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Florida list of vaccine passport law complaints includes Tampa Bay companies

David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts is included on the state's list.

A new state law prohibits businesses, schools and governments from requiring proof of vaccination.

Dozens of Florida companies businesses and other entities have been reported to the state for 'vaccine passport' complaints.

The complaints are in reference to a new state law that prohibits governments, schools and businesses from requiring proof of a vaccination against COVID-19. Those that break the law can be fined 5,000 dollars.

And a number of Tampa Bay Region establishments are on the list--including the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, the Gasparilla Music Festival, among others.

The list—which was first reported by the Orlando Sentinel— includes businesses, performance halls, government offices and other establishments across Florida. Many names are repeated or misspelled. Some listings are vague or reference national chains.

Other places on the list point to specific events, like the Zac Brown Band concert at MidFlorida in Tampa or the Harry Styles concert at the Amway Center in Orlando.

Michelle Gutenstein Hinz, a spokeswoman for the Gasparilla Music Festival, which is also featured on the list, said the festival is not aware of an investigation. The Festival took place earlier this month and required attendees 12 and older to show a negative COVID-19 test result or proof of vaccination.

Paul Bilyeu, director of communications for the Straz Center said the center had seen the media reports, but otherwise had no comment. According to the Center’s website, visitors five and older mustshow a negative COVID-19 test result or vaccination card at the door.

Allegiant Air, which flies out of St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport is also featured on the list. A spokesperson toldthe Tampa Bay Times “that the inclusion is completely without merit as Allegiant, like all other domestic carriers, does not require vaccination proof from customers.”

An email from the Florida Department of Health says that this is not a list of suspected or confirmed violators and “ includes all entities that have been the subject of complaints from the public regarding the vaccine passport law.”

The Department provided the list of parties with “vaccine passport’ complaints to WUSF as follows:

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


financial center amphitheater

Live Nation

Alachua County Public Library

FDLE, Jacksonville Region, Counterterrorism Squad

Plaza Live

American Gas Association

Miami Marlins

Metcalf, Jessica N


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


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



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


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 Preforming 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


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


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 November 14th 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


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

Bailey LeFever is a reporter focusing on education and health in the greater Tampa Bay region.
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