Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Expands Quarantine to Louisiana Travelers, Installing Checkpoints on Roads

Breitbart: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is requiring travelers from Louisiana to self-isolate for 14 days and said the Florida Highway Patrol will install checkpoints on major roads to screen travelers from that area, he announced on Friday.

DeSantis is imposing restrictions on travelers fleeing to Florida from Louisiana — particularly New Orleans, which is emerging as one of the hotspots of the coronavirus outbreak.

“New Orleans is having a lot of problems — they may not be quite as widespread as New York City. There was a concern from the Panhandle that this could impact them,” DeSantis said during a press conference on Friday.

“They are working hard to keep their rates low and we don’t want to add any problems to them,” he added.

The Florida Highway Patrol will install checkpoints on the major roads along the Alabama-Florida state line and screen drivers from Louisiana, with the exception of those driving commercial vehicles.

“There’ll probably be a diversion for folks with certain license plates,” DeSantis said.

Others will be required to tell authorities where they are staying in Florida and told to self-isolate for 14 days. A violation of that order could result in criminal penalties. read more

25 Comments on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Expands Quarantine to Louisiana Travelers, Installing Checkpoints on Roads

  1. New Orleans’ problems always start with the mayor. Each one dumber and shiftier than the last.
    Pretty soon, they’re going to start voting for actual convicts for office straight from the jail cells.

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  2. Good folks at IOTW, it’s official, we are at insanity level now.

    States are fighting with one another and the Federal government is trying to keep the reins in tact. Imagine that?

    Not good. Everyone needs to take stock moving forward.

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  3. Some crazy bitch in Las Vegas wrote in a NEXT DOOR post that she saw a dude sneezing as he walked into Walmart. She was so upset she wanted to call the manager and the police to have him jailed. Then another stupid woman chimes in and says she would have pepper sprayed him. And they were actually talking as if the man was assaulting people. Raping them with his nostrils.

    These are also people who report gunfire to the cops on July 4th during firework displays.
    I deleted my account other day. No one needs that shit in their life.

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  4. I wish i could be in politics or the judiciary. You get to boss people around and you get paid even if you stay home.

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  5. April Fools Day has been canceled this year. There’s no made-up prank that could match the unbelievable shit happening in the real world right now.

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  6. “I deleted my account other day. No one needs that shit in their life.”

    That might not be the best idea, you would never know stuff like this was going on and needed to be watched out for if you hadn’t read it there.

    Knowing what is going on, the attitude of those surrounding you, is a critical awareness.

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  7. New Orleans? New York City?
    But he’s not concerned with Alabama and Georgia?
    Hmmm … wonder what the common denominator might be?

    Maybe he should quarantine Key West, too?

    izlamo delenda est …

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  8. “Knowing what is going on, the attitude of those surrounding you, is a critical awareness.”

    My Pappy always said, “What you don’t know won’t hurt you.”

    Yes, he died at age 53 from a snake bite.

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  9. Perfect paranoia is absolute awareness.
    Or absolute awareness is perfect paranoia.
    Or perfect awareness is absolute paranoia.

    Or something … all I know for sure, is that they’re out to get me!

    izlamo delenda est …

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  10. “Reports that say that something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns—the ones we don’t know we don’t know. And if one looks throughout the history of our country and other free countries, it is the latter category that tend to be the difficult ones.”
    (Rumsfeld)

    izlamo delenda est …

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  11. We have plenty of snakes. Safety Tip: They have the marking of a “D” behind their names, and carry more venom than a sea-snake.

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  12. Ya know what? I’m from Louisiana and I don’t blame Fla’s DeDantis one damn bit.

    We live on the Nortshore of Lake Pontchartrain, halfway between the I-10 Twinspan and Causeway bridges. We were smart; we stayed home during Mardi Gras and didn’t go to any of the huge parades in NOLA or Metairie. The only parade we went to was Lacombes and we watched it from the bed of my pickup.

    When the floats were throwing beads we didn’t try to catch any. “I ain’t touchin’ dat shit!”

