Florida to Issue $5,000 Fines to Entities Requiring Proof of COVID Vaccination

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Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLPOn September 16, 2021, Florida will begin issuing $5,000 fines to any business entity, governmental entity, or educational institution that requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Governor Ron DeSantis signed an executive order in April, and then a bill (SB 2006) in May that banned vaccine passports. Now, the state's Department of Health has established, in a rule, how it will be enforced.

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