Walt Disney World Resort in Florida announced this week that it would suspend its COVID-19 vaccine mandate after the state legislature and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis enacted legislation curbing the large employer’s coercion power.
“We believe that our approach to mandatory vaccines has been the right one as we’ve continued to focus on the safety and well-being of our Cast Members and Guests, and at this point, more than 90 percent of active Florida-based Cast Members have already verified that they are fully vaccinated,” Disney said in the statement. “We will address legal developments as appropriate.”
Disney’s policy change comes on the heels of legislation signed by the state’s Republican governor that effectively shields Florida workers from being fired over their decision not to get