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DeSantis Announces That Florida Cities, Counties That Mandate Vaccines Will Be Fined $5,000 Per Worker

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has announced that cities and counties that mandate vaccines for government employees will be fined $5,000 per worker.

During his speech in Alachua County, DeSantis stressed that government agencies that violate his order could face millions in fines.

“We are gonna stand for the men and women who are serving us. We are gonna protect Florida jobs,” DeSantis said. “We are not gonna let people be fired because of a vaccine mandate.”

The governor was responding to an announcement by President Joe Biden that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is working on a rule to require businesses with 100 or more employees to mandate vaccines for their entire workforce — or require the unvaccinated to produce weekly negative test results. The rule is projected to impact over 80 million American workers.

DeSantis explained that mandating vaccines will be a violation of the newly passed SB 2006which banned businesses, governments and schools from requiring vaccine passports. The legislation lays out that those who violate the ban would face fines “not to exceed $5,000 per violation.”

“You don’t just cast aside people who have been serving faithfully over this issue, over what’s basically a personal choice on their individual health,” DeSantis said. “We cannot let these folks be cast aside. We cannot allow their jobs to be destroyed.”

Local Florida station WESH reports that “Orange County has put in place such a vaccine requirement. Mayor Jerry Demings announced a mandate that all Orange County employees must be partially vaccinated by Sept. 30 and fully by Oct. 31.”

When asked by a reporter about DeSantis’ announcement, Demings said at his press briefing, “I hadn’t heard that, so we’ll look at whatever directive the governor puts out and consider our legal options.”

“I’m not going to take actions that will adversely impact the safety of our community. Sometimes quite frankly I question whether or not the governor really sees it that way. He may say that he does but I believe that many of the decisions that he makes are purely, politically motivated,” Demings continued.

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5 responses to “DeSantis Announces That Florida Cities, Counties That Mandate Vaccines Will Be Fined $5,000 Per Worker”

  1. UppityG says:

    DeSantis FTW. Bravo, Governor, bravo.

    I’m very torn about whether DeSantis should run with Trump in 2024, or not. He can be much more effective leading Florida, as the state’s Executive Officer, I believe. If more people would vote locally to cast out every DemonKKKrat infesting their governments, then the Federal govt and Congress would lose importance and that NEEDS to happen. We are being sucked dry by electeds who just keep feeding at the Federal tax collection trough and they’re getting ready to do worse to us. We need to defang all of them. The Repubs are just as bad at spending but right now, they’re trying to tap the brakes on the 3T spend like a drunken sailor bill if only to not let the Dems, yet again, get away with whatever they think up and start demanding.

    The next POTUS has to go in with his own army of loyals and he must fire everyone. And I mean everyone.

  2. Sliceyy says:

    Nooooo, don’t do it!!! Pls keep him for yourselves and plan/ act as if succession is around the corner (which it is, relatively speaking).

    He will achieve so much more locally. He can still inspire other governors across the US by showing them great management and leadership qualities, and how to stand up to overreaching federalists.

    Just keep building on the momentum that Florida is experiencing now. Show others a blue-print to follow. That’s how you and, in turn, other red or purple states win.

    At best a president can only make superficial changes due to vested interests, shadow depts and the rot. Plus there is a strong likelihood


  3. Rawdog says:

    Damn, how did we manage to elect such a good governor. He runs for President, I’m voting for him. Hell, I will even volunteer to help with his campaign.

  4. Mitster says:

    Is it just me or were these videos recorded with that much interference and static in them? Never had this happen on this site before both sources have the same thing!

  5. LibertyWarrior says:

    Love the bait and switch….DeSantis is playing politics by protecting our rights and the validity of the constitution. Then sign me up!

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