Disney Suspends Vax Mandate After DeSantis Signs Anti-Mandate Bills

'At the end of the day, nobody in Florida should be losing their job over these jabs...'

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s legislation prohibiting businesses from mandating vaccination against COVID-19 without exemptions has forced Walt Disney World to suspend its own employee vaccine mandate.

Disney said that although 90% of its “active” employees have provided proof of vaccination, it will no longer require its employees to get vaccinated to remain employed. The company told the Washington Post it plans to “address legal developments as appropriate,” and insisted that its “approach to mandatory vaccines has been the right one.”

The move comes just one week after DeSantis signed legislation requiring all businesses in the state to grant religious and medical exemptions to vaccine mandates without question. The bill also allows employees to opt for regular COVID-19 testing instead of being required to get the vaccine.

“There’s times you need to stand up and you need to make your voice heard, and we had the ability to do it,” he said. “At the end of the day, nobody in Florida should be losing their job over these jabs.

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

“We want people to be able to work, we want people to be able to provide for their families,” DeSantis said. “We want people to be able to have livelihoods, and that’s just the way it’s going to be in this state.”

Companies that violate the laws will be fined up to $50,000 per violation, while smaller businesses with fewer than 99 employees could face up to $10,000 per violation.

The anti-vaccine mandate legislation was drafted in response to President Joe Biden’s “unconstitutional” employer vaccine mandate, DeSantis said, and his attempt to force his will on the American public.

“The states are the primary vehicles to protect people’s freedoms, their health, their safety, their welfare, in our constitutional system,” he said. “What Biden is doing is not constitutional. There has never been a federal vaccine mandate imposed on the general public.”

...article continued below
- Advertisement -
...article continued below
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -


Alleged Cultural Inclusiveness of ‘Latinx’ Lingo Costing Democrat Voters

Despite the best efforts of Democrats, social justice gadflies, and academic elitists to mainstream the concocted term "Latinx," a new poll showed that a significant...

California’s Woke Math Curriculum Gets Failing Grades, Harming Education

Over 700 mathematicians and scientists signed a letter denouncing the California Mathematics Framework, a “woke” approach to math instituted by the state, as bad...

Chris Cuomo Hires Lawyer to File Suit Against CNN For Dismissal

After being fired by CNN for a presumed violation of journalistic ethics, and possibly sexual harassment, Chris Cuomo didn’t take much time to hire...

COVID Czars Eyeing Virus Mutants for More Control

(Headline USA) As the omicron coronavirus variant spreads in southern Africa and pops up in countries all around the world, scientists are anxiously watching...

Ambush Attacks on Police Skyrocket in Wake of Leftist Defund Movement

In a year that saw radical leftist elites and woke-washed politicians wailing about the need to defund police departments, an appallingly high number of...

Failed Obama Foreign Policy Looms Over Biden and Putin Talks

(Headline USA) President Joe Biden is ready to warn Vladimir Putin during a video call that Russia will face economy-jarring sanctions if it invades...

Survivors Gather to Remember Those Lost at Pearl Harbor

(Headline USA) A few dozen survivors of Pearl Harbor are expected to gather at the site of the Japanese bombing 80 years ago to...

Rep. Castro: AT&T & Discovery Merger Will Hurt Diversity

(Headline USA) Congressional Democrats are raising concerns that the proposed merger of Discovery and AT&T's WarnerMedia, a $43 billion effort to conquer the world...

Fired CNN Anchor Chris Cuomo Quits SiriusXM Show Too

(Associated Press) Fired CNN anchor Chris Cuomo said he's dropping his SiriusXM radio show, a decision that followed a sexual harassment allegation. "While I have...
- Advertisement -