Gov. Ron DeSantis Signs Executive Order Prohibiting Use of ‘So-Called COVID-19 Passports’
By Space Coast Daily // April 2, 2021
DeSantis: it is necessary to protect the fundamental rights and privacies of Floridians
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Friday that he signed an executive order prohibiting the use of “so-called COVID-19 Passports”.
“Today, I issued an executive order prohibiting the use of so-called COVID-19 vaccine passports,” said Gov. DeSantis in a released statement.
“The Legislature is working on making permanent these protections for Floridians and I look forward to signing them into law soon.”
The Executive Order states that it is unlawful to require citizens to get a COVID-19 vaccine, so is requiring a citizen to show documentation of COVID-19 vaccination.
DeSantis states in the Order that vaccinations are private health information and it should not be shared by mandate.
The Order continues on by saying “so-called vaccine passports reduce individual freedom and will harm patient privacy.”
“..requiring so-called COVID-19 vaccine passports for taking part in everyday life – such as attending a sporting event, patronizing a restaurant, or going to a movie theater would create two classes of citizens based on vaccination.”
Gov. DeSantis concludes the Order by saying “…DeSanti and the free flow of commerce within the State.”
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