Florida Governor Vows to Keep Schools Open, Calls CDC Guidelines a ‘Disgrace’

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday vowed to keep schools in his state open, regardless of the latest guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which he said would close almost all schools in the nation if applied.

“Florida schools are open for in-person instruction. Every single parent in this state has a right to send to send their kid to in-person instruction. We have done it the right way, we are not going to turn back,” DeSantis said during a press conference. “What the CDC put out, 5 o’clock on a Friday afternoon-I wonder why they would do it then-was quite frankly a disgrace.”

“It would require-if you actually followed that-closing 90 percent of schools in the United States,” the Republican governor said. “We have been open. They will remain open, and we are not turning back.” Read more…

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