Florida mother of two receives notice to get vaccinated or face eviction: I was 'very shocked'

Florida mom ‘very shocked’ to receive notice get vaccinated or face eviction

Jasmine Irby on facing eviction unless she gets COVID vaccine

A South Florida mother of two told “Fox & Friends” Friday she was “very shocked” to receive a notice from her landlord to get vaccinated within two weeks or face eviction from her apartment.

“There was no loophole, no working with me, no extensions and I literally had to walk away,” said Jasmine Irby, saying she was concerned about having an eviction on her record if she could not get the shot in time.

“It was either get the shot or get out,” she told host Pete Hegseth, adding she’s still looking for another place to live. 

The South Florida landlord is requiring tenants over the age of 18 who want to renew their lease to provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccination.

Santiago Alvarez, a landlord who manages 1,200 units, said that although he will he would face a fine from Gov. Ron DeSantis over the mandate, he will not change his mind.

DeSantis signed an executive order earlier this year banning so-called vaccine passports or requiring proof of vaccination. 

He said that any cities or counties in Florida that require public government employees to get vaccinated in order to remain employed will be fined $5,000 for “every single violation” and that violators could potentially face millions of dollars in fines.

DeSantis’ comments came days after Biden issued an executive order mandating COVID-19 vaccinations among all federal workers and contractors in the executive branch, which does not include Congress. The president also said companies with 100 or more employees will have to mandate vaccines or weekly COVID-19 testing under a forthcoming emergency order by the Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which will apply to more than 80 million private-sector workers. The administration said companies that don’t comply can face fines of almost $14,000. 

Fox News’ Jessica Chasmar contributed to this report.

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