Gov. DeSantis fires back after Jen Psaki spreads misinformation about Florida face-mask policy in schools

Psaki falsely claimed that DeSantis is not allowing students to wear face masks.

“I will note, as you touched on there, 20% of the cases we’re seeing are in Florida. There are steps and precautions that can be taken, including encouraging people to get vaccinated, encouraging people to wear masks, including allowing schools to mandate masks, and allowing kids to wear masks, which is not the current state of play in Florida,” Psaki said.

Contrary to Psaki’s claim, DeSantis is allowing children to wear face masks in schools. However, unlike in many cities and states being led by Democrats, DeSantis said, from the standpoint his office, that any decision about face masks should rest on parents.

In fact, DeSantis signed an executive order last week to protect “the rights of parents” to make such decisions.

The executive order, in part, directed the Florida Department of Health and Florida Department of Education to ensure that safety protocols in schools neither “violate Floridians’ constitutional freedoms” nor “violate parents’ right under Florida law to make health care decisions for their minor children.”

Read the full article at The Blaze.

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