DeSantis Pushing Permanent Ban Of Vax Passports, Masking

TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 08: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gives a victory speech after defeating Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rep. Charlie Crist during his election night watch party at the Tampa Convention Center on November 8, 2022 in Tampa, Florida. DeSantis was the projected winner by a double-digit lead. (Photo by Octavio Jones/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis announced he wants state lawmakers to approve permanent protections against vaccine and mask mandates in Florida.
  • The proposal permanently prohibits COVID-19 mask requirements throughout the state, prohibits COVID-19 vaccine and mask requirements in all schools, prohibits COVID-19 vaccine passports in Florida, and bans employers from hiring or firing based on COVID-19 vaccine status.

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