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Shot Mandates Limited in Tennessee as Florida Eyes Similar Law

Nov. 15, 2021, 8:42 PM

Florida lawmakers began a special session Monday to enact limits and require broad exemptions for workplace vaccine mandates, following the lead of a handful of states including Tennessee where the governor signed similar limits into law.

The new Tennessee law and the Florida legislation are part of a broad Republican-led pushback against federal Covid-19 vaccine requirements covering health-care providers, businesses that hold federal contracts, and other private employers with 100 or more employees. Alabama, Arkansas, Montana, and Texas have enacted legislation or governor’s orders that seek to prevent vaccine requirements on the job or insist that they carry exemptions ...