Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida has signed a bill into law that totally suspends local COVID-19 emergency orders in the state as well as banning the use of “vaccine passports.”
“I’m going to sign the bill. It’s effective July 1. I’ll also sign an executive order pursuant to that bill invalidating all remaining local emergency COVID orders effective on July 1,” DeSantis stated during a press conference in St. Petersburg held on Monday. “But then, to bridge the gap between then and now, I’m going to suspend, under my executive power, the local emergency orders as it relates to COVID.”
“I think that’s the evidence-based thing to do,” he went on to add. “I think folks that are saying that they need to be policing people at this point, if you’re saying that, you really are saying you don’t believe in the vaccines, you don’t believe in the data, you don’t believe in the science. We’ve embraced the vaccines. We’ve embraced the science on it.”
DeSantis then added that the suspension will only impact governement-mandated orders. Private businesses can still enforce restrictions if they choose to.
“You have a right to participate in society, go to a restaurant, movie, a ballgame, all these things without having to divulge this type of information,” DeSantis stated.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is how every governor in this country ought to be handling the current COVID-19 situation. DeSantis has displayed true leadership throughout this entire ordeal. We need more men and women like him in this country. ASAP.