Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is having absolutely none of the CDC’s new mask mandate which was just unveiled today and marks a major reversal of the agency’s position.
🚨BREAKING: DeSantis REJECTS all new CDC recommendations calling them “not based in science.”He says Florida will ban all mask mandates.
— Tim Swain (@SwainForSenate) July 27, 2021
In May the CDC had issued guidance claiming that only the non-vaccinated should wear masks, which lead to a wave of states of localities lifting their own indoor mask mandates. All of that may revert back to their previous policies after today’s reversal by the CDC.
DeSantis has also gone on record opposing for forced masking of children in schools:
Gov. DeSantis, who has opposed mask mandates in public schools, says it will be up to parents this fall to decide what's best for their own kids when it comes to wearing masks in schools https://t.co/fMPKrjnHip pic.twitter.com/Qq8ZKLXqts
— WFLA NEWS (@WFLA) July 27, 2021
High-Profile conservative Lawyer Marina Medvin also commented on the seeming absurdity of the agency’s move:
It seems that, if liberals have their way, the coronavirus pandemic may never be over.