Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Monday announced that local cities or counties that mandate coronavirus vaccines for their employees will face fines of $5,000 per infraction.
“We are here today to make it very clear that we are going to stand for the men and women who are serving. We are going to protect Florida jobs,” DeSantis stated during the news conference in Alachua County. “We are not gonna let people be fired because of a vaccine mandate.”
FOX 13 notes:
Orange County is an example of a Florida county that requires all current and new employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment. They issued a memo in July stating that all employees must be fully vaccinated by August 31st.
Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings was asked about DeSantis’ warning during a separate press conference Monday.
“At the end of the day, it’s all of