Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Bans Any COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates — Including For Private Employers

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Bans Any COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates — Including For Private Employers

COVID-19 vaccine requirements by government agencies, cities, counties and school districts were already banned by a previous executive order — which is currently being fought in court by the San Antonio Independent School District. The Legislature also already passed into law a ban on so-called vaccine passports — which would allow businesses to require proof of vaccination to receive service. However, Texas had up to this point allowed private businesses to require vaccines of their own employees.

This article was written by REBEKAH ALLEN of The Texas Tribune.  The Texas Tribune is a nonpartisan, nonprofit media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them – about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.  This article originally appeared at: https://www.texastribune.org/2021/10/11/texas-greg-abbott-covid-19-vaccine-mandate/