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Governor DeSantis Says Florida Will Have No New Lockdowns, Mask Mandates, or Other COVID-19 Measures

In a press conference today, Governor Ron DeSantis stated that Florida would have no more anti-COVID-19 measures, including lockdowns or mask mandates, though cases continue to rise in the state and the rest of the U.S.A.

He specifically said there would be “no lockdowns, no fines, no school closures. No one’s losing their job because of a government dictate. Nobody’s losing their livelihood or their business. That is totally off the table.”

The press conference at Boggy Creek Elementary was highlighting an order that allows Florida schools to stay open for the rest of the year.

There were 54,246 new COVID-19 cases and 509 reported deaths last Sunday to Sunday according to the state health department. Total cases for the state are nearing 1 million and deaths are nearing 19,000.

DeSantis has prevented local governments from imposing mask mandates and waived outstanding fees for non-compliance of previously issued mandates.

Private businesses like Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort are able to impose their own mask mandate. As of now masks, social distancing, and temperature checks are required throughout Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort. Orange County, where Walt Disney World resides, has also maintained a mask mandate since June.

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David
David
9 months ago

People have already been losing their jobs en masse because DeSantis is unwilling to take action to limit the spread of the virus.

P. J
P. J
9 months ago
Reply to  David

It’s a case-demic at this point, all deaths have acid as covid, notice the flu counts?

Gail Broom
Gail Broom
8 months ago
Reply to  P. J

I know…Its all a big lie!

Brian
Brian
9 months ago

Good for him. Putting a stop to the insanity.

Greg Landry
Greg Landry
9 months ago

Good for the governor!

Jeanette
Jeanette
9 months ago

Governor desantis should have to answer for this! He should be made to go in front of the families and Congress and pay for his actions!!

sean
sean
9 months ago

totally and utterly ridiculous, total disregard for the well being of Floridians.

Tom
Tom
9 months ago

In accordance with the Florida Governor’s orders and statements, from September and again now, there is no longer a reason for WDW to continue any Covid measures/restrictions/etc. any longer.
WDW can now return back to normal, and can simply make masks/social-distancing/etc. OPTIONAL instead of mandatory.
The onus and impetus is now on WDW to return back to normal, as they now have complete go-ahead from the state government.

Prince Naveen
Prince Naveen
9 months ago
Reply to  Tom

Sounds logical enough for me and many others to finally return there.

Leslie
Leslie
9 months ago

This is insane. No one is going to lose their job because of a mask mandate. I don’t understand why a piece of cloth over your mouth is so controversial if it saves lives. Just wow.

Brian
Brian
9 months ago
Reply to  Leslie

Your mask doesn’t protect me

Princess Minnie
Princess Minnie
9 months ago

Yep, figures as soon as the election becomes finally every state will lift the covid 19 restrictions, making us all look like sheep… bahhhbbbbahhh

Prince Naveen
Prince Naveen
9 months ago

Before you Republican haters start with your “I hate DeSantis” rant, take note on what he stated…

“No one’s losing their job because of a government dictate. Nobody’s losing their livelihood or their business. That is totally off the table.”

Imagine how better off each of our lives would be if every government official took this stance? There will be NO MORE Disney World for you to go to if lockdowns and restrictions were to continue. They are NOT the answer.

Think about that before you start typing away and making this a political war zone.

Last edited 9 months ago by Prince Naveen
harry
harry
9 months ago

Thank god we have some sensible governors like desantis

dawn L vasquez
dawn L vasquez
9 months ago
Reply to  harry

I think it should be up to private business and the individual. Disney is a bit over the top. for example OUTSIDE at the amphitheater in America (epcot) I sat in my walker on an empty haircap bench. I have a mask, everyone has a mask. The row in front of us had people sitting way over to the left and i was asked to move. So what’s the difference? again, if masks work why cant we sit near others? We are flying on airplanes inches form 200 strangers for hours inside a can.? But I know they are struggling.… Read more »

Gail Broom
Gail Broom
8 months ago
Reply to  harry

YES!!!!!

TRUE LIBERTY
TRUE LIBERTY
9 months ago

I truly love this governor with all my heart! And thank my lucky stars to not be living in some facist state like New York or California.

Gail Broom
Gail Broom
8 months ago
Reply to  TRUE LIBERTY

You and me both!