MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Disney has suspended its COVID vaccine requirement for employees at Walt Disney World in Florida following a change in state law.
The decision came after a new law took effect in Florida that prohibits workplace vaccine mandates.READ MORE: Officials Worry Large Crowds Will Leave Mess Behind After Memorial Day Weekend
Instead, workers are allowed to be exempt for reasons like anticipated future pregnancy or recovery from prior COVID-19 infection.READ MORE: Death Of Child Pulled From Homestead Pond Under Investigation
Employees can also opt for regular coronavirus testing or the use of personal protective equipment, which must be paid by the employer.
The new Florida law calls for fines of as much as 50-thousand dollars per violation for large employers.MORE NEWS: Florida Law Enforcement Officials Reassure Parents On Potential School Shooter Threat
Disney had previously announced that more than 90-percent of its active Florida employees had already been fully vaccinated.