Florida’s COVID-19 Checkpoint On I-10 Has Been Deactivated

June 5, 2020

The I-10 checkpoint at the Florida/Alabama state line was deactivated Friday morning.

In March, the state set up a checkpoint on I-10 eastbound entering Florida to enforce an order issued by Gov. Ron DeSantis concerning travelers from areas with significant COVID-19 community spread. It was an attempt to get travelers from Louisiana, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to self isolate for 14 days after entering Florida.

Nearly 28,000 traveler forms were collected while the checkpoint was open.

A similar checkpoint on I-95 at the Florida/Georgia state line remains active.

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4 Responses to “Florida’s COVID-19 Checkpoint On I-10 Has Been Deactivated”

  1. David Huie Green on June 5th, 2020 10:39 pm

    “Russiagate, Comeygate, Ukrainegate, impeachment…Now Covid failed so on to race wars.”

    President Trump blocked investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 American elections. He publicly called for Russian help and his children bragged they sought dirt from Russian sources.

    Comey was fired for refusing to interfere in an investigation in Russian interference.

    President Trump threatened to hold up — and did hold up — Congressionally mandated defense supplies to Ukraine unless they acted for his personal benefit.

    President Trump was impeached by the democratically elected House of Representatives for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress (both of which were correct). The Senate refused to remove from office with only Senator Romney among the Republicans voting his conscience to convict, others saying they believed he had learned his lesson. President Trump then fired all who obeyed Congress and their relatives. He learned he could do anything, break any law and they would acquit.

    Still thinking COVID-19 is a hoax? 111,390 dead in America to date to the “HOAX,” 25,393 new cases today, 975 new deaths since yesterday.

    A man is murdered while three other police officers stand by and watch. For some reason people object. President Trump claims George Floyd would approve of today’s economic situation of 13.3% unemployment with black unemployment rising to 16.8% from 16.7%. Maybe, but George can’t praise President Trump because George can’t breathe.

    As to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ removal of the checkpoint, that seems reasonable. The barn has already burned down even though the flame is growing stronger.

    David for better people

  2. Makarizo Sanchez on June 5th, 2020 2:20 pm

    Russiagate, Comeygate, Ukrainegate, impeachment…
    Now Covid failed so on to race wars. What will they come up with next? Just let November come so we can vote Trump back in (before they blow up the entire world.)

  3. finally on June 5th, 2020 12:44 pm

    it’s about time they quit wasting money on this. All the folks from Louisiana and texas were bypassing it anyway instead of sitting in traffic for an hour. Hwy 90 was like a race track!

  4. Fred on June 5th, 2020 11:58 am


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