ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Five Florida mayors expressed concern about the rising number of coronavirus cases in the state, and begged Gov. Ron DeSantis to change his approach to the virus.
Following a months-long decline from its huge summer spike in the outbreak, Florida has seen a mid-autumn climb in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.
Still, the governor has resisted a return to state-wide restrictions in place earlier in the year.
The mayors of Miami Beach, Hialeah, Miami Shores Village, Sunrise, and St. Petersburg called for consistency in statewide regulations, implementing a mask mandate and restoring state testing sites to full capacity.