According to the Orlando Sentinel, the State of Florida is investigating potential violators of its controversial COVID “vaccine passport” law, including the Disney Cruise Line and a Harry Styles concert at Orlando’s Amway Center.

What’s Happening:

  • Back in May, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed the controversial law, which prevents businesses and governments from requiring customers to show proof of COVID vaccination. The law is being heavily disputed in court.
  • Disney Cruise Line, as well as other cruise ship companies, made the list despite a federal court order that has prevented enforcement of the governor’s law against Norwegian Cruise Lines.
  • Many companies, such as The Walt Disney Company, have started to require proof of vaccination for employees, but not necessarily for customers.
  • Other events and venues under review include the Orange County government, the Orange County Convention Center, AdventHealth, Amway Center, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Orlando Lowndes Shakespeare Center, the House of Blues and Plaza Live.

What They’re Saying:

  • Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings has said “the county would vigorously defend itself’ after he received a letter from the health department threatening fines to the county for mandating vaccines for its workforce. Demings is also named on the list.
  • Demings said: “I won’t assume until we receive something more definitive that we are in violation or purported to be in violation, so we’ll just have to wait and see. At this point… the courts have not reached the final decision, but the indication is that the Florida law flies in the face of our Florida Constitution and perhaps in the face of common sense.”
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