As Florida makes some small strides in selectively re-opening, the looming arrival of hurricane season remains. State officials are now brainstorming on what should be done should COVID-19 linger into the start of the storm season. As of this writing, over 35,000 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed.
When a hurricane is heading for the United States, Florida is usually first on the list of places that require evacuation and shelters. The state’s emergency management director is collaborating with the Federal Emergency Management Agency on adjustments that may need to be made in the event evacuations and shelters become necessary. This could mean shelters that accept solely those diagnosed with the coronavirus or sheltering in place orders that would vary based on factors such as a building’s ability to withstand the storm and the intensity of the storm itself.
Florida also intends to stockpile millions of protective equipment such as masks to prepare for the arrival of a major storm.
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