Florida has now joined the list of states that are ordering residents to remain in their homes for all but essential activities to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis made the announcement at an afternoon briefing. It was just a few hours after he spoke to President Trump. DeSantis said he’s issuing an executive order that will direct “all Floridians to limit movements and personal interactions outside the home to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or essential activities.”

With this order, Florida is joining more than 30 other states, Washington, D.C and Puerto Rico in ordering a lockdown. In total, the orders affect more than 85-percent of the U.S. population. DeSantis said the order would go into effect in Florida Thursday at midnight.

The executive order will end on April 30, 2020 unless otherwise extended.

Here is a link to the executive order: Click here