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Gov. Ron DeSantis suspends all local COVID-19 orders

Gov. Ron DeSantis held a news conference Monday morning at a restaurant in St. Petersburg, at which time he announced that he is using his executive powers to terminate all local COVID-19 orders, effective immediately.

The governor also signed a bill limiting local governments’ ability to shut down businesses and schools during an emergency and said the bill was “evidence-based.”

“I think folks that are saying they need to be policing people at this point — if you’re saying that, you really are saying you don’t believe in the vaccines,” DeSantis said. “You don’t believe in the data, you don’t believe in the science. We’ve embraced the vaccines. We’ve embraced the science on it.”

During the news conference at The Big Catch at Salt Creek, the governor criticized other states’ handling of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as strict regulations imposed in certain cities in the Sunshine State.

He used Washington, D.C.’s ban on dancing at weddings as one example of an area where he believes leaders have taken restrictions too far.

DeSantis said COVID-19-related fines will be remitted for individuals and businesses, and said the new law will not only affect local governments but will also allow the Florida Legislature to overturn a governor’s executive order if it is deemed to infringe on an individual’s rights and liberties.

The law will go into effect on July 1.

🏀 To say that @MiamiHeat All-Star forward @JimmyButler was unhappy with his team following their 119-111 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night would be an understatement.

👾 The Miami-Dade County Commission passed a resolution Tuesday to create a cryptocurrency task force.

The 13-member task force will look at the feasibility of allowing the county to accept cryptocurrencies as a form of payment for taxes, fees and services.

#Florida #Crypto

🚫There will be no curfew on Miami Beach during Memorial Day weekend like there was during the raucous spring break on SoBe.

A first look at a policing plan comes for the masses expected for Memorial Day during a question and answer session with Miami-Dade Black Advisory Board.

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