Arizona Gov Bans Vax Mandates For Municipal Workers

The Arizona Republic reports:

Gov. Doug Ducey Monday issued an executive order warning city and county governments they cannot require their employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine, a not-so-veiled response to a new Tucson ordinance.

Tucson Mayor Regina Romero, in turn, called the governor’s order “legally meaningless.” It’s yet another standoff in the state’s raging debates over policies to curb the spread of COVID-19.

The Tucson City Council last week voted 6-1 to require that city employees must show proof of at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by Aug. 24, or face a five-day suspension without pay and possibly higher health-insurance premiums.

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