Oklahoma to Defy Federal Vaccine Mandates
Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt and state legislators wasted no time firing back at President Biden's new Federal vaccine mandate. The new Federal mandate was announced yesterday (09-09-21) and will affect around 80 million plus Americans. That's close to 75% of the overall U.S. workforce.
At this time Oklahoma plans to sue the Biden administration over the mandate and has declared it an overreach and unconstitutional. The Governor has stated that Oklahoma will not adhere to the mandate.
The basics of the Federal vaccine mandate state that a company or business that has 100 people or more employed must require workers to be fully vaccinated or provide weekly COVID-19 testing to unvaccinated employees. Biden plans to sign an executive order that will require those directly employed by the U.S. Government and the executive branch to be fully vaccinated without an option for testing.
Another part of the Federal vaccine mandate will require all healthcare workers who are employed by any healthcare facility that receives funding from Medicare or Medicaid to be vaccinated.
That's the basics of the new mandate and it will be enforced by costly fines. If a company refuses and doesn't require vaccinations for employees they could be fined up to $14,000 from OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration).
This mandate will obviously be challenged and a series of lawsuits and tons of litigation will take place as states, individuals and companies challenge it. The primary concern from Oklahoma legislators is how the new mandate affects private businesses along with individual rights and freedoms.
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