ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Governor Ron DeSantis held a press conference Monday morning at a restaurant in St. Petersburg, at which time he announced that he was using his executive powers to terminate all local orders for COVID-19, in effect immediately.
The governor also signed a bill restricting the ability of the state and local authorities to shut down businesses and schools during an emergency.
“The bill ensures that neither the state nor local governments can close businesses or allow children to be personally informed unless they meet demanding and ongoing justifications,”
DeSantis said the bill was “evidence-based”.
“I think the people who say they have to control people at the moment – if you say that, you’re really saying you don’t believe in vaccines,” he said. “You don’t believe in data, you don’t believe in science. We received the vaccines. We embraced the science of this. “
During a press conference at The Big Catch in Salt Creek, the governor criticized the attitude of other countries to the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the strict regulations imposed in some cities in Sunshine State.
He used Washington’s ban on dancing at weddings as one example of an area where he said leaders had taken too many restrictions.
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