Mayor Curry: 'There Could Come A Point Where Everything Is Shut Down'
Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said Wednesday he could enforce a city-wide lockdown if residents don't self-quarantine as more confirmed COVID-19 cases continue to pop up.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order Tuesday closing all bars and nightclub for 30 days and requiring restaurants to limit how many people they let in at a time.
Mayor Curry took that a step further, limiting all social gatherings in Jacksonville to 50 people or less.
But on the Fox Business channel on Wednesday morning, Curry said stricter rules are possible.
"There could come a point where everything is shut down permanently," he said.
But Curry said he's "nowhere close" to making that call at this point because people seem to be complying with state and city restrictions.
As of Wednesday morning there were 314 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Florida. Thirteen are in Jacksonville, and Mayor Curry said he expects that number to rise as testing becomes more widely available.