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Florida relented Wednesday and joined the growing majority of states to issue stay-at-home orders.
As the nation’s third most populous state with more than 21 million residents, Florida ranks fifth in the number of COVID-19 cases with 6,741, resulting in 84 deaths.
The CDC does not generally issue advisories or restrictions for travel within the United States. However, cases of COVID-19 have been reported in many states, and some areas are experiencing community spread of the disease.
Stay home, help stop the coronavirus spread.
Crowded travel settings, like airports, may increase your risk of exposure to COVID-19, if there are other travelers with COVID-19. There are several things you should consider when deciding whether it is safe for you to travel. Things to consider before travel: Is COVID-19 spreading where you’re going? If COVID-19 is spreading at your destination, but not where you live, you may be at higher risk of exposure if you travel there.
The United States leads in coronavirus cases, but not pandemic response. Experts around the country have been churning out model after model to try to predict the coming chaos unleashed by the new coronavirus and to make preparations. To limit the damage, Trump announced on 29 March that federal recommendations to practice physical distancing would remain in place at least through the end of April,
The U.S. pandemic response remains a work in progress—fragmented, chaotic, and plagued by contradictory messaging from political leaders. What happens next depends on our government, politicians, and health institutions but, in particular, every inhabitant of this country.
Stay home. Do your part.