By AP/Reuters In recent years, Florida has been on the brink of the worst outbreak of the coronavirus.
With fewer visitors, the state is experiencing the most severe pandemic in the U.S. While some of the closures are meant to help prevent the spread of the virus, many are simply a sign that the state has fallen behind.
And the trend is expected to continue in the coming weeks.
On Thursday, Gov.
Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in all 50 of Florida’s counties.
The governor’s order suspends all state-sponsored activities for four weeks, with public-school teachers, nursing assistants, social workers and others on notice to stay home from work or take other mandatory steps.
Scott’s order was the first of its kind in the state.
Florida also has the highest number of coronaviruses in the nation at more than 30,000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
And as of Friday, more than half the nation had been infected.
The state has the nation’s second-highest rate of new coronaviral cases and deaths among adults.
About 2,000 people died of coronovirus-related causes in the United States as of January, the CDC says.
On Wednesday, Florida Gov.
Scott was joined in the proclamation by a dozen other governors and local officials from around the country.
The governors signed an executive order ordering a nationwide lockdown of all beaches, including the state’s beaches, public pools, tennis courts and golf courses.
In a statement released by the governor’s office, Scott said:The governor is asking for all Floridians to stay at home and take all necessary steps to protect themselves and their families from the coronoviral pandemic.
In the meantime, the governor is instructing the state to take a proactive and comprehensive approach to protecting its beaches, and is asking that the public stay vigilant by ensuring that the beaches are clean, disinfected and monitored for the coronivirus.
In addition, the governors order directs state agencies to take all steps to ensure that the nation is prepared to contain the spread and that all public health measures are in place to help protect the state, including by increasing the number of people being vaccinated, deploying more workers to the state and expanding outreach efforts.
The order also orders the state health department to develop a plan to expand and maintain its existing public-health programs.
It also asks the state Department of Health and Hospitals to develop an action plan to help reduce the spread.
Scott’s order comes after Florida’s health department issued a warning that it could be at risk of becoming the country’s first “deadliest state.”
More than 200 cases of coronvirus-linked illnesses have been reported in Florida since the beginning of January.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has been warning that the spread is accelerating.
A federal judge in Florida ordered that all beaches be closed until the state completes an investigation into a suspected case of the disease.
The outbreak is especially worrisome for people living in the Keys, where residents are still dealing with the aftermath of the pandemic, which swept through the area in late 2015.
More than 400 people have died in the last two months of the outbreak, and the state of Florida has reported more than 2,100 cases.
The virus has also led to the largest number of fatalities in the US since the pandemics of 1918-1919 and 1979-1982.
In both of those outbreaks, nearly 80 percent of the victims died from the disease, according a Centers for Diseases Control and Protection report.
The US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reports that more than 1.4 million people have been diagnosed with the virus.
Florida, like other states, is also grappling with a severe shortage of clean water and electricity.
The state has had a major shortage of water in recent years due to a lack of natural gas and other resources, but a lack-luster recovery has led to many residents still struggling with the costs of water and power.