Gov. Ron DeSantis Extends COVID-19 State of Emergency Order
By Space Coast Daily // April 28, 2021
Gov. Ron DeSantis signs 60 day extension
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Gov. Ron DeSantis extended the ‘State of Emergency’ order by way of Executive Order on Tuesday due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Executive Order reads as follows:
“… the impact of COVID-19 poses a continuing threat to the health, safety and welfare of the State of Florida and its residents. An extension of Executive Order 20-52, as extended, is necessary to ensure Florida schools remain open for the remainder of the school year and to protect Floridians from being required to produce a so-called vaccine passport as a condition of participating in everyday life.”
The 60 day extension by Gov. Ron DeSantis also allows him to activate the state’s emergency operations center and deploy National Guard troops if necessary.
The State of Emergency for COVID-19 was first enacted in March 2020.