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West Orange Times & Observer Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 1 week ago

Florida health officials release list of businesses under investigation for vaccination requirements

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The list includes the Amway Center, Dr. Phillips Center, AdventHealth, Orange County and Jerry Demings.
by: Annabelle Sikes Staff Writer

The Florida Department of Health released a list of businesses under investigation for requiring the COVID-19 vaccination on Monday. 

"Under the rule, the Florida Department of Health now has the authority to enforce penalties on applicable entities and institutions that require documentation of vaccination or post-exposure status," the release states. "This law prohibits the following entities from requiring documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or post-infection recovery."

Included on the list are the Amway Center, Dr. Phillips Center, AdventHealth, Orange County, Disney Cruise Line, Orange County Convention Center, and Starbucks.  

Also present on the list is Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings who is named personally on the list of 'violators' for forcing union firefighters and other employees to be vaccinated or receive a written reprimand, which we told you about here

He says the county intends to take this to court.

"The state was clearly out of line with commonly accepted practices for crisis management. And any time that someone diminishes our ability to protect our citizens, I am going to stand up against that," Demings said.

Demings contradicted Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for his threat to fine those that require vaccination. As a result, $5,000 fines per violation were proposed.

 "'Commonly accepted practices for crisis management' do not include forced-masking and coercing people into getting medical procedures under threat of termination," the governor's office said. "These policies do not protect citizens; they violate citizens’ rights."

As of today, neither the city nor the county has received anything in writing from the FDOH.

The full list of businesses under investigation for vaccination requirements can be found below. 

  • Saint Edward's School
  • iThink Financial Amphitheater
  • House of Blues
  • "Straz Center, Patel Conservatory,
  • Next Generation Ballet"
  • Allied Universal
  • Amway Center
  • Grovenor House Condominium
  • ITHINK Amphitheatre
  • Kravis Center
  • The Rock Boat (Norweigian Cruiseline)
  • Raytheon Technologies
  • Broward Center of the Performing Arts
  • Moffitt Communications
  • Mobile Mini
  • iThink Financial Amphitheatre
  • Allied Universal / G4S and Bay Care Health Systems
  • Naples Community Hospital
  • Kravis Center
  • City of Miramar Vernon E. Hargray, City Manager
  • Memorial Hospital West
  • 2021 I/ITSEC
  • Daily’s Place
  • Straz
  • financial center amphitheater
  • Live Nation
  • Alachua County Public Library
  • FDLE, Jacksonville Region, Counterterrorism Squad
  • Plaza Live
  • American Gas Association
  • Miami Marlins
  • Metcalf, Jessica N
  • ATT
  • Dr. Phillips Center/Walt Disney Theater (Broadway Series)
  • membership of CWA 3176
  • ECPI University
  • Mid Florida Credit Union ( Zack Brown Concert)
  • AGA: 2021 Operations Conference
  • Feld Entertainment Studios
  • AdventHealth
  • Vertex Aerospace
  • iTHINK Financial Amphitheater / Maroon 5 concert
  • Broward Center for the Performing Arts and The Parker.
  • IThink Financial Amphitheatre and The Parker
  • Titusville, Florida’s Space Coast
  • Gasparilla Music Festival
  • Dr. Phillips Center
  • NEW WORLD SYMPHONY
  • Equinox
  • iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
  • The MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa
  • The MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa
  • Armory Center for the Arts
  • Seafarers International Union
  • AT&T
  • iThink amphitheater organized by Live Nation Entertainment
  • The Doctor Phillips Center
  • The Big Arts Sanibel Island
  • JP Poindexter & Co employees.
  • Straz Center for Performing Arts
  • Tampa Amphitheater
  • DoD employees
  • Live Nation concert
  • Orange County
  • Riverview High School Performing Arts Center
  • Carnival Cruise Line
  • Allion insurance, Florida Amphitheater Live Nation
  • Live Nation Concerts- MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
  • Doctor Phillips Center
  • Alachua County Library District
  • Royal Caribbean
  • Alachua County Library District (own entity/not ran by Alachua County)
  • Alachua County Board of County Commissioners
  • Norton Museum
  • David A Straz Center
  • Alachua County Library District
  • Seafarers International Union
  • WBENC
  • Alachua County Public Library
  • The Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center
  • American Public Transit Association
  • Orange County Convention Center"
  • Florida Trail Association
  • Plantation Police Department
  • Jewel Toffier
  • Titanium Yoga - “VAX ONLY” classes
  • Orlando Lowndes Shakespeare Center
  • Lauren Poe, Mayor city of Gainesville
  • Jerry Demings, Mayor Orange County
  • Johns Island Club
  • Geo Gaming
  • Skydive Deland
  • Starbucks
  • Van Wezel Performaing Arts Center
  • Coast is Clear Music Festival
  • Merrill Gardens at Champions Gate
  • The Saber Legion - Florida Charter sponsored event: called Florida Kyber Open on Nov. 14 at XL Soccer World Orlando
  • Norton Art Gallery
  • Allegiant Airlines at the St. Petersburg/Clearwater airport
  • American Maritime Officers Union / Training Facility
  • 4740 Grassendale Terrace
  • Amway Center - Harry Styles concert
  • Florida Repertory theater
  • Military defense contractor
  • Disney Cruise Line
  • MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
  • Dr. Phillips Center
  • House of Blues
  • Leidos
  • Tampa amphitheater / Live Nation event
  • iThink Financial Amphitheatre / Zac Brown Concert
  • iThink Financial Amphitheatre
  • Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre / Live nation- Brooks and Dunn Concert
  • Mid FL amphitheater - David Aldean Concert
  • Government contractor for Booz Allen
  • Integrity Title and Guarantee LLC
  • Government contractor for Booz Allen) in
  • House of Blues
  • House of Blues
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Leon County Government, County Administrator Vincent S. Long

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Annabelle Sikes is a staff writer at the West Orange Times & Observer, Southwest Orange Observer and OrangeObserver.com. She graduated in May 2021 from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a minor in sociology.  Her past...

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