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DeSantis clears Florida for large-scale reopening, blocks local fines

1 month ago   |   By Politico

TALLAHASSEE - Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday moved Florida into the third phase of its reopening plans, clearing much of the state to return to a pre-pandemic way of life and preempting any attempts by local governments to impose tougher restrictions.
An order signed by DeSantis still allows localities to limit capacity at bars and restaurants to 50 percent. But municipalities and counties will no longer be able to levy fines and fees related to Covid-19. He told reporters in St. Petersburg that businesses have already adopted strict safety measures in hopes of winning back consumers.
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DeSantis clears Florida for large-scale reopening, blocks local fines

DeSantis clears Florida for large-scale reopening, blocks local fines

1 month ago   |   By Politico

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday moved Florida into the third phase of its reopening plans, clearing much of the state to return to a pre-pandemic way of life and preempting any attempts by local governments to impose tougher restrictions.
The order, which DeSantis announced during a news conference in St. Petersburg, prohibits municipalities and counties from closing businesses due to the coronavirus. It also bars local ordinances that would limit restaurants to 50 percent capacity. DeSantis said some local restrictions have been extended indefinitely despite efforts by the restaurant industry...
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