Texas governor bars vaccine mandates in state as deaths approach 70,000

Posted by on October 11, 2021 8:13 pm
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Greg Abbott’s move comes as Biden administration set to issue federal vaccine rules for employers with more than 100 workers

The Texas governor, Greg Abbott, issued an executive order Monday to prohibit any entity, including private business, from enforcing a Covid-19 vaccine mandate on workers and called on state lawmakers to pass a similar ban into law.

The move comes as the Biden administration is to issue rules requiring employers with more than 100 workers to be vaccinated or test weekly for the coronavirus. Several major companies, including Texas-based American Airlines and Southwest Airlines, have said they would abide by the federal mandate.

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