DeSantis blasts new CDC guidelines on schools reopening, says Florida schools will remain open

With many students across the country still not in a school classroom, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention unveiled new guidelines on Friday regarding how schools are to reopen. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) isn’t impressed with the new regulations.

DeSantis has made clear that schools in his state will remain open regardless of what the CDC regulations say, the Washington Examiner reported. “What the CDC put out, 5:00 p.m. on a Friday afternoon, I wonder why they would do it then, was quite frankly a disgrace,” DeSantis said during a press conference Monday.

“We are not turning back”

DeSantis blasted the CDC guidelines, noting that actually following them would require “closing 90 percent of schools in the United States.” As noted by the Examiner, the new guidelines recommend schools opening decisions based on a color-coded system on the extent of community spread in the area.

“We are open, we remain open, and we are not turning back. We’ve been open the whole time, since August,” DeSantis said of Florida schools.

The governor noted that despite his state opening schools months ago, COVID cases among children are lower than in dozens of other states. “We had kids doing camps and athletics and all that over the summer, and we’ve been in-person as much as anybody in the country, and yet, we are 34th out of 50 states and D.C. for COVID-19 cases on a per capita basis for children,” the governor said.

He continued, “Thirty-three states have more cases per capita than Florida children, and many of those don’t have a lot of in-person instruction in school.”

“It does not require another $100 billion. The school reopening plan that makes the most sense if you want to open schools, open them. Open the door. Let them come in and let them learn,” DeSantis said.

Helping Democratic interests

DeSantis argued that the rules have nothing to do with following the science and are instead focused on pleasing partisan interests.

“The only reason that is not happening across this country like it is in Florida … It’s one reason and one reason only,” the governor insisted. “Because the Democratic Party puts the interests of education unions and special interests ahead of the well-being of our children and of our families.”

Check out the governor’s speech below:

Fox News reported that $128 billion is devoted to school reopening in Biden’s coronavirus relief bill. However, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office says only a fraction of that amount would actually go to schools this year. The bulk of that money is not scheduled to be spent until 2022 and 2023, with some funding set to go out as late as 2028.

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  1. Looks as if Florida is going to have the smartest kids on the block! Very few students nationwide have the study habits or self-discipline to do the “zoom” thing and do it well. Skru xiden.
    TRUMP WON. 2020

    1. THE TEACHERS DON’T CARE ABOUT OUR CHILDREN’S EDUCATION, OR WHAT IT IS DOING TO OUR CHILDRENS METAL HEALTH.
      THE SCHOOLS SHOULD HAVE NEVER CLOSED, BASED ON THE SCIENCE.
      WE NEED REAL TEACHERS WHO LOVE AND BELIEVE IN PROVIDING OUR CHILDREN WITH A GREAT EDUCATION, SO THEY CAN SUCCED IN THEIR FUTURE LIVES.
      THESE TEACHERS DON’T CARE, SINCE THEY ARE BEING STILL RECEIVING THEIR SALARIES FOR DOING ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. IT’S TIME THEY GET RID OF THE UNIONS, WHO ARE BACKED BY THE RADICAL DEMORATS.

      WE NEED HISTORIC PRESIDENT TRUMP BACK IN THE WHITE HOUSE, WHO DID ACTUALLY WIN IN 2020….WITH THE HELD OF ALMIGHTY GOD, HE STILL MAY END UP BACK INTO THE WHITE HOUSE SOONER THAN WE THINK.

      ALMIGHTY GOD, PLEASE SAVE AMERICA AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE FROM THESE SATAN DEMORAT POLITICANS, WHO’S AGENDA IS TO TURN AMERICA INTO A COMMUNIST CONTROLLED COUNTRY.

  2. The Governor is absolutely right. Enough of the politics. They got President Trump out of office now they want to take over the whole darn Country! Don’t let them do it Governor.

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    1. Oh Dean, the lying dems just love sheep like you. Stop following CNN and MSNBC and you just might retain some brain cells!

  4. Dean, you are probably a left-wing liberal demorat and a moron. If you have children they will follow in your foot steps and be idiots like you. You are apparently a Trump hater.

    1. Yes, Thomas F. McGrath, Dean does sound like one who probably doesn’t like Trump ! Your words are very profound ! I feel like you do! Good post !

  5. THIS IS WHY CHURCH RUN SCHOOLS OF ALL FAITHS & PRIVATE RUN
    SCHOOLS TURN OUT BRILLIANT STUDENTS & HAVE WAIT LISTS. THEY
    ARE THEY HAVE THEIR OWN LAWS & RULES & ARE VERY STRICT
    IN ENFORCING THEM

  6. My grand kids have been in school since September. I hope they don’t have to close and do it again. This is ridiculous. Last summer there was a open school safely plan on website and everyone in my state pretty much followed it and opened. Some Democrat mayors didn’t or tried and shut down again and some are probably still part time in person but a lot are opened. I bet 50%of all schools in the US are already open.

    1. Not in Nevada. Our incompetent, Democrat, syncophant governor just follows California and is destroying our childrens’ education. Maybe it is time to abolish teachers’ unions. Then we have the daughter of a former politician in our state legislature who wants to abolish the teaching of “Government” in our schools and replace it with “Multicultural Education”. What will that result in — all the kids in our schools not understanding our Constitution, how government functions and why their vote is important, i.e., just vote for the Democrat. Legislators like that should be banned from being in an elected position.

  7. Dean,
    A Dean you are NOT! I will not berate you. You’re ignorant and personally biased statement has already done that! Florida is excelling at educating the coming generations without exposing them to the virus because of Florida’s brave and leading Govenor is and has been doing the right thing by leaving the schools open.
    It would be wise for you to learn from what DeSantis does. It seems to me you are quite incapable of appreciating or tolerant of what Florida’s Governor has been doing. Ron DeSantis has my vote to be the Next President of the United States!

  8. Governor DeSantis continues to do an amazing job! If only the Dumbocrack governor of PA, my home state, would follow his example!

  9. Don’t bend down to these demonic hungry power! All they care about is their own life not love for American ppl. Missed President Trump! It’s just a matter of time all these swamps will go down in their dirty crocodile polluted water. Evil works only lasts for awhile TRUTH prevails!

  10. I doubt very much if all the BS that has occured ( and more is coming) would be taking place if the rightful legtimate candidate DJT were still in the WH. Biden is a lying useless incoherent POS.

  11. Gov DeSantis is right…100%!! This is one man who is so much like Trump–a fighter, someone who puts his citizens before politics and respects the will of the people and their ability to think for themselves and make their decisions on how to best handle the virus….Wow! What a breath of fresh air he is!! We should have our schools open across the country…Biden follows the unions because they give him a ton of money to do their bidding…the CDC and WHO follow Biden and China… not the other way around. We all know it’s all about money and power and control…and it is so sad that they are willing to use our children’s lives as pawns in their games!!

  12. Get on with life as usual. The only things my twice worn mask caught this last year was Farci flip flopping and traces of liberal insanity.

  13. Thanks to Governor DeSantis we have another patriate in The USA that takes care of his Florida people and educating there children. President Trump is proud of you and so are the American people . Blessings

  14. The governor of Fla. is a very smart man. He will keep all our schools open like they are supposed to be for the kids of Fla. I back governor DeSantis all the way.

  15. Watch Fox News and stop being brainwashed with the lies from CNN, MSNBC. The Biden agenda is to punish those that do not want a communist nation. I don’t. Does anyone else? If you are part of it, you need to move to China. Maybe after the leader deems you as inferior, you can live happily in a concentration camp.

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