TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Governor Ron DeSantis has prolonged a September government order aimed toward stopping enterprise shutdowns in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2-page extension, issued Tuesday, stated the state “continues to endure financial hurt on account of COVID-19 associated closures, exacerbating the impacts of the State of Emergency, and Floridians shouldn’t be prohibited by native governments from working or working a enterprise.”
The extension is slated to final so long as Florida stays below a state of emergency in the course of the pandemic.
The September 25 order barred native emergency ordinances that might “stop a person from working or from working a enterprise.” It additionally prevented native governments from requiring eating places to function under 50 p.c indoor capability and required native governments to quantify the financial impression and the public-health want for limits on indoor capability under one hundred pc.
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The September order additionally suspended the gathering of penalties and fines for violations of things like native masks ordinances, although it didn’t outright ban the ordinances.
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