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DeSantis plans to permanently ban mandates on COVID-19 vaccine, masks

Ron DeSantis
Wearing a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis looks on during a news conference, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, at a Navarro Discount Pharmacy in Hialeah, Fla. DeSantis announced that seniors will soon be able to receive COVID-19 vaccinations at Navarro Discount Pharmacies and CVS y mas pharmacies in Miami-Dade County. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

(PANAMA CITY, FL) – Governor Ron DeSantis is seeking to permanently ban mandates on the COVID-19 vaccine and masks.

During a press conference at the Todd Herendeen Theater in Panama City Beach, DeSantis revealed his 2023 plans on protecting Florida from what he calls the “biomedical security state.”

“When the world lost its mind, Florida was a refuge of sanity, serving strongly as freedom’s linchpin,” DeSantis said. “These measures will ensure Florida remains this way and will provide landmark protections for free speech for medical practitioners.”

If approved by lawmakers, DeSantis’ effort permanently restricts COVID-19 shot and mask rules in schools and prevents public and private employers from hiring and firing based on mRNA shot status.

DeSantis also has a plan to protect medical freedom of speech.