Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a 30-day stay-at-home order today during his press conference. The order goes into effect Thursday at midnight.
Residents will still be able to leave their houses for essential businesses such as grocery stores and health care providers. The governor's office will release more details regarding the order later today, according to The Washington Post.
This comes after the daily report from the Florida Department of Health showing that the state had almost reached 7,000 cases.
New COVID-19 cases
Alachua County reached 92 positive COVID-19 cases this evening.
According to a daily report from the Florida Department of Health, the five latest cases are all Florida residents:
The department’s dashboard shows that Alachua County has 14 hospitalizations under the ‘Florida Cases’ tab, but only 13 cases are listed under the ‘Cases by County’ tab. Florida’s cases also soared past 7,700 tonight, with 7,495 being state residents.
The 30th positive case at UF was confirmed this afternoon –– an employee with the University Athletic Association. The worker’s position was not listed.
Alyssa Feliciano and Alex DeLuca contributed to this report.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a news conference at C.B. Smith Park, Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Pembroke Pines, Fla. The park will be used for a drive thru COVID-19 testing facility. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)