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Gov. DeSantis: Elderly residents urged to stay home for next 14 days to avoid COVID-19 exposure

Social gatherings of 10 or more banned in private homes
Posted: 3:30 PM, Mar 24, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-24 15:30:38-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Gov. Ron DeSantis says the Florida Surgeon General is going to issue an advisory encouraging all people 65 and older to stay at home for next 14 days to minimize coronavirus exposure.

DeSantis made the announcement during a press conference Tuesday afternoon.

During the press conference, he said that he was going to sign order requiring travelers from New York City to self-isolate and report close contacts with people in Florida.

This applies to anyone who traveled to the New York City area in the last three weeks.

The governor is also banning social groups of more than 10 in private homes and is asking all all non-essential businesses to begin promoting telecommuting whenever possible.

This is a breaking news story. We're currently working to update this story with additional details.

You can see the full press conference below: