U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor is urging Gov. Ron DeSantis to reissue a COVID-19 emergency order in response to the surge in coronavirus cases across the state.
“I’m calling on Governor DeSantis to once again issue a Coronavirus emergency order to allow more flexibility for a surge of nurses and medical professionals from out-of-state to treat patients and stabilize costs for our overburdened hospitals,” Castor said.
An emergency order would allow DeSantis to temporarily rescind Florida’s restriction against non-state licensed providers, allowing for more health care workers to come from out-of-state to help. This was done last year during a spike.