DeSantis Extends Order Banning Mask Enforcement

Click Orlando reports:

Gov. Ron DeSantis today extended his executive order that bans local governments from enforcing mask mandate violations.

The order, first signed in September, prevents cities from fining people for not adhering to mask mandates. It also prevents cities and counties from ordering restaurants to close without economic or health reasons being justified.

The order signaled Florida’s move to phase 3 during the pandemic, meaning restaurants, bars and salons will be allowed to reopen at full capacity. Many other states have added rules and restrictions in recent weeks due to a spike in COVID-19 cases.