TEXAS- October 13th, 2021— A recent executive order signed by the governor of Texas no prohibits all vaccine mandates. Previously the governor had banned vaccine mandates by any governmental body or businesses receiving public funding. But exempted private businesses.
The new order however, closes the private business loophole, and prohibits them from passing ANY vaccine mandates. This mandate bans businesses from requiring employees or their stores customers from being vaccinated.
Texas is the first state to ban vaccine mandates entirely. Previous mandates in Texas, and other states have banned vaccine mandates in various forms Such as Florida’s vaccine passport ban for customers, and Montana’s ban on employer based vaccine requirements. Texas is the first state to ban vaccines for all private and public establishments for customers as well as employees.
The order reads:
“No entity in Texas can compel receipt of a COVID-19 vaccine by any individual, including an employee or a consumer, who objects to such vaccination for any reason of personal conscience, based on a religious belief, or for medical reasons, including prior recovery from COVID-19. I hereby suspend all relevant statutes to the extent necessary to enforce this prohibition.”