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Gov. Ron DeSantis Plans to Fine Florida Counties, Cities if They Implement Vaccine Mandates

Added 09-14-21 03:38:02pm EST - “DeSantis also derides Biden for ignoring 'natural immunity' in vaccine mandates.” - Legalinsurrection.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Legalinsurrection.com: “Gov. Ron DeSantis Plans to Fine Florida Counties, Cities if They Implement Vaccine Mandates”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

As the Biden team braces for what is likely to be a spate of legal challenges against the proposed vaccine mandate, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis torpedoed the rule quickly.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday said any cities or counties in the state that mandate the COVID-19 vaccine for public government employees will be fined $5,000 per worker.

Gov. DeSantis spoke in Alachua County Monday morning. He said government agencies in violation could potentially face millions of dollars in penalties.

“We are going to stand for the men and women who are serving us,” DeSantis said. “We are gonna protect Florida jobs. We are not gonna let people be fired because of a vaccine mandate.”

DeSantis asserted that such mandates violate a state law passed during the most recent legislative session that prevents private businesses and government agencies from requiring proof of vaccination.

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