Tweety, BSN, RN 32,937 Posts Specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac. Has 31 years experience. Aug 10, 2021 I live in Florida. Our governor is now in a big fight with school boards that want mask mandates for school children. He's fighting the cruise industries for requiring all passengers to vaccinated. So it's doubtful that this would happen in Florida. I think it's been shown that vaccinated people can spread covid anyway, so if people want to put themselves at risk of possible extreme illness or death, for whatever reason I'm not concerned about them. I've had three unvaccinated coworkers get covid this month (one was hospitalized, one has been symptomatic for a couple of weeks, and one recovered from her symptoms and will be back in a couple of days) and it's really made a bad situation worse. Many others throughout the hospital are out sick as well and this affects patient care and safety. So from that standpoint I would advocate for mandatory vaccines for healthcare workers and others. Florida has one in five of the cases of covid in the US, here ambulances coming to get you for an emergency can take up to five hours, people are waiting in ERs to be seen for many hours, people are spending their admission in the ER rooms because there are no rooms on the floor, or no nurses on the floors to take admissions. It's a mess and I hope it burns through us soon.