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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis orders mandatory quarantine for travelers coming from New York & New Jersey

Temperature checks to flyers at South Florida airport

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a new order on Monday that will affect thousands of travelers.

DeSantis ordered a mandatory 14-day quarantine for anybody coming into Florida from New York and New Jersey.

That includes John. F Kennedy, Newark, and LaGuardia airports.

There will also be temperature checks when flyers arrive at South Florida airports.

DeSantis added that staying with family members doesn't count as being quarantined.

"As we're working to stop (COVID-19) in the State of Florida, you're having people consistently come in from one of the top hot spots in the world," he said. "WE don't have people coming in from Wuhan. We don't have people coming from Milan. And yet we have a flood of people coming from New York City."

The Governor also said that he is not ready to order a statewide shutdown. He said those type of orders cause people to move around rather than stay put at home.

The full video of Gov. DeSantis’ press conference can be seen below:

DeSantis Monday COVID-19 Update

WATCH LIVE: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis provides update on COVID-19 pandemic from Tallahassee. This event is scheduled to begin at 4:45pm.

Posted by WPLG Local 10 on Monday, March 23, 2020