Florida is a leader among the states seeking to prevent workers from being fired for refusing vaccination and protect parents' ability to send their children to school without masks, Florida State Rep. Paul Renner, a Republican from Palm Coast, said on Flagler Broadcasting's "Free For All Friday" program Nov. 19.
Gov. Ron DeSantis has challenged the federal government's requirement that health care workers receive a COVID-19 vaccine and the OSHA rule that large employers require employees to receive a vaccine or undertake regular COVID-19 tests.
A judge on Nov. 20 declined Florida's request to block the Health and Human Services health care worker vaccination requirement while litigation proceeds.
The OSHA vaccination-or-test requirement for employers with 100 or more employees is on hold while a lawsuit by Florida and other Republican-led states works its way through the court system.