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Rep. Frankel Urges Gov. DeSantis to Issue Shelter-in-Place Order

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West Palm Beach, FL, March 25, 2020 | comments

West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement urging Governor Ron DeSantis to issue a statewide shelter-in-place order:

“There is no time to waste – without proper precautions, coronavirus will hit every corner of our state and overwhelm our healthcare system,” said Rep. Frankel. 

Yesterday, Rep. Frankel joined nine members of the Florida congressional delegation in sending a letter to Governor DeSantis requesting a shelter-in-place order. The letter states in part:

“We understand the grave economic consequences this action will have. But hoping to dull the impacts on the economy in the short term by delaying a shelter-in-place order will only exacerbate those impacts in the medium and long term. Instead, we must accept the necessity of a shelter-in-place order now while Congress works quickly to pass an economic stimulus bill that will save jobs, replace lost incomes, and support all Americans. In the long run, the cost of preventive action will save trillions of dollars and save lives.”

Full text of the letter can be found here.


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