Gov. DeSantis “We’re not going back, closing things…we’re open, we know who we need to protect”

During an appearance Tuesday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said his state would not go backwards in reopening despite a rise in new in-state Covid-19 cases.

Questioned by reporters if he’d follow Texas and tell people to stay home, DeSantis said:

“We’re not going back, closing things. I don’t think that that’s really what’s driving it, people going to a business is not what’s driving it,” DeSantis continued “I think when you see the younger folks, I think a lot of it is more just social interactions, so that’s natural.”

DeSantis added “We’re open, we know who we need to protect, most of the folks in those younger demographics, although we want them to be mindful of what’s going on, are just simply much much less at risk than the folks who are in those older age groups.”

Appearing on CNN, DeSantis was challenged by anchor Chris Cuomo and had a contentious exchange.