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No Vaccine Mandate For City Employees

The City of Livingston will not seek to enact a vaccination mandate for city workers.

That is following the city’s attorney, John Meadows, delivering a legal opinion after Livingston Mayor Curtis Hayes sought his input. Hayes said he asked for the opinion because the city is getting hit hard by the recent up tick in COVID cases.

Livingston, Overton County, is a hot spot for COVID,” Hayes said. “I’m just trying to do what it takes to keep our employees and the general public as safe as we can be and that’s why I asked for the opinion.”

Meadows was not in attendance at the March 13 monthly meeting of the Livingston Board of Mayor and Alderman, but Hayes read a letter documenting the opinion. In it, according to Hayes, Meadows said that although President Joe Biden has mandated all federal workers be vaccinated, actions by the state government prevent local and state government from doing the same.

For more on the story, pick up a copy of this week’s Livingston Enterprise.

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