Senator Jose Javier Rodriguez (D-Miami) on Friday welcomed Governor Ron DeSantis’ decision to reverse his previous position withholding from the public critical information on testing numbers involving suspected coronavirus cases in Florida. He issued the following statement:
“Under Florida law, the public has a right to know when a serious outbreak of an illness threatens our state. Such information not only helps them better prepare, but to take safety measures to protect themselves and their families.
“I welcome the governor’s reversal on withholding this information, and look forward to a continuation of this transparency as the state monitors the progression of this disease.”