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UPDATE: Commissioners support resolution to oppose OSHA vaccine regulation

Published: Nov. 15, 2021 at 5:58 PM EST
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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - Brunswick County Commissioners voted unanimously at a meeting Monday night to oppose the federal rule requiring employers with 100 or more employees to have any unvaccinated workers tested weekly.

A federal requirement for employers with 100 or more employees to have any unvaccinated workers tested weekly is currently on hold.

Commissioner Patricia Sykes proposed the resolution and plans to send it to several elected officials if passed, including Governor Roy Cooper.

“I hope they move forward and not follow the mandate,” said Sykes. “I hope they put pressure on the federal government that they don’t support it.”

Sykes says vaccine requirements are forcing workers to quit at a time when there’s a labor shortage and that it’s ultimately about freedom of choice.

“We don’t know all the medical ins and outs, but the thing is it’s your right to talk to your doctor, your right to decide on that vaccine. Just like the flu vaccine.”

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