Florida Fines Key County $3.5 Million For Mandating COVID-19 Vaccines

10/13/2021 4:31:00 PM

Leon County, home to the state capital, has been ordered to pay up for violating the state's 'vaccine passport' law, the state's Department of Health said.

Leon County, home to the state capital, has been ordered to pay up for violating the state's 'vaccine passport' law, the state's Department of Health said.

Leon County, home to the state capital, has been ordered to pay up for violating the state's 'vaccine passport' law, the state's Department of Health said.

Updated an hour ago TALLAHASSEE, Fla.Cause of death Live Updates The Teton County Coroner will present findings from the autopsy on 22-year-old Gabby Petito Tuesday, about three weeks after her body was discovered and identified after a nationwide search.Brian Laundrie's parents could face charges for their silence in homicide case Former Utah federal prosecutor Brett Tolman gives his analysis on the latest update on the Gabby Petito case NORTH PORT, Fla.Freeway closed and evacuations ordered as Alisal fire rapidly grows The fire that was first reported Monday afternoon has grown to 6,000 acres.

(AP) — Florida has issued its first fine to a county it says violated a new state law banning coronavirus vaccine mandates and for firing 14 workers who failed to get the shots.The Florida Department of Health on Tuesday for Leon County, home to the state capital, saying the municipality violated Florida’s “vaccine passport” law, which prohibits businesses and governments from requiring people to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.Brent Blue will hold a press conference at 2:30 p.Advertisement “These are people that, presumably, have been serving throughout this whole time and now all of a sudden they’re basically getting kicked to the curb,” Florida Gov.Blue gave the manner of death last month as homicide.Ron DeSantis said at a news conference in St.ET on the autopsy's ruling.Pete Beach.Strong northwest winds pushed the fire south of the summit, crossing Highway 101 to Tajiguas Beach, according to fire officials.

Later, the governor tweeted, “No one should lose their jobs because of COVID shots.Petito was reported missing on Sept.The 22-year-old Petito's remains were out in the Wyoming wilderness for three to four weeks, Brent said, without going into detail about the potential impact that had on the autopsy.” The state of Florida is reportedly investigating dozens of local governments, performing arts centers, the Miami Marlins, a law enforcement counter-terrorism unit and a concert by singer Harry Styles for suspected violations of the law enacted by Gov.Ron DeSantis.Authorities are still searching for Brian Laundrie, Petito's fiancé, who was named as a person of interest in her case after returning from a cross-country road trip without her.SOPA Images via Getty Images The law took effect last month and can result in a $5,000 fine per violation." He did rule out rumors that Petito had been pregnant at the time of her death and stressed that information about a potential suspect would have to come from law enforcement.It is being challenged in court and conflicts with a Biden administration order that companies with more than 100 employees require their workers to be vaccinated or face weekly testing.Teton County Coroner Brent Blue is scheduled to announce the findings of Gabby Petito's autopsy at a news conference early Tuesday, Oct.Closures of the 101, the only major highway in the region, have caused congestion on the nearby State Road 154 and Interstate 5, according to the California Highway Patrol.

In a statement, Leon County Administrator Vincent Long said the county believes its vaccination requirement is legally justifiable and necessary to keep people safe.Advertisement “The governor’s position in this instance unfortunately appears to be less of a public health strategy and more about political strategy,” he said.This police camera video provided by The Moab Police Department shows Gabrielle"Gabby" Petito talking to a police officer after police pulled over the van she was traveling in with Brian Laundrie near the entrance to Arches National Park on Aug.BADEN SAYS Blue declined to go into greater detail about the autopsy findings, citing Wyoming law.Democratic lawmakers from Tallahassee derided the decision to issue a fine, saying local governments should have the authority to protect their residents as they see fit.“Unbelievable! We don’t need the state bullying our communities or private businesses who are simply trying to serve the people and get on the other side of this pandemic,” said Florida Sen.The Moab Police Department via AP Read more.Loranne Ausley.Blue said the family was making arrangements for her return home..

