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DeSantis, White House Coronavirus Task Force doctor talk at UH Health in The Villages

THE VILLAGES, Fla. — With Florida’s coronavirus cases now heading in a positive direction, Gov. Ron DeSantis was in Central Florida this afternoon with Dr. Scott Atlas from the White House Coronavirus Task Force.

DeSantis discussed what he called a promising sign across the state, as just about every leading indicator is headed in the right direction.

Watch the full news conference here:

The new data comes as schools reopen, something the governor continues to stress can be done safely.

DeSantis, flanked by Florida’s Commissioner of Education and one of the newest doctors spoke at UF Health at The Villages on Monday afternoon.

The visit by the governor comes as in Florida schools, both K-12 and higher education are now back in session.

The governor’s press office announced the event Monday morning while DeSantis was holding a roundtable on education in Tallahassee.

Watch Gov. DeSanits hold education roundtable:

Watch the video above to see the full report on the governor’s visit to The Villages.