DeSantis Lifts All Restrictions On Youth Activities

May 22, 2020

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Friday that he is lifting restrictions on youth activities effective immediately.

“Effective immediately, Florida will be lifting all restrictions on youth activities including summer camps and athletics,” Gov. DeSantis said during a Jacksonville news conference. “We believe this makes sense based on the data and observed experience.”

The Florida Department of Health may post some best practice guidelines, but they won’t be “instituting a lot of rules or any rules”.

“At the end of the day, we trust parents to be able to make decisions in conjunction with physicians and community leaders and coaches to be able to do these activities in a way that is safe,” he said.

Local municipalities will still be able to implement restrictions if they choose.

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Comments

10 Responses to “DeSantis Lifts All Restrictions On Youth Activities”

  1. David Huie Green on May 27th, 2020 10:48 am

    REGARDING:
    “there are still people who still think they are going to live forever.”

    They only see the living. Even if they went to the funerals of those who died, they soon forget unless reminded. There are plenty who have not known anyone who died of COVID-19 even though some 100,765 (and counting) have, so they assume it must FAKE NEWS, a HOAX, people pretending to be dead for political reasons..

    It is much like criminals. People see the ones who are not in prison, so they assume they will never to go prison if they go into crime. There is not a lot of thinking going on.

    David for better people

  2. LB on May 24th, 2020 10:51 am

    Let’s wait and see when DeSantis takes his OWN children out into large groups with no protection.

  3. fisherman on May 22nd, 2020 6:34 pm

    Please remember your positive comments.When children along with adults get the virus and die or get sick your tune will change in a hurry.Myself I haven’t changed my life style one bit except to practice social distance and wear a mask.On the other hand a family member has the virus and has good days and has been battling it for several weeks now. I do miss the family visits. Please be safe.

  4. E Z on May 22nd, 2020 6:18 pm

    To Rufus – I agree with you. However much we HOPE for the best, there are still people who still think they are going to live forever. I am like you – I am just going to stay home and watch what happens in a few weeks.

  5. Niknak50 on May 22nd, 2020 4:21 pm

    To Rufus: Stay at home until some government official you do trust tells you its safe to come out. In the meantime the rest of us will get on with our lives.

  6. Rufus Lowgun on May 22nd, 2020 3:48 pm

    β€œAt the end of the day, we trust parents to be able to make decisions in conjunction with physicians and community leaders and coaches to be able to do these activities in a way that is safe,”

    People can’t even make decisions on how to go to Walmart in a way that is safe, so I’m thinking this is a bit optimistic. With DeSantis having fired everyone who wouldn’t issue the infection and death rate numbers that he wants, though, I guess he figures the fix is in.

  7. Dwn on May 22nd, 2020 3:38 pm

    Yup, take me out to the ball game.

    Make sure the stands are full of grandparents and parents to cheer on the kids.

    Can’t wait for football season, seeing all our friends and sharing a soft drink and nachos

    And seeing those stands full at Bryant/Denny and Jordan/Hare. Roll Eagle.

    Trump, DeSantis, guns, country… and God, too.

  8. BRING IT ON on May 22nd, 2020 3:28 pm

    They’re having a blast

  9. Annette Smith on May 22nd, 2020 1:59 pm

    Finally, someone with common sense and compassion.

  10. JW on May 22nd, 2020 1:36 pm

    FINALLY!





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