Governor protects state employees from federal vaccine mandates

… Governor Kristi Noem signed Executive Order 2021-14

… “South Dakota is fighting back against President Biden’s illegal vaccine mandates,”

… President Biden is attempting to use those contracts to force state employees

… executive order will protect their rights to medical and religious exemptions under any federal vaccine mandates

…  I am already talking with legislators about extending these protections to private employees

… a form will be made available by the Bureau of Human Resources

… “I, [insert person’s full name], dissent and object to receiving a COVID-19 vaccine on religious grounds, which includes moral, ethical, and philosophical beliefs or principles.”

… Due to established precedent, this Executive Order does not apply to service members with the South Dakota National Guard


            Executive Order 2021-14