Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Amid COVID Surge, Florida Counties Will Not Return To Mask Mandates As Others Do


An executive order put in place by Gov. Ron DeSantis banning local governments from requiring masks will not be reconsidered, even as hospitals teeter on the edge of capacity for COVID-19 patients.

The CDC still recommends wearing a mask if you’re not fully vaccinated, but some places are taking the recommendation a step further.

Los Angeles County announced Thursday it will again require masks to be worn indoors, even by those vaccinated against the coronavirus, while the University of California system also said Thursday that students, faculty, and staff must be inoculated against the disease to return to campuses.

Read the rest of this story from WJCT News partner News4Jax.