Under the steady leadership of Governor Ron DeSantis, and despite being faced with challenges as a result of the COVID pandemic, Florida was able to safely reopen– allowing students to return to school and Floridians to go back to work. Businesses started reopening safely and Florida’s economy is recovering. Additionally, an aggressive vaccination effort which has been underway in Florida since December, has resulted in more than 2.4 million Floridians being vaccinated against COVID.
Florida continues to outperform lockdown states like California and New York on all metrics – from lower mortality, to availability of in-person education, to a lower unemployment rate. [from RPOF email 2/27/2021]