Florida and California have taken dramatically different approaches to tackle the spread of coronavirus — but both states have seen key metrics improve in recent weeks.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has imposed more stringent rules, most recently mandating a statewide stay-at-home order Dec. 3 that lasted through the holiday season.
The order, which was lifted Jan. 25, went as far as to ban outdoor dining, beauty services and religious services.
In the Sunshine State, on the other hand, steps were taken to ensure that businesses were kept open.
Gov. Ron DeSantis in September prevented local municipalities from implementing restrictions that would force restaurants …