Governor of Massachusetts Charlie Baker (R) I issued an executive order on Thursday This requires executive department employees to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination by October 17th.
Important reason: Baker’s orders come when other Republican governors push the vaccine back and obscure the orders.
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Big picture: Massachusetts officials will release more information about the verification process in the coming weeks, Baker’s office said in a press release.
This policy applies to both onsite and remote employees and is “subject to disciplinary action, including dismissal” if they do not comply.
Tax exemptions are granted for medical or honest religious reasons.
NS Executive order Applies to anyone employed by a “Federal Administrative Agency, Local, Office, or Federal Department”.
Note: Once the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention establishes booster shot guidelines, employees should also receive them, press release notes.
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