Governor Ron DeSantis Announces New Department of Health Rule to Protect Healthy Students from Forced Quarantining

On September 22, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Kissimmee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis was joined by State Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran to announce that the Florida Department of Health (DOH) issued a new rule, empowering families to decide whether their healthy child should be taken out of school after an exposure to COVID.   Emergency Rule […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Seven to the Florida Cybersecurity Advisory Council

On September 21, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Michael McConnell, Jaromy Kuhl, Pedro Allende, Linda Reid, Eli Dominitz, Jason Raymond and Benjamin Miron to the Florida Cybersecurity Advisory Council. Michael McConnell McConnell is Executive Director of Cyber Florida housed at the University of South Florida. A retired United States Navy Vice Admiral, […]

Governor and First Lady DeSantis Highlight Mental Wellbeing Efforts in Recognition of Suicide Prevention Month

On September 21, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

September is Observed as Suicide Prevention Month in Florida TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – This month, Governor Ron DeSantis issued a proclamation declaring September as Suicide Prevention Month in Florida. In recognition of this month, Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis are highlighting the administration’s suicide prevention and mental wellbeing efforts. “In Florida, we want […]

Governor Ron DeSantis and Florida Cabinet Approve Seven Florida Forever Land Acquisitions and Conservation Easements Totaling Nearly 20,000 Acres

On September 21, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Six of the seven projects are within the newly designated Florida Wildlife Corridor  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet approved seven Florida Forever land acquisitions and conservation easements that will protect Florida’s fragile natural environments in Hardee, Hendry, Indian River, Leon, Okeechobee, and Santa Rosa counties. The properties approved today, totaling nearly […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Dr. Joseph A. Ladapo as Florida Surgeon General

On September 21, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Dr. Joseph A. Ladapo, MD, PhD, as Florida Surgeon General and Secretary of the Florida Department of Health. Dr. Ladapo was recently granted a professorship at the University of Florida (UF) College of Medicine. Prior to joining UF, he served as an associate professor […]

Memorandum: Executive Order 21-210, Extension of Executive Order 21-148

On September 20, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

MEMORANDUM   DATE:             September 20, 2021   TO:                  Interested Media   FROM:            Taryn Fenske, Communications Director, Executive Office of the Governor   RE:                  Executive Order 21-210, Extension of Executive Order […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Holds Roundtable with Florida Teachers and Parents to Discuss Progress Monitoring

On September 20, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

The full roundtable video is available for use and can be accessed here or by clicking the image above.   NICEVILLE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis was joined by First Lady Casey DeSantis, Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran, Okaloosa County Superintendent of Schools Marcus Chambers, and teachers and parents of children in Okaloosa County Schools […]

First Lady Casey DeSantis Announces Cesar Santos as Florida’s Featured Artist for Hispanic Heritage Month

On September 20, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced contemporary artist, Cesar Santos, as Florida’s featured artist for this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated September 15th to October 15th. Mr. Santos’ artwork has received numerous accolades and been featured around the globe.   “It is a privilege to recognize Cesar Santos as Florida’s featured artist […]

VIDEO RELEASE: Governor DeSantis Encourages All Floridians to Celebrate Constitution Day

On September 17, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

The full Constitution Day video is available for use and can be accessed here or by clicking the image above.   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis encouraged all Floridians to celebrate September 17th as Constitution Day in commemoration of the date when the Founding Fathers signed the U.S. Constitution in 1787. In recognition of Constitution Day, […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Awards Felix Rodríguez with Governor’s Medal of Freedom

On September 17, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

HIALEAH GARDENS, Fla. – Yesterday, Governor Ron DeSantis awarded Felix I. Rodríguez-Mendigutía with the Governor’s Medal of Freedom, the highest honor in the State of Florida, to recognize his meritorious contribution to the cause of freedom around the world and continued involvement in Florida’s rich Cuban-American culture. The Governor was joined by Lieutenant Governor Jeanette […]