Gov. DeSantis suspending all local coronavirus emergency orders effective immediately

Orlando, Fla. — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said he’s suspending all local government emergency orders related to COVID-19 effective immediately.

DeSantis made the announcement in St. Petersburg on Monday morning.

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“We’re no longer in a state of emergency,” DeSantis said.

He said he’s using his executive power to suspend all local government emergency orders until a bill goes into effect on July 1, invalidating all remaining local coronavirus emergency orders.

WFTV Channel 9 is reaching out to local counties for reaction to the news and how it will impact county mask mandates.

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.

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