    Now that it’s been proven once again that New Orleans is a festering disease-ridden charnel Pit, instead of focusing on the Chink Flu, NOLA mayor Cantrell exposes her inner Socialist Fascist by issuing an illegal unconstitutional order that she is banning gasoline and diesel sales, alcoholic beverage sales, firearms sales and ammo sales. Those are the four major food groups of surviving the ongoing fuckupedness of life on the Southshore.

    We shoulda blowed up all the bridges and let those hag ridden assholes down there survive on nutria and garfish

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  13. @MJA
    “Pretty soon, they’re going to start voting for actual convicts for office straight from the jail cells.”
    Ya’mean, like D.C.? Marion Barry actually ran for office after being out of prison for only two months. His campaign was: “He May Not Be Perfect, But He’s Perfect for D.C.”

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  14. Mansfield lovell MARCH 29, 2020 AT 8:57 AM

    …I’ve had business in Covington but stayed in New Orleans hotels so I’ve spent some time going back and forth over the Causeway, @Mansfield lovell, and I can tell you as an outsider that the difference is night and day as far as the “feel” of the place, the apparent threat level, and the attitudes of the residents. I’m never comfortable on the South end of the Causeway, and even during a brief trip to the French Quarter (I don’t drink so the place is kind of lost on me, but I wanted to see it in person), I always felt more like I was being tolerated as a tourist by people who would otherwise be happy to slit my throat and steal my credit cards. On the North end, I don’t get that. I’ve not had a lot of contact with the police on either end, but the NOLA cops seem to be a bit more concerned with watching tourist cars for tickets than for mayhem in the cities, from what I’ve seen.

    I know a biker who’s mother-in-law lives in NOLA near an embankment on the River, and he goes frequently to the French quarter and says you don’t let anyone get close to you as they are likely to “stumble” into you and rob you, at the very least; and the guys who lived there and worked at the company I was doing business with said to avoid the “rainbow” section of the French Quarter unless you want to get ass-raped, but I never put that to the test so it’s just anecdotal from them, perhaps you know additional…

    …My biggest New Orleans regret is that, when I was there after Katrina and there were still boats on the street in the Lower 9th and smashed cars piled under the overpasses (WELL after Katrina, I might add, pretty slow clean-up), there were several T-shirts for sale alluding to it. I did get a “Willie Nagin and the Chocolate Factory” commemorating their racist Mayor at the time, but I wish I’d have got the blue one with the NOPD logo on it, but spelling out the acronym “Not Our Problem, Dog” in token of their disappearance as the emergency started, apparently to go body-slam and take guns from old ladies who were trying to defend themselves…
    https://www.nraila.org/articles/20050920/turning-tragedy-into-travesty

    …anyway, other than the OEM we see there, I don’t have a lot of reason to return. I DO like the alligator nuggets, tho, and Drago’s in Metairie is a pretty good place for pretty much EVERYTHING they make to eat, but other than that, and given that I don’t enjoy 300% humidity generally speaking, sorry, pass…

    …that Causeway is about the ONLY well-patrolled thing I saw down there, though. I guess it’s just easier to write tickets to tourist and suburban commuters than to actually, you know, enforce laws and stuff in the City proper…

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  15. …but if we’re gonna block interstate travel, it would be a GREAT idea to do CA and NY, with a check to see if they have any Democrat politics in the car with them. If you FIND any, exile to Guantanamo is in order, or at least a one-way ticket to Venezuela, to keep them from infecting the REST of the Nation with their deadly Commievirus…

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  16. If You read the Local Florida Keys FB Page, You’d think We are already

    in Lockdown…People ratting on each Other…So afraid Somebody might

    be smiling….I tear into Them…I use the “C” Word like I’m handing

    out Candy….Ussypays…..

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  17. I like FLA Gov DeSantis clever tactic to get Louisiana drivers to self quarantine at the border. He had FLA DOT put up electronic billboards that announce FREE BOILED CRAWFISH, FREE ABITA BEER AND FREE BEADS TO LA VISITORS. PULL OFF AT FIRST EXIT

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  18. Anonymous – But that was the problem. They were 100% hysterical and no real information.
    I don’t need 30 emails a day with the header “GUNSHOTS???” Only to do my own searches and find out it was a damn Woodpecker. You cannot trust hysterical people. They will get you killed with false info.

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