BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis visited the Florida Department of Health office in Viera on Wednesday to tout monoclonal antibody treatments.
Several Brevard County residents provided testimonials about the treatments during the news conference, but no new sites were announced.
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In the past two weeks, more than 3,000 people have received an antibody boost at a state-run Regeneron clinic at Kiwanis Park on Merritt Island. Last month, roughly 40,000 people received treatment at state-run clinics last month.
“And now we’re looking at having seen COVID hospital admissions decline by over 20%,” DeSantis said in Viera.
Brevard County is among the Central Florida school districts that have revisited mask mandates.
On Monday, Brevard Public Schools adopted a 30-day mask requirement with a medical exemption.
“I think there have been some local authorities who’ve violated the law and taken the decision-making authority out of the hands of parents,” DeSantis said. “And my view is that the parents are in the best circumstances to understand.”
A judge recently blocked the state from banning local school districts from implementing mask mandates, but the judge has yet to sign a written order.
State Rep. Randy Fine said Brevard Public Schools may soon receive its own letter from the Florida Department of Education.
“The difference is, Brevard County broke the law a little later than these other counties, so they’re going in order,” Fine said. “The reason salaries were held in those other two counties (is because) they broke the law a few weeks ago; Brevard just broke it Monday.”
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