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Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted state restrictions Friday morning on all youth activities including summer camps and organized sports.

However, he said mayors and other local officials may pose certain restrictions on youth activities in their areas, according to Local10 News.

“At the end of the day, we trust parents to be able to make decisions in conjunction with physicians and community leaders and coaches to be able to do these activities in a way that is safe,” he said.

The Florida Department of Health will post best practices and frequently asked questions on its website. DeSantis said he trusts that coaches and youth activity organizers will take the preventative measures necessary to keep children safe from COVID-19.

“We in the state of Florida have observed zero fatalities under the age of 25 since the start of the pandemic,” DeSantis said.


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