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The State Chamber opposes vaccine mandate announced by the White House

Throughout the pandemic, The State Chamber has consistently opposed mandates, and we are disappointed to see the Biden administration announce all employers with more than 100 employees will be forced to vaccinate or test their employees regularly for COVID-19. Mandates are not good for business. Forcing businesses in either direction, whether to require or not require vaccine, is setting a dangerous ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. This is blunt government overreach into the private sector. Regardless of the size of business, large or small, employers should be allowed to make an organization-specific decision on vaccination policies to protect the health and safety of their employees and clientele. We anticipate complaints – and likely legal challenges – from the private sector to start rolling in. Business leaders know what is best for their industries. This vaccine mandate will place our nation in uncharted territory by requiring a uniform approach across the myriad of social, cultural, and geographic differences of businesses and their employees across the nation.

Chad Warmington
President & CEO

Mr. Warmington is available for on-camera interviews today, Sept. 10.

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