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$5K Fine For ‘Vaccine Passports’ In Florida Takes Effect Thursday

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Jessica Palombo
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WJCT News

Florida will start issuing $5,000 fines Thursday to businesses, schools and government agencies that require people to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination.

Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill earlier this year that banned vaccine passports, and fines start Thursday if people are asked to show proof of a vaccine.

But there’s still no word on exactly how customers would go about reporting businesses that do ask for a vaccine passport, and it’s also unclear how the investigations would work.

Read the rest of this story from WJCT News partner News4Jax.