Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried Pushes for “Stay-At-Home” Order

Agriculture Commissioner  Nikki Fried Pushes for “Stay-At-Home” Order

Below is the press release by Agriculture Nikki Fried asking Governor Ron DeSantis to implement a statewide “stay-at-home” order.

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried, a member of the Florida Cabinet, asked Governor Ron DeSantis to implement a statewide “stay-at-home” order in response to dramatically increasing COVID-19 cases in the state:

“I want to recognize the difficult choices the Governor has had to make in this public health crisis. No Governor in recent history would have expected to have to make a decision like California, New York, or Illinois have made in the past 72 hours. Shutting down one of the nation’s largest states is a decision that will have an economic impact – but it is a decision that will save lives. Based on the data, we know we are a week behind California’s vast increase in COVID-19 cases. The individuals and businesses I’ve spoken with are growing more anxious by the day. As the nation’s third largest state, we need to go further, and we cannot afford to lose another week. I am asking the Governor to consider implementing a statewide “stay-at-home” order, closing all non-essential businesses for a reasonable time frame, after which time the situation could be reassessed. A piecemeal approach of closing certain communities and businesses risks sowing further confusion. I encourage the Governor to take this decisive action today to save lives and preserve Florida’s economy for our shared future. I will stand by the Governor should he make this difficult decision, and I implore him to do so now.”


19 Responses to "Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried Pushes for “Stay-At-Home” Order"

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    Big al   March 22, 2020 at 7:54 pm

    Wow these comments are mind blowingly dumb. Y’all republicans need to wake up this isn’t some plot it’s a pandemic.

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      Anon   March 23, 2020 at 9:05 am

      If you can keep your head when all about you
      Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
      If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
      But make allowance for their doubting too;
      If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
      Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
      Or, being hated, don’t give way to hating,
      And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;

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    Brenda Hess   March 22, 2020 at 10:40 am

    We need banks, stores, courthouse to be open. Everyone here in Florida already went to drive through – pickup only. Stores for food. Have curb side pickup for groceries. Courthouse you need to renew tags and etc. Most sane people already stay home unless need to go get food, gas etc. Its nice if you can stay home not come out. We will overcome this virus just like flu season and everything else that comes through. Stay away from a lot of people, 6 feet. wash your hands. Love your fellow man. Not everyone is sick just because they have a cough.

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    Frank   March 21, 2020 at 10:53 pm

    Not everyone has an income level or income reserves that will allow them to stay home. These types of mandates are not very well though out.

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    Anon   March 21, 2020 at 12:40 pm

    “Grandpa/Grandma, what did you do during World War Flu?”

    Think about that question.

    During this time, low-level bad actors are being taken out. Natl Guard is deployed to help citizens. Operators are operating while Americans are safe in their homes. Many bad people will disappear. Be vigilant, stay calm.

    The endgame is that later, when Podesta, Clinton, etc., are arrested, all of their support will be removed- the gangs, cartels, change agents, community organizers, provocateurs, and other workers of iniquity who do their dirty work to sow fear, discord, rebellion, blackmail, murder.

    ‘Never let a crisis go to waste’
    ‘Noah’ means comfort and rest, and he was delivered through turbulent times.

    Do you believe in God?
    Do you believe in Country?
    Do you believe in Yourself?

    Stay Strong, Tallahassee. Each of us was born for this moment, our whole lives have prepared us for this. This is a test.

    “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. Love is patient, love is kind.”

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    TG Brown   March 21, 2020 at 8:42 am

    Practically unenforceable but I’m good with a curfew. Maybe it would keep the growing property crime down too.

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    Concerned   March 21, 2020 at 8:08 am

    Nuff said about this stay at home order nonsense…
    Stop the insanity before we get into Depression 2.0 which will cost more lives than this virus.

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    James   March 21, 2020 at 7:52 am

    Move to NY where you can be with the other liberal loons.

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      Angie   March 21, 2020 at 9:09 am

      This is asking for trouble on so many levels. Not all of us have the means to live without income.

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    Jimmy   March 21, 2020 at 3:17 am

    How would you suggest we get food to eat if the supermarkets are shut down? Restricting access to food is asking for trouble.

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    Jeremy Alexander   March 21, 2020 at 12:26 am

    If ALL “non-essential,” government employees wishing to impose a state-wide, “stay at home for a reasonable amount of time” will forfeit 100 percent of their salaries during the “reasonable amount of time” like us private sector “must provide for our families even during times of a virus” would have to do, I might be open to the idea.

    Until then, stay at home if you’d like but do NOT impact those of us who must provide for our families without the luxury of an elected, non-essential, government official job.

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    Mike   March 20, 2020 at 11:16 pm

    Nikki’s savvy, or well-directed, she’s getting ahead of something she’s sure is coming, whether it is or not. Thank God we got DeSantis and not that other guy. If we end up on lockdown I trust him a lot more.

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      Snidely Whiplash   March 21, 2020 at 11:20 am

      If Nikki is directed its likely by George Soros.
      Hey wasn’t George Soros the same man that brought us Andrew Gillum?

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    Tom Brown   March 20, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    Terrible idea

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    Junior Gonzalez   March 20, 2020 at 8:59 pm

    I agree if we all stay home and have the state on lock down it will help save lives. Schools already closed! Close all other jobs like banks and supermarkets for some time to contain and slow this virus.

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      James   March 21, 2020 at 7:55 am

      The common flu has already killed over 20,000. Get real.

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    News Maven   March 20, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    The Maven recommends closing down the Ag Commish office until some time in the future the occupant doesn’t want to parrot our country’s three worst dystopian disasters.

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      Snidely Whiplash   March 21, 2020 at 10:29 am

      Agree Maven.
      Everybody be safe but be aware there are worse things than a massive nation-wide infection.
      The only arrow left in leftist’s “Orange Man Bad” quiver is to crash the USA’s economey beyond the point of recovery and hope the nation votes for Biden over Trump in a mass suicide action.
      However; just like Russia Russia Russia, Impeach Impeach Impeach, and the rest of the Nations baby’s temper tantrums this too will blow up in leftist’s faces just like Wiley Coyote’s ACME products he used to get The Road Runner.
      Leftist’s have proven themselves un-worthy of being believed in anything they say…sorry Nikki but Not Sorry.


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