DeSantis signs law banning hospitals and care facilities from blocking family visits during health emergencies

In Florida, just like across the rest of the country, visitors were not allowed in hospitals and senior living centers during part or all of the pandemic as the contagious virus spread. DeSantis put the restrictions into effect through an executive order in early 2020 in an effort to stop the coronavirus from spreading. He touted the steps he took early in the pandemic to limit exposure of the state’s most vulnerable elderly population.