The Florida Department of Health has identified over 100 violations of the state’s ban on vaccine passports and is preparing to issue fines the the organizations, businesses and public entities and officials breaking the law.
Attorneys for the Department of Health said in a 10-page motion posted Monday on the state Division of Administrative Hearings website that the school boards in Miami-Dade, Broward, Orange, Duval, Alachua and Leon counties do not have legal standing to challenge the rule.
Leon County Schools has joined five other school districts from around the state to file a petition challenging the new Department of Health emergency rule regarding parental choice of face masks in the state.
The agenda for Thursday’s board meeting includes “Consideration of Probable Cause for Noncompliance with Department of Health Emergency Rule 64DER21-15, Protocols for Controlling COVID-19 in School Settings.”
The governor has called on the Secretary of State to open an investigation into Facebook after a Wall Street Journal article suggested the company may have given preferential treatment to incumbent candidates in the 2020 election.
13 bills seeking to either increase or loosen gun restrictions in the state have already been filed for the 2022 legislative session, but whether the legislature actually plans on hearing any gun legislation is yet to be seen.
A physician who orders medical marijuana for patients is accusing state health officials of breaking the law to create fake records in a sting operation involving an investigator falsely posing as a military veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder.
The Florida Department of Education has sent another letter to Leon County Schools telling them to comply with the state’s ban on mask mandates or the state will withhold funds for school board members.
The new rule says schools “shall allow parents or legal guardians the authority to choose how their child receives education after having direct contact with an individual that is positive for COVID-19.”