from gone.

How stupid to lift all restrictions right when flu season begins and the virus is spiking all over the country. It's just insanity. And he will find out when we end up in a red zone again, which is going to happen.

All we can do at this point is to try to protect ourselves. We know what to do - keep clean, sanitize, wear our masks, wash our hands. There is no freaking way i'm going without my mask. I don't think this is going to be behind us until WELL into 2021.

Annette/Orlando

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 08:39 PM

28. K&R

& recommend !!

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 09:24 PM

29. They going to put high fences on Mar A Lago?

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 29, 2020, 01:08 AM

30. The economy needs feeding!

Please, Floridians, pretend the virus doesn't exist, and go out and spend. The economy needs you!

Be quick, because you may get too sick too soon to go spend.

If you die, please smile as you do, knowing you have done your bit to help your country!

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 29, 2020, 02:00 AM

32. I live in Palm Beach County. Ironically, this will cause me to go out even less. nt

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 29, 2020, 02:06 AM

33. Good fucking Lord

At this rate we're going to have to just fucking cutoff Florida all together. Like quarantine the whole state

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 29, 2020, 05:26 AM

34. Most businesses are already open.

There is a subset of the population here, that goes out and parties. Mostly under 65. There is another subset of the population that stays home. Mostly over 65. There may therefore be the same number of people going to more places.

People over 65 realize that while they constitute 15% of Rona cases they also constitute 82% of rona fatalities. That isn't going to change if we just stay home, but it could easily increase if we go out to the rona swap meets. So I think the people like me (over 65) will just continue to stay home, save money and get take out and/or delivery of food and booze. Result: businesses will have to share a decreasing per capita of younger customers, and the rona cases will mount. Older folks will just keep on doing what they're doing.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 29, 2020, 08:12 AM

35. Daughter's MIL is flying up from Florida for both shoulders surgery in NY

in October. Will have to quarantine for 14 days before it. She is staying in her old apartment which her younger daughter now rents. MIL retired back in July and bought a house down there.

Ok, so she will have to quarantine but what about her daughter? Daughter works at a Salon. If she has to quarantine along with her Mom, she will not get paid and could possibly lose her job.

Beats me why MIL did not just have the surgery in Florida, although it will be a long recovery time and she will be back with family for Thanksgiving.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 29, 2020, 08:18 AM

36. Sure, lettem..thats how sweden got all the publicity....

on success slowing down corona..with no restrictions..

But comparing the swedish society and ours is apples and oranges

imho..They had leaders they trusted..we don't..So let the floridians

run wild and station the 1st infrantry division at the florida border

so none of the possible contagions goes out of the state..

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 29, 2020, 10:01 AM

37. This will end well

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