Florida Politics reports:
The Health Department has fined Leon County $3.57 million for violating the state vaccine passport ban. Under guidance from Gov. Ron DeSantis, DOH and Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo found 714 instances, each fined at $5,000, in which the department said the county violated the ban on vaccine requirements.
The county ultimately fired 14 employees on Oct. 4 after County Administrator Vince Long issued an Oct. 1 deadline for government workers to get a COVID-19 shot.
“It is unacceptable that Leon County violated Florida law, infringed on current and former employees’ medical privacy, and fired loyal public servants because of their personal health decisions,” DeSantis said Tuesday.
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BREAKING: Florida health officials are fining Leon County $3.57 million for violating its “vaccine passport” law by mandating COVID shots for its employees https://t.co/wW2g87xwTo pic.twitter.com/FOKgiosc1O
— Orlando Sentinel (@orlandosentinel) October 12, 2021