Gov. Noem Signs Order to Protect State Employees from Vaccine Mandate

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South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem signed an executive order to help protect citizens’ right to say no to the Covid-19 mandate. The executive order will allow citizens to claim medical or religious exemptions to avoid being forced to get the vaccine.

Newsmax reports:

“South Dakota is fighting back against President Biden’s illegal vaccine mandates,” Noem said in a release posted on the governor’s website.

“Our state has many contracts with the federal government, and President Biden is attempting to use those contracts to force state employees to be vaccinated against their will.”

Noem, R-S.D., added that she and state legislators have discussed making permanent these protections for state employees, and extending the protections to private employees through legislation.

People seeking a religious exemption will need to sign a form from the Bureau of Human Resources that will read: “I, [insert person’s full name], dissent and object to receiving a COVID-19 vaccine on religious grounds, which includes moral, ethical, and philosophical beliefs or principles.”

Noem isn’t the only governor pushing back against Biden, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis recently launched a lawsuit against Biden’s vaccine mandate.



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CaptTurbo
CaptTurbo
2 months ago

FJB

philip long
philip long
2 months ago

Thank you!

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
2 months ago

I love this lady!
Beautiful, tough and has great arms!
Way to go. Wish others would follow suit.

Shelley
Shelley
2 months ago

ALL states need to do this! However, the article states the legislature will address this for private employees and they are being hit now also! Legislating this later may mean many private employees will have already lost their jobs. Biden has weaponized business to do the work they know they cannot constitutionally do! He is a tyrant.

Peter Nyikos
2 months ago

It’s a good first step, but the language of the medical exemption might make it difficult to find a doctor who will sign just on the grounds that one has recovered from Covid-19 and is therefore less likely to come down with it again than a vaccinated individual who has not had the disease is likely to come down with it.

For the medical exemption, employees need a written statement from a physician stating that the COVID-19 vaccination is contraindicated for medical reasons.”

“contraindicated” will require that the doctor take seriously the risk of adverse reaction to the vaccine by someone who does not have one of the “officially recognized” reasons for fearing an adverse reaction.

Pizzaman7
Pizzaman7
2 months ago

She still doesn’t get it. She’s not at the level of DeSantis and Abbott. There is no protection for the private sector. She thinks this is ok and you can just find another job. She’s willing to protect the public sector but not the rest of us from these experimental drugs with serious side effects some of which may not show up long term in 2-3 years like blood clotting. She was doing great until she folded and didn’t protect women’s sports. She sill has a way to go and not presidential material.

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