Governor DeSantis asks students to take off their masks, “we gotta stop this Covid theatre”

Dr. Rich Swier March 3, 2022

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis visited the University of South Florida (USF). As he approached the podium he saw a group of college students that were part of the governor’s Workforce Education initiative and the USF Cyber Security Education event wearing masks and said to them, “You do not have to wear those masks. I mean, please take them off. Honestly, it’s not doing anything and we’ve gotta stop with this COVID theater. So if you want to wear it, fine, but this is ridiculous.”


Governor DeSantis signed an executive order withholding state funds from schools, colleges and universities in Florida that impose mask mandates. Governor DeSantis gives parents the power to decide if their children wear or don’t wear masks.

“As the governor said, ‘you can wear them if you want’ but there’s ‘no evidence’ masks make any difference,” said press secretary Christina Pushaw. “That has been clear for a long time, and the data informed our state’s official guidance. Following Florida, the CDC has even stopped recommending mask wearing for most Americans. After two years of mixed messages from health authorities and the media, the governor wants to make sure everyone is aware of the facts and data now, so they can feel free and comfortable without a mask.”

BTW, YouTube, which is owned by Google, took the video of Governor DeSantis’ comments down from their platform saying, “This video has been removed for violating YouTube’s Community Guidelines.”

It seems Google and YouTube are all in on feeding their users lots of “COVID theater” just like the Democrats.

©Dr. Rich Swier.