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Gov. Ron DeSantis holds news conference in Pasco County

FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021 file photo, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks at the opening of a monoclonal antibody site in Pembroke Pines, Fla. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has appealed a judges ruling that the governor exceeded his authority in ordering school boards not to impose strict mask requirements on students to combat the spread of the coronavirus. The governors lawyers took their case Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021 to the 1st District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee.  (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)
FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021 file photo, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks at the opening of a monoclonal antibody site in Pembroke Pines, Fla. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has appealed a judges ruling that the governor exceeded his authority in ordering school boards not to impose strict mask requirements on students to combat the spread of the coronavirus. The governors lawyers took their case Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021 to the 1st District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier) (Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

The Florida governor will be holding a news conference Thursday afternoon in New Port Richey, which is near Tarpon Springs.

Gov. Ron DeSantis will be joined by FDEM Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kenneth Scheppke for the news conference scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. News 6 will stream his remarks live at the top of this story.

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The governor and Scheppke will be speaking at a Department of Health location in New Port Richey. The two have been opening monoclonal antibody sites around the state.

This follows DeSantis’ stop in the Florida Panhandle with several Florida economic officials, including Department of Economic Opportunity Sec. Dane Eagle.