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Florida Moves to Create Exemptions From Covid Vaccine Mandates

Nov. 17, 2021, 11:48 PM

Florida would make it harder for employers to require Covid-19 vaccinations under legislation heading to the governor’s desk on Wednesday.

Workers who don’t want to cooperate with efforts to create an immunized workplace would be allowed to produce a doctor’s note, claim a religious exemption, show “immunity” after a Covid-19 infection based on a medical test, wear a mask, or submit to regular testing under the legislation (H.B. 1B).

Private employers would be banned from firing workers who properly file exemption requests, similar to an Alabama law enacted earlier this month.

Florida schools and government entities wouldn’t be ...