Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis took a dig at Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s coronavirus response – now that the Empire State is “considering” imposing a quarantine on visitors from the Sunshine State.
“I would just ask if it’s done just please don’t quarantine any Floridians in nursing homes in New York,” DeSantis quipped. Saturday at a press conference in Tallahassee when asked about potential travel restrictions.
Cuomo has faced criticism for virus-related deaths among senior citizens after health officials ordered nursing homes and rehabilitation centers to admit COVID-19 patients being discharged from hospitals.
During the height of the Empire State crisis, DeSantis said New Yorkers fleeing to Florida were required to self-quarantine for two weeks when they arrived.
But with the Sunshine State’s case tally growing, the tables have now turned for the states.
On Thursday, Cuomo said a quarantine on a trip from Florida to New York was “something considering.”
“I have experts who have advised me to do that. Consider it now, ”Cuomo said at a press conference.
Florida has recorded more than 93,000 COVID-19 total infections, while New York has seen at least 387,000, according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University.