- A new law will impose fines on Florida businesses and hospitals that require COVID-19 vaccinations.
- Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the ban on vaccine mandates into law on Thursday, effective immediately.
- DeSantis called it “the strongest piece of legislation that’s been enacted anywhere in the country.”
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill Thursday that will force all Florida employers and hospitals to pay fines should they choose to enforce the COVID-19 vaccine mandate, according to a press release.
The new law delineates a multitude of exemptions for vaccines that private employers must allow, including “health or religious concerns; pregnancy or anticipated future pregnancy; and past recovery from COVID-19.”