Florida Gov Ron de Santis lifts ALL remaining COVID rules

'We are no longer in a state of emergency': Florida Gov Ron deSantis lifts ALL remaining COVID rules and bans vaccine passports - but businesses can still enforce masks and social distancing Ron DeSantis announced on Monday that he was signing an executive order to override any county or city rules on COVID to go in effect July 1  He signed another order which means they also can't apply them from now until then  The rules apply to public spaces; it's unclear if they apply to public transport  His order also prohibits the enforcing of vaccine passports  DeSantis has always been among the most lenient governors when it comes to COVID rules Florida has been notorious for not enforcing social distancing or masks 

By Jennifer Smith For Dailymail.com

Published: 20:10 BST, 3 May 2021 | Updated: 20:10 BST, 3 May 2021

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Florida's Governor Ron deSantis on Monday lifted all of the state's remaining COVID rules, including wearing masks, sayig the state is 'no longer in a state of emergency'. 

DeSantis was at a waterfront restaurant in St. Petersburg when he signed SB-2006 -  a bill that allows him to override all local rules and bans vaccine passports from July 1 onwards.

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He said that the vaccine rollout in Florida - where more than 6million doses have been administered to a population of 21.48 million - had been so successful that anyone who hasn't yet had one is choosing not to. 

'At this point, the people that haven't been vaccinated is certainly not because a lack of supply or a lack of availability,' he said.  

His order means that in public places, there are no more COVID rules at all including social distancing and masks. 

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DeSantis was at a waterfront restaurant in St. Petersburg when he signed SB-2006 - a bill that allows him to override all local rules and bans vaccine passports from July 1 onwards

DeSantis was at a waterfront restaurant in St. Petersburg when he signed SB-2006 - a bill that allows him to override all local rules and bans vaccine passports from July 1 onwards

Florida's vaccine rollout: Some 8.5million have been vaccinated but it's unclear if they have received one or two doses

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