Alabama governor orders state agencies to defy vaccine mandates

By Andrew Trunsky

Republican Gov. Kay Ivey of Alabama signed an executive order late Monday directing state agencies not to enforce federal vaccine mandates.

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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey

The governor’s order said that agencies should cooperate with the Alabama attorney general’s lawsuit against the Biden administration, which issued the mandate for federal workers in September. The order adds that no government entity can enforce that mandatory vaccination for employees and that workers will not be required to show proof of vaccination to enter government buildings.

“Alabamians – and Americans alike – should and must have the choice to roll up their sleeves to get this shot and certainly not forced by government,” Ivey said in an accompanying statement. “While President Biden laughs at the idea of protecting your freedoms, I will continue fighting for Alabama businesses and their employees.”

Ivey continued to describe the Biden administration’s actions as an “illegal overreach,” and said that she was “confident we will win the battle in the courts.”

“I am adamantly opposed to federal mandates related to the COVID-19 vaccine and adamantly opposed to state mandates related to the COVID-19 vaccine, plain and simple,” Ivey said. “As long as I am your governor, the state of Alabama will not force anyone to take a COVID-19 vaccine.”

President Joe Biden announced in September that federal employees and government contractors were required to get the coronavirus vaccine. He issued a similar order for approximately 80 million private sector employees, directing the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to develop a rule requiring that these workers be vaccinated or submit to testing.

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2 thoughts on “Alabama governor orders state agencies to defy vaccine mandates

  1. The Alzheimer puppet in the fake white house has still not drafted a
    WRITTEN Document of his masters illegal mandate… no one has to follow it..

    Why does the fake pResident use a fake stage white house and what’s with his 3 day weekends every weekend to get away from the White House???
    Does he feel ashamed that’s he was illegality inserted into the top spot he has no right or qualifications to be in???????
    I hope it does and eats away at his pea brain until he forgets to breath…

  2. State level pushback is what’s needed to curb the legal over-reach of the Fed. government regarding vaccine intimidation tactics. Too many state governments will cave to Federal threats in order to keep receiving Fed. money.

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