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Florida Gov. DeSantis Suspends Local COVID-19 Emergency Orders, Bans Vaccine Passports

Florida Gov. DeSantis Suspends Local COVID-19 Emergency Orders, Bans Vaccine Passports | 3 May 2021 | Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill banning COVID-19 vaccine passports and also announced an executive order that suspends all local pandemic emergency mandates effective July 1. DeSantis signed Senate Bill 2006, passed by Florida state lawmakers last month granting DeSantis the ability to override local emergency orders. The bill also includes a ban on vaccine passports that would levy fines of $5,000 per violation. DeSantis has been a vocal opponent of so-called vaccine passports, saying they would create two classes of vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.