DeSantis issues executive order banning COVID-19 ‘vaccine passports’ in Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Friday that he issued an executive order prohibiting the “use of so-called COVID-19 vaccine passports.”

DeSantis announced on social media that the “Legislature is working on making permanent these protections for Floridians and I look forward to signing them into law soon.”

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So far, there is no agreement on who would regulate such a passport.

The Biden administration said it would only offer guidance to the private sector if needed.

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DeSantis said he will issue an emergency order this week to prevent Florida businesses from requiring a vaccine passport.

He will also ask the legislature to pass a permanent ban.

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