We asked Facebook: The Hillsborough County EPG is concerned about the state’s recent increase in positive COVID-19 tests. What actions do you believe the governor should take if the numbers don’t start to drop soon?
“Nothing. It should be an individuals responsibility to keep themselves and their friends and family that would be at risk if exposed protected. I don’t expect others to protect me. I certainly don’t want the government telling me what I can and can’t do again!” — David Butcher
“He explained already why the numbers would look like they were increasing. Past tests from jails coming in and the fact they had increased testing. They have also discovered individuals that have had flu shots test positive when they do not have COVID-19. Herd exposure needs to take place to keep our children safe. The elderly and high risk are still being kept safe.” — Beth Lamb Parks
“It’s not about those numbers. We are going to see more positives. It’s about the death rate and the hospital capacity (severity of illness). The surgical, not broad, approach should continue.” — Lesley Shackelford Bateman
“I want him to make masks mandatory everywhere in public. Mandatory!” — Pamela Mills
“They’ve already pointed out that this is too extreme a jump to be due to more testing. It’s something else and needs to be taken seriously.” — Meg Scott
“I’m not certain this should be a sweeping state-wide issue as certain areas can have vastly different experiences. Most of this should be handled closer to the county levels. More important metrics, as opposed to just total cases, would be things like number of hospitalizations (impacts capacity) and the ratio of positive to negative test results.” — Adam Fowler
“Definitely don’t want to see him shut Florida down again. Just use common sense, stay home if you’re sick and wash your hands.” — Sissy Smith Osborne