DeSantis management targets Buccane rather than employee vaccine requirements
Officials from Governor Ron DeSantis’ administration used Twitter this week to express dissatisfaction with the requirements for vaccination of new Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Buccane recruitment announcement for video production internships during the season stipulates: “All new hires are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and must provide vaccination verification prior to employment. Complete vaccination is the J & J, Moderna, or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Means at least 2 weeks after the last dose of. “
“This violates Florida law,” Redfern tweeted.
Florida law allows private employers to require vaccines as long as they provide individual exemptions that allow employees to “opt out” under one of five carve-outs. Carbout is for those who have medical reasons such as pregnancy, those who are already infected with COVID-19, those who have religious objections, those who agree to regular inspections, those who agree to wear personal protective equipment. Is for.
In a statement to Tampa Bay TimesBuccane said the team updated its COVID vaccination policy on November 19, last year, the day after DeSantis’ executive order, to comply with the prescribed exemption. “We are always in full compliance with state law and grant exemptions on demand. We are continually reviewing and updating our COVID policy based on guidance from government officials, the NFL, and healthcare professionals. “We are doing it,” the statement said.
DeSantis spokesman Christina Pushaw retweeted Redfern, adding: “Captured in 4K.”
Pushau had a problem with Bacchus’ list because they didn’t say they allowed individual exemptions, she said. Times..
“If Bacchus made it clear that their policies included the exemptions required by Florida law, that wouldn’t be a problem,” she said. “But their recruitment announcement doesn’t say that.”
In March, the National Football League and the NFL Players Association agreed to abolish all COVID-19 protocols for the 2022 season after being restricted for nearly two years.
The league will be the first major professional American sports league to abolish the requirements for masks, tracking devices, surveillance tests, or capacity limits and abolish all protocols, unless required by state or local law. I did.
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According to experts, Florida’s COVID-19 vaccine regulations make it easy for workers to opt out.
The DeSantis administration has long criticized the requirements for COVID-19 vaccination.
Last year, the governor issued an executive order banning demanding people to show that a company had been vaccinated to enter the country. Florida lawmakers later permanently banned so-called “vaccine passports.”
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, vaccines help prevent people from getting seriously ill or dying from COVID-19.