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Leon County face-covering ordinance no longer in effect

Published: May. 3, 2021 at 6:56 PM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - In response to Governor Ron DeSantis’ emergency order signed on Monday, the Leon County government says its face covering emergency ordinance is no longer in effect.

The county says Gov. DeSantis’ order does not prevent businesses from instituting public health measures, including mask use.

“The vaccines are working, but Florida hasn’t yet reached herd immunity and our state is still the nation’s #1 hotspot for B.1.1.7, the more contagious COVID-19 variant,” said Leon County Commission Chairman Rick Minor. “Irrespective of the Governor’s order, I hope people and businesses will continue to follow the latest CDC guidelines. We agree with the Governor that we’re winning the pandemic war, but to me it just seems like the wrong time to pack up the ammunition.”

For more on the county’s response to the governor’s executive order, see below or click here.

Earlier today, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 21-102 suspending all local emergency COVID-19 orders...

Posted by Leon County on Monday, May 3, 2021

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