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Gov. DeSantis says he will announce plans about 'next step forward for Florida' on Wednesday

Posted at 11:08 AM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 12:57:10-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Tuesday morning, Gov. Ron DeSantis met with President Trump and discussed his plans to re-open Florida.

The president opened the meeting by praising governor DeSantis and inviting him to talk about his plan to reopen Florida.

The governor, assisted by charts and photos of their testing sites, saying that. DeSantis touting the steps the state has taken to protect nursing homes and expanded testing capability.

DeSantis also said that he will have an announcement Wednesday on what he will do when Florida’s safer at home order expires on April 30.

"I created a task force, and I have all kinds of folks," DeSantis said. "We have the great health systems, great docs, business folks, I've got elected officials. They've submitted a report to me. I'm going to be reviewing that today. Obviously we've been thinking about what we're going to need to do. So we'll announce it tomorrow about the next step forward for Florida."

Monday, Gov. DeSantis said the state would open in "baby steps."

“This is uncharted territory. We use the data. We use the facts as best we can,” he said during a Tampa press conference on Monday. “But the fact is, nobody knows what this will do. So, you go slow, you measure, you go steady, and then you make the best decisions, uh, that you can.”

Once it starts, you can watch DeSantis and Trump's meeting live on our Facebook page or on our website.