During a news conference Monday morning, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said if a government agency in the state forces a Covid-19 vaccine as a condition of employment, that violates Florida law, and that city or county will face a $5,000 fine for every single violation.
According to DeSantis, these fines are part of a new law, SB 2006, passed during the state’s most recent legislative session, which prevents private businesses from requiring proof of vaccination but also applies to government agencies.
“So if you look at places here in Alachua County, like the City of Gainesville, I mean that's millions and millions of dollars potentially in fines. Orange County – many many more than that,” DeSantis said.