JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — An executive order signed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday suspended all local mask mandates in the state. But that doesn’t mean Floridians can toss their masks.
There are still several places that can require people to wear face coverings.
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Fernandina Beach Mayor Mike Lednovich called the governor’s decision a “steamrolling over local government.” The Nassau County city was the only local municipality with a mask mandate still in place. Lednovich said the following in a statement:
“The governor’s action brings to the forefront the issue of “home rule” — the power of local municipalities to determine what action best serve its citizens.
“The governor has once again usurped the authority of the City Commission to determine what decisions are best for our local community.
“This is nothing more than the state steamrolling over local government.”
The Florida Department of Education issued the following guidance to school districts:
“To clarify, EO-21-102 only impacts city and county governments, and does NOT impact school districts and individual schools.
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