Orange County

Lawsuit challenging Orange County’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate dropped

ORLANDO, Fla. — A group of first responders has dropped its lawsuit challenging Orange County’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

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The attorney handling the lawsuit filed it last October.


It came in response to Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings issuing a vaccine mandate for county employees last summer.

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But then Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill banning local governments from issuing that type of mandate.

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The attorney voluntarily dismissed the lawsuit because it’s no longer valid.

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