UPDATED 8:21 AM PT – Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Florida governor Ron DeSantis (R) recently reiterated face mask mandates have no place in his state. In the new COVID guidelines released Sunday, the Republican said force-masking of employees by private businesses makes no sense.
DeSantis added, people want to live freely in Florida without the government or corporations creating two classes of citizens. The governor has also opposed vaccine mandates, saying they are unconstitutional and illegal.
Force-masking employees for the appearance of safety is not a sufficient justification.
COVID theater has no place in Florida. pic.twitter.com/jzkIX67c9y
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) February 27, 2022
DeSantis went on to say face masks do not serve any practical purpose. The governor added, his focus remains on therapeutics and treatment of COVID patients after all alleged “prevention” strategies have been discredited.
Doctors have the authority to decide what treatments to give their COVID patients in Florida.
This ability should not be circumscribed due to politics. pic.twitter.com/axFgKhcXJP
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) February 26, 2022