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White House press secretary Jen Psaki pointed out that Disney World’s decision to stop its employee vaccine mandate showed how Florida Governor Ron DeSantis “takes a step back” to fight the epidemic.
Asked in the Air Force what the White House could do then, Pasaki responded Monday: “They are based in Florida, and obviously the governor there has taken a series of steps to step back in fighting the epidemic.” Companies such as Disney have decided to remove their vaccine orders for employees after President Biden’s workplace vaccine order was blocked in federal court last week.
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Psaki’s comments came after DeSantis signed four bills last week to allow private employers to grant vaccine exemptions including, but not limited to, health or religious concerns, pregnancy or anticipated future pregnancy and COVID-19.
“No one should lose their job due to severe COVID orders and we have a responsibility to protect the livelihoods of the people of Florida,” DeSantis said of the legislation.
Walt Disney World Published on Saturday It is phasing out its COVID-19 vaccine mandate in response to the new law.
“We believe our approach to mandatory vaccines is correct as we continue to focus on the safety and well-being of our cast members and guests, and at this point more than 90% of active Florida-based cast members have been thoroughly vaccinated,” a Disney spokeswoman said. “We will address legal developments appropriately.”
In November, the Biden administration finalized an order requiring businesses with more than 100 employees to vaccinate or test their workers weekly, but the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit suspended the rule and later upheld it. Stay in order.
In response, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration declared that it would adhere to a court order and “take no steps to enforce or enforce the rule” until the next court order.
Despite the loss in court, Pasaki sounded optimistic, saying many businesses without the mandate would require vaccination.
“I note that a recent survey found that 60% of business leaders want to continue on their own with the need for vaccination,” he said. “We’ve seen them implemented. In a lot of companies, they are effective, and overall it gives a lot of businesses the certainty about their employees, giving people more confidence to get back to work.”
But Psaki made it clear that he would continue to “sue through the process,” in the meantime, the administration would continue to “encourage companies to take steps to protect their employees.”