Governor Greg Abbott signed a regulation on Monday that may stop Texas companies from requiring prospects to be vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19.
In line with the laws, companies that require proof of vaccination can be denied state contracts and will lose their licenses or working permits.
Senate Bill 968 was handed within the last days of the legislative session.
Beneath the brand new regulation, companies that ask for proof of vaccination could not contract with the state, and state businesses may determine to require compliance with a regulation a situation of getting licensed or permitted.
In April, Abbott issued an government order banning state businesses and organizations requiring proof of a COVID-19 vaccination with a view to obtain companies or receiving public funds from creating “vaccine passports.”
Beneath the brand new regulation, Texas companies should still implement “COVID-19 screening and an infection management protocols in accordance with state and federal regulation to guard public well being.”
Barely lower than half of all Texans have gotten at the least one dose of the vaccine, and greater than 36% of Texans are absolutely vaccinated.