Texas Supreme Court Temporarily Stops School District’s COVID Vaccine Mandate

AUSTIN — “Today we stay enforcement of San Antonio Independent School District’s policy requiring that all its employees be vaccinated for COVID-19 by October 15.”

On Thursday, amid a contentious state and nationwide fight over forced vaccinations, the Texas Supreme Court issued their temporary order to stop local elected officials from forcing employees to get COVID vaccines.

“All employees of San Antonio ISD should know that they are not required to be vaccinated at this time and cannot be terminated for not being vaccinated,” said Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. “In the event that any SAISD employees are terminated, they should contact the Texas Attorney General’s office immediately.”

The forced mask and vaccination fight in Texas traces back to last year, when Gov. Greg Abbott enacted executive orders closing businesses and imposing mask mandates across the state in response to the Chinese coronavirus. This year, Abbott changed his mind, canceled those orders, and even issued new ones saying local officials now cannot force citizens to wear masks or get coronavirus vaccines.
COVID-19 vaccines by U.S. Army National Guard photo by Cpl. Isaiah Matthews is licensed under flickr Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic

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