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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 20: Anti- vaccination activists protest the proof of vaccination requirement to get into the Foo Fighters show as Madison Square Garden reopens with the first full capacity concert since March 2020 on June 20, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)

The state of Florida will start fining businesses, schools and government agencies that require customers or visitors to provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccine $5,000.

Governor DeSantis signed a bill earlier this year that banned so-called vaccine passports. NBC2 reports that the fines will begin on Sept. 16.

The law does not apply to employers that require vaccination of their staff.

“Promises made, promises kept,” DeSantis spokesperson Taryn Fenske said Wednesday.

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried was critical of the fines saying in a statement, “Governor DeSantis is retaliating against Floridians who are trying to protect themselves and their communities from COVID-19.”




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Marija was born and raised in Illinois, but moved to Florida in 2018 with a stop in between in the coldest place on the planet, Fargo, ND. She loves dogs, kayaking, concerts, day drinking and is always planning her next vacation. Follow her on IG @marija127 and TikTok @marijakrock