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Gov. DeSantis issues executive order prohibiting COVID-19 vaccine passports – WESH 2 Orlando


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday issued an executive order banning COVID-19 vaccine passports. The order forbids local governments and businesses from requiring proof of a COVID-19 vaccine.In the executive order, it says that Florida seeks to ensure that every Floridian who desires a COVID-19 vaccine can obtain one, but such vaccines will not be mandated nor required by law.”Requiring so-called COVID-19 vaccine passports for taking part in everyday life, such as attending a sporting event, patronizing a restaurant, or going to a movie theater, would create two classes of citizens based on vaccination,” read the order.The order goes on to say that businesses in Florida are prohibited from requiring their patrons or customers to provide any documentation certifying COVID-19 vaccination or post-transmission recovery to gain access to, entry upon or service from the business.Additionally, all businesses must comply with the order to be eligible for grants or contracts funded through state revenue.In a tweet, Gov. DeSantis said, “The Legislature is working on making permanent these protections for Floridians and I look forward to signing them into law soon.”The executive order is effective immediately.To read the executive order in its entirety, click here.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday issued an executive order banning COVID-19 vaccine passports.

The order forbids local governments and businesses from requiring proof of a COVID-19 vaccine.

In the executive order, it says that Florida seeks to ensure that every Floridian who desires a COVID-19 vaccine can obtain one, but such vaccines will not be mandated nor required by law.

“Requiring so-called COVID-19 vaccine passports for taking part in everyday life, such as attending a sporting event, patronizing a restaurant, or going to a movie theater, would create two classes of citizens based on vaccination,” read the order.

The order goes on to say that businesses in Florida are prohibited from requiring their patrons or customers to provide any documentation certifying COVID-19 vaccination or post-transmission recovery to gain access to, entry upon or service from the business.

Additionally, all businesses must comply with the order to be eligible for grants or contracts funded through state revenue.

In a tweet, Gov. DeSantis said, “The Legislature is working on making permanent these protections for Floridians and I look forward to signing them into law soon.”

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The executive order is effective immediately.

To read the executive order in its entirety, click here.

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