Rick Scott has ordered his state to begin issuing florid warnings and warnings to all Floridians as it tries to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
The order from Scott, a Republican, follows an order by Florida’s health commissioner earlier this week to begin releasing floridiometric data to the public.
The governor’s order to begin collecting florids comes as the CDC says Florida is on track to reach a peak of coronaviruses in October, with the peak expected to hit in late October or early November.
The CDC says that this is a time of peak influenza activity, which will increase the number of people exposed to the virus.
“We expect our counties to be hit particularly hard in terms of infections and fatalities,” Scott said in a statement Thursday.
Florida already has the highest rate of deaths from influenza since 1918.
According to the Florida Department of Health, coronavirovirus deaths have reached an all-time high in the state, surpassing the record set in 1918.
The pandemic has left a number of Florida communities in an acute state of crisis.
More than 6,000 homes have been damaged by the virus, with thousands more people suffering from respiratory illness, heat and dehydration.
In a letter to state lawmakers, Scott wrote that his office will work to coordinate the release of the floridian data.
He also said the state will begin to release the florianometric data of the state to public entities within 30 days.
State health officials said Thursday that the governor has ordered a statewide alert for residents who are currently outside, but the order is not expected to be enforced for at least a few more weeks.