Florida Governor DeSantis lifts state restrictions on ALL youth activities


County and City officials may still impose restrictions on summer camps, clinics academies and organized sports.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Governor Ron DeSantis held a news conference this morning in Jacksonville, Florida, and announced that effective immediately, the State of Florida is lifting restrictions on all youth activities, summer camps and organized sports.

However, he said County and City officials may pose certain restrictions on youth activities in their areas.

The Florida Department of Health will place some “Best Practices” and FAQ’s on its website, but the state is leaving it to parents to decide if they feel comfortable in allowing their children to resume activities after months of staying at home, the Governor said.

DeSantis also said he trusts that coaches and youth activity organizers will take all preventative measures to keep children safe amid the pandemic.

The Governor also underlined that children seemed to be less affected by the Coronavirus rather than adults, although he noted that they are not immune to the Pandemic.

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

What about the coaching staff Mr. Governor?