By: Saraana Jamraj
Governor Ron DeSantis issued a statewide executive order directing the State Surgeon General to issue a public health advisory to all persons over 65 years of age, urging them to stay home and take other precautionary measures.
He extended that order to people of all ages who have serious underlying medical conditions that place them at a high risk of severe illness from COVID-19. These conditions include chronic lung disease, asthma, heart conditions, immunocompromised status, those undergoing cancer treatment, and severe obesity.
Governor DeSantis also urged for a public health advisory against all social or recreational gatherings of ten or more people and urging those who can work remotely to do so.
While this order leaves many out and does not yet address the majority of the population, it may be particularly crucial in Coral Springs, where 11 percent – of the population is 65 years or older, and are being asked to stay home.