Senator Rick Scott: 9 Steps U.S. Needs to Take Right Now on Coronavirus

March 11, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott released a list of nine recommendations to quickly combat the spread of the Coronavirus in the United States.

Senator Rick Scott is recommending the following actions:

  • Enhance the testing process and immediately open mobile testing sites nationwide to isolate the at-risk population;
  • Temporarily shut down all U.S. borders to foreign tourism. If Americans choose to go on an international trip, they must submit to a health screening and a 14-day quarantine upon their return to the U.S.;
  • Close all schools for 14 days in areas where we are seeing local transmission and community spread; 
  • All hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and senior centers need to severely limit visits and all people, especially employees, must be screened when entering these facilities;
  • When there is a new case that is linked to travel, the CDC must release locations the individual visited before returning home, the airports they traveled through, relevant flight or train numbers and if there were any underlying conditions;
  • Government buildings be shut down to visitors and only open for officials and their staff. Government must function at all times, especially during a public health crisis;
  • All hospitals need to prepare to halt elective procedures to ensure there are enough beds available for the sick;
  • Make sure researchers have the time and resources necessary to get a vaccine done quickly; and
  • States must immediately start implementing containment zones.

Read more in Senator Scott’s Fox News op-ed HERE.