DeSantis: Local Governments to Face $5,000 Fines for Imposing COVID-19 Vaccine MandatesEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

Local governments that impose COVID-19 vaccine mandates will be fined thousands of dollars, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Monday. The mandates violate a state law, Senate Bill 2006, passed earlier this year that says a government cannot require people to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, commonly known as vaccine passports, to enter government buildings. A Florida Department of Health rule enforcing the law is set to take effect on Sept. 16. Violations of the law will result in the imposition of a $5,000 fine per person, the rule states. Despite the law, governments in Orange and Leon counties and Gainesville have imposed vaccine passport requirements on employees. DeSantis told a press conference that they’ll face fines of $5,000 per violation if the requirements stay in place. “That’s millions and millions of dollars potentially in fines,” he added. Local government officials, though, have given no indication that the looming fines will …Read More

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