WATCH: Gov. Ron DeSantis to Suspend All Local COVID-19 Emergency Orders in Florida

By  //  May 3, 2021

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DeSantis: I’m going to suspend under my executive power the local emergency orders

ABOVE VIDEO: Press conference in St. Petersburg on Monday. (Fox 13 Video)

ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA – Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Monday that he will sign executive orders that will immediately suspend and invalidate all local COVID-19 emergency orders in Florida effective July 1.

The announcement was given in front of state lawmakers during a news conference in St. Petersburg.

“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,” said Gov. DeSantis

“I think that’s the evidence-based thing to do. I think folks that are saying they need to be policing people at this point, if you’re saying that, then you’re really saying you don’t believe in the vaccines.”

“We are no longer in a state of emergency,” Gov. DeSantis concluded.

Gov. DeSantis signed SB-2006 when he visited The Big Catch at Salt Creek seafood restaurant as the Bay Area launches its “Travel and Tourism Week.”

The Governor also signed a bill banning COVID-19 vaccine passports in the state, effective by July 1.

The bill will prohibit businesses, schools, and government agencies from requiring people to show documentation certifying COVID-19 vaccinations or post-infection recovery before gaining entry.