Officials in Florida have announced that checkpoints are being set up on highways to screen drivers who are fleeing from New York to escape COVID-19.
According to the New York Post, the checkpoint will be set up on Interstate 95 through Florida’s northern border to prevent incoming drivers as a measure to stop the spread of COVID-19 as told by Gov. Ron DeSantis.
“I think it’s in everybody’s interest that we deal with the spread that we have here now, try to blunt it, flatten the curve, but we don’t allow importing new infections,”
A similar preventative measure was already set up on Interstate 10 to prevent travelers from Louisiana. The Florida Highway Patrol and deputies are encouraging travelers to self-quarantine for 14 days. As for people flying in from the tri-state area, they are also required to follow the same guidelines or face 60 days in jail.