Gov. Ron DeSantis said that Florida will fight local and federal COVID-19 vaccination mandates for public and private workers, warning that such requirements will have a “huge impact” on public safety.

Appearing in Alachua County with two Republican state Cabinet members and individuals espousing anti-vaccination theories, DeSantis said that vaccination requirements would force “into destitution” first responders who worked for more than a year protecting people amid the coronavirus pandemic.