CORAL SPRINGS, FL – With coronavirus cases surging across the nation, many states are putting in place new shutdowns, restrictions, and mask mandates to reduce the spread of the virus.

Not Florida, though. At least not yet.

In September, Gov. Ron DeSantis pledged to "never do any of these lockdowns again,” according to media reports.

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It’s not likely that DeSantis will respond with the type of restrictive measures implemented last spring at the start of the pandemic.

That’s despite the state averaging around 6,500 new Covid-19 cases a day over the past week or so, an increase from about 2,250 new cases a day at the start of October.

As a result, local leaders in South Florida are considering options to stop the spread on their own.

But it’s unclear what measures they can take.

Coral Springs Mayor Scott Brook said he has asked City Manager Frank Babinec to discuss the issue at the City Commission’s first meeting in December. Brook wants input from staff and commissioners on what authority, if any, Coral Springs has in imposing local measures to curb the spread.

Coral Springs had 4,546 total cases as of Wednesday.


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