by Hannah Bleau
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s (R) administration took aim at the City of Gainesville after Gainesville City Hall required proof of vaccination prior to allowing individuals to remove their masks on the premises, stating the action violated “the spirit of the Governor’s Emergency Order 21-81 which prohibits vaccine passports and protects the fundamental rights and privacies of Floridians.”
The city came under fire this week after requiring individuals to show proof of vaccination prior to taking off their masks. According to WCJB, individuals who provided proof of vaccination received an orange sticker that identified them as vaccinated. City Manager Lee Feldman described the sticker as “just a visual cue that would allow anybody who was enforcing the mask requirements inside the room to know whether you needed to be wearing a mask or not.”
DeSantis’s administration issued a sharp response, telling TV20 that the city’s requirements “violate the spirit of the Governor’s Emergency Order 21-81 which prohibits vaccine passports and protects the fundamental rights and privacies of Floridians.”
“The policy also inhibits public participation in government proceedings that should be open and accessible to the public. Further, the policy violates Florida’s recently enacted law, SB 2006, effective July 1,” the statement read, calling on the City of Gainesville to “immediately cease to impose such discriminatory policies upon individuals.” Read the rest at breitbart.com.