South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster talks astatine a property league successful Columbia, S.C., connected Aug. 9, 2021. (Jeffrey Collins/AP Photo)
By Joseph Bustos
From The State
COLUMBIA, S.C.—South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said Tuesday helium doesn’t privation the authorities to get in-between businesses and their employees erstwhile it comes to whether backstage companies should beryllium allowed to necessitate COVID-19 vaccines.
McMaster’s comments came aft Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an enforcement bid successful his authorities connected Monday banning vaccine mandates successful the state. The bid besides prevents backstage businesses from issuing vaccine mandates for its employees oregon customers.
“I deliberation Gov. Abbott is simply a precise experienced person successful Texas, but successful our state, we didn’t archer our businesses what to do, and we’re not going to archer them what not to do,” McMaster said Tuesday portion speaking to reporters astatine the State House.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, McMaster has aimed to support businesses unfastened portion besides avoiding statewide disguise mandates.
McMaster has pushed backmost against the Biden administration’s planned vaccine mandate for infirmary workers, national contractors, and businesses with much than 100 employees that would impact astir 100 cardinal Americans announced by President Joe Biden past month.
McMaster, who has been vaccinated, has said radical should get the accusation astir vaccines and marque decisions for themselves.
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