Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gave a COVID-19 update on Thursday and announced that Florida will not go under another lockdown.
“We are having no lockdowns. No mandates in Florida,” DeSantis said speaking at a new COVID-19 vaccination site in Panama City.
The governors announcement comes after President Joe Biden suggested that America may have to go into another lockdown if citizens don’t follow the CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
According to DeSantis, more than 3 million senior citizens ages 65 and older already got the vaccine.
Florida residents who are 60 and older are now eligible to receive the vaccine statewide.
DeSantis said he’s expecting to lower the age of eligibility to 55 and older “certainly in March” and “probably pretty soon.”
“I think that we’re going in the right direction. We’re not done. We gotta continue making sure these vaccines get out,” DeSantis said.