Florida Passes Legislation Banning Vaccine Mandate unless certain Exemptions are Provided

The State of Florida legislature passed a new law banning private employers from mandating COVID-19 vaccines unless several exemptions are offered to employees. The ban does not prevent private employers from requiring vaccines, however employers must certain exemptions for workers not to be vaccinated.

The exemptions are:

Medical Reasons

Religious Reason

Proof of Covid-19 “Immunity”

Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Agreed Periodic Testing

The forms to use use for these exemptions can be found on the link below

http://www.floridahealth.gov/newsroom/2021/11/20211118-florida-department-health-covid19-vaccination-exemption-forms.pr.html

A great summary of the new legislation and an excellent breakdown of new law can be found at Fisher Philllips LLP. A link to their analysis can be found below.

https://www.fisherphillips.com/news-insights/florida-passes-legislation-banning-vaccine-mandates.html

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