Pima County Discusses Making Covid-19 Vaccine Mandatory for Employees

Category: US Border Life
Published: 2021-08-11
Pima County Discusses Making Covid-19 Vaccine Mandatory for Employees

ARIZONA – While in Arizona the spread of Covid-19 advances due to the Delta variant and Governor Doug Ducey affirms that he will don´t require the use of masks, in Pima County the proposal is being studied so that all local employees must be vaccinated to fulfill their tasks.

Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry will ask the Board of Supervisors to vote to require the county’s 6,800 employees to have their full immunization schedule as a condition of employment.

It is expected that on August 10, through a meeting, a vote will be taken on this request, where the objective is that all employees have the antiviral as a requirement to continue providing their services.

So far it is believed that at least 2,036 workers are already immunized, because they request to carry a legend that says: “I am vaccinated”, but it is necessary to analyze if it can be dismissed and determine what will happen to those who prefer to resign rather than apply the biological.

It is also necessary to study the cases in which workers decide not to apply their vaccine due to medical reasons or arguing questions of religious beliefs, since in that case it could be determined whether they should undergo weekly or fortnightly tests to confirm that they are not carriers of coronavirus.

Days ago the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) determined that it was necessary to return to the old prevention guidelines such as the use of masks inside buildings.

Given this, Governor Ducey issued a press release where he made it clear that his state “does not allow masks mandates, vaccination mandates, vaccine passports or discrimination in schools based on who is vaccinated or not.”

He assured that the law will not change in Arizona and state companies cannot force their employees to wear face masks.

This also extends to schools, where students can attend without masks.

Ducey said that vaccines are already available and that the state calls on all those who have not applied the dose to do so as soon as possible.

Matt Heinza, a Democrat who represents District 2, said he is in favor of this measure because it is a good way to take care of people’s health and that is something that everyone must put into practice today.

On the other hand, for the Republican of District 4, Steve Christy, this measure is not the most appropriate, since he considers that it attacks the individual rights of people.

This also extends to schools, where students can attend without masks.

Ducey said that vaccines are already available and that the state calls on all those who have not applied the dose to do so as soon as possible.

Matt Heinza, a Democrat who represents District 2, said he is in favor of this measure because it is a good way to take care of people’s health and that is something that everyone must put into practice today.

On the other hand, for the Republican of District 4, Steve Christy, this measure is not the most appropriate, since he considers that it attacks the individual rights of people.

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