Governor Ron DeSantis Statement On Twentieth Anniversary of 9/11 Terror Attacks

The 20th Anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, should prompt us to reflect on the thousands of lives lost and the enduring legacies of those who perished in the attacks.

It is also a time to remember the sacrifices made by so many men and women in our military, as well as their families, in the years since to help protect our country. Empty chairs at the dinner table, missed holidays and birthdays, and precious time with friends and family have all been forfeited in pursuit of a mission for the good of the nation.

I was honored to have the opportunity to spend time this week with some of Florida’s veterans – many of whom served in wars following September 11th – and thank them for all they have done fighting for the United States of America.

Our service members selflessly give so much to our country, especially those who have made the ultimate sacrifice defending our freedom. These brave warriors deserve our utmost appreciation and gratitude, not only today but every day.

No words or actions can encompass our gratitude for all that our veterans and active-duty military do to protect us. It is imperative that our service members know that they will always have our support. They are truly the best America has to offer.

Governor Ron DeSantis Issues New Orders Seniors and Travelers From Tri-State Area

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed two new executive orders Tuesday evening to deal with the COVID-19 threat:

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-82, directing all persons who enter the State of Florida from an area with substantial community spread, to include the New York Tri-State Area (Connecticut, New Jersey and New York), to isolate or quarantine for a period of 14 days from the time of entry into the State of Florida or the duration of the person’s presence in the State of Florida, whichever is shorter.

The Governor also issued Executive Order 20-83, directing the State Surgeon General and State Health Officer to issue a public health advisory to all persons over 65 years of age urging them to stay home and to take such other measures as necessary to limit their risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Sincerely,

Helen Aguirre Ferré
Director of Communications
Governor Ron DeSantis

Governor Ron DeSantis Orders Quarantine For Travelers From New York, New Jersey, Connecticut

Governor Ron DeSantis

Governor Ron DeSantis signs Executive Order 20-80 regarding travelers from New York, Connecticut and New Jersey:

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-80, directing all persons whose point of departure originates from outside the State of Florida in an area with substantial community spread, to include the New York Tri-State Area (Connecticut, New Jersey and New York), and entering the State of Florida through airports to isolate or quarantine for a period of 14 days from the time of entry into the State of Florida or the duration of the person’s presence in the State of Florida, whichever is shorter.

Sincerely,

Helen Aguirre Ferré
Director of Communications
Governor Ron DeSantis