Employees, residents reject city vaccine mandate

Mayor says resolution will guide policy

CHENEY – More than a dozen residents spoke or wrote letters in opposition of vaccine mandates at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

Concerns voiced in the public comment portion ranged from possible negative health effects resulting from receiving the vaccine to infringements on civil liberties.

The outpouring of frustration and anger has arisen from Resolution No. E-942 that would make the COVID-19 vaccination a condition of employment, to fight the rapidly spreading so-called “Delta” variant of the virus.

The resolution notes the low inoculation rates in the region, with only 54% of the populat...


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