Friday, June 19, 2020
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis pointed to clusters of "overwhelmingly Hispanic" day laborers and agriculture workers driving the state's recent coronavirus spike -- but farmworkers and industry associations argue that resources and testing came too late to those communities, according to new reports. The Republican governor told reporters Tuesday that cramped living and working conditions for migrant workers and Hispanic construction workers are partly to blame, according to WFOR-TV.
But Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried argued that the majority of farmworkers left several weeks ago after harvests ended and that the real uptick is in non-agricultural areas, according to the Miami Herald.
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