FL (STL.News) Governor Ron DeSantis Governor Ron DeSantis continues to receive praise from across the state for his management through the pandemic. Constituents from many walks of life have shared their reactions to key policy decisions over the course of the past year and the positive impacts of those policies on Floridians.
Doug Williams of Indian Rocks Beach, a restaurant manager, bartender, and server, said:
“When I was going through the whole time of the closures I was worried about — was my job going to be secure or not? I was wondering — what am I going to do now? How am I going to pay my bills? That was what was going through my head, all day, every day. How am I going to survive out here every day? I would have had to go into a panic mode had these closures been extended for six months. My biggest fear was Florida shutting down after putting so much time into this restaurant and into this family. I feel the Governor opening the economy was what we really needed. We needed to jumpstart Florida. We depend on tourism. When he decided to open up, I was all for it.”
Laura Joyce of Manatee County, a registered nurse, said:
“As a registered nurse in the healthcare system, I wanted to THANK YOU for such a great job rolling out vaccinations to our state!!