I live here, so I have no choice.
FL just posted the number of new Covid cases in the last 24 hours: 8,942. The previous high, set 2 days ago, was 5,000. That’s almost doubled in one day. Nationally, the number was approx. 41,000, which means that Fl had over 20% of all the new cases in the country.
I know that “numbers” can be misleading and are significantly affected by number of tests given. So here’s a different statistic: a friend of mine who is an Urgent Care doctor, over the course of 2 days, personally saw 92 cases that presented with Covid-like symptoms the majority of which were under 40 and had been going to the beach, bars, and clubs. The city of Pensacola just reinstated a mandatory mask law and has stopped bars from selling alcohol to be consumed on premises. I’m sure that others will follow suit.
I have no reason to believe that the Governor will issue any kind of state-wide restrictions, for political reasons.
A number of states have already issued a mandatory self-quarantine policy for anyone who has been to FL; I’m sure others will follow. Is this something that you can afford to do?
This isn’t by way of saying that you should cancel your plans, but I’m putting this out there to remind you that there’s more to consider in your planning than resorts, scheduling park days, and which restaurants will be open.
As I said up front, I live here and have to deal with all of this. If I didn’t live here, I would give serious thoughts about coming for a visit…