South Carolina Governor Prohibits State Agencies From Mandating COVID-19 Vaccines in New Order

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South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster talks astatine  a property   league  successful  Columbia, S.C., connected  Aug. 9, 2021. (Jeffrey Collins/AP Photo)

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster talks astatine a property league successful Columbia, S.C., connected Aug. 9, 2021. (Jeffrey Collins/AP Photo)

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster issued an enforcement bid connected Thursday prohibiting authorities agencies successful his furniture from requiring the COVID-19 vaccine.

According to a property release, the prohibition applies to the 19 authorities agencies that comprise the governor’s cabinet.

McMaster said successful the enforcement bid that though the authorities indispensable proceed to instrumentality “narrowly tailored actions” successful handling COVID-19, the authorities indispensable “simultaneously defender against unwarranted, unprecedented, and unlawful efforts by the national authorities to grow national authorization and intrude upon the sovereign interests of the authorities and the recognized rights and liberties of South Carolinians.”

In September, President Joe Biden announced helium directed the Department of Labor to make a regularisation that companies with much than 100 employees indispensable necessitate the COVID-19 vaccination.

On Thursday, the Biden medication released the caller rule from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that would grow to aboriginal employees who person less than 100 workers.

The medication besides announced that its regularisation from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requires 17 cardinal wellness attraction workers astatine facilities that person national backing to beryllium vaccinated.

The deadline for getting vaccinated for the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) microorganism successful the nationalist and backstage assemblage was by Dec. 8, but that was moved to Jan. 4, 2022.

According to McMaster’s order, each agencies successful South Carolina authorities authorities indispensable notify the bureau of the politician and the bureau of the lawyer wide upon receiving immoderate communications oregon directives from the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for national contractors, “and hole for a ineligible situation to the precocious announced national OSHA vaccination request connected employers with 100 oregon much employees, which would see authorities agencies,” the property merchandise stated.

McMaster told reporters Thursday his medication has been “stunned by the overreach of the Biden Administration.”

“Stunned is the word,” helium said. “I person ne'er seen a president spell out-of-bounds of the instrumentality arsenic overmuch arsenic this one.”

McMaster said connected Twitter that the vaccine mandates are “blatantly unconstitutional,” and coerce South Carolinians to “choose betwixt a vaccine and their jobs.”

Nick Ciolino and Zachary Stieber contributed to this report.

Matt McGregor

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Matt McGregor covers quality from North and South Carolina for The Epoch Times.

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