State health officials said that there are 3,198 positive COVID-19 cases and 46 deaths in Florida.
A professor of anesthesiology at the University of Florida is building an open-source ventilator out of items consumers can buy from hardware stores.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will hold a live news conference at 2:30 p.m. to give an update on the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said it and the Florida National Guard will keep an eye on things at a COVID-19 testing site at the Orange County Convention Center, which was scheduled to open at 9 a.m.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is ordering that anyone arriving in the state from Louisiana must self-quarantine because of the coronavirus pandemic.
DeSantis said Friday he is expanding his quarantine order to include Louisiana after officials in the lightly hit Panhandle worried that people will flee New Orleans as the number of positive tests there climb.
The order will require anyone who arrives from Louisiana to isolate themselves for two weeks under the threat of a misdemeanor conviction and a 60-day jail sentence.
He already issued identical restrictions on travelers arriving from the New York area.
DeSantis said the Florida Highway Patrol will set up checkpoints to screen cars arriving from Louisiana.