California sheriff refuses to enforce vaccine mandate for his department: Government has ‘no authority to mandate your health choices’
In July, California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) issued a public health orderrequiring all state workers — including police officers — to provide proof of vaccination or submit to regular COVID-19 testing. Riverside County has not issued any directives on vaccination requirements for its employees, and now Bianco says that won’t happen.
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According to a Wednesday report from Fox News, Bianco — who made headlines in 2020 after refusing to enforce California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order — in a Monday statement said, “Over the past couple of weeks, the idea of forced vaccination has caused much concern across the entire country. I will not enforce the vaccine mandate on Sheriff’s Department employees.”