By Chris Nelson. April 19, 2021. It is that time again! The Florida State of Emergency signed by Governor Ron DeSantis on March 9, 2020 and continued every sixty days for the last 13 months will expire this week. That is unless the Governor renews it again which would extend it to 15 months of being under a state of emergency. This is by far the longest state of emergency in the history of the state. Free Florida broke a story April 6 where the Pasco County School District Superintendent admitted the school districts will be forced to drop their mask mandates if the State of Emergency expires. (Read here: PASCO SCHOOLS ADMIT! "AUTHORITY TO REQUIRE MASKS DEPENDS ON STATE OF EMERGENCY") This confirms that the mask mandates in Florida are being fueled by Governor DeSantis' State of Emergency. ***CALL TO ACTION*** Now is the time for this State of Emergency to END. The mask mandates in Florida rest on Governor DeSantis' shoulders. If he renews the SOE, he is in effect renewing mask mandates. LET GOVERNOR DESANTIS KNOW THIS WILL BE UNACCEPTABLE AND DETRIMENTAL TO HIS RE-ELECTION EFFORTS.
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