I support a moratorium on ALL evictions and foreclosures in the state of Florida starting May 1st, 2020 and lasting for a period of no less than 60 days; with the option to reassess extending or reducing this deadline depending on circumstances. Florida residents need security in their residences during this crisis. For families being told to shelter in place to prevent the spread of infectious disease, it is crucial that they continue to have a secure place to do so without fear of removal or retaliation. Over 4.7 million Florida workers alone have been displaced due to the necessary precautions being taken to contain COVID-19.
I also support widespread testing for the virus; especially with regard to vulnerable demographics and individuals who have had a high level of contact with people. It is important that we identify infected individuals as soon as possible to ensure that they can safely isolate themselves. Transparency of testing is also crucial so that we may properly monitor the spread of this illness. It is in everyone’s best interests to contain the spread of COVID-19 as quickly as possible so we can return to normal economic function.