When Gov. Ron DeSantis addresses the state do you find yourself yelling at the screen you watch him on, hoping he hears what you’re saying about re-opening Florida?
The state’s task force is interested in hearing the community’s opinion , and has set up a comment submission portal open to all Floridians wishing to submit useful public feedback. State officials, in a release, said public feedback will be a critical component of the task force’s final report to DeSantis.
Users are asked to provide their areas of interest and expertise, and they can upload files up to 30 megabytes in size. Topics include the impacts on small businesses, health care, education, tourism, agriculture, retail, recreation/sports and construction.
DeSantis has said in the past few days he’s trying to draw the line between public health and the reviving the state’s damaged economy, “but we’re going to be consulting and doing it based on data and trends.” He said he’d hoped to have the task force’s recommendations Friday, but some of the subcommittees indicated they will need to submit theirs over the weekend.
Some of the early steps to re-opening, he said, included restarting elective surgeries in hospitals, the possibilities of reopening outdoor seating at some dine-in restaurants to ease grocery store.