Governor Greg Abbot has made a very loud statement about vaccine mandates in the State of Texas!  Abbott has issued an executive order on Monday that would ban "any entity" in the state from enforcing a vaccine mandate. Previously, Abbott issued orders banning government officials and entities from instating mask mandates.

This executive order comes a month after President Biden announced vaccines measures last month that requires all federal workers and contractors to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Furthermore, the President also announced that the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration would develop a rule mandating that all employers with 100 or more employees either require vaccinations or make unvaccinated workers show a negative test once per week. It is not yet clear when the OSHA rule will be implemented.

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Greg Abbot shares his thoughts about the vaccine, "The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective, and our best defense against the virus, but should remain voluntary and never forced,"  I know we have listeners on both sides of the spectrum, so just be nice to each other!

Current COVID numbers in Victoria have been trending downward which is awesome news!   As of 5:00 yesterday (10/11/21) there were 20 new confirmed cases in Victoria County. Active cases in Victoria County are currently at  105. The hospital rates have also continued to fall as well, it currently sits at 12%  Just last November, Texas led the nation as the state with the most positive Coronavirus cases.

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