Florida’s State Surgeon General released guidance to free Florida workers from mask requirements, according to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in a video he released on Twitter.
DeSantis’ speech focused on service workers specifically.
DeSantis said, “Every time I go to these places, I’ll be in these big events, and you have all these people having such a good time and the poor servers are forced to mask and I will ask them, ‘Are you allowed to take the mask off?’ They say, ‘Not yet.’”
DeSantis talked about the problem with masking policy as well.
“Simply relying on outdated CDC guidance when the experience has completely undercut that is not really a reasonable thing to do at this point,” DeSantis said.
His Twitter video caption reads, “A 9 to 5 job should not be a N-95 job.”
The new official state guidance was released on February 24th and can be read in a press release here.
The press release mentioned, “pushing back on unscientific corporate masking, reducing isolation for all Floridians including those in schools and daycares, and recommending that physicians should exercise their individual clinical judgment and expertise based on their patients’ needs and preferences.”
“This guidance makes clear that all employees at a corporation should not be forced to wear a mask while at work. The guidance recognizes that there are millions of employees in Florida working in industries from hospitality to manufacturing to banking who for no reason whatsoever have been forced to wear a mask at work,” the statement continued.
Watch Governor DeSantis’ mask announcement on Twitter here:
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