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 sanitation measures almost at all times and spearheaded a nationwide Florida Open Campaign, which drew criticism from health experts.
Fox News was told that it would waive fines from Florida gym owners, such as Mike and Jillian Carnevale, who do not require customers to wear masks.
“When our pardon committee meets in the next few 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 (such as mandatory wearing of masks) in cities and counties, 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.