Texarkana, Texas 2021-09-13 15:12:58 –
Little Rock, ArkansasKNWA / KFTA) — Secretary of State Arkansas announced on Monday that he would not require employees in his office to be vaccinated or to test negative for COVID-19.
“I have a strong belief in individual freedom and each individual has the right to make decisions about his or her health,” John Thurston said in a press release.
His announcement comes shortly after President Joe Biden announces plans to require employers with more than 100 workers to either certify vaccination against COVID-19 or to have a weekly negative test. .. The plan is what Thurston calls “a large federal overkill.”
In addition, Thurston has announced that visitors to Little Rock’s State Capitol do not need to be vaccinated.
Governor Asa Hutchinson expressed similar sentiment when speaking to NBC’s Meet the Press over the weekend, saying he was concerned that his mission might increase resistance to Arkansas vaccines.
Meanwhile, the White House wants its mission to fight what the president called a “unvaccinated pandemic.”
“We have the tools to fight the virus,” Biden said in a speech last week. “It’s about being together as a country to use those tools.”
The Secretary of State’s office has announced that it is one of several agencies in Arkansas and does not require employees to be vaccinated.
Several counties announced last week that they would not require employees to meet the expectations outlined in the federal mission.
This news comes as more and more Republican leaders express their intention to challenge their court duties.
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