The tables are starting to turn on the Sunshine State. With rising COVID-19 cases in Florida, the NY governor is thinking about imposing a Florida quarantine in New York to the Southern state's residents. It's a flip from what Gov. Ron DeSantis enacted in March.
"If you went to Florida, you had to quarantine for two weeks because they were afraid that New Yorkers were bringing the virus to their state," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, according to the Daily News. "Fast forward a 100 days, now we’re afraid they’re bringing the virus to our state.”
While the move isn't finalized yet, the governor has called the move a "full 180" from when DeSantis's imposed on the Empire State's residents.
What Cuomo is referring to is the move DeSantis made in late March, when he ordered all visitors from New York State to quarantine for 14 days on arrival. It was a response to New York being deemed the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreaks.
On Friday, the state once again shattered a daily high record, with 3,822 new cases being recorded along with 43 new deaths.
NY Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today he is considering whether to quarantine travelers from Florida to stop spr… https://t.co/9X39BFoaV1— Daniel Uhlfelder (@Daniel Uhlfelder)1592519401.0
This surpasses Thursday's high of 3,207, which was a new milestone for Florida during the pandemic.
The record spike, which DeSantis has repeatedly downplayed, is what's driving Cuomo into suggesting his own quarantine for Floridians.
'IT IS A REAL CONCERN' New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is considering imposing a quarantine on people traveling to N… https://t.co/WlcD8W7be7— FOX 35 Orlando (@FOX 35 Orlando)1592567467.0
It's unclear whether Cuomo will move forward with the proposition, but he says he has been advised by experts to impose it.
Narcity has reached out to Governor Ron DeSantis' office for comment.
This wasn’t only about what government did. This was about what people did. Together, New Yorkers bent the curve b… https://t.co/kd47cRDAw7— Andrew Cuomo (@Andrew Cuomo)1592586574.0
If the quarantine does go into effect, Florida likely won't be the only state impacted. The Daily News further reported that Cuomo is considering other states that have seen rising case counts be quarantined when visiting.