The governor of Florida announced that he would forgive residents of the federal state for violating local epidemiological measures and said that the rule should have been a recommendation rather than an order.
Republican Ron DeSantis opposed health measures almost at all times, and pioneered a nationwide Florida Open Campaign, which drew criticism from health experts.
Fox News was told that it would waive the fines of Florida stadium owners, such as Mike and Jillian Carnevale, who do not require their customers to wear masks.
“When our pardon committee meets in the coming weeks, we will not only forgive Mike and Gillian’s fines, but we will also exempt anyone from Florida who imposes hefty fines on things like masks or physical spacing,” DeSang Tees said.
“These things should be suggestions, not punishments.”
Like other Republican governors, DeSantis criticized what he called “excessive government intervention”, advocating for health measures taken by cities and counties (such as mandatory wearing of masks), and advocating voluntary measures that put personal freedom first. .
In September, it lifted restrictions on the number of people in restaurants and bars, and passed a decree this month abolishing all local measures related to the covida-19 pandemic.