DeSantis appears to be continuing a pro-business attitude by stating he will not humor the idea of a COVID-19 ‘vaccine passport’ system in Florida. These passports could limit who can and cannot partake in certain activities or entering the participating business. They’re not a government mandate, but a practice that can be used at the discretion of individual businesses, so far.
According to a story on WDWMagic, the governor stated, “It is completely unacceptable for either the government or the private sector to impose upon you the requirement that you show proof of vaccine to just simply be able to participate in normal society.”
This may be a bit of governmental overreach, however. DeSantis could employ an executive action to ban the use of these kinds of passports. His attitude points in that direction as he continued, “You want to go to a movie theater, should you have to show that? No. You want to go to a game, or a theme park? No. So we’re not supportive of that.”
Florida’s governor Ron DeSantis has been attempting to keep the Sunshine State on the road to economic recovery. The brief lockdown the state experienced last year led to financial hardships and business closures. The results also led to thousands of cast member layoffs as tourism tanked.
DeSantis put Florida on an expedited reopening plan that saw life in the peninsula bouncing back quicker than in the other 49 states. This decision had its fair share of pros and cons. Speaking as someone who had to lay off several people in 2020, I’m glad the lockdown didn’t continue.
For more info on vaccine passports, check out this article on WebMD. Would you feel safer if customers carried evidence of getting the vaccine, and non-vaccinated people were turned away at the door? Let us know in the comments.
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