DeSantis hosts press conference in Miami
MIAMI, Fla. (WCJB) - Gov. Ron DeSantis laid out his plan for establishing facilities specifically for COVID-19 patients.
DeSantis held the press conference at the former Pan American Hospital which is now called the Miami Care Center.
DeSantis said the facility currently has 70 beds available for COVID-19 positive residents of long-term care facilities and will soon have up to 150 beds available.
"It's clear that the most significant impact have fallen on residents in long-term healthcare facilities and how you handle that and approach that, I think has been probably the most critical thing that you can do on a government level," he said.
DeSantis said all staff members at long-term care facilities are required to be tested for the virus every two weeks.
“It’s very important to be careful and to continue to exercise caution and I think we’ve seen particularly the older folks have done a really good job of being very cautious as this thing has continue to affect folks in the community,” he said.
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