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Florida Governor DeSantis Extends COVID Emergency Order, But Says End Is Near

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BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Tuesday extended Florida’s State of Emergency, as it continues to battle COVID-19. But signaling that all executive orders may be coming to an end, DeSantis wrote this as part of the E.O.:

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“As Florida continues to realize a manageable trend in COVID-19 cases, over 8.5 million vaccinated individuals, a 4.7 % unemployment rate well under the national average, and state revenues improving significantly from worst-case projections during the pandemic, gaining $4.1 billion additional projected revenue over three fiscal years from the August 2020 estimate, the state should prepare to resume non-emergency operations.”

DeSantis has already reversed most fines, suggested that restaurants and other venues are safe, even took part in a massive indoor UFC event in Jacksonville with roughly 15,000 people.

Despite DeSantis’ claims, Florida’s positivity rate continues to climb, as infections and deaths continue to be logged.

Read the complete executive order, below.

EO-Desantis-April-27

 

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