WASHINGTON, D.C. – In case you missed it, Senator Rick Scott wrote an op-ed for the Orlando Sentinel and Sun Sentinel on steps every American can take to help our country end the spread of the Coronavirus and get back to normal.

In the op-ed, Senator Rick Scott wrote, “America needs a plan for reopening our economy as soon as possible in areas where it’s safe to do so. These decisions should absolutely be guided by our public health officials who are closely tracking the situation on the ground in our communities. But it is essential that in the face of this crisis and trauma, we also protect and preserve our economic future and our way of life.

Now that Congress has acted to help the workers and small businesses that are suffering, we need to turn our focus to getting our country back to work. I laid out a 30-day plan to stem the spread of coronavirus and start to get American families back to their normal lives.

If Americans stay home as much as possible — anyone with a fever should not be allowed to fly or go to school — and quarantine if they have tested positive for coronavirus or have come into contact with someone who has tested positive, the number of new cases will drop. That is the key to getting back to normal.

We need to maintain good social distancing practices and continue to ramp up our testing capacity. We need to make sure our doctors, nurses, first responders and all the health care professionals on the front lines — the true American heroes — have all the resources they need and don’t get overwhelmed because of the stupidity of individuals who think their fun is more important than the country’s health.

If we, as a country, take these steps, we can put this crisis behind us and begin planning to open our shuttered businesses. We need to start thinking about how and when the American people will feel comfortable enough to fly again, to eat at our favorite restaurants, exercise at our gyms, enjoy buttered popcorn at our local movie theater and visit Disney World.

We can and we will get through this. Let’s all start working on a path to get American families back to their normal lives.”

Read the full op-ed in the Orlando Sentinel HERE or Sun Sentinel HERE.