The News Service of Florida
Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order Friday aimed at blocking school boards from requiring students to wear masks when the academic year begins in August. In part, the order directs state Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran to withhold funds to “noncompliant” school boards that impose mask requirements.
The Republican governor’s order comes after the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday recommended that teachers, students and school staff members wear masks, as Florida and other states are seeing major increases in COVID-19 because of the highly transmissible delta variant of the coronavirus.
The federal government has not mandated masks in schools.
DeSantis’ executive order requires the state Department of Education and the Florida Department of Health to work together to ensure COVID-19 safety protocols in schools don’t “violate Floridians’ constitutional freedoms” or parents’ rights to make health care decisions for their children.
The order directs the state agencies to protect “children with disabilities or health conditions who would be harmed by certain protocols such as face masking requirements.”
The Broward County School Board earlier this week voted to implement a mask mandate for students in the school district, but most other districts throughout the state aren’t expected to adopt similar policies.
The Florida Education Association is opposing the governor’s executive order. “Unfortunately, through his words and actions, Gov. DeSantis has made clear he does not respect the freedom of locally elected officials to do what they feel is best for their communities,” the statewide teachers union said in a statement.
Governor Dumbo strikes again.
Florida is this bad because we have abysmal Republican “leadership,” if you even call it that.
Florida has the worst COVID infection record, yet is the third in terms of population.
This is because the GOP chose to get behind a washed-up, likely to be criminally-charged reality TV star.
Here’s some common sense for you that you should have learned by third grade. Germs fly through the air. Airborne diseases travel from infected people and make healthy people sick. If you can get a vaccine it lessens the chance you will be sickened or become seriously ill.
OMG, I can’t believe those simple facts seem to be the biggest surprise to some adults.
Duh. Get with it. It’s been over a year now.
While I appreciate what the Governor did, it is not sufficient. Round two of the war on Covidstan has started. He needs to call a special session to outlaw ANY and ALL medical tyranny by state and local governments include tyrannical Executive Orders from future governors. Florida needs to outlaw ANY and ALL mandatory vaccinations by ANY and ALL private sector businesses. The Nuremburg Code Directives on Human Experimentation must be followed! We cannot rely on a benevolent Governor to stop the tide of these psychopathic, despicable Covidstan Cult members. More has to be done.
Also, for you sociopathic, psychotic invincibly ignorant Covidstan Cultists, your NY Times and CDC have finally acknowledged that the increase “case” loads are due directly to breakthrough cases from already Clot Shotted lemmings. We are seeing Anti-Body Dependent Enhancement occurring before our eyes which is the worst fear possible for these Clot Shots. Any efficacy from these Clot Shots is dying off which makes any Covid viral impact on recipients significantly worse and leads to increased mutations. Do not believe the lie that the unvaccinated are dying in droves or filling up our hospitals. It is primarily Clot Shotted folks or folks coming in for other reasons and being forced to have a Covid test and testing positive. Israel and the UK have already shown this. What’s worse is the long-term effects of these Clot Shots, micro clots are showing up in D-Dimer tests (up to 62% of those tested). This in turn leads to potential long-term clotting throughout the body, potentially in the lungs thus affecting the right side of the heart leading to heart failure. Great job Covidstan Cult members, killing off potentially millions over the long term with Clot Shot mandates.
In the meantime, off the shelf pre-existing medicines that have shown significant promise like Ivermectin are still essentially banned and censored from any discussion. India destroyed the Delta Variant by telling the WHO to pound sand and distributed Ivermectin like candy. Now, in recent studies, upwards to 62% of Indians tested were found to have the Covid anti-bodies. Essentially, they are reaching herd immunity WITHOUT the despicable Clot Shots. Only 2% of Indians have received any Clot Shots. Let that sink in you despicable Covidstan Cult members.
Keep drinking your kool-aid, cult members and for you despicable parents that I see at Church double masking your kids, SHAME ON YOU! May God have mercy on your soul for bearing false witness in his house and abusing your children. I am absolutely sure you cultists will be the first to Clot Shot your children if you haven’t already and potentially sterilize them for life or leave them with permanent heart damage, if they survive into adult-hood. Keep believing the father of lies.
Imagine if we didbt have Desantis right now,!
Those who are truly concerned about public health and not politics, should be demanding the Biden Administration secure the southern border. Until then, blah, blah, blah.
Yet another reason why he should be the next President of the United States…
It seems the NEA only respects the freedom of a certain elected official and a certain political party. The hypocrisy is amusing at best.
Those sincerely scared should just stay in isolation and let the rest develop and grow.
I am concerned that the most at risk students are the ones most affected over these COVID years and it’s the very same NEA that is piling it on them with the help of the media.