In Texas, Gov.Greg Abbott issued an executive order Monday barring any entity, including private business, from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate on workers and called on state lawmakers to pass a similar ban into law.Advertisement At the White House on Tuesday, Press Secretary Jen Psaki compared the actions of the Florida and Texas governors.S.“Governor Abbott’s executive order banning mandates and I would also note announcement by Governor DeSantis this morning, essentially, banning the implementation of mandates, fit a familiar pattern that we’ve seen of putting politics ahead of public health,” Psaki said during a briefing.The decision to fine Leon County comes a day after the Orlando Sentinel reported the state of Florida is investigating dozens of local governments, performing arts centers, the Miami Marlins, a law enforcement counter-terrorism unit and a concert by singer Harry Styles for suspected violations of the law.

Around 120 cases are being reviewed for violations, according to a public records request from the Orlando Sentinel.S.In central Florida, the list includes Orange County government; the Orange County Convention Center; AdventHealth, one of the state’s largest health care systems; several performing arts venues; and the Amway Center, which is home to the Orlando Magic and recently hosted a concert by Styles whose tour mandated that attendees either be vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test.“At this point..- SEPTEMBER 26: Members of the public leave flowers at a memorial site for Gabby Petito, September 26, 2021 in Blue Point, Long Island, New York..

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,” Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings told the newspaper.In South Florida, those being investigated by the Florida Department of Health include the Marlins, the only major sports team on the list; the city of Miramar; the Plantation Police Department; and several performing arts venues.Here are some of the heartfelt messages left in her memory (Fox News) next Image 7 of 13 Memorial for Gabby Petito grows near City Hall in North Port, Florida.Also on the list, around the state, are a Florida Department of Law Enforcement counter-terrorism unit in Jacksonville; the Gasparilla Music Festival in Tampa; and Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe.Several cruise ship companies also made the list despite a federal court order that has prevented enforcement of the law against Norwegian Cruise Lines.Related.

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A race to the bottom....living in a state with knucklehead for a Gov.

Gabby Petito Case Live Updates: Teton County Coroner to present findings from autopsyGabby Petito Case Update: Teton County Coroner to present findings from the autopsy The coroner initially ruled Gabby Petito's manner of death as a homicide, but until now has not provided any details on what may have caused the 22-year-old's death.

Gabby Petito autopsy: Cause of death was strangulation, Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue saysGabby Petito died from strangulation, Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue revealed during a Tuesday news briefing, weeks after the FBI uncovered her remains at Bridger-Teton National Forest north of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. And that is why he is on the run! I can not believe they can't find him! Horrible way to go out. Watching ur life squeezed from you. Thoughts and prayers for her family and friends

Alisal Fire in California shuts down Highway 101, prompts evacuations in Santa Barbara CountyA fast-growing wildfire that broke out Monday in Santa Barbara County has already burned more than 6,000 acres and is 0% contained, according to fire officials in California. Any less than 0% would indicate someone adding petrol to it... . A fast-growing wildfire that broke out in Santa Barbara County has already burned more than 6,000 acres & is 0% contained, according to fire officials in California. Gretaaaaaaaaaa

Photos: Alisal fire burns in Santa Barbara CountyFueled by bone-dry vegetation, the Alisal fire has burned 6,000 acres and is 0% contained.

This Florida County Was Fined Millions for Its Vaccine Mandate—and Folks Are PissedCHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty ImagesThe ongoing feud between state and local officials in Florida over vaccine mandates escalated on Tuesday when one county was hit with a whopping $3.57 million fine for requiring COVID jabs for all employees.The Florida Department of Health issued the fine against Leon County—home to the state’s capital, Tallahassee—over its “blatant violation” of Florida’s controversial “vaccine passport” law that prohibits governments and businesses from requiring residents to American commerce is sick of eating the massive collateral damage of imposition after imposition upon the economy in the name of public health, preventing our innovative, adaptive private sector from healing and relieving citizens.

Florida fines county $3.5 million for requiring proof of vaccinationFlorida Department of Health issues a fine of over $3.5M to a county government for violating the state’s ban on vaccine passports — the first time the state has punished a locality for defying its mandate. Hope they don’t pay a dime The GQP never pays anything anyways follow their footsteps