Ron DeSantis has made it very clear that Florida will not go back to lockdowns or mask mandates, announcing today that he will sign an executive order protecting parents’ liberty to choose whether or not their children wear masks at school.
Below are his full comments on this from this morning, which begin at the 2 minute mark:
Here’s the important part on the executive order:
I think this decision about whether parents want their kids to have to wear masks all day in school, I think that’s a decision that falls squarely within the contours of this parent’s bill of rights that I signed. And so accordingly, very soon I’ll be signing an executive order which directs the Florida Department of Education and Department of Health to issue emergency rule protecting the rights of parents to make this decision about wearing masks for their children. We think that’s the most fair to do it.
You know I have young kids. My wife and I are not going to do masks with the kids; we never have. I want to see my kids smiling. I want them having fun.
I don’t know – my kids are a little younger but I can tell you whatever you think of masks, you gotta wear it properly. My kids ain’t going to wear that thing properly. You know that.
I admire DeSantis’ efforts in Florida, and I’m sure the people of the state do as well. It’s the appropriate decision to leave masking to the parents because it’s their right to begin with. Forced masking, as he pointed out in the longer video, is counter to research when it comes to youngsters.
Here’s another good clip from the video which you might enjoy:
NOW – Gov. Ron DeSantis: “No lockdowns, no school closures, and no mandates in the state of Florida.” pic.twitter.com/nDKUYcEB58
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