Many companies’ vaccine mandates are in effect or will take effect soon. But at one major company that may no longer be the case. The Walt Disney World vaccine mandate has been put on pause at least temporarily. The backtracking comes after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued legislation last week to restrict employers from implementing mandates. Under the legislation companies in Florida are not permitted to mandate vaccination for employees. Employers must give employees access to “numerous exemptions” essentially allowing them to choose whether or not to receive the vaccine. Some of the possible exemptions include having previously recovered from the virus or women who anticipate becoming pregnant. Additionally, workers can elect to undergo regular testing and wear PPE at the expense of the employer.

The Washington Post reported on Saturday that, Disney said it still believes its “approach to mandatory vaccines has been the right one.” However, Disney “will address legal developments as appropriate,” they reported. Companies that violate this mandate could face fines of up to $50,000 per violation. Disney announced their requirements prior to the Biden Administration’s mandates. Initially, the company said employees including those at Walt Disney World, would have to be vaccinated by fall.  While Florida issued their legislation the Biden mandate has also been blocked by a Lousiana federal appeals court.

According to the Washington Post article, Disney has reported that over 90 percent of their employees in Florida had provided proof they were fully vaccinated.